NEWS

Jul 16, 2014

Summer Shows

Dylan's Summer Shows:

July 20 @ Westport Fine Arts Festival, Westport CT (1:30pm with full band)

July 25 @ Private Party, Bethel CT

August 11 @ The Horseshoe, Southport CT (8:30 open mic feature solo)

August 15 @ Sails Bar and Grill, Rowayton CT (9:30 trio)

Jun 26, 2014

Dylan Delivers on his Promise

Dylan is just back from an adventure half way across the world where he acted as a music mentor to Syrian refugee children on the Syrian border with Turkey. He was invited to be a team member of Zeitouna, a mentorship program for displaced Syrian children. With the money that he has raised from sales of Blood Like Fire (Songs for Syria) for the Karam Foundation he was able to purchase and deliver hundreds of musical instruments for the children of al Salam School in Reyhanli, Turkey.

Apr 18, 2014

Performance at Sacred Heart University 4/24/14

This Thursday 4/24, Dylan will present his songs and experiences of Syria to students at Sacred Heart University's Schine Auditorium from 7-9pm. The songs from the "Blood Like Fire" EP will provide the framework for an in depth discussion of the situation in Syria. The presentation will include slideshow, video, and Q&A. Dylan will highlight practical ways that students and faculty can act to aid the crisis in and around Syria.

Apr 17, 2014

Robert Downey Jr. has got Dylan Connor's Back!

About a week and a half ago, Robert Downey Jr. (who happens to be Dylan's first cousin) joined twitter and quickly attracted over 1 million followers. Two of his seven tweets have been directed at Dylan and his music for Syria. Here is the link to the latest tweet from Iron Man himself. 

https://twitter.com/robertdowneyjr/status/456498689041633280

Mar 10, 2014

Dylan Connor to Sing at Official Rally for Syria in DC

Dylan will perform on Saturday, March 15 at the official rally to commemorate the 3rd anniversary of Syria's Revolution for LIFE, LIBERTY, & DIGNITY FOR ALL. The rally will begin at 11:00 AM in front of the White House in Washington DC. There are free busses from most major cities, and a host of activities and workshops throughout the weekend. For more info click here !Also in the news, there is a feature article in the March issue of Connecticut Magazine about Dylan's new record and his activism for Syria. Read in here

Feb 5, 2014

February in CT, CA, and NYC

Connecticut, California, and New York City, Dylan is coming your way in February:
2/7 Redding Roadhouse - Redding, CT
2/14 The Mint - Los Angeles, CA (West Coast CD Release)
2/15 Marriott Marquis, San Diego Marina, CA
2/23 DROM - Manhattan, NY (East Coast CD Release)
2/28 Sarah's Wine Bar - Ridgefield, CT

 

Jan 22, 2014

Dylan Connor Performs at Amnesty International even for Syria in Chicago 1/26

Dylan Connor Performs at Amnesty International even for Syria in Chicago 1/26

Dylan is honored to be the only musical guest at this Amnesty International event for Syria awareness on Sunday 1/26 at the University of Chicago. There will be a panel at 6pm, Dylan performs from 7:30 - 8:00 and then a photo action to show solidarity with the Syrian people. Please come, as this event is open to the public.

Jan 14, 2014

The New Album Is Here, There, and Everywhere!

 

Buy the New Album Today!

All proceeds go to displaced Syrian children through Karam Foundation

Buy it at Amazon

Buy it at iTunes

Buy it at CD Baby

Order the actual CD at Big Cartel

 

Jan 1, 2014

Dylan Connor to Release New EP January 14. Release Events Announced.

The worldwide release date for the EP Blood Like Fire (Songs for Syria) is set for Tuesday, January 14. The record will be available in digital and CD formats from Amazon, iTunes, CdBaby, etc.


CD Release Shows in NYC and CT:

Friday January 17 @ Stage One in Fairfield CT - 7:45pm (with Special Guest Omnia Hegazy)

get your tickets here

Sunday February 23 @ DROM in NYC - 6:30pm (with Special Guest Omnia Hegazy)

more info. here   /tickets here


Press!!

A new article about Dylan's new EP and activism for Syria is running in dozens of online sites like Reuters, The Sacramento Bee, and Broadway World. READ IT HERE.

Dec 3, 2013

Saturdays Get Interesting in December...

On Saturday December 7th, Dylan will perform at the first ever Pace Film Festival at the Pleasantville Campus of Pace University.

*Dylan will do a half hour set starting at 6:30.

Westchester Campus
861 Bedford Rd.
Pleasantville, NY 10570
(914) 773-3200


On Saturday December 14, Dylan will perform at a fundraising dinner for Syria sponsored by NuDay Syria at the UMassConference Center in Lowell, Mass.

The event is called "Whatever It Takes: Getting Aid to Syria," and is from 6-10pm. Order tickets here!


Saturday December 21, Dylan returns to Sarah's Wine Bar with Mark Mollica from 7:30-10:30

Free Admission, Great food and Wine, and a cozy holiday vibe


Nov 27, 2013

New Record Set For Release January 2014

Dylan will release his new EP Blood Like Fire (Songs for Syria) in January 2014 world wide. The songs were all recorded  at Trout Recording in Brooklyn, NY with producer Bryce Goggin. All of the songs feature Arabic and English lyrics. All profits from sales of the album will go to help Syrian families in dire need of food, clothes, and education. The track listsing is as follows:

1. Blood Like Fire

2. Feza Feza

3. Weary World

4. Not a Civil War

5. Syria the Healer

The Following painting by Syrian American painter Suhair Sibai graces the cover of the album.

vist www.saatchionline.com/SuhairSibai for more on this incredible artist.

Oct 3, 2013

New Press, New Record, and New Shows.

Dylan is in the Press...Yahoo News and Reuters are running this article about Dylan's activism for Syria.

Dylan launched a new two week long kickstarter campaign on October 2nd so that fans and supporters can participate in the making of his first concept album Blood Like Fire (Songs for Syria). the goal is $6000, and if he does not reach the goal he gets nothing. Check out this link to see all about it.

Saturday night October 5th, Dylan Connor and the Epic Poets are performing at the Redding Roadhouse in Redding CT from 9-12.

Sep 10, 2013

New Song And Video for Syria - NOT A CIVIL WAR

As the drumbeat of war has grown louder by the day, Dylan rushed to record and shoot a video for his newest song for Syria called "Not a  Civil War." On Sunday, he recorded the song in the space of a half hour on his Ipad and shot a simple video with Manny Santiago of Veritas Productions. Here it is:

 

 

Jun 10, 2013

This Week in the News

This Week Dylan Packs in a lot of Action:

This past Friday, Dylan had the honor of meeting with US Senator Chris Murphy in regards to his views on the deepening Syrian crisis. Dylan was the only non Syrian member of the group. Dylan was invited because of his activism in support of the Syrian struggle for freedom and democracy.

On Saturday June 15, Dylan and the Epic Poets return to the Redding Roadhouse. 9pm.

On Monday June17, Dylan is opening for PANDA, a touring musician from New Zealand, at the Acoustic Cafe in Black Rock CT.. 8pm.

Photo: Thanks to US Senator Chris Murphy for seeking out the opinions of his Syrian-American constituents on the urgent issue of the crisis in Syria. It was an honor to be a part of Democracy in action...

Pictured above: Dylan alongside members of the Syrian-American community in CT and Senator Chris Murphy.

May 28, 2013

Shows, Press, Videos, etc.

Shows in May and June

May 30th - Art About Town Street Festival - Westport CT - 5-8pm.

June 8 - Private Party

June 15 - Redding Roadhouse (with Epic Poets) - Redding CT - 9pm

June 21 - Sarah's Wine Bar - Ridgefield CT - 7:30-10:30 (solo)

June 22 - Cobbs Mill Inn - Weston CT - 9-12

June 29 - Private Party

Dylan Releases Second Single from Primitive Times Record.

Dylan launched the video for Eric Spread Out on March 20th - the birthday of the singer and friend who inspired the song. All of the characters singing in the video are friends of Eric from all over the country who contributed footage of themselves singing along to the song. Thanks to Manny and Brian at Veritas Productions for producing and editing the video.

 

In April there was a new article published in Syria about Dylan's work for the Syrian Revolution. here is the link to the article:

http://orient-news.net/?page=news_show&id=3387

Mar 3, 2013

Announcing Residencies and Syria Music News

2 Residencies for the Coming Months:

1. Every First Friday (of the month) @ Redding Roadhouse in Redding CT will be the spot  to catch Dylan's band the Epic Poets from 9-12:30.

2. Every Third Friday (of the month) @ Sarah's Wine Bar in Ridgefield CT will be an acoustic show (solo or with Mark Mollica)

Syria Activism to the Next Level:

To commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the Syrian Revolution, Dylan expands his work for Syria with performances in front of the White House, to Toledo Ohio, To Toronto Canada.

Saturday March 16 - Washington DC - Syria Rally in front of the White House

Saturday April 6 - Toledo OH - Fundraising Dinner for Syria sponsored by Life for Relief and Development

Saturday April 13 - Toronto CANADA - Peaceful Defiance (Art of the Syrian Revolution)

See the DATES page on the website for details

Stamp that was issued last month in honor of the Song "Syria the Healer" by Stamps of the Syrian Revolution.

Feb 10, 2013

New Video, New Events, Etc.

The video for "Syria the Healer" was recently released.

On February 16, Dylan will be a guest performer at the National Conference for the Syrian American Medical Society in Clearwater Beach Florida.

On February 23, Dylan will perform at the SWASIA sponsored ALL FOR SYRIA fundraiser at the Meadowlands Sheraton Hotel, NJ.

Jan 9, 2013

New Song for Syria and More

On Jan 7th, 2013, Dylan released yet another song in support of the Syrian Revolution called Syria the Healer

A note from Dylan...
 
This song is dedicated to a Syrian man named Zaidoun Alzoabi who was arrested on Dec. 15 2012 by Syrian Secret Police in Damascus. Just days before his disappearance, he spoke to me via Skye about his new initiative to promote unity and humane behavior amongst all Syrians in the face of the sectarianism that threatens the very fabric of his country. He calls the movement "the Moral Alternative", and he commissioned this song from me in order to promote his cause. Needless to say I was inspired, as I always am when I hear Zaidoun speak.

Any funds raised by this song will go directly to an organization called "Life for Relief and Development" that does an outstanding job of getting aid directly to Syrians who need it. www.lifeusa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=c_syria

 

 

In other News, Dylan was recently interviewed for a new piece on his work for Syria by journalist MaryAlice Parks. The piece was featured in the New York Torch.