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Kevin Dillard / Bio

Kevin Dillard has over 30 years of experience in the world of music. He writes, records, performs and teaches full-time. He has performed across the US as well as internationally.

Kevin's recorded works include everything from his own original work to album tracks for other artists to soundtrack and commercial work.. from performing regularly in Georgia live in front of thousands to performing on webacast to tens of thousands to playing on worldwide televised broadcast for hunderds of thousands... to sharing the stage with 6 time Grammy winner, guitarist and producer Larry Mitchell.

He is also the author of 2 of the best selling guitar instructional books in Alfred Publishing/Warner Bros history; "Intelli-Shred" and "Arpeggio Madness". Available at top retailers worldwide from Amazon, Sam Ash, Barnes & Noble, Target.com, etc in over 70 countries.

Kevin has performed as a clinician at various outlets and events for some of the biggest names in the music industry and currently an endorser for DiMarzio guitar pickups and accessories. You can find his soundclips demonstrating some of their products on their website www.dimarzio.com. You can also find his signature guitars, the NCKD-1 and NCKD2, made by Nocturne Guitars UK (England.UK) Jeremy “Jem” Humberstone at (http://www.nocturne-guitars.co.uk/index.htm). Kevin currently serves and performs on the television ministry “Realtime with Bill Purvis”, reaching a television audience of over 350 million viewers on a weekly basis. There’s also a live webcast every Sunday to millions.

In 2001, Kevin was involved in an accident which shattered two vertebrae in his neck, causing spinal trauma that left him paralyzed from the neck down. He was was told he would never walk again. However, he began to regain movement only fours days after a miraculously successful seven-hour spinal fusion surgery. In less than one year, Kevin was fully functional and had returned to full time music performance and instruction.

A music instructor for the past 20 years as well, Kevin teaches guitar, theory and improvisation privately one-on-one in Columbus, Georgia at either of his two private studios . He also teaches vai SKYPE across the US and internationally with students in Canada, France, Central and South America as well as Asia.
He has served as a mentor for the Mentor Program for Graduation Requirements at Columbus High, Calvary Christain and Harris County High schools and has been a speaker at career day events for school systems across the Southeast. Kevin has also been involved in promoting children’s music education, and in 2003 and 2004, he was one of Georgia’s spokesmen for VH1's “Save The Music” program. He's also served as faculty for The National Guitar Workshop.

He is currently an endorsing artist for DiMarzio, Morley, Nocturne Guitars UK, DR Strings, Pickboy Japan, Mooer Effects.
Spring/Summer 2013 will see the release of a new upcoming album of all original material!

General Info

Band Members
Kevin Dillard (guitars) Clint Hudson (drums) John Savell (bass)
Artist Name
Kevin Dillard
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/kevindillard
Genres
Instrumental

Contact Info

Location
Columbus, GA

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