Alex Dixon, grandson of legendary bluesman WILLIE DIXON, has just release a new CD coming out of the Dixon catalog.
Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, Rolling Stones…what do they all have in common? They have all recorded songs written by legendary bluesman Willie Dixon. But there is only one who can claim the distinction of being taught and tutored by Willie Dixon himself…his grandson, Alex Dixon! The Alex Dixon Band is releasing their debut CD titled "Rising From The Bushes"! This is the most highly anticipated album to come out of the Dixon catalog since his grandfather’s 1970 release of "I Am The Blues".
Just as "I Am The Blues" produced the hits "Back Door Man," "Hoochie Coochie Man," and "Spoonful," Alex's "Rising From The Bushes" will definitely generate some hits of its own. Alex called on some musical greats to complement his piano melodies and to help create his vision. Included is James Gadson, one of the greatest timekeepers of the past forty-plus years, and one of the most sought out studio drummers who has lent his talent to over 300 gold records. Marcella Detroit (aka Marcy Levy), who is no stranger to chart toppers herself, added her vocals on a couple of tracks, which are sure to be hits. Marcella is famed for her amazing vocal talents with Eric Clapton (“Lay Down Sally”), Shakespeare's Sister (“Stay”) and Bob Segar. Bassist Gerald Johnson, who recorded and/or toured with Greg Allman, Dave Mason, Steve Miller, and Crosby Stills and Nash, is another amazing talent that added to the rhythm section. Gerald has an undeniable presence, an irresistible groove, and thick, funky bass lines that make him one of rock music's most unique voices of the bass guitar. Additional rhythm section talents include drummer Alvino Bennett (Koko Taylor, Dave Mason Band, L.T.D), and guitarist/vocalist Alan Mirikitani (aka BB Chung King). David Dills, who offered his vocals on several of the tracks, is another one to look out for. This CD has something for everyone…blues, rock, R&B! It’s music that makes you feel good!
Alex Dixon is the only producer/musician/writer to come out of the Dixon family since his grandfather, Willie Dixon. With the talent that he brought along to create his "Rising From The Bushes", Alex is sure to bring a new generation to the Blues.