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Will Dailey & His Band

Thursday, August 1, 2024 —  8:00 pm
Indie Rock in Meadow Hall

“Good songwriting isn’t a matter of hiding behind shiny production or an over-stylized persona… If anything, it is committed to the beauty of simplicity.” — Jon Karr, New York Minute Magazine

Will Dailey is an acclaimed independent recording artist, performer, artist advocate, and sonic survivor. His sound has been described as a Venn diagram of multiple genres with a rich vintage vibe and a firm appreciation of AM rock, pop, and big hooks. There is an artistic DIY spirit fueling all of it, bringing in the spins, Billboard charts, rave reviews, and Boston and New England Music Awards. Famed rock journalist Dan Aquilante has called him “the real deal.”

Dailey’s album National Throat was met with stellar reviews, over 8 million spins on Spotify, and a spot in the top 20 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. It was named Album of the Year in the Boston Music Awards, New England Music Awards, and Improper Bostonian. His 2018 album Golden Walker hit #1 on Billboard’s Northeast Heatseekers. The Boston Herald called the album “A new peak” and named it an Album of the Year. Dailey is a three-time winner of the Boston Music Award for Best Singer/Songwriter, 2014 Artist of the Year, and a two-time winner for Male Vocalist.

Dailey has shared the stage and studio with Eddie Vedder, Willie Nelson, Roger McGuinn, Kay Hanley, G Love, Steve Earle, and Tanya Donelly. In June 2013 he was featured on a Stephen King/John Mellencamp project produced by T Bone Burnett called Ghost Brothers of Darkland County and, in that same year, also released an original song he wrote inspired by Jack Kerouac’s Tristessa. Dailey has played at Farm Aid four times alongside Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews, and John Mellencamp.

As venues began opening their doors post pandemic in 2022, Dailey launched his Double Elvis/iHeart Radio produced podcast, Sound of Our Town (SOOT), that became an Apple Podcast spotlight. SOOT is a travel podcast about the music in the next town you visit: Not only where to go to hear and experience the best music and why; but what sounds shaped that city or town’s culture and why live music is so vital to our current moment and our existence. 2022 also saw the release of two new singles – “Easy to Be Around” and “Christmas, of Course” – which were featured on stations across New England (WUMB, WXRV, WMYV) and named Song of the Week on Boston’s AAA station, WERS.




Our home was built for sound, with 2 world-class stages on 110 acres, comfortable seating, unforgettable views, and ample free parking.
Enjoy on-site dining in the Woodland Room, or bar service in our spacious lobby before most shows!
Just 15 minutes from Rt 495 in beautiful Groton, MA, home to incredible dining, lodging, hiking, and history.