NKD in Performance

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May 12, 2024 3pm - May 12, 2024 5pm

SAVE THE DATE: The next monthly "Circle of Songs" singer-songwriter 'in the round' concert at C & P Coffee Company in West Seattle is on Mothers' Day afternoon, May 12th, from 3p until 5p with Nancy K. Dillon, Carly Ann Calbero and David Guilbault. Please join us for a lovely show of original, heartfelt acoustic songs in a warm, intimate, welcoming community gathering place.

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February 4, 2024 3pm

Join us in Tumwater, WA (near Olympia) for an afternoon of music, food and community!

Please email J.D. Miller (Music Up Close Tumwater House Concerts).at to reserve seats and receive full details.

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February 3, 2024 7:30pm

Here's the line up of this evening's Performing Songwriters:

Andrew Lee Mason ~ Carmaig de Forest ~ Nancy K Dillon ~ Roo Forrest (host)

More info:





Couth Buzzard book store and cafe has an intimate performance space that regularly hosts music events. The Songwriters in Seattle Showcase here is a recurring event every 1st Saturday of the month. Please join us for some fun, fine performing songwriters, delicious coffee & treats as well as beer & wine. Come early and browse the amazing new and used book selection!


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December 8, 2023 7pm

Songwriters in Seattle Showcase @ C&P Coffee Co ~ December 8 2023 ~ West Seattle, WA


7:00 Notable Journey

7:30 Indigo Spyglass

8:00 Nancy K Dillon (

8:30 Tom Humphreys (host)

Since 2003 C & P Coffee Company has been building friendships around community and coffee. They proudly serve Lighthouse Roasters fine coffees as well as a rotating selection of beer and wine. They offer locally sourced baked goods including vegan and wheat free options.


December 3, 2023 3pm - December 3, 2023 5pm

Musicians for the West Seattle Food Bank present a Benefit Show for the West Seattle Food Bank. Appearing are songwriters, Nancy K. Dillon, Mike Votava and Thornton Bowman. Sit back and enjoy a sunny can of Sunday afternoon music at C&P Coffee Company.

Donations of cash and/or non-perishable food items greatly appreciated! All proceeds to the West Seattle Food Bank. Event sponsored by C&P Coffee Company, 5612 California Ave SW, West Seattle.

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November 5, 2023 4pm

Tribute to David Maloney @ Thumbnail Theater ~ Sunday Nov 5 2023 ~ Snohomish, WA

David Maloney’s songs touched multiple generations with their depth of heart and humor, and we’re looking forward to celebrating his catalog with a live concert featuring musicians who have worked with and were influenced by this beloved singer and songwriter. Performances from: Ginny Reilly, Dan Maher, Wes Weddell, Nancy K. Dillon, Tim Noah, and Steve Wacker.

Sunday, November 5


Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater

1211 4th Street | (360) 568-9412




November 4, 2023 7:30pm

Tribute to David Maloney @ Maple Leaf Lutheran Church ~ Sat ~ Nov 4 2023 ~ North Seattle, WA

David Maloney’s songs touched multiple generations with their depth of heart and humor, and we’re looking forward to celebrating his catalog with a live concert featuring musicians who have worked with and were influenced by this beloved singer and songwriter. Performances from: Ginny Reilly, Dan Maher, Wes Weddell, Nancy K. Dillon, Tim Noah, and Steve Wacker.

Saturday, November 4


Maple Leaf Lutheran Church (in Meadowbrook)

10005 32nd Ave NE


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October 20, 2023 6pm

Songwriters in Seattle Showcase @ SoulFood CoffeeHouse ~ Friday Oct. 20 2023 ~ Redmond, WA


6:00 TBD

6:30 Nancy K Dillon (

7:00 Gary Baugh (

7:30 Chris Klimecky (host) (

SoulFood Coffeehouse has a cozy performance space and our members showcase there on the 3rd Friday of every month.

Organic coffee, treats, incense, books, a reading area for the kids, and an overall uplifting vibe. More info here:


October 14, 2023 7:30pm

The Bushwick Book Club Seattle will present an evening of original music inspired by Delia Owens’ Where the Crawdads Sing on October 14 at Rabbit Box Theatre! This event will be in-person and also be broadcast as a ticketed livestream.

More Info: The Bushwick Book Club Seattle and Rabbit Box Theatre (94 Pike Street - Downtown Seattle)


September 1, 2023 - September 3, 2023

Tumbleweed Music Festival ~ Sept 1-3, 2023 ~ Richland, Washington

NKD Set is Sunday, Sept 3 @ 2:00pm - 2:45pm

Full Festival Calendar:


May 29, 2023

May 29, 2023 ~ Northwest Folklife Festival - Emerald City Songwriter Circle ~ Workshop Space West ~ 4pm - 6pm


May 28, 2023

May 28, 2023 ~ Northwest Folklife Festival - Emerald City Songwriter Circle ~ Workshop Space West ~ 4pm - 6pm

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May 27, 2023 2pm

Special NW Folklife Tribute to Seattle's much-beloved David Maloney who left us on March 10, 2023. Link to Dave's obituary in the Seattle Times:

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May 14, 2023

Nancy K Dillon is Jon Stein's featured artist on The Hootenanny Cafe Radio Show on WTBQ/WGHT New York/New Jersey.

  • In the Hudson Valley listen to WTBQ 93.5 FM every Sunday at 9:00PM (Eastern) or you can listen from anywhere at

  • In NYC and New Jersey listen to WGHT 98.3 FM every Sunday at 9:00PM (Eastern).
  • Listen every Thursday and Friday at 10:00PM (Eastern) at
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July 21, 2022 7pm

I am looking forward to playing my first live show in....well, let's say, some week on Thursday, July 21st in Ballard at the fine and friendly Egan's Ballard Jam House. I'll be sharing the bill with my good pals, ThorNton Creek Band. Reservations are recommended for this award-winning listening room & intimate space.

Address: 1707 NW Market Street, Seattle, WA 98107

Phone: (206) 789-1621

Visit for further information.


May 21, 2022 7:30pm

May. 21, 2022 ~ Bushwick Book Club (Seattle)‎ - Original music inspired by "The Count of Monte Cristo"

=== Not Your Run of the Mill Book Club====

Bushwick Presents: The Count of Monte Cristo | May 21

May 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave

Seattle, WA 98101 United States

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May 12-15 2022 Southeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference (SERFA)

Details TBA


October 10, 2019 - October 13, 2019

16th Annual FAR-West Music Conference 2019


Oct 10-13, 2019 - Warner Center Marriott, Woodland Hills, CA

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.

See poster for Nancy's FAR-West appearances !


September 28, 2019 7:30pm

Music! 🎵 Books! 📚 Murakami! 😼 It all comes together for original music inspired by 'The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle' by Haruki Murakami – a genre-bending classic by one of the world’s most inventive authors!

Performers include: Nancy K. Dillon, Beth Fleenor, Debbie Miller, Ben Mish, Ailisa Newhall, Nottingham/Wicks, Dustin Patterson, Del Rey and Nelson Wright.

Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Hugo House


August 9, 2019 3:30pm

Nancy K. Dillon appearing on stage & live broadcast of Phil Andrus' Tossed Salad Radio Show on KPTZ Public Radio Port Townsend


December 15, 2018 2pm - December 15, 2018 5pm

Jack Straw Writers Anthology 2018 | Dec. 15



Collaboration makes for cool art, period. On December 15, see some of Seattle’s freshest voices on the page join forces with some of the most inventive musicians on the stage. This annual show is one of the Emerald City’s hidden gems – get in on the secret.

Date: December 15 Time:

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Cost: $10

Organizer The Bushwick Book Club Seattle

Venue Jack Straw Cultural Center 4261 Roosevelt Way NE

Seattle, Washington 98105 United States + Google Map Phone: (206) 634-0919...

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December 8, 2018 7:30pm

Nancy will be the Featured Performer at Seabold Hall's Second Saturday Concert & Open Stage Event!


Show begins: 7:30pm

Featured Performer, Nancy K. Dillon will perform immediately following the open stage sets on December 8

Donation Requested:$ 5.00-8.00 (no one turned away) - Free for kids under 12 and performers!

Seabold Community Club - 14450 Komedal Rd - Bainbridge Island, WA

Map and Directions

Contact us: seaboldmusic at gmail . com


November 10, 2018 7pm - November 10, 2018 9:30pm

This will be such a fun show !! I will be trading songs in-the-round style with 2 of my favourite Northwest songwriters: Local gems & legends, the ever-delightful & hilariously entertaining Scott Katz along with our good pal, Matt Price, who also manages to be ever-delightful, extraordinarily literate & entertaining in his very own lo-key Matt way ;-) I got to hear some of Matt's new songs at Lizzie's Garden Concert Series last month. They are breath-taking. Join us if you can in the cozy environs of Couth Buzzard Books in Seattle's Greenwood District.

Saturday, November 10, 7pm. No cover but tips/contributions most welcomed.

Couth Buzzard Books ~ 8310 Greenwood Ave N ~ Seattle, Washington 98103 ~ (206) 436-2960 ~


October 11, 2018 - October 14, 2018

15th Annual FAR-West 2018 Music Conference


Oct 11-14, 2018 - Warner Center Marriott, Woodland Hills, CA

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.

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September 15, 2018 9pm

Americana Singer/Songwriter Showcase: award-winning songstress Nancy K Dillon and legendary Wisconsin folksinger Bill Camplin team up for a special evening of new songs and old favorites. Backed by pedal steel player Bob Knetzger and with special guest Steve Wacker.

Over 200 years of musical excellence!

Saturday, September 15, 9pm. $10 cover: Egan’s Ballard Jam House 1707 NW Market 206-789-1621

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August 16 2018 ~ Great Women of Country Tribute Series @ The Royal Room

So excited to be a part of this amazing series ! Stay tuned for further details...


July 7, 2018 9pm

ROOTS & WINGS: Good Friends & New Songs

A Special Event @ Egan's Ballard Jam House on July 7, 2018 ~ 9pm


Val D'Alessio

Alicia Healey

Eva Tree & Bill Dickerson (in town from British Columbia)

Nancy K. Dillon

Joy Mills & Tom Parker

Thornton Bowman (of Thornton Creek)

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June 28, 2018 7pm

Excited to playing a co-bill with my Houston pal, Brian Kalinec who will be in Seattle while touring the Pacific NW with his duo: Kalinec & KJ !!

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11th Annual Conference May 16-20, 2018

Montreat, NC

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March 18, 2018 ~


Songwriters in Seattle 10th Anniversary

Special Learning Series Event - Just $10!


Instructor: Nancy K. Dillon

Register for the Workshop HERE:

Workshop Description: Wondering how to effectively and efficiently promote your songs & performances? 15 years of experience as an independent songwriter-performer learning to work radio and general promotions have brought me lots of tricks, tools and savvy that I'm excited to share with you! We'll discuss using your Social Media along with other available avenues to raise your profile both in your community and online. Bring your questions - There will be handouts :-). Register for the Workshop...


March 4, 2018 7pm


CD Release Show @ Tractor Tavern ~ March 4th 2018 - Tickets on sale startingJanuary 4, 2018.

Tickets on sale at or buy them at the Tractor. Visit the Tractor website for details.

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KBCS 91.3FM ~ Live radio interview with Sandy MacDonald on "Sunday Folks"

March 4th 2018 11:00AM

Nancy will be chatting with Sandy about her new release,"A Game of Swans" CD, and her Tractor Tavern CD Release Concert Sunday evening at 7pm.


February 14, 2018 - February 18, 2018


Wed 2/14 Texas Sugarbaby midnite

Thurs 2/15 Seattle Jim Page 1:00am

Friday 2/16 Pushing Chain 2:00pm

Friday 2/16 Access Film BLUE 2:00am

Sat 2/17 Lone Star Live 1:30am

PuffBunny Records “Songswarms”

Saturday 2/17 @ 10-10:30pm

Saturday 2/17 @ 10:30-11pm

Saturday 2/17 @ 11:30-midnite


January 18, 2018 6:30pm - January 18, 2018 7:30pm

Presentation on January 18: Music at the Library ~ Everett, WA

Experienced in acoustic recording & production, Wes Weddell, Chris Glannister and Nancy K. Dillon, will perform & enlighten the audience with knowledge of all phases of recording projects. Musicians from Pilgrim Media Services and Puget's Sound Productions.

Funded by the Friends of the Edmonds Library and supported by the Edmonds Arts Commission.

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November 9, 2017

November 9-12, 2017 Nancy heads to New England for the 2017 New England Regional Folk Alliance Conference.

Nancy's Performance Schedule:

Thursday 11/9 Midnight Hoot

Thursday 11/9 Access Film BLUE Room @ 1:30am

Friday 11/10 PuffBunny Records “Songswarm” @ 3:30pm

Saturday 11/11 PuffBunny Records “Songswarm” @ 2:00pm

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October 5, 2017 8am

Hyatt Regency - Bellevue, WA

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September 15, 2017

Friday 9/15 @ 2pm Nashville TN

Bobby's Idle Hour Tavern, 1028 16th Ave S, Nashville

AmericanaFest Showcase ITR w/MJ Bishop & Grady Yates

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September 13, 2017

Wed. 9/13 @ 7pm Nashville, TN

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September 12, 2017 - September 17, 2017

Americana Music Festival & Conference

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August 26, 2017

Burlington, WA

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August 11, 2017 7:30pm

Community matters. Our nation's political affairs are undergoing change. And now, some things gotta be said. Please join a roster of Seattle singer-songwriters on Friday, August 11 at 7:30 pm at Couth Buzzard at 8210 Greenwood Ave. N. in Seattle for an evening of songs about our life and times. There will be topical songs about the state of our country. And there will be songs celebrating our nation's diversity. This is going to be a political night with heartfelt expressions of both concern and community. All are welcome. None are excluded. But I would expect a certain progressive sensibility to the evening of music. Don't agonize. Organize. Be the resistance. In the spirit of Sixties hootenannies, let's raise our voices in song. Come join your neighbors for live local music that lives in the truth. Hosted by David Guilbault.

David Guilbault



May 31, 2017

Egan's Ballard Jam House ~ Reservations Recommended


December 11, 2016 2pm

The Bushwick Book Club Seattle presents original songs inspired by The Jack Straw Anthology 2016 at the Ballard Homestead on December 10 at 2:00pm.


December 1, 2016 7:30pm

Couth Buzzard Books presents a Reading / Concert with Nancy K. Dillon & Peter Ludwin. Peter will be reading from his new book of poems "Gone to Gold Mountain" based on a hidden slice of Eastern Oregon gold mining history as well as performings songs on autoharp and guitar. Nancy will be playing songs from her new EP "Live at The Royal Room" featuring historically based songs and stories such as "Louisville 1910", the story of the Colorado Coal Miners Strike and subsequent massacre and her story song about her great-grandfather, Asa Dillon, who was a train man and union official in North Central Kansas.

More about Peter Ludwin: Peter Ludwin is the recipient of a Literary Fellowship from Artist Trust and the W.D. Snodgrass Award for Endeavor and Excellence in Poetry. His first book, A Guest in All Your Houses, was published in 2009 by Word Walker Press. His second collection is Rumors of Fallible Gods, a two-time finalist for the Gival Press Poetry Award that was published in 2013 by Presa Press.

His new book, Gone to Gold Mountain, was published in August, 2016 by...


Highway 99 Blues Club Presents...VJ BAND

Victor Janusz- Lead vocal/piano

Nora Michaels Feat. Lead vocal

Nancy K. Dillon, vocals

Medearis MD Dixson -Sax

Spencer Hoveskeland-Bass

Leif Totusek- Guitar

Steve Banks-Drums

Steve White-Congas

Tickets: $7:00

1414 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101


October 13, 2016 - October 16, 2016

Nancy will be performing in several Guerilla Showcases at the FAR-West Conference (in Bellevue this year !).....not a public event but stop by if you are attending FAR-West 2016 !!


October 13, 2016

Showcase info to come - stay tuned.

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Nancy will be conducting a workshop in "Promoting Your Music to Radio" at 11:45am - 12:30pm in Workshop Space 2.


We'll be helping Egan's celebrate their 10th Anniversary ! Hope you can join us !

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Music starts at 12:30pm and goes until 4:30pm ! Here is the lineup for Saturday - we will each be playing a 1 hour set with a break in between for some wine-tasting etc - hope you can stop by !

12:30 - Michael Ashe

2 PM - Sheryl Wiser

3:30 - Nancy K Dillon


A dozen songwriters render their songs inspired by Marjane Satrapi's "Persepolis Vol 1" at The Royal Room in Columbia City.


Nancy K Dillon in concert accompanied by steel guitar super-star Dan Tyack. Potluck before the show !


Nancy K Dillon in concert accompanied by steel guitar super-star, Dan Tyack.


Gorgeous backyard concert under Jim & Lizzie's giant fir tree ! Potluck & musical fun - NKD will be joined by Wes Weddell.


Sharing songs about America @ the cozy Couth Buzzard Books in Greenwood !


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Songwriters In The Round in our favorite Bookstore ! More details to follow !


June 15, 2015 8pm

Show Details

Co-Bill with Lisa Dilk at one of Seattle's hippest little tucked-away venues in Olde Ballard ~ There will be songs. There will be stories. Please join us for a fine evening.


June 5, 2015 7pm

Details: Solo show ~ NKD Returns to Beautiful Snoqualmie ! Stop in for brew 'n' tunes.


May 30, 2015 9pm

Show Details

Nancy K Dillon returns to Egan's Ballard Jam House in Beautiful Downtown Ballard. This show is a co-bill with "Society of Broken Souls" the newest incarnation of our pals Dennis James and Lauryn Shapter who will be in Seattle on tour from Iowa. Doors @ 8:30pm | Show @ 9pm Sharp.


With Society of Broken Souls

Age Limit: All Ages

Details: Stay tuned for Details !


April 29, 2015 8pm

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NKD Solo Show - 2 sets on the sweet stage at Pies & Pints Pub in Seattle's Roosevelt District. Fine sound - fine brews - fine folk - fine food - you too I hope !


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Early show at The Royal Room in Columbia City ~ Antebellum Americana ~ Co-billing with The Clay States.


Bushwick Book Club Seattle presents Songs Inspired by Steve Martin's Born Standing Up. The event is at Dusty Strings in Fremont. More details to come.