A Perfect Storm

Art of the Song hosts and producers, John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt are proud to announce an initiative to Get Out the Vote. John & Viv have mobilized their Art of the Song network to assemble a Virtual Choir of Resistance to back the duo in John’s new song, A PERFECT STORM.

A PERFECT STORM highlights how the trifecta of the Covid-19 Pandemic, systemic Racism and our country’s Corrupt Leader has motivated people of all ages and races to take to the streets and make their voices heard. Our aim is to harness this energy and inspire massive voter turnout in November.

Virtual Choir of Resistance: Vivian Nesbitt, Dan Navarro, Tret Fure, Joe Jencks, Cathy Fink, Daniel Boling, Jono Manson, Steve Gillette, Cindy Mangsen, Don Richmond, Jon Gold, Tom Naunas, Jackson Dillon, Jessica Dillon, Sidney Dillon-King, Tony Glaser, Katie Anne Mitchell, Catherine Reid, Annie & Rod Capps. 

Mixed by 7-time Grammy Winner, Joel Moss

Special thanks to Tim O'Brien (Fire Devil), Dave Mulryan (Vote or Die), Evy Mages and all the artists, photographers and musicians who made this video possible.

A Perfect Storm (Save Our Democracy)

Here is a preview of the chorus to my new song A Perfect Storm (Save Our Democracy) featuring the Virtual Choir of Resistance!

Special thanks to Tim O'Brien (Fire Devil), Dave Mulryan (Vote or Die) and all the artists, photographers and musicians who made this video possible.

The World Slowed Down

In spite of my intensely political posts and songs below (many of which are already outdated!), I am an eternal optimist. I look at the Covid-19 crisis as an opportunity to look within (both individually and as a society) and evaluate our situation. Could it be that this is our chance to make some big changes and envision a better world for all of us?

Dear Senator

This was written when the senate was about to vote on impeachment: We are at a serious crisis in our country. Are we a democracy or a dictatorship? Christianity Today says, "Trump should be removed from office."  The song uses actual quotes from the CT article to describe his behavior. Please listen, dear Senator...

Greenland, Greenland

Remember when he wanted to buy Greenland? A little humor never hurts!

Me Me Me

And then there's this...

July, 2019

Greetings Fellow Resister,

For several months I have been asking myself how I could use my talents to make a difference in this crazy, f***ed up political situation we live in. The answer: Write a damn song, John!

I teamed up with my new writing partner, Stu Kuby, to write and record CONGRESS, DO YOUR JOB!

Vivian and I debuted the song at the Albany, NY Lights for Liberty event on July 12. The voices you hear in the background are those of the assembled crowd chanting the refrain with us as we played the song.

Now in 3 short months (after a 15 year songwriting hiatus), I've written 5 new songs. EP coming soon!

Use these songs as motivation in your resistance activities and as humor to keep you uplifted.

In solidarity,

John Dillon

Keep their feet to the fire!

We are grateful that the Judiciary Committee has begun an impeachment inquiry against the 45th President of the United States. Special Counsel, Robert Mueller was very clear that impeachable offenses may have been committed, and it is up to Congress to take appropriate action to hold the President accountable.

Download Congress Do Your Job for free!

Congressional oath of office

I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.

The World Slowed Down