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 the stage and released an EP of studio recordings in December of 2022.
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, 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 he will release 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."
 Dixon earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky, yet no one ever calls him "Doctor."