Musician, Photographer, ADventurer.
Dillon Anthony is a Canadian multi-instrumentalist, engineer, and producer, most recognized for his work on pedal steel, guitar, and keyboard for the band Kill Chicago. Often described as a "utility musician", Dillon enjoys working in many different styles of music, and has played guitar, banjo, pedal/lap steel, piano, and drums on various recordings. As a session player, he has worked on everything from country/folk albums to a role as contributing musician on the soundtrack for a CNN documentary.
Studies have taken Dillon through a 2 year Diploma in Audio Engineering at the Centre for Arts & Technology in Fredericton, a work/study internship at the Banff Centre (specializing in classical concert recordings), and Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass.
Dillon has been part of the east coast rock outfit Kill Chicago since 2014, performing multiple showcases (ECMA, Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival), and recently taking home the "Album of the Year" prize at the 2016 Music New Brunswick awards.
As a songwriter, Dillon's first EP “Four Stories” was completed in partnership with Theatre New Brunswick, and performed to a sold out audience as the inaugural music show at TNB’s Studio Theatre.
Having played countless live shows, Dillon has been fortunate enough to share the bill with artists such as Matt Mayes, The Trews, Hey Rosetta, Matt Minglewood, and Lukas Nelson.
In 2017, Dillon spent a large portion of the year North of 60 and in the Arctic. In this time he participated in the La Wayaka Current Artist Residency in Sørøya, Norway as well as the Canadian Wilderness Artist Residency in the Yukon, Canada. Both of these residency programs focused on creating art and drawing inspiration from the landscapes and sounds of the natural world.
As part of the Canada 150 celebrations, Dillon is in collaboration with Parks Canada in creating musical soundscapes out of environmental sounds.
When not performing and recording, Dillon teaches music theory at DaVinci College, and also gives private instruction in instrument and theory.
Dillon continues to hone and sharpen his skills in the visual realm. His work has been featured on the social media pages of Tourism New Brunswick and Explore Canada. He also contributes photographs to Waterfalls NB.
In the media he has had photos featured in PhotoED Magazine, The Daily Gleaner, Telegraph Journal, The Miramichi Leader, and CBC.
He also volunteers with The New Brunswick Nature Trust, photographing naturalistic and public engagement events.
In a commercial setting, Dillon has contributed photos to everything from smartphone applications to outdoor equipment companies.