3 Dillmans

Acoustic Country & Folk Rock

Feagan, Patrick & Stymie... vocalists and founding members of Minnesota's own Daisy Dillman Band bring pure joyful 3-part harmony and acoustic instruments to an unplugged and intimate setting. Performing music and stories from their national releases. Also, the Eagles, Poco, CSNY and today's best songwriters. 3 Dillmans are recording artists for RCA, MCA and Untied Artist Records, Minnesota Music Award winners for Best Vocal Group, Best Violinist and Best Band. They are also inductees into the MN Rock and Country Hall of Fame, with a Life Time Achievement Award. 

 

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Feagan     Patrick     Stymie 

Guitars and fiddle in hand, Feagan, Patrick and Stymie first sang together in '75... voices blending with a special feel and sound. Looking back, it was a seminal moment. Naming the group, they reached for a book written by legendary local author and story teller; Daisy Dillman (see story below.) She was the 98 year old, living grandmother of Stymie's wife... and the Daisy Dillman Band was born.

Stymie, the group's main songwriter captured their new sound with near perfect pitch... a brand of fiery country rock underpinning high sweet vocals ala CSNY, the Eagles and other “mellow mafia” artists. 

It wasn't long before they were garnering awards...  Minnesota Music Awards: “Best Band,” “Best Vocal Group,” and “Best Violinist.” With a growing regional following, they caught the attention of national record labels. They went into the studio signed to United Artists Records and their first national release followed:

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“The Daisy Dillman Band” United Artists Records / David Z, Producer / Sound 80, Mpls MN. With Feagan as leader, they hit the big road in support of a new record. An old school bus with plywood bunks soon gave way to a private customized Grey Hound SceniCruiser (dubbed Melbourne.)  From New York City (Lone Star Café,) to Los Angeles (The Palomino,) Chicago (Danny Seraphine’s Beginnings,)  to Austin Tx (the Legendary Armadillo World Headquarters,) and points in between... always returning home to  enthusiastic fans at their home base, “Doc Holidays,” a 1400 seat showcase club in Minneapolis.

Full-on performances and exceptional vocal blend were attracting a national audience as they toured with numerous headliners including Emmy Lou Harris, Charlie Daniels, Bonnie Raitt, Asleep At The Wheel, Waylon Jennings and more. (See below.)

DDB was soon re-signed to a new label, RCA Records. They found themselves heading to Muscle Shoals Alabama and Fame Studios... the home of legendary record producer Rick Hall. Their second release followed:

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“Lovin’ the Night Away”   RCA Records / Rick Hall, Producer / Fame Studios, Muscle Shoals Single: “Lovin’ the Night Away”    RCA Records / Rick Hall, Producer / Fame Studios, Muscle Shoals Al

With their second national release the band charted in the top 50 / Billboard Hot 100, garnering national air-play and an Industry “Hot Pick” as breaking act to follow. They continued to tour, recording a third album for RCA Records in New York City never released due to internal restructuring at RCA Records. 

In 2006, the original members reunited and were honored as inductees into the Minnesota Rock and County Hall of Fame, receiving a Life-Time Achievement for writing, production and performance.

3 Dillmans and their fans are life long friends, and at shows it’s not hard to spot. In this acoustic "unplugged" setting, voices soaring over iconic country-rock classics, there's an intimacy that's tangible and rare. You find long lost and familiar faces grinning. celebrating, swaying, remembering.... old & new friends, cousins, fans, road crew, neighbors, grand kids, grown kids and grandparents. 

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With a strong new acoustic presentation and soon-to be-released CD, 3 Dillmans are adding another chapter to the DDB legacy...  bringing a new audience to the large, devoted DDB fold.

 3 Dillmans Have Appeared With    

38 Special

Diamond Rio

Leon Russell

Al Di Meola

Dixie Dregs

Little Feat

Ricky Skaggs

Al Jarreau

Doug Kershaw

Lone Star

Rosanne Cash

Alabama

Eddie Rabbitt

Lorrie Morgan

Roy Buchanen

Allman Brothers

Emmy Lou Harris

Lynard Skynard

Shawn Phillips

Amazing Rhythm Aces

Eric Burdon

Mark O’Conner

Smokey Robinson

Aretha Franklin

Firefall

Marshall Tucker Band

Smothers Brothers

Asleep At The Wheel

Garrison Keillor

Mary Black

St Paul Chamber Orchestra

 

Vince Gill

Brooks and Dunn

Jan & Dean

Peter Oshtrousko

Waylon Jennings

Cab Calloway

Jay Leno

Poco

Willie Murphy

Charlie Daniels

Jerry Douglas

Ray Charles

Willie Nelson

Cheryl Wheeler

Jerry Jeff Walker

REO Speedwagon

Chuck Berry

Jerry Lee Lewis

Restless Heart

Clint Black

Jim Belushi    

Rick Derringer

Confederate Railroad

John McEuen

Ricky Nelson

David Byrne

Jon Vesner

Delfayo Marsalis

Kenny Loggins

  Lyle Lovett

Pat Alger

Atlanta Rhythm Section

Gary Busey

Michael Johnson

Steve Forbert

Benny Andersson

Gary P Nunn

Michael Martin Murphy

Tanya Tucker

Bill Murray

Glen Frey

MN Symphony Orchestra

The Judds

Björn Ulvaeus, 

Goldie Hawn

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

The Mavericks

Black Oak Arkansas

Hall & Oates

Osmo Vanska

The Outlaws

Bobby Caldwell

Head East

Ozark Mountain Daredevils

Tommy James

Bobby McFerrin

Head East

Pam Tillis

Vasar Clements

Bonnie Raitt

Jack Nicklaus


 

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