Listening Party, Live Performance, & Pre-sale
Listening Party: May 21, 2021 6pm PT | 9pm ET - livestream video will premiere on this page.
To participate in the chat during the listening party, show, or pre-sale watch the video on Youtube, which you can get to by clicking "Watch on Youtube" on the video below. It will also be available on Facebook and Instagram. So choose your favorite evil.
Join musician Dillbilly and label owner Briget Boyle (Waxsimile Productions) for a listening party, live performance, and pre-sale celebrating the release of their new single, “Chaparral”.
Get comfy, light some candles, turn the lights down low, pour yourself a drink, grab your headphones, and get ready to listen deeply, together.
About The Single
This single and title track was produced by Julie Wolf and engineered/mixed by Nino Moschella in Richmond, CA at Bird & Egg Studios and features Allison Miller, Alisa Rose, James Deprato, Julie Wolf, Nino Moschella, and Scott Dill. Additional production by Nino and additional mixing by Julie. This was mastered by Ken Lee Mastering. The audio is available on all streaming platforms. Click here.
The full length record, Chaparral, is coming out digitally with physical available from Waxsimile Productions on July 9, 2021 and you can pre-pre-order it here.
About the Upcoming Record
On Chaparral, the tenth studio recording from genre-queer songwriter Dillbilly, soulful countryfied rock, mournful resonant ballads, and Rust Belt bluegrass join hands and waltz around the bonfire. Dillbilly (pronouns: they/them) crafts songs laden with lyrics that investigate gender, queerness, class, privilege, and shame, taking a deep dive into the complexity and responsibility of being a white working-class queer from a red state. Winding tenderly through these introspective tales is an elegant voice that warbles like a jay, world-weary and vulnerable, yet glowing gently with a palpable inner strength. Featuring performances by a coterie of gifted artists, Chaparral is masterfully arranged and recorded; pristine, soft-edged, and utterly enchanting.
Chaparral represents the work of a group of kindred spirits coming together to lift up one of their own. Over the past two years, Dillbilly has been working with producer Julie Wolf (Indigo Girls) and Nino Moschella to record the record. This release features the likes of Vicki Randle (Mavis Staples), Todd Sickafoose (Anaïs Mitchell), Daren Hahn (Ani DiFranco), Allison Miller (Boom Tic Boom), James DePrato (Chuck Prophet), Kofy Brown (Skip the Needle), Jesse Strauss (the Bribes), and Rhonda Kinard (the Onyx). Throughout, the process has been guided by the steady hand of Briget Boyle of Waxsimile Productions.
Written primarily in Maine, Indiana, and California, Chaparral dives deep into explorations of grief, resilience, and regeneration. “My intersectional identities bring up a broad range of interrelated topics,” says Dillbilly. “White privilege, white fragility, class dynamics, poverty, substance use, harm reduction, gender, racism, heartbreak, and mental health all have many overlaps.”
To engage with deeply fraught topics head on is a crucial first step toward understanding and reconciliation. Chaparral brings the deep and troubling to the surface, and in doing so lets in the sunlight. “I hope folks feel held and inspired,” explains Dillbilly. “In this life there is room for joy, struggle, and hope. I hope folks see parts of themselves reflected and confronted, especially others like me. I hope this record is a balm for those who are hurting.” A lush, moody, joyful tapestry of songwriting, musicianship, and soundscape, Chaparral is evocative, vulnerable, and profoundly beautiful.