Nancy K. Dillon is an award-winning American songwriter/performer possessing an extraordinarily warm and expressive voice, unique in its ability to reveal both strength and vulnerability. With a finely focused musical ear, Dillon mines a vein of avant garde Americana in her compelling tales of mythopoetic darkness and light melding past and future. She has released two solo studio albums and her live project, a 6-song EP (Live at The Royal Room) dropped on September 16, 2017. A brand new Christmas single "In the Bleak Midwinter" was just released on Rose Rock Records December 2017. Her third full-length studio album (A Game of Swans)came out January 20, 2018.
Seattle CD Release Show: March 4th 2018 at Tractor Tavern. Tickets available at ticketweb.com.
January 20, 2018 is "Official Release Date" for "A Game of Swans" by Nancy K. Dillon.
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On her newest recording, "A Game of Swans," Dillon hearkens back to her ancestral roots in Ireland, Scotland and England. Like her forebears, her gaze is firmly forward as she listens to dreams, makes plans and watches for signs leading into a new future. The 12 tracks on "A Game of Swans" reveal haunting strains of Celtic folk culture migrated to America, strains that have always flowed just beneath the surface of Dillon's music.
"A Game of Swans" contains 10 originals and collaborations as well as Nancy's version of songs by Drew Nelson/Janni Littlepage and Pat Long. The stories related on "A Game of Swans" draw characters from lost gold mines, haunted pioneer cabins, railroad hobos and immigrants' prayers for Civil War last chances. Simpatico musical support from uber-talented friends in America, Britain and Scotland color this new project with the perfect tones.
Inspired by the varied migratory paths taken by both her Georgia Loyalist and Scots-Irish Presbyterian forebears as they aimed towards better futures, Dillon herself took flight from her beloved home state of Oklahoma into the vast American West. Settling in the verdant beauty of the Pacific Northwest allows for road trips that still the mind and feed the imagination.
As a patchwork quilt holds pastel memories of summer dreams and dresses, Dillon's song-catcher sensibilities capture ephemera of the American story. Have a listen....hearken back....and lean forward.
"A Game of Swans" Official Release Date is January 20, 2018. CD format or Downloads available at iTunes, CDBaby.com, Bandcamp. Stream at Spotify & Apple Music.
Rose Rock Records is pleased to announce our release of a new digital Holiday single, the beautiful English Carol, “In the Bleak Midwinter” performed by Nancy K. Dillon & Friends. Available on Spotify, Amazon, iTunes, Apple Music & elsewhere.
Watch the lyric video with beautiful peaceful winter scenes on YouTube - Click HERE
Preview and/or donate on Bandcamp (see music player below)
High quality digital MP3 is available from CD Baby - Click HERE. [Note: 100% of all proceeds will be donated for diabetes research.]
Recorded in April 2015, this live set is available for purchase at CD Baby. Click here to preview or purchase the album.
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