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its 5:40 am and I slept through my alarm, im surprised my mom hasn't called me wondering why im not at the airport. I scramble to put all my stuff into my suitcase and hop into my little red mustang for the last joyride to the hertz drop off. I rented this car for my trip in LA thanks to Jose. 

im so excited, im heading to Colorado. I have a long purple Venice Beach sweatshirt on, baggy jeans and my cowgirl boots. Im going somewhere new and I dont know what to expect. From LAX to eagle airport I board the plane.

In camparion, this floght eas so simple and chill - I ahevalmpst the whole back of the plane to myself, and there's only 4 seats a row, the mountains are snowy and ive never seen views like this before. My heart beats so fast, I haven't seen Birch in almost a month. 

I touch down and for some reason, the plane is on hold, so we wait another extra 30 min to get off the plane.. I could hardly wait and it was a bit frustersting   

When we finally did get off, the airport was quaint and wooden, small and full oc character, and I had already felt like my purple sweatshirt was way too bright for a place like this.

I soak it in, and keep walking to find Birch, he is playing with The Runaway Grooms  while he is here and as soon as I grab my bags - were heading to their show in Denver. 

He runs towards me, picks me up, spins me around in a black sweatshirt jeans and workboots and hands me a coffee (a vanilla latte). Finally were reunited, we hang around and hold hands while I wait for my bags,  I meet the keys player Cody, the kind man who allowed and invited me to stay at his house for a few days. 

We head off in his car to drop off my stuff, I had aciidentslly went over the50lb weight limit and my suitcase and roller bag was alot to carry all by myself traveling - definitely learned my lesson. 

We show up at Cody's house, it's a beautiful cottage right next to the mountains with a big field behind it and farms to the left. A few people are standing outside the house, and a. German shepherd mix of a dog is running around and comes and greets me, it comfrots me becasud I love animals and have been missing animal interaction while ive been in LA. 

I meet Bret, Cody's Brother and there bass player of the runaway grooms, he lives on the bottom level of the cottage and has sunglasses and a hat on. '

Basically, I drop my stuff off, and we hop into the van and we head to the barn, where the band loads up all of their equipment into the Van.  its actually a neighbors house who loves the grooms so much, that they allow them to use their barn house for a rehearsal space, how cool? 

as theyre loading up there stuff, there are free range horses eating hay and a little sheepdog that's keeping me company. This is technically my first Colorado experience, and it already feels so peaceful. I look at the snowy mountains and internalize how 24 hours ago I was just on a beach in Venice with palm trees and sand and green green mountains. 

Now, there is a horse approaching me, almost like a human would, he's coming up to greet me and I'm a little scared. But this is the sweetest horse ive ever met, he wants me to pet him and to greet him, so I let him sniff me and hum him a little song. I think I really like Colorado already. 

we hop into the van to pick up the drummer Justin right down the road,  he's driving Birch and I to Denver, were so happy for him. He just found out that he is going to be moving into a new place with his girlfriend. 

We grabbed some quick food on the road and drove through the mountains, it was so good to finally be next to Birch, we just relaxed the whole way and enjoyed each others comapny. I rested my head on him and dozed off a few times, it felt like I was in a movie. 

When we showed up at the venue we all started loading in gear, it was a really cool spot, an open room with a big stage and cool lighting/ graphics displayed behind them Right in Down town Denver, I got to meet the singer and guitarist Adam and his super nice girlfriend, she was originally from Nashville but moved out to CO a few years back, Very down to earth and fashionable, meeting her inspired me. She had a little plant pin on her hat, that she actually ended up giving it to me. We hung out and listened to the show together. 

The Band was incredible, so funky, so tight, so colorful.. I actually cried during one Birch's solos.. I literally dont know what came over me, but I just felt proud and emotional, someone tapped me on the shoulder and said "which one belongs to you?" I pointed at him and they all smiled. It was so cool to experience life and music with all these amazing free spirited people from CO and to get to watch and amzing band/ the one I love shine on stage. 

The Next morning, it was time to go again, we got up at the hotel and met everyone downstairs we loaded into a different van this time, a big grey Mercedes that held us all in the back. Justin sat in a little bean bag chair and Birch and I squeezed in a row with Cody. I felt really honored to be included in all of this with them. 

We showed back up at the same Venue in DT Denver, it was a st Patricks day gig and we recognized alot of the same people from night before. The same opening band started as well, I met the led singer back stage and he offered me drops of shrooms. When they got on stage they played shipping off to Boston, and I thought about home and how all of my friends must b at the parade in southie. At this point, id been away for almst 3 weeks and was starting to miss home. 

The music was just so good, everyone in the runaway grooms was spectacular,  when it ended we all wished it could have kept going. I met their #1 fan George who also offered me everything under the sun including shrooms, its very normal there, almost everything is legal. 

After the shows, we caught up with some folks at a little brewery across the street, we met some of Justins family who are also from MA and NH, it was nice talking to them all, and it was also cool that no one knew I was a singer/ musician either, so when I told them they were surprised, I talked about My story / How Birch and I met and they thought it was adorable.


The Brewery was outdoors and I was freezing, I had been in CA for 20 days of 2024 and even though CO was probably warmer than MA I was still like wow - these CO peeps are tough to be outside in this weather so nonchalantly. LOL

Now this part of the day, is one of my favorite memories ive ever had as a person on planet earth. This next moment im about to share Is the type of moment that inspires me to write (songs, blogs diary entries)  this type of moment doesnt even feel real. 

The sun is setting, the mountains are green, some white, some red, some have snow, some don't. There are Buffalo grazing on the side of the highway and goats. 

I fall asleep to the Lumineers and Caamp playong on the ride home, I feel a kiss on my cheek and I see a red pink sky in between my eyelids. Thsi is heaven. 








Sat April 6th 2024 (Weymouth, MA) 11:36 pm 


I feel re-inspired by my music currently, today I hung out with Alex Brown, another Country Singer in the Boston area, she reached out to me on instagram and we have hungout twice now. She is so sweet and kinda looks like Taylor Swift, we both love her. She is is soft spoken, simple minded and observant. 

Alex reached out to me on instagram a few weeks ago, and wanted to chat about career stuff and how I got my start, which I find funny because I feel like I'm still getting to know the industry, and would consider myself still starting out. Time moves quickly and your publicity can change at rapid rates.

Alex and I listened to my whole CD on the car ride home from Taunton, she loves my music and sings it with emotion. It's so refreshing to hear.  Through playing, over listening and performing the songs I have become less interested in listeing back, but today reminded me of how far everyhting has come. 

I've been disrespected as a creative multiple times in different studios, but a few days ago was the last time. An emotional, pivotal moment occurred and I finally stood up for myself.


With my first album, a-lot of creative control was held by other people, I allowed someone else to create the order, decide who played what, which songs made it onto the album..and this time around its different, I am protective of these songs. They are too powerful, meaningful, and deep.


I feel like I've finally stepped into my power as an artist, and I'm no allowing anyone to belittle me or take my ideas away.


Lately more and more of my performances are including fans and supporters that have seen me multiple times and have created their own relationship with me that I'm not aware of.  This cute fan Laurel came to my show last night and her parents said she loves me, I just hugged her and said thank you, and gave her a guitar pic and a CD.  

I also just met Steve Lombardi, a connection through the Tedeschi family.. as in Susan Tedeschi...they want me to play River Rock Music Festival this year in Hingham at Weir Farm. and I'm going to, Sep 7th. Thank You Katherine Tedeschi :)..

I showed Alex a mix of the songs I'm working on, and explained that there has been a shift in my work in the past few months. I've been using dreamier chords, more reverb on my voice, and stripped back vocals and guitar.


But there is an alternate project I'm woking on simultaneously,

tonight I saw in my head that I night be creating opposite albums.. sister albums. 

I have this dark side that has been coming out in my music for about a year, this eerie, witchy, powerful and almost religious sound.. and an alternate upbeat happy, pop country dream girl album.


Up until now I've had it balanced.. "I'm going to finish out the country stuff and then move onto what I was imagining to call"  "Blue" or   "The Sound of my Soul".. is what I've been telling myself, but everything has changed since California. I've dipped into the other category because it's calling me.  

I came home with a fire to create the songs that have been speaking to me, and that is the spooky songs.

I started with "Life on the Line" - a song of woman empowerment, fighting for freedom, and the Salem Witch Trials. 

All the modeling agencies said no to signing me because I'm not currently living in LA, and Sam Feldman (James Taylors Manager) said that "I am very good, but not necessarily unique", so they're not signing either. 

I went to La and got 5 different Nos's..... this is driving me back inside myself to who I really am, and remembering "You're gonna make me lonesome when you go" and all the oldies that I started out singing in 2021.

I was asked multiple times "Who is Anna Daley Young?" and I know the answer now, an old soul. 

Key words I've been hearing in my head Authenticity and Woman Power.. I'm so excited for Femme Fest, Christina gave us a huge poster and my dad framed it and hung it in my living room. 

I am also starting up a floral arrangement/ flower bouquet workshop side hustle, going to the Boston Flower Exchange next week. Our event will be on April 28th in Hingham at AZ studios. My first arrangement will be the Femme Fest photo station. 

Songs I've written lately:

The Power of Love 


Thank You Alex for reminding me of the beauty in my music and for stepping into my life. 











March 9th 7:57am (Venice, CA) 


It's been about 3 weeks since my last blog post, and there are too many things happening and shifting not to catch up on here. And Not only to share with you but to keep my own brain on track.

It’s been 5 weeks since I was last in Cali, and I’m already back. 

There is an energy here that you don’t feel back home in Boston, this is the land of the dreamers, outcasts, the artists, the painters, the dancers, the lovers. 

The lovers of life. 


I arrived at Venice Beach at 11am yesterday, my shirt flowing in the wind and my cowgirl boots crunching on the gravel. I lay a blanket down and close my eyes, “Is this Heaven?” 


I write a little poem and soak up the sun for about an hour, I have no service here, Which is a good thing. But the wind got cold and I decided to take a walk… I hadn’t taken one here yet. I rented a car so I’ve been joyriding mostly. 


As I walked down the beach, I realize its Friday, its busy.. there are people everywhere…skaters, surfers, mediums, psychics, photographers, musicians, jewelry shops, singers… I feel so happy. 


Not sure where I’m going, allowing my intuition to guide me.. I hear this guitar tone that sounds so… Cali? I stand and listen for a song. A curly haired man with a black guitar waves me over. I ask “Can I sing?”


The sun touches my back, and the next thing I know, I’m watching my shadow dance in the wind, and listening to the sound of my voice seeping through the sidewalks of Venice Beach. People take notice and smile, some shake my hand and one even offered me a movie role. I feel so alive and the happiest I've felt the whole time.  I Sang Dreams, Superstition and Get Lucky. 

Singing is my purpose here in life. 


After, Vibrating HIGH, I hear "Hey Cowgirl!"

coming from a person standing with a Large snake around their neck, but that's just normal here on Venice Beach.


I keep walking and I feel like a light..I stop to get a Henna tattoo naturally...and people are smiling at me, I’m smiling back. Is this even real? No one smiles in Boston lol.

I stroll down the Beach as people recognize me.. shouting “Hey! You’re the girl who just sang! You have a lovely Voice”. 

Surrounded by Peace, LOVE and realness.


On the other side of things, 

Two days ago I was in Beverly Hills, walking into a Corporate Modeling Office, telling myself to take deep breathes.

Similar to when I got signed in Boston, I just couldn’t believe I had brought myself to this moment. 

Maybe it’s cliché to say, but I really just feel like my dreams are coming true. My black boots clicked down the street and the meeting went well, its all commercial work here, which is what I'm used to anyways.


If this agency signs me, I’ll have the opportunity to work here and play shows, chasing both dreams simultaneously.

5 weeks ago when I was here in Jan, I had this feeling or knowing that I could find success here the same way I found myself in Boston. I’m really hoping to work towards that. 

I played a show at Republic of Pie two nights ago and the audience was really sweet, I got to give away some bracelets and a really nice man drew up a sketch of me while I was performing. It came out unbelievable. I made a few friends and met Megan who I'll be seeing again at The Hotel Cafe next Tues.


Something about being here makes me feel really traditional, like I'm an old soul or something.

My awareness of my voice and style of playing becomes heightened when away from home. I heard "Nashville" in my mind while I was playing, maybe my sound is more fit to be there.

OH YEAH! and I'm 4 songs into my next album, more excited than ever. There are new magical/ synth sounds making this into more of a dream girl pop/ country album. No offense to "GMOW" but 2's and 4's are my numbers and I have a feeling about this 2nd Album.. I'm meeting with James Taylor's Team in LA next week... ahh! 

Going to a flower workshop today to create a bouquet! 


Songs I love right now: 

-Didn't Cha Know by Erykah Badu 

-Movies by Alfie Templeman

-Stand Still by Sabrina Claudio

Keep Shining 


Tuesday Feb 13th 11:52pm 

Tomorrow is Valentines day, but I can't help but feel so much love tonight. Today I announced to the public that I am going to my old middle school for a performance and speech with my band. Reading the comments on the post are what lead me to write tonight, thank you. Thank you for making me feel like I am making a difference, thank you for all of your kind words and to every single person who supports this journey. 

There used to be a time where I knew every single one of my fans, and lately I've been stepping into a new realm where I am meeting people who I've touched that I've never even met, and I can't even tell you how grateful that makes me feel. 

There were a time where I wasn't even sure where I was going, and I was ashamed of who I had been. But now, I've never been more sure, and I know how to get where I'm going. And that's by enjoying the ride, taking in the comments, writing the blogs, writing the songs, playing the shows, being kind, and showing up for yourself, no matter what.


It's possible to completely transform yourself, over time.

When I was younger, it felt like I was going 100 mph down a 4 way street, I was hairdressing, going to community college, modeling and singing on the side. But slowly but surely, everything fell into place, I became busier in the areas where I felt like I shined. And eventually I was lucky enough to live out my passions through my job. Now I want to inspire others to believe in themselves even when no one else does, to stay on your path even when people advise against it, and doing what's right for you even when there are other voices who tell you to do otherwise. 

These can be people who trust and love you..but darlings, NO ONE knows what's best for you other than you. The universe will reward your strength. 

Tonight I watched an hour interview / round table talk with Margot Robbie, Emma Stone and other incredible actresses who talked about their experiences and processes they go through when channeling a character. Fascinating stuff. Acting seems to be something id be interested in stepping into in 2024. Sometimes my agency sends me scripts, maybe next role I will audition for. 

it is now valentines day, Happy Love day to all, and remember you can share this love with yourself and everyone around you everyday. 

Much much love, 





Tuesday, Feb 5th 2024 1:47pm (Charleston Library) 

Well, its been one week since my last entry, so my predictions were right about not being able to keep up with the "daily" theme, but like I said- I'm open to change.

In the 7 days that have passed, a lot has happened, I will try to break a lot of it down, but i'm a bit discombobulated trying to figure out how much of this is my diary and how much of this is a blog. And what the sole difference of the two is. 


 Regardless, if there is one thing I understand to be true about myself its that getting anything out whether it be in my journal, through this screen or through a song it feels good to me. 

So, after receiving the news about LA and my meetings coming up and what not, I have been so west coast focused, I was about to move in with 3 girls near Beverly Hills, but where as I'm only going for 2 weeks to start in March I retracted and decided to get my own place to stay, one that that has a mattress already. My summer is essentially booked in Boston, so I plan to be here at least for a few more months, but then again - open to change. 

Thursday of last week I went to Chapman Middle school to film the promo for our concert coming up on FEB 16TH. Some of the kids in the lunch room knew who I was and I gave them friendship bracelets. We filmed a Little 3o second clip that all the kids will see during homeroom this week/next. 

My moms friend Julie Clark is one of the teachers there, she invited me up to her classroom after the meeting and she allowed me to talk to her students for almost two full blocks. One of the kids there told me that my unprepared mouth blabber was "better than a ted talk"..? One of the kids even thought I should have my own class.. and the teachers were agreeing?! 

I don't have a degree, I didn't major in teaching but I was walking through the school talking to children about chasing their dreams and telling them to follow their hearts. Because What I do have is a message for them, and that is to go your own way and to trust their intuition about what they're here to do. 

After the school session I felt so inspired, and brought that energy down to Wareham where I played to a small little bistro full of  thoughtful kind and careful people, some of my friends/ fans from New Bedford that I haven't seen in over a year came. I set up my Bose tower in the corner and just told my story, sang my songs and then ate great pasta.  

One thing that you learn when your work is to travel all over the place in different spots is that everywhere is different, the culture of a town an hour away from your home is different, playing in a sports bar in Boston in comparison to a bistro in Wareham is different. You get to understand and see how music responds to people depending on where you are geographically, and how sometimes you get more listeners in smaller rooms and less listeners in bigger rooms. 

The whole place responded, listened and respected my songs and stories, it felt so special. After the gig my lymph nodes were feeling swollen and I drove home and went to bed. NO energy for a journal entry!

When I awoke Friday something had grown over in my lungs over night, I didn't feel sick but I felt the sickness inside of me.

I drove to Scituate because it was the first day of the weekend and I was house sitting for my family. I threw on a black Stevie Knicks shirt and a black and white striped long sleeve underneath.

At my 2nd gig in Wareham that week it was cold and rainy, I unloaded all my equipment and started off strong with the first few songs. 

I knew that I was in a noisy bar ( different from a quiet bistro) and if I wanted to be heard I would have to really sing it, so I chose louder, stronger songs.. but during the 2nd set my voice went sideways? and I couldn't get it back on track.

 I had never lost control and heard the type of rasps coming from my voice, some of it sounded nice and they even filled my tip jar, but on the inside I was concerned for my voice health.  

so I stopped 10 minutes early, weighed out playing 10 more minutes tonight in a noisy bar or 10 minutes tomorrow to 315 people. I  looked at the clock and saw my angel numbers, and listened to my body. 

When Saturday came I knew that it was going to be a special day, being at CAPO kinda feels like being at home. My mom and I loved being around Dalton and the sheriff's fan base and it was the first show I got to give out friendship bracelets at! Dalton literally ROCKS. They're so nice and so talented! They originally were going to have me at the HOUSE OF BLUES but the show got postponed and they had me at capo instead. Still such an awesome opportunity.

but that night was when everything caught up to me, I started to feel fire in my throat and every time I coughed it was rough like sandpaper, ( and I was still gonna go sing the next day !!) SMH... until I just had this moment where I said "ok, Im Done." I decided to just listen to my body and spend the next two days relaxing and making bracelets for chapman.  

TODAY, I am in Charleston preparing for a meeting with Eric (owner of capo) at his new place Prima finally feeling like i'm on the other side of things. Although, I still don't feel fully 100%, i'm not in pain anymore.


This morning was a weird unaligned rollercoaster that I believe happened because I haven't let my thoughts out in a week, the discombobulation was setting in and I just found myself at this library. It was a  rollercoaster of a day driving into Boston, walking to find the Boston Public Library, not being able to find the library, feeling unaligned, losing my garage ticket, paying $50 because I lost the ticket, crying in my car about the whole confusing situation and how I miss LA and then now finally being somewhat centered in Charleston. It has been a day, but it's what led me here to write. 

if I don't channel my thoughts for a while, it builds up and I feel overwhelmed with the energy inside of me. So, this week I'm just releasing the energy and catching up. Guess this was my diary entry this week.. maybe you'll hear from me again today.

Sending Love 


Tuesday Jan 30th 2024 12:01am 

I imagine that most of these blog posts will happen around this time and in this setting, half asleep in my room bleeding into tomorrow. When I journal, usually it's right when I wake up or as I'm recounting everything that happened before I crash. Right now we are living through the 2nd scenario.


Todays word of the day would be balance, 

at my first gig in marshfield back in 2021 I met a family from Duxbury who became family to me, I've been watching little Annie and Mattie during the day a few times a month and they come out to my shows all the time - shout out to Jenny for being the best :) 


as I was driving to Duxbury today I got a call from Cynthia, a lovely woman I met out in LA!!! She gave me the most amazing news I've received in a while, She talked to Sam (the owner of Macklam Feldman Agency) and their interested in meeting with me! Sam Feldman is JAMES TAYLOR'S manager... YUP! Had to get up and take DEEP BREATHE for a second when she told me that at 11am at a coffee shop..

I can't even believe it, and I can't wait to see where it takes us - Cynthia said "I think this is the start of something beautiful and I wanted them to know how much I believe in you." 

She approached my after my set at the LA Minifest, handed me her card, and gave me her time.

I hope maybe this can give someone hope,  if you keep going, you can be at the right place, at the right time and meet the right person. This is proof.

after I drove to Hayleigh's house and we chatted for a while, and told her what Cynthia said - she teared up,

Hayleigh and I have the type of friendship where we both celebrate each others wins, and feel each others pain. She was one of my first songwriting friends, we have the same tattoo in the same place and we already had them when we met, we were kinda branded as soul sisters and I kinda feel like I never experienced true friendship until I met her. 

I'm really proud of the person she is becoming, she has found a whole new strength and honesty with herself that I'm so happy to witness, she has been such a great friend since day 1 and we always have each others back. Cynthia said she "felt the pain of my friend leaving" after listening to SC. I guess honesty, passion and true friendship always shines through.


As James says "You've got a friend" and that's Hayleigh. 

Mon Jan 29th 8:58pm (Weymouth, Ma)

-Well, here we are! Its been a long time coming and whoever is reading this (if anyone is reading this) you're an OG.  With this blog I hope to give you a little piece of my mind, to be transparent about the triumphs and challenges that inevitably happen in life,  and to do it as "Daley" as possible - but if there is one thing about my life, its that nothing ever stays the same, so I will be more consistent at certain times than others. 

Nothing is going to be perfect, I didn't get amazing grades in school, I don't have great grammar, and my English teacher told me "my writing wasn't my strong suit" hah. But There's a magic to reading someones diary, journal / inner thoughts.  and I crave to share more through writing than just in songs, there's more to say. 

Becoming a singer/songwriter/performer, and a professional model has been the most rewarding, challenging, and magical experiences of my life. It also wasn't "the plan" or something I believed would actually come true. I worked at a hair salon for a while after high school and got my cosmo license while going to community college. The past few years of my life have been a movie. And no one (including yourself) knows what's in store for you.

but honestly, I'm not starting AOTD to just talk about my past and where I've been, but channel who I am now writing this passage. I'm here to write about the day to day normal things I go through/ feel so that we can all relate,

Today I started tracking what's going to be my 2nd album, same type of formula as GMOW, laid down the acoustic and vocal, today the rhythm (dad on bass, Gabe on drums) and now we sit with it until next month when I go back in to discuss the 4 new songs being added, we have 4 already started. 

the one thing I love about recording with Sean at 37ft - he likes to connect and have good conversation, and I think that bleeds into the sound of the music. He is also so funny and upbeat, we all get along so well. This album feels more confident, calm and relaxed in comparison to GMOW. I like.  "Less bombastic" - Sean

most days in the studio are spent hungry, so I brought myself food and kept my brain busy making bracelets for an upcoming show at Chapman Middle School in my hometown (which I haven't announced yet ) so, I guess I am now. :) stay tuned


 I had been having the same dream over and over again of playing at a school in front of hundreds of kids, so I reached out to my moms friend who is a teacher and she helped me land a meeting with my old principal. 

Chatting with Mr. Amoroso, the kids, and old teachers gave me so much positive happy nostalgia, much like I was feeling "in my dreams" at the schools playing our songs.

 I put in my dreams in parentheses because  *spoiler alert* its one of the titles of a new song we just started recording today. Multiple songs like "The Weekend" " The American Dream" and "Life on the Line" were written in my sleep. And I've got a subconscious system of receiving messages, songs, and ideas in my dreams, and then putting them into reality. Right now there is a table set up in my room for bracelet making, I plan to try to make 1200 for every kid at Chapman, in 16 days. Wish me luck 

Today I got a wave of tiredness that I hadn't felt in a while, I've been relaxed and reflecting. 

Being creative is a beautiful thing, and it also takes a lot out of you energetically, as it does also fuel you. 

I spent two hours on the phone after the studio talking to first Dalton and the Sheriffs team about a show they're having me on at Capo, they're allowing me to take the stage to be apart of their "Folks you should know about" segment in the middle of their set. 315 people, completely sold out! Really stoked and grateful they asked me, I called Linda on the phone and chatted for about an hour and a half, I caught her up on a bunch of amazing things that happened in CALI and talked about other industry stuff, she always has my back, and if there is one thing this industry helps you attract, its people like Linda, who are "on your team" without even being officially on your team.

I ate 2 English muffins during the call and then she told me start my blog and update my website, so here we are. Thanks Linda! 



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