Mike Dillon Band / Evan Marien x Dana Hawkins
Mike Dillon is one of the most dynamic and multifaceted percussionists in the country, best known for his unforgettable live performances, unorthodox percussion rig, and distinct original sound. Over the last 27 years, his creative songwriting and the range of artists he has worked with on tour, stage, or in the studio reveal his eclectic musical inspiration and skillful versatility. Such artists include: Ani DiFranco, Brave Combo, Galactic, Karl Denson, and James Singleton, among many others. On stage, Dillon is a powerful force, with boundless energy that hails a punk rock/hardcore edge and the seamless ability to play multiple percussive instruments at once. Taking a brief hiatus from solo projects, Dillon is performing with his latest quartet, the Mike Dillon Band, which features Mike Dillon on vibraphone, percussion, and lead vocals.
Hailing from Baltimore and Illinois, Evan Marien x Dana Hawkins came together in New York City when Evan Marien brought his solo bass and electronic compositions to virtuoso drummer Dana Hawkins. Each artist has worked with Grammy Award winners and nominees, including Jack DeJohnette, Stanley Clarke, Meshell Ndegeocello, and Esperanza Spalding. The duo has also been featured in Modern Drummer and Bass Player Magazine. The band recently released its album Collections in early 2013, featuring live recordings and video mixes.