Jack W. Dillard

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About



I've been playing guitar and bass since 1969. I started playing in local clubs in 1970. I've played many different styles of music. Some of the bands I've worked with over the years are The Crystalires, The Heat Waves, The New South, The Bush River Band, Turners Outlaw Band, Quick Change, Detour, The Country Breeze, Backroads, Appaloosa, Steel Force and Over The Edge. I've also worked with a couple Elvis Presley tribute artists, Lionel Ward and Michael Hoover.

Since I've played so many different types of music my influences are very diverse. I've probably been influenced by every guitarist and bassist I've ever listened to to some degree, but some of my primary guitar influences have been:

Stevie Ray Vaughan
Buddy Guy
BB King
Billy Gibbons
Jimi Hendrix
Johnny Winter
John Fogerty
Charlie Christian
Don Rich
Roy Nichols
Brent Mason
Vince Gill

My bass influences:
Mel Schacher
Randy Jo Hobbs
Stuart Hamm

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Gear

Gear Used for Electric Guitar Gigs

I have a few guitars that I use for any gig. My 2020 Kirn Nashville Telecaster, 2015 Kirn Old Blackie Telecaster and 2010 PRS 305 25th Anniversary.

I've been looking for lighter amps to use recently and have been using a Quilter Labs 101 Reverb paired with a Quilter Block Dock 12HD. Sounds great, is 50 solid state watts and weighs about 23 pounds.

Gear Used for Bass Gigs

I don't play any gigs that require a huge bass rig so my MarkBass Little Mark III head and Markbass NY151 cabinet has been able to cover anything I've needed to do. It's 300W at 8 ohm and 500W at 4 ohms. Solid state power and preamp, direct out and will accept either low or high impedance input.

I've been using my Paul Reed Smith Gary Grainger 5 String for everything, it's very versatile and responds well to different right hand positions to alter the tone.

Gear Used for Acoustic Gigs

I'll bring my Anderson Crowdster and my Martin Performing Artist OMCPA4 for these. The Crowdster is a very acoustic sounding thin bodied acoustic/electric. The OMCPA4 has Fishman F1 Analog electronics.

I have a Fender Acoustasonic 150 2X8 for amplification which works very well. It also has some models of electric amps so it could be used for a gig where both electric and acoustic are needed.

Guitars:

2015 Ron Kirn Signature Old Blackie
2020 Ron Kirn Signature Custom Telecaster
2004 Tom Anderson Crowdster
2010 Paul Reed Smith 25th Anniversary 305
2019 Paul Reed Smith SE Paul's Guitar
2021 G&L Tribute ASAT Junior II
2021 Fender Player Stratocaster
PartsCaster Telecaster
PartsCaster Esquire
PartsCaster Stratocaster
2012 Martin Performing Artist OMCPA4 Sapele

Basses:

2013 Paul Reed Smith Grainger 5
2013 Fender Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70S
2018 Ibanez SRH505 5-String Bass Guitar

Guitar Amps and Cabinets:

1984 Peavey Nashville 400
2002 Peavey Bandit Red Stripe
Quilter Labs BlockDock 12 HD
Quilter Labs Reverb 101
Fender Blues Jr. IV loaded with Eminence Cannabis Rex
Mojotone 5E3 Kit
1X12 Cabinet loaded with Eminence Cannabis Rex

Bass Amps and Cabinets:

Markbass Little Mark III Head
Markbass NY151 Cabinet

Pedals and Effects:

Digitech Drop
Dunlop Mini Wah
Dunlop Mini Volume Pedal
MXR Carbon Copy Delay
NUX Steel Singer Overdrive
PedalTrain Classic Jr. With Soft Case
Peterson StroboClip Tuner
Peterson StroboPlus Tuner
Peterson Strobostomp HD Tuner
Snark Clip On Tuner
Sonic Research Turbo Tuner
TrueTone CS12 Power Supply
TrueTone One Spot Power Supply
Xotic AC Booster
Xotic Andy Timmons BB Preamp
Xotic RC Booster

Live Sound:

Mackie ProFX12 V3 Mixer
Elctro-Voice ZLX12BT Powered Speakers (2)
Alto TS112A Powered Speakers (2)
Shure SM58 Mics (6)
Shure Beta 58A Mics (1)
Sennheiser E935 Mic
Mic stands and speaker stands

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Performances

 
Friday, September 10, 2021 The Backroads Band
at a
Private Performance
Wedding Reception
TBA
 
Saturday, September 18, 2021 The Backroads Band
at
Woody's Pub Grub
11 Margaret Ave
Essex, MD 21221
(410) 525-7507
7pm to 11pm
 
Saturday, September 25, 2021 The Backroads Band
at the
Perryville American Legion
300 Cherry St
Perryville, MD 21903
(410) 642-2771
7:00pm to 11:00pm
 
Saturday, October 2, 2021 The Backroads Band
at
Brix in the Stix
12301 Philadelphia Rd, Kingsville, MD 21087
(410) 538-3126
7pm to 11pm
 
Friday, October 15, 2021 Kenny Lauer and the Country Breeze
at the
Annapolis Moose Lodge
1890 Crownsville Rd
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 266-0688
7pm to 11pm
 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 The Backroads Band
at the
Ancient Order of Croaking Frogs
300 South Park Ave
Quarryville, PA 19566
(717) 786-4646
7:30pm to 11:30pm
 
Saturday, October 30, 2021 The Backroads Band
at the
Millington VFW
30922 River Rd
Millington, MD 21651
(410) 928-3234
7pm to 10pm
 
Sunday, October 31, 2021 The Backroads Band
at
PatRick's Sports Bar & Grille
520 Eastern Boulevard
Baltimore, Maryland 21221
(410) 780-5285
3pm to 7pm
 
Friday, November 12, 2021 Kenny Lauer and the Country Breeze
at the
Severna Park American Legion
832 Manhattan Beach Rd
Severna Park, MD 21146
(410) 544-2066
7:30pm to 11:30pm
 
Saturday, December 11, 2021 The Backroads Band
at the
Ancient Order of Croaking Frogs
300 South Park Ave
Quarryville, PA 19566
(717) 786-4646
7:30pm to 11:30pm
 
Friday, December 31, 2021 The Backroads Band
at the
Perryville American Legion
300 Cherry St
Perryville, MD 21903
(410) 642-2771
8:00pm to 12:00am
 
Saturday, February 12, 2022 The Backroads Band
at the
Perryville American Legion
300 Cherry St
Perryville, MD 21903
(410) 642-2771
7:00pm to 11:00pm

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Sounds

Title Musicians
Backroads Band Demo

Demo recordings of a few songs from one of our gigs.
Band Members:
Jack Dillard (Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Lead Vocals, Backup Vocals)
Keith Haight (Drums, Lead Vocals, Backup Vocals)
Gary Stacy (Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Lead Vocals, Backup Vocals)
Band: Backroads
Can't You See

Jack Dillard - Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Kirk Soistman - Drums, Backing Vocals
John Tomison - Backing Vocals
Band: Over the Edge
Unchained Melody

Jack Dillard - Backing Vocals, Bass Guitar
Kirk Soistman - Drums, Lead Vocals
John Tomison - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Band: Over the Edge
Drift Away

Jack Dillard - Backing Vocals, Bass Guitar
Kirk Soistman - Drums, Backing Vocals
John Tomison - Guitar, Lead Vocals
Band: Over the Edge
I've Got A Feeling

Jack Dillard - Electric Guitar
Mike Ditch - Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Brian Ditch - Backing Vocals, Bass Guitar
Meredith Holiday - Backing Vocals
Lee Jordan - Drums
Duane Martz- Keyboards
Band: Detour
Mr. Mom

Jack Dillard - Electric Guitar
Mike Ditch - Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Brian Ditch - Backing Vocals, Bass Guitar
Meredith Holiday - Backing Vocals
Lee Jordan - Drums
Duane Martz- Keyboards
Band: Detour
Strawberry Wine

Jack Dillard - Electric Guitar
Mike Ditch - Backing Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Brian Ditch - Backing Vocals, Bass Guitar
Meredith Holiday - Lead Vocals
Lee Jordan - Drums
Duane Martz- Keyboards
Band: Detour
Alone Again

Jack Dillard - Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
James Dillard - Drums
Justin Johns - Bass Guitar
Mark Thomas - Lead and Backing Vocals
Band: Steel Force
I'm Your Captain/Closer To Home

Jack Dillard - Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
James Dillard - Drums
Justin Johns - Bass Guitar
Mark Thomas - Lead and Backing Vocals
Band: Steel Force
Desert Plains

Jack Dillard - Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
James Dillard - Drums
Justin Johns - Bass Guitar
Mark Thomas - Lead and Backing Vocals
Band: Steel Force
Little Wing

Jack Dillard - Bass Guitar
James Dillard - Drums
Wayne Graham - Guitar
Lee Russell - Lead Vocals
We're An American Band

Jack Dillard - Bass Guitar
James Dillard - Drums
Wayne Graham - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Lee Russell - Lead Vocals
Gimme Three Steps

Jack Dillard - Bass Guitar
James Dillard - Drums
Wayne Graham - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Lee Russell - Lead Vocals

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Video

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Songs

Title Artist
A Little Less Talk And A Lot More Action
Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone
All I Have To Do Is Dream
All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight
All Right Already
Another Saturday Night
Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
Bad Time
Before You Accuse Me
Betty Lou's Getting Out Tonight
Black Sheep
Blue Suede Shoes
Boney Maronie
Boot Scootin' Boogie
Born To Be Wild
Born To Boogie
Brown Sugar
Call Me the Breeze
Can't You See
Cocaine
Cocaine Blues
Crossfire
Desperado
Down on the Corner
Dumas Walker
Family Tradition
Fast As You
Folsom Prison Blues
Fortunte Son
Friends In Low Places
Gimme Three Steps
Giving It Up For Your Love
God Bless Texas
Good Golly Miss Molly
Good Hearted Woman
Green River
Hard To Handle
Hard Working Man
Hey Good Lookin'
House of the Rising Sun
Hurts So Good
I Feel Lucky
I Love This Bar
I Want You Bad
It Came Out of the Sky
It's Only Make Believe
Jailhouse Rock
Johnny B. Goode
Keep Your Hands To Yourself
Knocking On Heaven's Door
La Grange
Lady Down on Love
Last Kiss
Lawyers, Guns and Money
Long As I Can See The Light
Long Haired Country Boy
Long Train Running
Make You Feel My Love
Mama Tried
Margaritaville
Mary Jane's Last Dance
Midnight Hour
Mustang Sally
Neon Moon
Never Been To Spain
Old Habits
Old Man Down The Road
Old Time Rock and Roll
Pink Cadillac
Play That Funky Music
Pride and Joy
Proud Mary
Ramblin' Gamblin' Man
Rock My World Little Country Girl
Rocky Top
Sharp Dressed Man
Standing On Shaky Ground
Statue of a Fool
Summertime
Suzie Q
Sweet Home Alabama
Swingin
Taking Care of Business
Tennessee Whiskey
That's My Story
The House Is A Rocking
The Perfect Country and Western Song
Trashy Women
Tulsa Time
Tush
Twist
Twist and Shout
Walk Softly
Watermelon Crawl
Where Am I Gonna Live
Wonder Of You
Wonderful Tonight
Toby Keith
Bill Withers
The Everly Brothers
Hank Williams Jr.
Larry Stewart
Sam Cooke
Waylon Jennings
Jim Croce
Grand Funk
Eric Clapton
Bob Seger
Jon Anderson
Carl Perkins
Little Richard
Brooks and Dunn
Steppenwolf
Hank Williams Jr.
Rolling Stones
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Marshall Tucker
Eric Clapton
Johnny Cash
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Eagles
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Kentucky Headhunters
Hank Williams Jr.
Dwight Yokaum
Johnny Cash
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Garth Brooks
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Delbert McClinton
Little Texas
Little Richard
Waylon Jennings
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Black Crows
Brooks and Dunn
Hank Williams
The Animals
John Mellencamp
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Toby Keith
Colin Raye
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Conway Twitty
Elvis Presley
Chuck Berry
Georgia Satellites
Eric Clapton
Z Z Top
Alabama
Pearl Jam
Warren Zevon
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Charlie Daniels
Doobie Brothers
Garth Brooks
Merle Haggard
Jimmy Buffet
Tom Petty
Wilson Pickett
The Commitments
Brooks and Dunn
Three Dog Night
Hank Williams Jr.
John Fogerty
Bob Seger
Bruce Springsteen
Wild Cherry
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Bob Seger
Brooks and Dunn
Traditional
Z Z Top
Delbert McClinton
Jack Greene
Janis Joplin
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Jon Anderson
Bachman Turner Overdrive
Chris Stapleton
Colin Raye
Stevie Ray Vaughan
David Allan Coe
Confederate Railroad
Eric Clapton
Z Z Top
Chubby Checkers
Beatles
Kentucky Headhunters
Tracy Byrd
Billy Ray Cyrus
Elvis Presley
Eric Clapton

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