When Charlotte, NC native Dylan Gilbert first started recording songs at the age of 13, they were just a patchwork of the visions bubbling around in his head. His father's four-track was only a temporary place for them to rest. Now Gilbert has released 5 solo albums, 3 albums with early teenage band Something Jed, a number of independent film scores and various projects with his avant-garage group HECTORINA which delve deep into a unique psychedelic indie rock sound adding touches of punk, folk, pop, jazz, math rock, atonal composition and experimental musics.
Gilbert has sold over 4,000 albums independently since 2006 and in December 2010 he received the Examiner Award at the annual Charlotte Music Awards. He has been called "Charlotte's true gem in the indie scene" by Creative Loafing Magazine and "The hardest-working musician in North Carolina” by The Salisbury Post. Music Writer Josh Hogan from IndependentClauses.com called his work "Pure song-writing genius".
Dylan Gilbert has performed over 600 concerts all over the country (including stops in New York City, Nashville, Philadelphia and Atlanta) alongside both regional and national acts including The Love Language, Blitzen Trapper, Lost In The Trees, Future Islands, Owen Pallett, Those Darlins, Annuals, Farewell, Hospitality, Screaming Females and Benji Hughes. More recently he performed at the 2011 Hopscotch Music Festival with headliners The Flaming Lips, Superchunk and Drive By Truckers.
In 2012, Gilbert entered the Queens University Music Therapy Program after a long stint at Central Piedmont Community College studying music theory. His music is currently available on iTunes, Amazon.com, CDbaby.com, Rhapsody and more.