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Vic Dillahay

With his wide-open tone and wryly witty compositions, Colorado-based guitarist Vic Dillahay blends a myriad of styles into an unmistakably unique voice. For over 20 years, he has refined this distinctive sound with numerous jazz ensembles, Liam O'Beirne's progressive Celtic band Indigent Row, and the fusion trio Graphite Addiction with Pete Ehrmann (Generations) and Tim Carmichael (3ology). His discography is equally eclectic, having appeared on over 25 albums ranging from swing jazz to electronic noise. His recent solo work explores the rich history of American music with free-roving jazz, blues, and rock-tinged improvisations.

Vic is committed to supporting music education for everyone, teaching all ages and levels of experience at Boomer Music Company in Fort Collins and Guitars, Etc. in Longmont. He is a sought after clinician and coach across the region with an emphasis on jazz guitar at the middle and high school level. Some of his students have gone on to study music at Berklee School of Music, The University of North Texas, and The University of Colorado Denver and a number of them are currently professional musicians. He is a board member with the Longmont Jazz Association and is the chair of its education committee.

Gear

Klein Electric
Collings OM2hg
Collings MT2 Mandolin
Godin Multiac Jazz
Godin Multioud Steel
McInturff Glory Standard
Two-Rock Classic Reverb
Acoustic Image Clarus 2R
Dimassi 212 Cabinet Loaded with Eminence TR65 Speakers


Tags

“Great sounds…deep, spiritual…dark…fantastic music.” No Zu Sounds

“One of the most original textures I’ve heard in ages!” Glenn Folwarski — Thadieus Project

“…love the near atonal feel to some of the guitar work, and strong melodies in other progressions. ” Wayne Cox — The Professor and Naomi Kay

“Interesting experiments with a cheeky attitude.” Bernhard Hellmuth — Thadieus Project

“Fretless guitar… are you the devil, now going to raise from the frets of society?” B Billy Marse (Billy the Train Robber) — ReverbNation

“Vic Dillahay, of Scottish decent, plays lead guitar and has an old school haggis recipie…” Rodger Hara — Celtic Connection

Primary Instrument

Guitar

Location

Denver

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Credentials/Background

I teach guitar, mandolin, and ukulele with the Guitars, Etc. lessons program in downtown Longmont. Guitars, Etc. offers private lessons on piano, guitar, bass, drums, and vocals as well as all brass, woodwinds, and orchestral strings. Currently, over 450 students a week study with the store’s 23 teachers. As part of our private lessons program, students have a chance to showcase what they’ve learned on stage in the store’s 100 seat venue located on the lower level

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Albums

Thoughtful Departure

Curious Automata
2021

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Spring Cleaning

Curious Automata
2021

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Music to Squeak By

Curious Automata
2021

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Grateful Destination

Curious Automata
2020

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Other Analogues

Curious Automata
2020

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Unexplained Noises

Curious Automata
2019

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Ricky Loves LuLu

From: Music to Squeak By
By Vic Dillahay

Improrealization

From: Thoughtful Departure
By Vic Dillahay

Conversations

From: Grateful Destination
By Vic Dillahay

Somewhere We Can Visit

From: Occasional Music
By Vic Dillahay

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