As the music industry dives further and further into the digital world, Will Dailey is switching things up with his latest album, National Throat, by releasing it on vinyl months before it is available online.
When it comes to most new albums nowadays, making it available online is one of the highest priorities for any artist, young or old. In a world where a single online stream of a song brings in a fraction of a penny, every play and every online purchase counts. But for native Bostonian Will Dailey, the digital world is taking a back seat this time. His new album, National Throat, does not arrive to online retailers and services until August 26.
However, the album will be available June 7th on vinyl, and Dailey has taken to the road to celebrate. This upcoming Thursday, he makes his way to Philadelphia to share the stage with Mia Dyson for a co-headlining show at the Tin Angel and we have a pair of tickets to give away!
His latest collection of songs showcases the long road Dailey traveled as he broke free from any creative restraints. Dailey turned down an offer from one of the biggest record labels out there so that he could write and produce this record the way he truly wanted to. National Throat was shaped the way it was meant to.
Along with complete creative freedom, Dailey also had total control in how the album was released to the public. With that said, Dailey decided to give his fans the chance to pick up National Throat on vinyl early. Copies of the record are available at each of Dailey’s stops on his current tour.
While some may see this as some kind of rookie mistake, it’s not the case of Will Dailey. He’s a musician who has been around the block and has a great deal of knowledge and experience to back him up. Dailey is a three-time Boston Music Award winner for best singer/songwriter.
In June of last year, Dailey teamed up with John Mellencamp and Stephen King for a project that was also produced by T Bone Burnett. He joined Mellencamp again with Neil Young, Willie Nelson, and Dave Matthews that September as part of the fourth Farm Aid concert.
Will Dailey’s show at the Tin Angel this upcoming Thursday is his first behind National Throat. He was recently in town for the 2014 Non-COMM convention with WXPN at World Cafe Live. Joining him at the Tin Angel is Mia Dyson. Dyson has made quite a name for herself in her home country of Australia, touring with the likes of Stevie Nicks and Eric Clapton. She’s worked her butt off for the past 10 years to get this point, and now she’s ready take over the States!
Will Dailey is just one of the many great things to come from Boston. To win tickets to see Will at the Tin Angel on Thursday June 5th, leave a comment below naming your favorite Boston imports. Will it be New England Clam Chowder or the Red Sox? Maybe a bottle of Sam Adams? Personally, I am going to go with Boston Cream Pie.
A winner will be selected this Wednesday. Tickets are also available for purchase.