Based out of Seattle, WA, Dylan exploded on to the Country scene at just 22 years old. People often ask how Country music became his passion when growing up in such a Rock and Grunge based city. “Nothing’s ever felt more right. I'm just creating the kind of music I love and Country’s [become] a part of me.” Dylan uses feel good harmonica riffs and vivid storytelling mixed with a driving rock beat to captivate his audience within the music. “I want to paint a story people feel like they've become a part of. I want people to see that I’m not only a singer but I’m also a songwriter, bringing these stories to life.” By focusing on constantly improving himself as a musician, he's not only able to play guitar, but also the harmonica, drums, pedal steel, mandolin and banjo; skills he uses when writing each part of his albums. Dylan isn’t a one-man band though; he has a great group of guys backing him on stage. Together they’ve supported Dierks Bentley, Joe Nichols, Lee Brice, Montgomery Gentry, Chris Young, Gary Allan, Thompson Square, Parmalee, Jason Michael Carroll, Kelsea Ballerini, Michael Ray and more, participated in countless festivals and fairs including spots on the highly coveted Watershed Music Festival, Sunfest Country Festival, Washington State Fair, and more. Dylan has also been featured nationally on Taste Of Country, The Boot, AXS, Huffington Post and American Songwriter, and regionally on New Day NW and Evening Magazine.
"Put aside your want for a mixed country song with a pop feel to it and embrace what country should be comprised of, soulful lyrics and an acoustic guitar. Dylan brings back the classic sound while infusing his take on the country genre and the outcome is an ear pleasing tune" (TWSJ 2014). Dylan spends the majority of each year on the road touring North America. Currently, he’s performed in over 35 states and countries and is anxious to get overseas soon!
Don't judge Dylan based on this; come out to a show and see for yourself what people are talking about. “I’m in a place right now where I just want to sit down and write about everything that comes my way; things I experience or see other people go through and things I read about or see in newspapers and on the TV. I’ve never been more proud of the songs I’m creating and all I want to do now is show them to as many people as I can.”
Curtis Stuart Dalton Macdonald (born Febuary 20, 1962) is a new age, jazz and contemporary instrumental keyboardist, composer, arranger and producer.
The music Curtis Macdonald creates evokes emotional and passionate feelings. His soulful contemporary weaving of jazz and new age music is stylized with an effervescent and transparent wash of modern electronica that becomes the foundation for his memorable acoustic piano melodies and lyrical improvisations that are heartfelt and reflective with a dash of cool.
During the late 1990s and early 2000s, Curtis Macdonald played a role in turning contemporary instrumental and new age more mainstream.
When he was signed by the independent music label Eversound in 2002, his signature style of radio friendly smooth new age solidified into a sound appreciated all over the world. His sound would evolve throughout the years with the incorporation of jazz, world beat and EDM.
For his Eversound album release, Everlasting, Curtis Macdonald received Grammy consideration for Best New Age Record as well as placing in the New Age Reporter Top 100 Recordings of 2007. His song Hope and Faith was a top 10 hit on Sirius Satellite Radio’s “Spa” for a straight 20 weeks. In 2013 his recent CMMP release “When Dreams Come True” received Grammy consideration and selections achieved heavy rotation on Music Choice's Soundscapes.
Growing up in Southern California, Macdonald became a self taught musician beginning at the age of six. After graduating with a BFA in composition from California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California in 1986, he began a long career as a composer for various music libraries, allowing his talents of emulating practically every style of music to be used. In 1997 he began recording his personal branded style of music and created his own label CMMP records.
His jazz influences are Bill Evans, Vince Guaraldi, Bob James and Jeff Lorber and has a fond affection for pop and dance music. He is well versed in the history of music and the technological achievements of the industry from his first experience with a Macintosh in 1984 to the present day creating with a smartphone.