Nashville-based Firekid is the synth-shaded, bluegrass-influenced indie folk project of Alabama singer/songwriter/guitarist Dillon Hodges.
A boy wonder on the guitar, he began winning competitions at age 11 after having played the instrument for less than a year. He added singing and songwriting to his interests in his mid-teens, and at the age of just 17, he won the 2007 National Guitar Championship bluegrass competition. That year, he also self-released an album titled Stormy Weather. After attending college in Alabama, he moved to Nashville to further pursue music, and issued a rootsy, singer/songwriter-type album titled Rumspringa in 2013. Mixing his bluegrass background, his love of Americana music, and elements of contemporary indie electronic and pop, he began performing as Firekid, and signed with Atlantic Records in the spring of 2015. A three-track live EP, Live 2/19/15, appeared that April with the debut full-length Firekid following in September. ~ Marcy Donelson, Rovi