May 6, 2019

“Man of Peace” Takes on a New Life.

The film Little Gandhi, which features Dylan’s song Man of Peace, just announced that it is now available for streaming on Amazon (USA), HBO (in Europe), and Netflix (India). It is available on DVD at Target, Walmart, and Best Buy. In celebration of this new life for the film and the song, Dylan is set to release the official video for Man of Peace, directed by Briana Man, this month. In addition, Man of Peace is now available for streaming on Spotify and all other music streaming platforms. And, stay tuned for big news regarding Dylan composing for another upcoming film. For upcoming shows, please check out the Live page on this site.

November 9, 2018

Dylan’s New Song for Idlib, Syria.


In September, Dylan wrote a new song for Syria’s Idlib province, as an attack on the 3,000,000 people there seemed imminent. Dylan’s inspiration came from watching the peaceful protests there demanding the same things as they demanded seven years ago: freedom, democracy, release the detainees, Assad must go. The song is called Idlib (The Revolution Lives). The song and video were embraced by media and news stations in the Middle East and by the people of Idlib, who went so far as to march with signs containing Dylan’s name. In addition, the release of the song resulted in a trip to Los Angeles to sing at the national convention of the Syrian American Council.


August 20, 2018

Dylan's Mission to Syrian Border gets Press in the USA

In July, Dylan lead a mission to the Syrian border in Jordan with the Syrian American Council to bring urgent aid to Internally Displaced Syrians (IDPs). During the mission, he wore his guitar like a backpack, and sang at every possible turn. His trip has received a lot of press including the cover of the CT Post, New 12, and News 8 WTNH . Please check out the links to read and see video segments about the mission. 


August 11, 2018

Dylan Attends Fundraiser for the Apollo Theater in the Hamptons 

Dylan and wife his Reem attended the annual fundraiser for the Apollo Theater in the Hamptons at the home of Ronald Perelman with guests such as Robert Downey Jr., Citizen Cope, Jon Bon Jovi, Pharrell, Jimmy Fallon, Spike Lee, Jimmy Buffett, and Sting. 


March 5, 2018

Dylan and his Band Play to 200 Fans at FTC STAGE ONE March 3rd 2018

Here is the view from the audience with special guests Benjamin Cartel and Johnny Irion on stage. What a night it was. Click Here to read the extensive interview in HAN Network regarding the show.



Dylan Announces Upcoming Tour Dates:

Including Annual Hometown Extravaganza at Fairfield Theatre Co.

Get your tickets now for Dylan's biggest hometown show of the year on Saturday March 3rd! The band will feature Trevor Coen (bass), Joe Izzo(drums), Mark Mollica (guitar), Dave Archer (keys), and Jessica Taliercio (vocals). Special guests will include Matthew LarsenBenjamin CartelJohnny IrionGreg ThorneDaniela Cardillo, members of the Bunnell High School Select Choir, and more. GET YOUR TICKETS HERE.

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December 1, 2017

Dylan's New Single Gets a Boost from Iron Man!

Today, Robert Downey Jr. announced the release of Dylan's new single Man of Peace (the official song of the Oscar Contender Little Gandhi) by sharing it with his millions of followers on Facebook and Twitter. Here is the Link to the iTunes page where you can download the song. Mr. Downey expressed his support of the film Little Gandhi by sharing the trailer for the film. 

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OCTOBER 2, 2017

For Your Consideration...

We are honored to announce that Little Gandhi, featuring Dylan's song Man of Peace, is the official entry for Best Foreign Language Film for the 2018 Oscars for the country of Syria! The film was directed by Syrian/American Sam Kadi, who invited Dylan to compose the film's official song. The list of films in this category is very long, so it is going to be a lot of work to make it on to the short list. In order to increase the buzz for the film, Dylan will release the single Man of Peace with a video this Fall. 

AUGUST 2, 2017

Dylan Cartel and Benjamin Cartel Announce the Left Coast Tour 2017

The team of DC/BC is back at it, hitting the West Coast for a week long tour starting on August 14th in LA and ending in Portland on August 20th. Check out these dates both here and on the "Live" page of the website. 

JUNE 17, 2017

Dylan Plays Italy and hits the Charts!

Thank you Italy! Dylan played in Tuscany on June 23rd at the opening of the annual town festival in Castlefiorentino. He was welcomed by the mayor and presented with gifts from his staff. As a result of Dylan's time in Italy, Spirit Glue broke onto the iTunes album charts in Italy. 

MARCH 26, 2017

New Video: All Sides of the Sun

This new video was composed entirely of photographs of refugees flooding onto the shores of Lesvos, Greece from Turkey in 2015. Dylan's father David captured this grim reality with his camera while on a mission to aid the new arrivals. Directed by Miles Steuding. 

FEBRUARY 28, 2017

Spirit Glue Tour Hits Chicago on March 5th

FEBRUARY 26, 2017

Dylan Invited to Perform at Fundraiser for Syrian American Medical Society

Dylan is set to perform a few of his songs for Syria at the Midwest Gala for the Syrian American Medical Society on March 4th in the Chicago area. Get your tickets and support a great organization and worthy cause. 

FEBRUARY 23, 2017

 Few Highlights From the Record Release Show

Here are a few selections from Dylan's sold out record release show at FTC Stage One in Fairfield, CT. 230 fans filled the theater to celebrate the release of Dylan's new 10 song LP Spirit Glue.

The night featured Mark Mollica on electric guitar, Joe Izzo on drums, Dave Archer on keyboards, Trevor Coen on bass guitar, Erin Macleod on backing vocals, Michael Schmidt on backing vocals and sax, Jim Miller on percussion, and students from the Bunnell High School Music Dept. 

FEBRUARY 2, 2017

New Album Is Out Everywhere! New Video and Single Released!

Get your vinyl or digital copy and sample tracks here 

Record Release shows start tomorrow night Feb. 3rd with the FULL BAND. 

2/3 at Pete's Candystore in Brooklyn at 8pm
2/4 at Fairfield Theater Company in Fairfield CT at 7:45pm
2/10 at Rockwood Music Hall in Manhattan NY at 8pm
2/17 at Rhizome in Washington DC at 8pm
2/20 at the Middle East in Cambridge MA at 9:30