Dylan Rodrigue’s music has always been a journey, exploring all genres and musical forms. Dylan was raised in small yoga-based intentional community in Northern California . . . a very quiet and peaceful place with a quiet and peaceful music scene. This all changed at the age of seven when Dylan’s father snuck a copy of Who’s Next into his bedroom. This sparked a passionate exploration of music from the Beatles to Fugazi, the Pixies, Elliott Smith and Vic Chesnutt. He began playing guitar and writing his own songs at age 8, studied classical guitar in high school, and eventually obtained a degree in songwriting and avante-garde composition at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).
Dylan’s professional career in L.A. has shown the same sense of adventure. As a talented guitarist and singer, he has performed with alt-country bands (currently with Sie Sie Benhoff), complex math rock/hardcore bands, and a 13-piece travelling vaudeville band! With the release of his new EP Scrimp in August 2018, Dylan returns to his true passion . . . sharing his own music.
The four songs on the new EP Scrimp show the full range of Dylan Rodrigue’s musical pallet. His deeply personal lyrics are presented in a variety of musical settings. From the angular arhythmic electronic opening of Putting Out the Bad Side to the lush Beach Boys harmonies of Good Intentions, Scrimp is rich and deep musical experience. Never one to be pigeonholed, Dylan’s next project Cat’s Game will feature stripped down acoustic folk, Neil Young inspired electric guitar rock, and Stooges-esque punk.
Dylan Rodrigue’s musical journey is wide, varied and unpredictable . . . and it's definitely a trip worth taking!