“As for Dillaha, performing acoustic tonight, he was typically awesome. This guy has a way of making the most mundane, everyday statements and observations seem intense and unique. His delivery is extraordinary, matched only by his ability to twist and turn a very traditional genre into something fresh and exciting." ”
“As for Dillaha, performing acoustic tonight, he was typically awesome. This guy has a way of making the most mundane, everyday statements and observations seem intense and unique. His delivery is extraordinary, matched only by his ability to twist and turn a very traditional genre into something fresh and exciting.”
"Singer/songwriter strikes upon the simple truths in songs."
"Dillaha plays country minus the cheese. Yes, he allows authenticity and honesty to come through. Plus, he has a song called “Detroit City” that’s an instant sing-a-long."
"Hard-hitting old school country songs, heavy with the influence of soul, bluegrass and Dixie"
"And these honky-tonk-ish waltzes and Americana rustling's hit you right smack dab in the center of that invigorating, cumbersome, whimsical organ behind your rib cage, the one that, when punctured, makes any otherwise rockin' whippoorwill "too blue to fly..."
"Ryan can be categorized as a mix of bluegrass, folk and country with a little bit of rock and roll."
"Influenced by Americana artists like Van Morrison and Steve Earle, Dillaha has a knack for songwriting and an easy-to-listen-to voice."
"The singer-songwriter's music has a soulful alt-country vibe to it, but the use of a horn section gives it a splash of Motown-Americana."
"His mid-high nasal voice is one of the most distinctive musical elements I’ve heard to come out of the local stew in the last three years – it has a raspy twang that sounds like it buzzed its way out of a broken radio found by the side of a dirt-road, buzzing with cosmic frequencies dialed in from the glorious ghosts of seminal bluegrass voices. That, and his backing band sets a sturdy strutting folk/Americana bedrock that can breeze its way organically into romantic/melodramatic honky-tonk waltzes to a more rousing, rollicking southern rock flare."
"Dillaha is...capable of making a grown man cry with his from-the-heart lyrics, and then metaphorically kicking him in the teeth for being a wimp."