A talented multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter whose rich musical upbringing instilled a passion for pure pop craftsmanship, Dylan Gardner was born and raised in Aurora, Illinois.
The son of a bass player and record store owner, Gardner was drawn to '60s and '70s artists like the Beatles
, Harry Nilsson
, Beach Boys
, and Bob Dylan
at a very young age. Crediting Jimmy Page
for his love of the six-string and Ben Folds
as the impetus for his eagerness to master the piano, Gardner, a self-described "music nerd," began writing and recording in his early teens. After relocating with his family to Arizona, he set up a recording studio in his bedroom, and in 2012 he released his debut EP, Morning Stories. In 2014, at the age of 17, he inked a deal with Warner Bros.
and released his acclaimed debut album, Adventures in Real Time. ~ James Christopher Monger, Rovi