The Artist
  • Performances
  • Repertoire
  • Biography
  • Contacts
     The Music
  • CD Recordings
  • Printed Music
  • Venues
  • Gig Photos
  • Articles/Reviews
  • Testimonials
  • Photo Gallery

    Model R Brazilian Rosewood Cutaway

    D'Addario Strings D'Addario strings

    Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine, issue no. 53, features a Master Workshop of Robert's composition Big Lee "Leo". The magazine ships nationwide and includes a CD with his original piece!

    Robert W. Dillon, Ph.D. is a composer and performer of fingerstyle guitar instrumentals. He has composed over thirty brilliantly mastered originals (theme compositions) and has arranged numerous instrumentals of modern day music.

    Years of practicing and developing a flawless classical fingerstyle technique in combination with a diverse repertoire have influenced and enhanced his abilities in developing a signature sound for his originals, many of which have a variety of guitar tunings. Robert unique fingerstyle technique produces rich and expressive tones that are heard as three-dimensional melodies (foreground, middleground, and background) to create an almost "orchestral" sound.

    Robert's 1st Album
    of Original Solo Instrumentals
    "Images From The Heart (2000)"

    Robert has professionally recorded his favorite music on 6 CDs as shown on his CD Recordings page.
    His albums include:

    Images From The Heart (2000)

    Renewed Memories (2002)

    Christmas Classics (2004)

    Fingerstyle Guitar & Percussion Duo(2005)

    Favorite Classical Guitar Instrumentals (2012)

    Songs of the 70's & 80's for Fingerstyle Guitar (2013)

    Hearing Bob's 3-dimensional compositions along with his tonal beauty on the guitar is an enormous treat to the listener that words can not express! The quality and depth of music coming from his guitar is astounding! ... Taylor Guitars

    Concert Review

    Anticipating the creative beauty of Robert Dillon's performances has always been a joy for me. Collectively watching how he designs his set-up and how meticulously his body and hands are positioned before each composition expresses a continuity of form within himself and his fingerstylings.

    Robert's presence is his greatest introduction to his music. Mild in manner, yet expressive in delivery. Each performance reveals developed textures that can only be created through the union between musician and his innate understanding of his instrument.

    There is always a sense of quiet within the audience, but not so much as to listen, but to feel.

    The mystery of the how and the why between fingers and strings makes Robert Dillon an object of passion's greatest desire...having.

    ... Othello Leonard, Musician & Poet, Hot Springs, AR

    Review Summaries

    The loft has had some terrific guitarists from all over America perform, but I've never seen one so totally captivate an audience as Robert Dillon does!
    ... Bud Kenny, Concert at the Poet's Loft

    D'Addario Performing Acoustic Artist and Endorser of D'Addario Strings. The CD – Great stuff, Robert is a fine player!
    ... John Ferrante, J. D'Addario & Co

    I highly recommend Robert Dillon's "Images From The Heart" for any fan of acoustic guitar, classical guitar, new age music, or guitar music in general!
    ... Bob Porri,

    An excellent CD – and certainly all the way there!
    ... Les Reynolds,

    Guitarist Brings Unique Style To Spa!
    ... Alison Harbour, The Sentinel-Record Newspaper

    Album of crystal clear shine and flawless rhythm ... the melodic lines shine out like dew on a spider's web!
    ... Ben Ohmart,

     Copyright © 2000 - 2024 All Rights Reserved