James Dixon at The Old Warehouse

With a sound that is both raw and intimate, James Dixon engages his audiences across the country with heartfelt lyrics, soulful vocals and a guitar style described as “red in tooth and claw” (Americana-UK).

Heavily inspired by Chris Whitley, John Martyn, Kelly Joe Phelps, Neil Young, Nic Jones, Chris Wood and Ralph McTell, James has a deep respect and passion for the long traditions of his instruments and music. 

In 2022 James supported Seasick Steve on all of his shows that year around Europe and UK playing to audiences in legendary venues including Vicar Street (Dublin), Paradiso (Amsterdam), The Gruenspan (Hamburg), and De Roma (Antwerp). This tour provided a platform to grow his music to a wider audience. Having chosen to introduce James onto the stage himself for the final 10 shows of the tour, Seasick Steve himself described James as “a soul Brother” with “his fingers in the mud”, deep praise for anyone who knows anything about the Blues. 

James is committed to playing live and sharing his stories with engaged audiences, his songs… “are all 'true stories' focusing on the largely small and personal rather than big political or social picture. Giving us details of the immediate small scale interactions between individuals that we are all largely missing now” (Americana-UK). 

James’s music is sure to resonate with listeners who appreciate honesty, passion and vulnerability.

“A soul brother....got his fingers in the mud” - Seasick Steve

“Melodic, soulful and simply beautiful” - BBC Introducing 
 

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