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2011 Salon // Songwriting with Johnny Dilks' Team

June 16th, 2011

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.

Native to New Orleans, Jim McCormick was raised by a merchant marine, one block from the Mississippi River levee in Algiers. He was influenced by New Orleans radio growing up, and listened to artists like Mac David, Sonny and Cher, Barbara Mandrell and Tom Jones. Having earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Georgetown University, he returned home to complete a Master of Fine Arts at the University of New Orleans.

Read more about:  Johnny Dilks

Summer Arts through Culture Program: a cultural fellowship grant
for teen musicians.