Singer-songwriter Dailey headlines concert for Andover ABC

Will Dailey will headline a benefit concert for Andover's A Better Chance program at Old Town Hall on Friday, May 1, from 7 to 9 p.m.

The show will come on the heels of the April 28 release of Torrent, the latest installment of the singer-songwriters new music series.

Winner of the 2006 Boston Music Award for Best Male Singer-Songwriter, the Andover native has been releasing his new project as multiple music volumes throughout 2009. Brimming with heartfelt lyrics and soulful, orchestral pop hooks, the first volume, Fashion of Distraction, was digitally released on Jan. 20 and the second volume, By the Blue Hills, followed on March 17. Both volumes will be combined and physically released with bonus tracks as Torrent. His new album features special guests such as The Byrds' lead singer and guitarist Roger McGuinn and Boston-based Elliot Easton (The Cars), Kay Hanley (Letters to Cleo), Tim Brennan (Dropkick Murphys) and Tanya Donelly (Belly). Multiple Grammy-winning producer T Bone Burnett oversaw its high-resolution mastering in CODE, an audio standard format that Burnett pioneered. ABC's mission is to provide academically talented minority students with an opportunity to attend outstanding public and private secondary schools, including Andover High School. The majority of the program's alumni graduate from selective colleges and graduate programs to become community leaders and business professionals.

Tickets are $40 for adults and $25 for those younger than 18. To buy them, contact MaryBeth Nason at 978-474-0953 or mbnason@verizon.net.