"Every now and then a musician manages to climb over my high wall of standards long enough to make me want to hear more only after twisting my head sideways like a hound dog a couple of times before I realize what's hit me. Denise Dill got me up off my feet at the 30th National Women's Music Festival and my feet were tired!” (~Kara Barnard)
Multi-instrumentalist Denise Dill is fueled by music and poetry. At fifteen, she began songwriting to impress a crush, but it soon became much more than a gimmick. Fresh out of high school, Denise attended Berklee College of Music where she studied piano and songwriting, but her heart forever marked by this experience, drew her back to the organic landscape of rural southern Indiana .
After a period of performing she moved to Bloomington , IN to pursue other creative ventures. In August 2004 she released her third solo album which generated her first large scale tour. This self-titled CD encompasses the deep connections shared with her community, relationships, and the ecosystem. The album resonates natural and mathematical patterns in nature, love, and loss.
This past year she has toured with Lisa Sanders (two-time San Diego Acoustic Artist of the year) and Irina Rivkin (Outmusic Song of the Year 2003). She has shared the stage with recognized U.S. artists Pamela Means , Hamell on Trial, Girlyman, Edie Carey, Anne Heaton, Andrea Bunch and Aerin Tedesco. Denise took her tour international when she performed this fall at Ladyfest Ottawa. She has also performed at National Women's Music Festival and The Big Tado. The self-proclaimed “earthy-folksinger with a queer twist” continues to reinvent her music. Profoundly personal, political, and poetic Denise’s songs draw the listener in deep and hold on tight.
"Denise Dill is the most original, brilliant, singer/songwriter I've come across in a long time. You have to check this woman out!" (~Lisa Sanders, singer/songwriter and two-time San Diego Music Awards winner)