Mike Daly is an American producer / songwriter / multi-instrumentalist who grew up in Roselle Park, New Jersey, United States. Daly attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, graduating in 1994. Soon after, he joined the band Swales and recorded one album, What's His Name? for Bar/None Records. Daly first came to prominence as the Whiskeytown resident multi-instrumentalist / co-writer. He wrote or co-wrote many of the songs on the Pneumonia album and has contributed to all of Caitlin Cary's solo releases. In one incident, Daly dragged Ryan Adams, at the time the Whiskeytown frontman, away from security at The Fillmore when they attempted to restrain him after he kicked the monitors into the crowd.Daly's songs have been recorded by such artists as Alanis Morissette, Jason Mraz, Lana Del Rey, Alberta Cross, Young the Giant, Jessie Baylin, The Plain White T's, Josh Kelley and Jimmy Barnes.Mike is currently writing and producing many artists, some with whom he has worked include Stephen Kellogg, the Pernice Brothers, Ambulance LTD, Patrick Park, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Marie Digby, Georgia, Sherwood, Rachael Yamagata, Young the Giant, Alberta Cross, Breanne Duren, Aslyn and Donavon Frankenreiter. Additionally, Daly has served as a panelist at the South by Southwest Festival, appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning America, Regis and Kelly, and Austin City Limits.In 2008 Daly wrote his first book, entitled Time Flies When You're In A Coma: The Wisdom Of The Metal Gods, a book which the publisher describes as a collection of "Zen Questions, Daily Affirmations, Meditations, and Words of Wisdom" based on Heavy metal songs. It was released on October 28, 2008.