“Line Open” is my latest CD, featuring my original songs, and me singing and playing guitar, harmonica and various other things. I am accompanied by New York’s finest musicians and singers, including:

Drums: Ben Wittman, Shawn Pelton

Bass: Zev Katz, Tony Garnier, Lincoln Goines, Tony Coniff

B3, Clavinet, Wurlitzer, Rhodes, Accordion: Steve Gaboury

Electric Guitars, Tipple, : Marc Schulman

BG Vocals: Elaine Caswell, Catherine Russell, Bidi, Everett Bradley

Percussion: Café, Jamie Haddad, Glen Velez, Manola Badrena, Everett         

Tenor Sax: Bobby Mallach

Tuba: Howard Johnson

Trumpet: Tony Kadlic

Trombone: Art Baron

Featured Singer on “Line Open”, Sonya Valet

Horn Arranger: Marc Suzzo

Recording Engineer: Steve Gaboury, Assistant: Chris Augosto

Recorded at LiveWire studio

Produced by William Galison and Steve Gaboury

Mixed by Ted Spencer


What they are saying:

"A rare and generous musical being who gives from one gift to another deftly and with childlike Imagination.... A 'line open' he is."   - Grammy, Oscar & Golden Globe Award-Winner Carly Simon

"Mixing a laid-back, Jack Johnson vibe with a vocal sound and lyrical approach that recall Paul Simon at his most whimsical, Galison is immediately endearing from the starting notes of relaxed album opener “Risky Business,” and things only get better from there. By the time he’s ambling through the Cajun-inflected “If I Had a Dime,” where he actually gets away with rhyming “impresario” with “star ya know,” you’ve long since given in to his charms."  
Peter Chianca, Gatehouse News Service

Harmonica ace and Toots Thielemans disciple Will Galison discloses another side of his musicality on this upbeat album showcasing his superior songwriting talents. His clever lyrics and pleasant vocals carry smart, engaging numbers like “Risky Business,” “All in This Boat,” “Time to Forget You” and the title track, all of which evoke such legendary popmeisters as Paul Simon, Billy Joel and Paul McCartney. Bill Milkowski Jazz Times

"smartly swinging, impeccably performed, intriguingly literate work.... If all of this sounds more that a touch like Steely Dan, well, there’s a reason for that: Galison is a sideman on a pair of songs on the well-received new recording from Dan frontman Donald Fagen, Sunken Condos...Galison’s “Bobby and Sally,” however, is part of a tour de force new solo recording called Line Open that showcases the full scope of Galison’s prodigious talents”

Nick Deriso, Something Else! Reviews


Risky Business
All In This Boat
Line Open
Time to Forget You
Bobby & Sally
Don’t Tell me It’s Love Again
Count On One Hand
Just Because You Gotta Itch
Things That Might Have Been
If I Had a Dime
Already Gone