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Dillon’s ‘Through the Fire’ features distinct vocal style

Local artist Shay Dillon has stepped into the indie musician spotlight with her debut CD, “Through the Fire.” According to her bio, “Her distinct vocal style varies from smoky down and dirty blues to soft sultry sounds from the soul.” I couldn’t agree more. On the CD’s 13 tracks, she shows her full range of vocal talent. Almost 52 minutes of lyrics of love, loss and angst are accompanied by well-matched instrumental tracks that include piano, sax, bass and guitar.

As one of many independent musicians vying for a music niche, Shay has a running start with “Through the Fire.” She won the International Music AID Award and the US Award for Female Solo Artist for her song “Holdin’ On,” which will be featured on three Compilation CDs.

My favorite song is “Love and Hate” – haunting lyrics with just a piano accompaniment. Shay and producer/lyricist Paul Kraushaar have written 150 songs over the past eight years, which means we will be hearing much more from her in the future. You can visit Shay at her Web site http://www.shaydillon.com.


William Clark lives in Grass Valley and contributes an occasional book or music review.

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