Songwriter, Touring Artist, Producer
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Don Dixon has devoted his entire life to the popular song. Whether working as a singer, songwriter, musician or producer, he has always tried to live his life in the moment.
Born in a small South Carolina mill town, he began singing in the church choir at 10 then playing bass and guitar in his early teens. By sixteen he was already playing bass with established regional artists both live and in the studio. He went to college in Chapel Hill, NC where he co-founded Arrogance, a band that helped forge the North Carolina scene which brought the world Let's Active and The dBs, along with dozens of other bands that followed in their wake. After thirteen years and six Lps with Arrogance, Dixon went solo in 1983 releasing a dozen albums of his own since. He has also made two duet albums with his wife, Marti Jones.
Dixon's songs have been recorded by Joe Cocker, Counting Crows, Marshall Crenshaw, Robert Crenshaw, The Golden Palominos, Hootie and the Blowfish, Marti Jones, and Ronnie Spector among others.
He has recorded, produced, and performed on hundreds of records including Austin Walkin' Cane, Chris Allen, Richard Barone, Mark Bryan, Kim Carnes, Shirley Ceasar, Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Carpenter Ants, Andrew Cash, The Connells, Counting Crows, Marshall Crenshaw, Robert Crenshaw, Pat DiNizio, Dip Ferrell & The Truetones, The Golden Palominos, Guadalcanal Diary, Hey Mavis, Hootie and the Blowfish, In Tua Nua, Marti Jones, Tommy Keene, Let's Active, Michael McDermott, James McMurtry, Moxy Fruvous, The Reivers, R.E.M., Rosavelt, The Smithereens, Hannah Thomas, and dozens more.
In his youth, he performed thousands of shows over his tenure with Arrogance. He continues touring extensively as a solo artist and with his band The Jump Rabbits, as well as Marti Jones, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and The Ohio City Singers.
Although he refuses to consider himself an actor, he can occasionally be seen on stage and screen.