Described as “sounding like the love child of Hank Williams and Patsy Montana,” San Mateo, California native, Johnny Dilks, grew up with influences including Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis. Now based in New Orleans, Dilks is establishing himself as a singer-songwriter. He is part of an explosion of retro musical acts emerging out of the west coast including Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys, Deke Dickerson, the Lucky
Stars, Biller & Wakefield, and more.

Dilks’ formed the Visitacion Valley Boys at the age of 19 and went through a series of members before finding the combination that would make the band extraordinary country outfit it became. Their sound was largely influenced by Hank Williams, Kenny Roberts, Bob and Billy Jack Wills, and the Louvin Brothers. Throw in a little Cajun and some Dixieland love and you’ve got the Visitacion Valley Boys. Little known fact: Dilks
named the band after an actual valley in California known for its country music.