Will Dailey and His Band w/ High Tea
at The Parlor Room
Wednesday, December 6th
SHOW: 7:30pm / DOORS: 7:00pm
ADV TIX: $15 GA / $13 MEMBERS
DOS TIX: $20 GA / $18 MEMBERS
Will Dailey is and acclaimed independent recording artist, performer and artist advocate. His sound has been described as a "Venn diagram of multiple genres, with a rich vintage vibe channeled through his authentic, wry and energetic performances." All inspiring famed rock journalist Dan Aquiline calls his "the real deal."
Dailey's albums have been with stellar reviews. They have 15 million spins on Spotify, charted in the Top 20 on the national Billboard Heat Seeker chart twice. He's won 8 Boston Music Awards including: Song of the Year, Album of the Year (National Throat), and Artist of the Year.
He has shared the stage and studio with Eddie Vedder, Willie Nelson, Roger McGuinn, Kay Hanley, G Love, Steve Earle, the Wallflowers, and Tanya Donelly. In June of 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. His last album, Golden Walker, was released summer of 2018 and hit #1 on Billboards Northeast Heat seekers. The Boston Herald called the album: "A new peak" and named it the album of 2018. In 2021 Dailey set out to play 100 shows across America, sharing stages with Brandi Carlile, Sharon Van Otten and Pearl Jam.
During the Covid crisis Dailey got to work and raised over $32,000 for non-salary employees of venues in Boston, other Bostonian artists, and the City of Chelsea through online performances.
In summer of 2022 Dailey released his single "Easy to Be Around", his first new music since "the before times" in 2019. "Easy to Be Around" shares an airy groove - but there's a 68 second surprise attached to it. The single slides into a second song that lists the full credits from the instrumentalists to the cover artist and all the audio engineers in between. In an era of music history that's ruled by algorithms, the double-single of sorts could be considered a risk.
Dailey continues this path of human connection over algorithms by releasing the single "Cover of Clouds" exclusively at his merch table while on tour, only available for a one-time listen - a song that will never come out on platforms. Only to be heard on a pair of headphones at the merch table. Those who took the ride heard the almost 7-minute opus. A meditation on Joni Mitchell and the influences pivotal artist on a younger artists path. Once again, Will Dailey disrupts industry norms - not the other way around.
High Tea, the indie folk-rock duo hailing from Massachusetts, is a concoction of sweepingly soulful harmonies, guitar riffs to knock your socks off, and a refreshing blend of old blues and new rock. Isabella DeHerdt and Isaac Eliot have come together to fill spaces with homegrown storytelling and Lumineers-esque vocals. Their songs are ripe with americana heartbreak, and tell tales of growing up, going wild, and always coming back to the ones you love.
Their previous releases, Old Cowboy and The Wick And The Flame were featured on playlists, radio shows, and publications like The Boston Globe, The Greenfield Recorder (among others). The title track of Old Cowboy led them to be chosen as one of WBUR’s top 4 Massachusetts Tiny Desk entries of 2022. They toured The Wick And The Flame on the West Coast, in New England, and throughout other US States and received write ups from Atwood’s Magazine, The Boston Herald, and more.
Their new EP, Scuba Diving, dives - literally and figuratively - into four very different worlds on each unique song. Listeners are led through an exhilarating and dangerous love story, a struggle for independence from a lineage of harsh repression, and an internal struggle against the feeling of hopelessness brought on by quick-fix culture, all accompanied by dynamic guitar, thumping drums, and echoing harmonies. This journey of lyrical storytelling and compelling sound culminates in the title track and single from the album, a personal and intimate story of hospitalization, a search for mental health, fear for a friend who is facing down demons, and the fight for understanding an ally’s role within that story. Without a doubt, Scuba Diving is some of High Tea’s most honest and eye-opening work yet.
Date & Time
Wed, Dec 6, 2023 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM