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Episode 2:

Season 3 – Phil Dillon

Released: March 25, 2023

About This Episode:

Two-time Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Phil Dillon, joined Rockabilly Greg in the Flamingo Lounge March 4, 2023.

Phil Dillon at Sportsmen’s Tavern with the Dillon-Whitford Band

Phil Dillon lived in Nashville in 1994 and recently moved back to Buffalo. He has produced and recorded projects such as the critically acclaimed “Ainʼt No Stranger” CD by former Sea Level guitarist Jimmy Nalls. This CD features appearances by Chuck Leavell, Wayne Jackson, Mike Henderson, Jack Pearson, Lee Roy Parnell, and T. Graham Brown. It was nominated for Best Blues Album by The Nashville Music Awards (The Nammys) and also The Music City Blues Society.

For three years, Phil Dillon and John Brady, aka Dillon & Brady, packed people in on Mondays at “The Bona Vista” with various rhythm sections that included players like Jeremy Wall, Jay Beckenstein, Tommy Walsh and Jimmy Calire, Thursdays at “The Central Park Grill” with Phil & John as a duo, and in time Wednesdays at the original “Tralfamadore” and Saturdays at “Quincy’s”on Forest Ave. with the Dillon & Brady Band which featured first, Pete Vitale then Duffy Fornes on drums, Carl Cedar on bass and Gerardo Velez on percussion. This was a formidable band.

Phil also recorded and co-produced T. Graham Brownʼs album “The Present” with Mike Caputy. He plays, sings and engineers on recording sessions and has had his songs recorded by Lee Roy Parnell, Brown, Lisa Brokop and Nalls. Heʼs worked with Chuck Leavell, Wayne Jackson, Gary Mallaber, Harvey Brooks, Bob Moore, Bob Babbitt, Harry Stinson, Boots Randolph and has been a member of Brownʼs band since 2003, with appearances on the Grand Ole Opry, the Bluebird Cafe, GAC Television Network, the Wildhorse Saloon, the Trap and the Charlie Chase Show. He was inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame in 2000 and again in 2015 with Flash.

You can check out full bios for Phil and Flash at bmhof.org

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