Good morning. If you’ve got a moment, shape the direction of Flow State by taking this survey. Today we’re listening to Mike Dillon, a percussionist from San Antonio. Thank you to Tim Wolfson for the recommendation. Born in 1965, Dillon got into classic rock (Zeppelin, Kiss) early on, and in high school his drum teacher introduced him to Miles Davis’s drum accompanists (Tony Williams, Jimmy Cobb). He studied music at North Texas State, where he was exposed to new worlds of percussion from Indian drumming (tabla) to Afro Cuban music. We detect those influences in his instrumental vibraphone- and marimba-led solo music, which we’re playing today. Specifically we’re spinning his 2016 record
Elliott Smith forever! I love Hermanos Gutierrez, but in terms of music discovery, this is the pick of the week for me. I'm a huge Elliott Smith fan and I found Mike's interpretations to be really wonderful. Have a great weekend!
Mike Dillon x Bright Eyes? Would love to see that happen!