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With a blend of country, folk, bluegrass and gospel, DC Sills weaves stories into songs about people she's known, people she's lost and some people she's just made up. Who does she sound like? She puts it this way, "Mostly, I just sound like me, DC, but there have been comparisons made to: Tracy Chapman, Maura O'Connell and even Cheryl Wheeler...I can only hope they are true!"
Raised in the piney woods of Central Louisiana, DC Sills taught herself to play the guitar by watching Austin City Limits. Influenced by the local bluegrass and gospel music scene and through the tutelage of writers like Nanci Griffith and John Prine (via Austin City Limits), DC's songwriting career was born. As a songwriter and performer DC feels both experienced and naive. She sums it up this way, "Sometimes it is a very scary thing, songwriting, telling people's stories, often turning fact into fiction, to protect the innocent and not so innocent. I don't know why I was chosen to have these words and melodies appear in my head but I am thankful and grateful."
DC's first CD, Always a Tourist, was released in September 2005 was a six song collection of songs is an eclectic blend of country, folk & bluegrass. Herb Barbee of Roots Music Review had this to say about Always a Tourist, "If DC Sills were a painter, no doubt she would use a very broad brush. As a talented musical artist, she accomplishes the same artistic feat. Her music crosses many genres from country to folk to bluegrass to gospel and the really cool thing is that she is versatile enough to perform all these music types well."
Her follow up CD, "Better When I'm Loved", is her 1st full length CD that includes 11 original tunes. According to Penguin Eggs Magazine, "Her songwriting is a cut above the usual and some of these numbers like Cajun Blood, Small Town, Hard Headed Country Boy Blues and Heaven Knows tend to stick in the mind." The songs are personal, inspirational and many are true! One dollar from every "Better When I'm Loved" CD will go to Louisiana non-profit organizations, Save NOLA Now and the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA).
DC's song "I'll Wait Forever" is included in the Independent film "Big Dreams in Little Hope".
One of DC's favorite songs she's written, "Another Reason to Drink" was included on the ShutEye Records compilation CD "The United States of Americana vol. 5" .
DC has been chosen by KOA Kampgrounds to be a featured entertainer for the KOA Kampertainment program.
DC is a BMI affliated artist.
DC Sills-vocals, guitar, mandolin, dulcimer
Always a Tourist (2005) -6 Song EP
-Opening Track "Another Reason To Drink" was featured on the Shuteye Records Compilation CD, "The United States of Americana Vol. 5".
-"Another Reason" played on "All Things Acoustic" is a weekly program of folk, singer-songwriter, and world music broadcast at 100,000 watts on Alabama Public Radio
Better When I'm Loved (2007)-11 Song CD
-"I'll Wait Forever" featured in Independent film "Big Dreams in Little Hope"
-"We'll Be Fine", "Great Day to be a Martyr" and "Sometimes You Surprise Me" featured on UK Podcast "InWorkingham"
-CD highlighted on US Podcast, "DigiVegas"
-"Let You Back In" played on "DigiVegas Podcast
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