Bluegrass Legends, The Dillards, back in the Recording Studio!
Overwhelmingly recognized as the “father of modern bluegrass,” Rodney Dillard is currently putting the finishing touches on the album his worldwide fans have demanded for decades. Tentatively and simply titled The Dillards, the new release will feature the signature sound that Rodney Dillard is known for crafting.
Executive-produced by Ken Lingad for 1680Entertainment, the album will feature 12 brand-new tracks cut by The Dillards and a handpicked musical posse of the hottest talents. The music is best described as a “genre-defying combination of the signature ‘Dillards Sound’ and fresh explorations in Americana.” Loyal fans of the legendary group will have their appetites thoroughly satisfied by several bluegrass “burners,” while new listeners will fall in love with The Dillards’ diverse sonic palette.
The rest, as they say, is history – actually, Rodney Dillard and The Dilllards have already made history. Now they’re doing it…again.
The Dillards 2015 – Photo Credit: John Brown Photography
L-R: Tony Wray (5-string Banjo, 6-string Banjo/Guitar, Harmony Vocals)
George Giddens (Fiddle, Mandolin, Harmony Vocals)
Beverly Cotten-Dillard (Clawhammer Banjo, Lead and Harmony Vocals, Spoons)
Rodney Dillard (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Dobro)
Jeff Gilkinson (5-string Cello, Harmonica, Porchboard, Harmony Vocals)
Ken Lingad (Drums Set, Cajon, Hand and Foot Percussion, Harmony Vocals)