First of All
Steven Dillon's solo acoustic fingerstyle guitar sound is uniquely his own. Written with passion and emotion, his songs are stylishly filled with guitar wizardry. This self-taught musician combines Folk, New Age, Blues, Rock, Bluegrass, and Heavy Metal into an original, eclectic blend of instrumental music. Steven cut his musical teeth on Bluegrass and by the age of 14 was exercising his musical skills on a 12-string guitar: writing and recording his own songs. However, after attending a Van Halen concert, his attention quickly turned to the electric guitar. Steven honed his licks and techniques studying the works of Eddie Van Halen, George Lynch, Warren DeMartini, Joe Satriani, Vinnie Moore, and many others. Following a 10-year hiatus from the guitar, during which time he completed a college degree and became a software engineer, Steven was the victim of a near-fatal car accident. This life-altering event made Steven feel as if he had been given a new lease on life and inspired him to return to his first love--writing music and playing the acoustic guitar. His fingerstyle guitar influences include Preston Reed, Don Ross, Billy McLaughlin, Peter Finger, Stephen Bennett, and similar Narada and Windham Hill guitarists. 'I believe that my style and sound have been shaped by my past as well as musicians who were inspired by Michael Hedges. I'm sort of a second generation Hedges'-influenced player,' smiles Steven.