Embracing the Light
Bill Dickson & Mtt : Embracing The Light This album was recorded for raising funding and awareness for the homeless and needy. Musician/Songwriter/Philosopher - Bill Dickson pours his heart and talents into fighting the problem of homelessness in Maryland and beyond. After forming Think About Them, Inc. in January 2000, Bill has written 10 songs focusing on the issues surrounding the needs of those who are desperate. The songs are rich with lyrics focusing on the human condition of being angry, alone, confused and also hope, comfort, self-awareness, and accomplishment. Bill's compassion for the needy stems from personal experience with persons close to him being vulnerable to such a plight. 'Wonderfully crafted lyrics, strong melody lines and vocals that are diamond hard.'* '...the celebration here is Life itself...listeners....will be inspired'** Bill Dickson & Mtt (Musical Think Tank) is a folk-pop/rock band performing and recording Bill Dickson's original music that speaks to the heart of concerns for the welfare of the individual and society. A five piece band featuring Bill Dickson on acoustic guitar and lead vocals, Mike Gottleib on keyboards, Steve Kilgallon on drums, percussion and back-up vocals, Brian Jarboe on lead guitar, and Dave Demarco on bass. Singer/songwriter Bill Dickson released his first album with writing and performing partner Bob Grahe in 1992. The album, self-titled Dickson & Grahe, features acoustic guitar, clean harmonies raw guitar lines. This is an eclectic collection of styles and includes some of Bill's earliest songs. In 1996, Bill's second independent CD was released. Like Dickson & Grahe, 'In Time' is acoustic based, but includes featured instruments from trumpet to piano, heavy percussion, four piece harmonies as well as a driving lead guitar. In 1998, Bill recorded 'In Our World' under the Oarfin Records label. This album is similar to Bill's first release, but is more consistent in style. Once again, harmonies, lyrics and the lead guitar are in the forefront. Bill Dickson & Mtt are currently touring in support of the CD 'Embracing The Light'. *from Northern Virginia Rhythm music reviews Feb. '93 **from Music Monthly review by Tim Nelson Regional Reviews Nov. '98.