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The Dillards

Band, *1963 US, Salem, Missouri
World, Country, Rock and Folk

US progressive bluegrass and country rock group based in Los Angeles, California. The group was originally based around singer-guitarist Rodney Dillard, and his banjo playing brother Doug Dillard, who both grew up in Salem, Missouri. Accompanying the brothers were mandolin player Dean Webb (2) and bassist Mitch Jayne. In 1962 the group moved to Los Angeles, where they met producer Jim Dickson, and secured a record deal with Elektra, eventually releasing five albums for the label. In 1967, Doug left the group and hooked up with Gene Clark, recording two albums as Dillard & Clark. After Doug's departure, banjo player, singer and songwriter Herb Pedersen joined the group, and they shifted to a more country rock style. The group had several more lineup changes in the 1970s, recording for the Anthem (4), Poppy, and Flying Fish (2) labels. The group continued performing well into the 1990s, with Doug and Rodney also releasing albums with John Hartford.

PortraitByron Berline
vn *1944 US
PortraitHerb Pedersen
voc, bj *1944 US
PortraitGlen Hardin
PortraitDoug Dillard
bj, g 1937-2012 US
Jeff Gilkinson
vc, b
PortraitDean Webb
man 1937-2018 US
Paul York
PortraitBilly Ray Lathum
bj 1938-2018 US
PortraitMitch Jayne
eb, b 1928-2010 US
PortraitRodney Dillard
voc, g, stg *1942
PortraitSteve Cooley
bj, eb
PortraitBilly Constable
man, bj, voc
PortraitRay Park
vn, voc 1933-2002 US
PortraitPete Grant
Ed Ponder
dr US
Richard Godfrey
Buddy Blackmon
g, bj US
Douglas Bounsall
eg, voc
Joe Villegas
Rick McEwen
Beverly Cotton Dillard
Ric Williams
PortraitWilliam Shields Bryson
voc, b *1946 US
Seth Papas
George Giddens
Gary J. Smith
Jim Glaspy
Popular Tracks   
Dooley on Back Porch Bluegrass by The Dillards
Tumbling Tumbleweeds on Bluegrass Now! by Various Artists
There Is a Time - Recorded at the Mecca, Los Angeles on Live!!! Almost!!! by The Dillards
Banjo in the Hollow on Back Porch Bluegrass by The Dillards
I've Just Seen a Face on Wheatstraw Suite by The Dillards
Old Home Place on Back Porch Bluegrass by The Dillards
Polly Vaughn on Back Porch Bluegrass by The Dillards
Old Man at the Mill on Back Porch Bluegrass by The Dillards
Darlin' Boys on Let It Fly by The Dillards
Old Joseph on Back Porch Bluegrass by The Dillards

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Band Membership

Title Artist Year Type
Early Recordings 1959The Dillards2006Album
Pickin' And Fiddlin'/Back Porch BluegrassThe Dillards2006Compil.
Let The Music Flow The Best Of 1963 - 1979The Dillards2005Compil.
Pickin' & Fiddlin', Wheatstraw Suite and CopperfieldsThe Dillards2004Compil.
Back Porch Bluegrass & Live!!! Almost!!!The Dillards2001Compil.
Classic Dillards - The Lansdowne & Winston Music Publishers Collection Vol. I & IIThe Dillards1999Compil.
A Long Time Ago (The First Time Live!)The Dillards1999Album
Roots And Branches / Tribute To The American DuckThe Dillards1996Compil.
The Best Of The Darlin' BoysThe Dillards1995Compil.
Take Me Along For The RideThe Dillards1992Album
There Is A Time (1963-70)The Dillards1991Compil.
Let It FlyThe Dillards1990Album
25th Cambridge Festival Programme 3 & 4Al Stewart / The Dillards / The Washington Squares1990Album
I'll Fly AwayThe Dillards1987Compil.
Homecoming And Family ReunionThe Dillards1981Album
Melody Ranch Featuring The DillardsThe Dillards1980Album
Dueling Banjos - Deliverance IIEric Weissberg, Marshall Brickman, The Dillards, Tom Paley & Art Rosenbaum1979Compil.
Mountain RockThe Dillards1979Album
Decade WaltzThe Dillards1979Album
Versus The Incredible L.A. Time MachineThe Dillards1977Album
The PoetThe Dillards1977Single
Country Tracks / The Best Of The DillardsThe Dillards1976Compil.
Stone's Throw Away / In My LifeThe Dillards1975Single
Hot Rod BanjoThe Dillards1973Single
Tribute To The American DuckThe Dillards1973Album
One A.M.The Dillards1972Single
America (The Lady Of The Harbor)The Dillards1972Single
Roots And BranchesThe Dillards1972Album
It's About Time / One A.M.The Dillards1971Single
Comin' Home Again / Fields Have Turned BrownThe Dillards1970Single
One Too Many Mornings / Turn It AroundThe Dillards1970Single
Close The Door Lightly (When You Go)The Dillards1970Single
CopperfieldsThe Dillards1970Album
Rainmaker / West Montana HannaThe Dillards1969Single
She Sang Hymns Out Of TuneThe Dillards1969Single
Listen To The Sound / The Biggest WhateverThe Dillards1969Single
Reason To Believe / Nobody KnowsThe Dillards1968Single
Wheatstraw SuiteThe Dillards1968Album
Pickin' And Fiddlin'The Dillards With Byron Berline1965Album
The Last Thing On My MindThe Dillards1965Single
Ebo Walker/Nobody KnowsThe Dillards1965Single
Live... AlmostThe Dillards1964Album
Hootin' BanjoThe Dillards1963Single
Back Porch BluegrassThe Dillards1963Album
DooleyThe Dillards1963Single
RainmakerThe DillardsSingle
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