Nancy K. Dillon is an award-winning American singer/songwriter 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 unique vein of avant garde Americana in her compelling tales of mythopoetic darkness and light. She has two solo albums to her credit with a 6-song EP (Live at The Royal Room) being released on September 16, 2017 and her full-length studio album due out later in 2017.
On her soon-to-be-released new album, "A Game of Swans," Dillon hearkens back to her immigrant roots in the Old Country. Like her forebears, her gaze is firmly forward as she listens to dreams and watches for signs leading into a New Future. The 11 tracks on "A Game of Swans" reveal ancestral strains of Celtic folk culture migrated to America, strains that have always flowed just beneath the surface of Dillon's music.
New songs for the album include originals and collaborations as well as covers of Drew Nelson & Janni Littlepage and Pat Long. The songs 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 Southern 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.