southern drawl...sludgy soul...pop music mad scientist skills ...Illinois Entertainer
good tunes ...Richard Milne 93.1 Wxrt Chicago
Eddie Dixon is a widely traveled Mississippi born songwriter and sonic tinkerer who doesn't believe that well written songs and adventurous production are mutually exclusive. His debut " Well...that's just perfect " was a wide ranging melange of songs recorded quickly and with experimental abandon. His sophomore album " Skirmisher" grafted noise and manipulation to essentially guitar-pop hooks. His third "Stow and Brace" used mostly acoustic instruments to create a creaky winter atmosphere. His most recent album "Bump Key" is a rust colored and subtly grooving affair that runs on a percussion filled rhythmic pulse and slightly front porch-y vibe.
As a multi-instrumental sideman eddie has worked with Mississippi blues luminary Mr. Tommie T-Bone Pruitt , Bloodshot recording artist The Blacks,rediscovered soul man Ralph “Soul” Jackson, comedian Doug Stanhope, Chicago rap artist Serengeti, Chicago crooner and general outside art badass Marvin Tate, briefly backed the lovely Chicago songstress and vocal powerhouse Jen Hall, provided a few minutes of keys and banjo with Deals Gone Bad and played active parts as a producer and player with soul voiced songwriter Adam Fitz and the noir folk song-fountain Algebro. With Adam Fitz he had the opportunity to open at the world’s largest block party (ST Pat's Chicago) with Spoon, White Rabbits, and Chris Mills, and at the Park West w Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings.