The Amazin Lazy Boi Band
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The Amazin Lazy Boi Band

Jackson, Mississippi, United States | SELF

Jackson, Mississippi, United States | SELF
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Aug
20
The Amazin Lazy Boi Band @ Underground 119

Jackson, Mississippi, USA

Jackson, Mississippi, USA

Aug
07
The Amazin Lazy Boi Band @ Frank Jones Corner, Farish St., Jackson, MS

None, Louisiana, USA

None, Louisiana, USA

Aug
03
The Amazin Lazy Boi Band @ Ole Tavern on George St.

Jackson, Mississippi, USA

Jackson, Mississippi, USA

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A son of local bluesman Sherman
Lee Dillon, Andrew Dillon started
his music career at age 11 when
he began playing the violin. He
learned to play classical music then and
still does today when he is not playing
blues numbers in Jackson venues.
“It’s the same language. It carries over
from genre to genre,” Dillon says. “If you
make people feel good, they are going to want
to dance.”
Dillon, 25, continues his violin skills in
the Jackson State University Orchestra where
he is concert master and first-chair violin.
Some of his influences include The Red Hot
Chili Peppers and Weezer.
Dillon’s biggest music love is for blues
artists, especially those from Mississippi. He
got his first break from blues musician Jesse
Robinson, who booked Dillon to play at Fields
Café in downtown Jackson, now known as
Frank Jones Corner, or F. Jones.
“Jackson is my home, and I have a great
desire to see Jackson—in particular the Farish
Street area—thrive,” Dillon says. “F. Jones
is just the beginning. I’ll always have a face
here no matter where I am.”
Dillon plays bass guitar and is the lead
vocalist in The Amazing Lazy Boi Band, a
three-man blues band. He is the only regular
member, though.
“I kind of do it as a hired-gun thing,” he
says. One guy had to quit because his wife
didn’t like the band’s late hours. Dillon prefers
putting together freelance musicians.
The Amazing Lazy Boi Band has become
the unofficial house band of F. Jones Corner,
playing every Thursday night from midnight
until 4 a.m. Dillon’s older brother, Daniel
Dillon, owns the joint with business partner
Adam Hayes. His older brother tried to
convince Dillon to perform for free. They’ve
worked things out, though.
“I get paid now,” he says.
The Amazing Lazy Boi Band has played
other Jackson venues such as Burgers and
Blues, Underground 119 and Fenian’s.
Dillon’s sets include covers of B.B. King,
Elvis, The Beatles, Scott Albert Johnson, Hall
& Oates, a few originals and even some Outkast—
all mixed in with a blues feel. Dillon not
only has a wide repertoire, he takes control of
the entire venue with his attitude.
“I do a lot of Jackson music,” he says.
He works Bobby Bland, Dorothy Moore and
even Elmore James tunes into his act.
Dillon is finishing his music education
degree at Jackson State and may be looking
out of state to get his master’s in the same
field, but don’t bet on him being gone long.
The Amazing Lazy Boi Band is working
on a music video for YouTube and plans
to release a first album sometime this summer.
In addition to school duties, Dillon also
plays at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in
Jackson and directs the Mississippi Youth
Symphony Orchestra.
Visit The Amazing Lazy Boi Band page on
Facebook for performance and booking details. - Boom Magazine Jackson


A son of local bluesman Sherman
Lee Dillon, Andrew Dillon started
his music career at age 11 when
he began playing the violin. He
learned to play classical music then and
still does today when he is not playing
blues numbers in Jackson venues.
“It’s the same language. It carries over
from genre to genre,” Dillon says. “If you
make people feel good, they are going to want
to dance.”
Dillon, 25, continues his violin skills in
the Jackson State University Orchestra where
he is concert master and first-chair violin.
Some of his influences include The Red Hot
Chili Peppers and Weezer.
Dillon’s biggest music love is for blues
artists, especially those from Mississippi. He
got his first break from blues musician Jesse
Robinson, who booked Dillon to play at Fields
Café in downtown Jackson, now known as
Frank Jones Corner, or F. Jones.
“Jackson is my home, and I have a great
desire to see Jackson—in particular the Farish
Street area—thrive,” Dillon says. “F. Jones
is just the beginning. I’ll always have a face
here no matter where I am.”
Dillon plays bass guitar and is the lead
vocalist in The Amazing Lazy Boi Band, a
three-man blues band. He is the only regular
member, though.
“I kind of do it as a hired-gun thing,” he
says. One guy had to quit because his wife
didn’t like the band’s late hours. Dillon prefers
putting together freelance musicians.
The Amazing Lazy Boi Band has become
the unofficial house band of F. Jones Corner,
playing every Thursday night from midnight
until 4 a.m. Dillon’s older brother, Daniel
Dillon, owns the joint with business partner
Adam Hayes. His older brother tried to
convince Dillon to perform for free. They’ve
worked things out, though.
“I get paid now,” he says.
The Amazing Lazy Boi Band has played
other Jackson venues such as Burgers and
Blues, Underground 119 and Fenian’s.
Dillon’s sets include covers of B.B. King,
Elvis, The Beatles, Scott Albert Johnson, Hall
& Oates, a few originals and even some Outkast—
all mixed in with a blues feel. Dillon not
only has a wide repertoire, he takes control of
the entire venue with his attitude.
“I do a lot of Jackson music,” he says.
He works Bobby Bland, Dorothy Moore and
even Elmore James tunes into his act.
Dillon is finishing his music education
degree at Jackson State and may be looking
out of state to get his master’s in the same
field, but don’t bet on him being gone long.
The Amazing Lazy Boi Band is working
on a music video for YouTube and plans
to release a first album sometime this summer.
In addition to school duties, Dillon also
plays at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in
Jackson and directs the Mississippi Youth
Symphony Orchestra.
Visit The Amazing Lazy Boi Band page on
Facebook for performance and booking details. - Boom Magazine Jackson


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The Amazin Lazy Boi Band was founded by Andrew "The Amazin Lazy Boi Dillon in 2012. Since then they have been the house band at Frank Jones Corner in Jackson, MS. We are four very different musicians with very different backgrounds. We were originally unified by our love of blues but have since developed into much more. The Amazin Lazy Boi fronts the band and takes leads on an electric violin. All of the band members sing and take turns leading songs. The band often employs rich four-part harmony as well as intricate arrangements of standard tunes.