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Nancy K. Dillon / Bio

On her newest album, Roses Guide to Time Travel, Nancy K. Dillon maps the road West; the dusty highways that conjure up images like Kerouac’s road trips, traveling dustbowl carnivals, and free-spirited 70s hipsters. Inspired by Oklahoma & Texas troubadours Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, and Kevin Welch, Dillon’s songs are short stories about the various characters that populate rural American life, as well as her travels through the American West and beyond. As Dillon says “I think listeners want to go on little journeys and the best songs are like short films.” Her songs are sprinkled with mandolin runs, funky banjo cuts, and the keening wail of a dobro, and incorporate elements of bluegrass, folk-rock, honky-tonk, and alt-country. Dillon’s music is inspired by the past, but she’s clear that her goal is to understand how her vision of Americana can exist in our digital world: “So many Americana acts try to re-create an archival version of the past or a past of the imagination. Nothing wrong with that…both are valid & important. But I’m interested in the future…where are we going ? How do we get there ? How does our past inform our journey towards the future ?” Though her music touches on our common American roots, Nancy K. Dillon’s not afraid to toss in a burning electric guitar lick next to a rollicking banjo line, just like she’s not afraid to call out odes to “hipsters in thrift store clothes” and to talk about how “life was hard for a trainman.” Nancy K. Dillon clearly has a talent for traveling back and forth through time with her own brand of “Avant-Garde Americana.”

General Info

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Artist Name
Nancy K. Dillon
Home Page
Americana / Folk Bluegrass / Roots Music

Contact Info

Seattle, WA

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