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Who is Lid Dixon?

Lid Dixon is an American singer-songwriter known for writing lyrics that explore poetic structures in interesting ways (and for an obsession with hats). He has been compared to Elliot Smith, Lou Reed, Paul Westerberg, and Jeff Tweedy. He released 2 records in the early 2000s and then took a break from recording and performing. After moving to Ft. Collins in 2021, he returned to recording and performing.

Dixon grew up at 9,000 feet in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. His childhood home was actually a log cabin that didn't get TV or radio reception more than it did. By the time Dixon was in his 20s he had a lot of catching up to do musically -- not knowing anything about The Stones, Dylan, Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, etc. The cabin was filled mostly with sounds of Waylon & Willie, Sons of the Pioneers, and Merle Haggard, which Dixon didn't appreciate until later in life. Albums like Bob Dylan's 30th anniversary concert and Return of the Grievous Angel did Dixon a great service by introducing him to a variety of artists performing songs that clicked with his musical tastes. He started writing his own songs.

After a solid 8-years of studying drugs[1], Dixon landed in Washington DC. It was there he wrote and recorded 2 albums. The first, "Bohemian Kings," was released in 2000 and established Dixon's lyrical prowess and affinity for crafting dark portrayals of lost souls and rambling spirits. The second album, "Silk & Cotton," builds on the styles introduced on the first album but with a few more hooks. It was never officially released.

After finishing "Silk & Cotton," Dixon moved to Austin, Texas. Oddly, it was there he decided to take a break from the artist side of music. He focused his energy on the indie record label, "B.O.S. Music" and their first signing, Railroad Earth. Although Austin was rich with the music Dixon loves, he moved to Philadelphia, PA within a year. The music scene in Philly was a great match for Dixon. His unofficial hiding ended and he began popping into open mic nights to "test-drive" new material and opening a few shows for friends.

In 2023, Dixon released a 5-song EP entitled, "Parlor Trick" that was recorded at Stout Studios in Fort Collins, Colorado. The EP includes 4 original songs and a cover of Scott Nolan's, "Bad Liver / Broken Heart."

Dixon recently announced the release of an EP in 2024 entitled, "Rodeo Clown." It includes 5 studio recordings – 4 songs written by Dixon and a cover of "Walk on the Wild Side" by Lou Reed. The EP was recorded at Swingfinger Studios and includes contributions from Tobias Bank (Whippoorwill, Sound of Honey), Bradley Morse (Gasoline Lollipops, Bonnie and Taylor Sims), Eric Wiggs , Aaron Youngberg (FY5), John Magnie (Subdudes), Taylor Tesler, Christine Alice, and Erin Youngberg (FY5).

So, "who is Lid Dixon," you ask? When asked that exact question he replied, "That is a great question. If you figure it out, please let me know." Talk about cagey...just look for the guy with the nice "lid."

[1] Dixon earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky, yet no one ever calls him "Doctor."

On Stage

March 11, 2024, 12:00 p.m.
Locally Sourced on KRFC 88.9 FM - In Studio Performance
Fort Collins, CO

March 12, 2024, 12:00 p.m.
Pirate Radio Midday Mayhem 93.5 FM - In Studio Performance
Fort Collins, CO

March 16, 2024, 7:00 p.m.
"Rodeo Clown" Record Release Party
w/ Christine Alice
Avogadro's Number
605 S. Mason
Fort Collins, CO

March 30, 2024, 8:00 p.m.
The Forge Publick House
255 Old Firehouse Alley
Fort Collins, CO

April 3, 2024, 5:30 p.m.
Lid Dixon Trio
KRFC 88.9 FM Happy Hour Featured Artist
Magic Rat at the Elizabeth Hotel
Fort Collins, CO

May 26, 2024, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Lid Dixon Trio
Odell Brewing
800 E Lincoln Ave
Fort Collins, CO

June 21, 2024, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Lid Dixon Trio
OBC Wine Project
824 E Lincoln Ave
Fort Collins, CO

Past Shows

February 9, 2024, 7:30 p.m.
Black & Blues Music & Brews
Loveland, CO

January 17, 2024, 9 p.m.
Private Media Event
Boulder, CO

January 13, 2024, 9 p.m.
Ruffed Up Duck Saloon
Laramie, WY 82070

October 20, 2023, 7-9 p.m.
Salt Road Brewing (FULL BAND)
Fort Collins, CO

October 6, 2023, 6-8 p.m.
Funkwerks Brewing
Fort Collins, CO

October 14, 2023
Rusty Woodville Festival
Macon, MO

Sep 8, 2023, 7 p.m.
Panhandler's Pizza
Ft. Collins, CO

Setpember 14, 2023, 8 p.m.
Oriental Theater (FULL BAND)
Opening for The Nadas
Denver, CO

Setpember 15, 2023, 7 p.m.
Vultures (FULL BAND)
Opening for The Nadas
Colorado Springs, CO

August 25, 2023, 8 p.m.
The Forge Publick House
Ft. Collins, CO

July 14, 2023, 9 p.m.
Ruffed Up Duck Saloon
Laramie, WY 82070

July 7, 2023, 7 p.m.
Tavern at Red Feather Lakes
Red Feather Lakes, CO, 80545

July 1, 2023, 4 p.m.
Funkwerks Brewing
Fort Collins, CO, 80524

Jun 16, 2023, 7 p.m.
Panhandler's Pizza
Ft. Collins, CO

Jun 3, 2023, 4 p.m.
Private Event
Greeley, CO

May 26, 2023, 8 p.m. $5
Swing Station
supporting Rodney Rice
LaPorte, CO

April, 29, 2023, 3 p.m.
FoCoMX @ Equinox Brewing
Fort Collins, CO

April 8, 2023, 8 p.m.
The Forge Publick House
Ft. Collins, CO

February 21, 2023, 6 p.m.
Stodgy Brewing
Fort Collins, CO

February 15, 2023, 7 p.m.
Ft. Collins Music Assoc. Song Swap
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
Ft. Collins, CO

February 4, 2023, 8 p.m. (Free)
The Forge Publick House
Fort Collins, CO

January 14, 2023, 6:00 p.m.
Speakeasy @ The Whiskey
Record Release Party!
with Jason Walsmith
Fort Collins, CO

January 13, 2023, 6:30 p.m.
The Lodge at Woods Boss
Support for Jason Walsmith
Denver, CO

December 17, 2022, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Greeley Hat Works
Greeley, CO

November 18, 2022, 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Avogadro's Number
Fort Collins, CO

October 29, 2022, 8:00 p.m.
The Forge Publick House
Fort Collins, CO

October 1, 2022
Rusty Woodville Festival
Macon, MO

September 10, 2022, 7 p.m.
Panhandler's Pizza
Ft. Collins, CO

Media

All Dixon's music can be found on popular streaming services.





Rodeo Clown (2024)

Dixon's fourth collection of studio recordings was recorded at Swingfingers Studio in Fort Collins, Colorado. It includes contributions from John Magnie (Subdudes), Bradley Morse (Gasoline Lollipops), Tobias Bank (Sound of Honey, Whippoorwill), Eric Wiggs (Jake Leg), Aaron Youngberg (FY5), Christine Alice, Taylor Tesler (West Joe and the Men of Soul, Spider Cat, Ansel & the Brain Tattoos), and Erin Youngberg (FY5). It includes 4 songs written by Lid Dixon and a cover of Lou Reed’s Walk on the Wild Side.

Parlor Trick (2023)

Dixon's third collection of studio recordings. The 5-song EP was recorded at Stout Studios in Fort Collins, Colorado. It includes 4-original songs and "Bad Liver / Broken Heart" by Scott Nolan.



Silk & Cotton (2001)

The second collection of studio recordings were recorded in Washington DC in 2000-2001. The record was never officially released. Includes 9 original songs and "Eat My Soul" by Jerry Joseph and "Feelin' Good Again" by Robert Earl Keen. Produced, engineered and mixed by Marco Delmar.



Bohemian Kings

Dixon's debut recording is a collection of original songs that were inspired by or deal with heros of the more bohemian side of life — bohemian kings if you will. Recorded in 1999-2000 in Washington DC. This record includes the following tracks:

1. Any Other Day 5. Opaque
2. Pleasantly Surprised 6. The Point
3. Faith 7. Its Own Way
4. Sugar Free 8. Eden

Get Some Swag!

Dixon has been designing t-shirts for fun for over 10 years. Having an excuse to make new shirts could be trouble.

Rodeo Clown T-shirt

Lix Dixon Rodeo shirtAS Colour Shirt in Natural. Regular fit crew neck that is mid weight and 100% combed cotton. Neck ribbing, side seamed, shoulder to shoulder tape, double needle hems, preshrunk to minimize shrinkage. Available in long and short-sleeve.

Parlor Trick CD

Parlor Trick CDA collection of 5 studio recordings released in 2022. Digipack format.

Press Materials

Bio

Lid Dixon is an American singer-songwriter known for writing lyrics that explore poetic structures in interesting ways (and for an obsession with hats). He has been compared to Elliot Smith, Lou Reed, Paul Westerberg, and Jeff Tweedy.

Dixon grew up at 9,000 feet in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado in a real log cabin that didn't get TV or radio reception more often than it did. By the time Dixon was in his 20s he had a lot of catching up to do musically – not knowing anything about The Stones, Dylan, Neil Young, Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, etc. His household was filled with sounds of Waylon & Willie, Sons of the Pioneers, and Merle Haggard type records, which he didn't appreciate until later in life.

After a solid 8-years of studying drugs1, Dixon landed in Washington DC. It was there he started writing, performing, and recording music. And, trying to be funny as evidenced in this 2000 interview quote...

I performed naked. It was at Red Rocks in Colorado. My guitar was a great fig leaf, so it wasn't so bad for me ... or them. Plus, just the chance to be on stage at Red Rocks was a dream. Literally a dream. When I woke up I was on a natural high all day. Really, it doesn't matter where I play. I just love doing it. Preferably with clothes...

1 Dixon earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky, yet no one ever calls him "Doctor."





Experience Lid Dixon Live

Versatile and professional Americana/rock music. Lid Dixon has played all kinds of shows - intimate spaces (e.g., winery, coffee shops, bookstore), corporate events, bars/restaurants, festivals and theatres.

Lid Dixon live performances are customized for the space and audience, which can be solo acoustic, a duo with bass and vocal harmonies, a trio with bass, vocal harmonies, and electric guitar or percussion, and as a full band. Set lists included a mix of covers and originals – but what we perform is customized just as much as how we perform.

Notable Performances

  • FoCoMx 2023 performer
  • Oriental Theater - support for The Nadas
  • Meteorite PR - Adventure camp corporate event

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Record Release Party!

We hope you'll join us for a fun night of live music. Katya Grasso will play set of music. The band includes Eric Straumanis, Max Mackey, Dave Nielsen, and Adam Loudermilk.

March 16, 2024
Avogadro's Number
605 S. Mason Street, Ft. Collins, CO
7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Doors 6:00 p.m.

Thank you!

We look forward to seeing you at the show. Note that a payment to "Lid Dixon" will appear on your statement.

You will not receive a physical or digital ticket. Just give your name at the door.

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