DNA Exoneree, Songwriter & Recording Artist William Michael Dillon Performing In Tallahassee on September 7, 2011
Dillon Will Release Full-Length CD, Black Robes & Lawyers on September 27, 2011
DNA Exoneree, Songwriter & Recording Artist William Michael Dillon will perform on Wednesday, September 7th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Moon (1105 E. Lafayette Street) in Tallahassee. Admission is free.
As an innocent man, Dillon spent 27.5 years in prison for a Brevard County murder that he did not commit. He was released in November 2008 after DNA testing proved his innocence. More information about Dillon’s case is available on the Innocence Project of Florida website, www.floridainnocence.org. Click here to learn more.
While in prison, Dillon learned to play guitar and began singing country and rock tunes with other inmates. He started writing song lyrics on the backs of official notices, on money receipts, on loose sheets of paper he’d pick up from the library. Dillon remarks, “I’ve used everything, I think. I’ve even written a song on toilet paper.”
On September 27, Dillon will release a full-length CD of original songs. Each song speaks to the pain, sorrow and injustice of a lifetime lost. The wisdom gained from Dillon’s struggles shines through each verse as he sings of hope, perseverance and the eternal flame of the human spirit. The CD is currently available on iTunes.
William Michael Dillon continues to be a voice for the wrongfully incarcerated men and women in prisons across our nation. He now lives in Chapel Hill, N.C.