Dylan McGee Jones (Gallant)
Really gaining his footing at a young age, Dylan McGee Jones was recruited by the Milwaukee High School for the Arts as a violinist, and that was the result of early lessons on the violin, perpetrated by his loving mother.. however, a mother that was not too happy about Dylan entering MHSA as an art major. Right about the same time, he was given his first guitar; an old Harmony Acoustic, by his father. This very instrument became the tool for his creative output for years to come. His place in a solid Jazz combo throughout high school landed them a Downbeat award, and this motivation translated over into his collegiate years having landed a music scholarship to Lawrence University. His accomplishments under the direction of some very influential Jazz mentors not only earned him more Downbeat Awards but also national conservatory recognition.
Fast forwarding a bit; Dylan was able to gain recognition as a master guitarist (living in Chicago at the time) and went on to play and record with some very well-known names in the recording industry. Many recording artists such as Ludacris, Bilal, Brand Nubians, Brownstone, Chico DeBarge, El DeBarge, Chuck D (Public Enemy), Dion Farris, Doug E. Fresh, Dwele, George Clinton, Jennifer Hudson, JOE, Lupe Fiasco, Marsha Ambrosious, MC Lyte, Raekwon(WuTang Clan), R.Kelly, Tyrese Gibson and many more have been blessed with Dylan’s amazing and soulful guitar stylings. Today he still lends his talents to many popular recording artists, but as well, he is the lead guitarist for the modern and eclectic R&B/Soul band – “GALLANT” (Warner Bros. Records). Best of all, to us, is that Dylan trust nothing but D&A Guitar Gear to protect and maintain the safety of his instruments on tour, in the studio and at home. We’re happy to have him as one of ours!