Nancy K Dillon
The Great Pause
I’ve been thinking a lot about breath & breathing lately. And rest notation in music. Like pretty much everyone else who is breathing, the past year I’ve maneuvered my way through a series of phases: Shock – disorientation – adjusting to an unthinkable new reality – learning coping skills and figuring out how to cover the basics. I’ve been lucky since my previous lifestyle was impacted far less than that of others. Compassion often brought tears.
At first, the novelty was…..well, novel. Time was opened up to a large degree and as the initial shock wore off somewhat, ideas and opportunities would occur to me on walks or in quiet moments. I watched a ton of news (an attempt to ward off panic) and lost myself in superb films & TV series (an attempt to distract my thoughts….and ward off panic). I invested in a few pieces of gear with an eye to livestreaming, took a class on ‘How to YouTube,’ enjoyed some Zoom Song Hangs or Happy Hours with friends.
Over time, however, the relentlessness of isolation and the stress of world news...more
Visit the Photos Section for New Photos Posted ~ March 4th CD Release Show @ Tractor Tavern. Photos by Eric Frommer Photography.more
Album: A Game of Swans
Label: Rose Rock Records
It’s been close to 8 years since we’ve had new music from Seattle based singer-songwriter Nancy K. Dillon. Her fine album Game of Swans makes us hope it won’t be quite so long next time. Ms. Dillon’s voice remains flat out gorgeous – a dust-tinged Kate Wolf with the natural western lilt of Mary McCaslin. Come for the voice, but stay for the melodies and fictions that rise and fall like the stars over the lives of gold prospectors, tramps, and immigrants making their way through this sepia-toned American dream.more
NEW: "A Game of Swans" album Pre-Sales begin on Boxing Day 2017 aka December 26, 2017. Order your copy from iTunes, Apple Music or Amazon today with delivery on January 20, 2018. OR get "Dutchman's Gold" TODAY. "Dutchman's Gold" is a song about greed and the Lost Dutchman Mine in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona. Get "Dutchman's Gold" from Amazon.com TODAY for a mere $0.99. Click HERE or search on "Nancy K Dillon" or "A Game of Swans."more
November 9-12, 2017 Nancy heads to New England for the 2017 New England Regional Folk Alliance Conference.more
From the FAR-West website: http://www.far-west.org/far-west-2017.html
"Opening Doors with Songs and Stories"
Oct 5-8, 2017 - Hyatt Regency, Bellevue, WA
FAR-West, one of five regions of Folk Alliance International, celebrates folk music through our annual conference. We invite you to join us this October -- to listen, celebrate, recognize, and enjoy the richness of folk music in the West. Our regional conference offers an affordable, intimate and interactive way for acoustic artists and presenters to focus on the folk community in the western region of the US and Canada. Join us for four days of music, learning and connecting. We welcome a wide variety of styles, levels and disciplines, encouraging musical and cultural diversity and excellence.more
Visit http://www.far-west.org/far-west-2016.html for more information.more