With his wide-open tone and 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 as part of 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. Vic's 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.
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Collings MT2 Mandolin
Godin Multiac Jazz
Godin Multioud Steel
McInturff Glory Standard
Two-Rock Classic Reverb
Acoustic Image Clarus 2R
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“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
Willing to teach
Beginner to advanced
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