A throwback to the troubadour tradition of the late 60's and early 70's, Joe Dillstrom's songs weave stories of lives in flux with traditional American music styles. With an understated guitar style and a smooth baritone voice, Dillstrom's compositions are tasteful, articulate, and melodic. His recently released second album, Highways & Byways, is a solo acoustic collection of 'road songs, singalongs, and bar-fly lullabies'.
A native of Springfield, Missouri and a college mathematics instructor by trade, Dillstrom's songwriting aspires to the timelessness of his influences, which include early Tom Waits, Hank Williams, Chuck Berry, and Fats Domino.
A songwriter with a distinctly literary edge, you're likely to find him flying under the radar and at low altitude in various wineries, breweries, and house concerts across the Midwest.