The respected longtime bluesman and son of Blues legend Willie Dixon has been in the news of late, not only filming a TV interview with Blues Against Hunger this past week (airdate tba), but also doing an interview with the Mojo Monday radio show on KWVH-FM that aired this week. Dixon has been taking his eclectic blues group on the road of late, perfoming in Clarksdale, MS last weekend during the King Biscuit Blues Festival, among other locations.
The Freddie Dixon Blues Band consist of the aforementioned Dixon on bass and lead vocals; Bob Lassandrello, guitar; Tom Stober, guitar; Judy Lei, violin; and Grant Neibergall, percussion. Special Guest Doktu Rhute also performs on guitar. Also appearing: The Dixon Vixen (poet) and chanteuse, Janet X(tra).
Freddie Dixon is the embodiment of the Blues. The second son of the world-famous Seventh Son Willie Dixon, Freddie has been surrounded by the Blues since the day he was born. His father is a Blues legend as a songwriter, producer, and musician, at the helm of Chess Records for many of the sides cut in the 1950’s, 60s, and into the 70’s. Freddie began his career learning his chops playing with many musicians in Chicago’s numerous South-side Blues clubs. He was soon hired to play in his father’s band, The Chicago Blues All-Stars, and traveled around the world spreading the Gospel of the Blues. He continues to perform as Freddie Dixon and the Chicago Blues All-Stars.
The proverbial torch was handed to Freddie in the early 1990’s when Willie Dixon passed away. Since then, Freddie has continued as a Blues Ambassador, playing in front of crowds from Europe to Australia, as well as locally in Chicago. In 2020, Freddie — along with Chicago Blues legends John Watkins and Maurice John Vaughan — produced a well-received two-disc CD called 3By3 (available here). Freddie Dixon is a proud member of the Chicago Blues Hall Of Fame,
Tour Dates and Locations
- Nov. 11 (Fri) MERCADO BLUES FEST@ITAJAI (SANTA CATARINA) 9 pm
- Nov. 13 (Sun) PACIFICO BAR & LOUNGE@PENHA (SANTA CATARINA) 8 pm
- Nov. 14 (Mon) CASA DO BOSQUE@PASSO FUNDO (RIO GRANDE DO SUL) 10 pm
- Nov. 16 (Wed) JOHNNY JACK BAR@PELOTAS (RIO GRANDE DO SUL) 10 pm
- Nov. 17 (Thur) MISSISSIPPI DELTA BLUES FEST@CAXIAS DO SUL (RIO GRANDE DO SUL) 11pm
- Nov. 18 (Fri) WOX CLUB@POMERODE (SANTA CATARINA) 11 pm
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