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Who is Lid Dixon?

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

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 drugs1, 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 the artist side of music. He focused his energy on the indie record label, "B.O.S. Music." Although Austin was rich with music Dixon loved, 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 2022, Dixon record 5-song EP entitled, "Parlor Trick" at Stout Studios in Fort Collins, Colorado. The EP includes 4 original songs and a cover of the Scott Nola's, "Bad Liver / Broken Heart."

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

December 17, 2022, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Greeley Hat Works
2613 8th Ave
Greeley, CO 80631
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January 13, 2023, 6:30 p.m.
The Lodge at Woods Boss
Support for Jason Walsmith
675 22nd St
Denver, CO 80205
$15 Get Tickets

January 14, 2023, 6:00 p.m.
Speakeasy @ The Whiskey
Record Release Party!
with Jason Walsmith
214 S College
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Details & Tickets

Music

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

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. The EP includes the following tracks:

1. Parlor Trick
2. Atrophy
3. Bad Liver / Broken Heart
4. The Fall
5. So it Goes

Silk & Cotton

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. This record includes the following tracks:

1. Silk & Cotton 7. Scaredy Cat
2. False Witness 8. Moon Beams
3. Photograph 9. Lady Luck
4. Dropping Out 10. Eat My Soul*
5. Bounce 11. Feeling Good Again**
6. Reckless

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

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 ofWaylon & 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...

Download the Parlor Trick press release.

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

Photos

Credit: Sweet Justice Photography
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Record Release Party!

We hope you'll join us for a fun night of live music. Jason Walsmith Storyteller of The Nadas will play set of music solo. The band will include Mike McDonald, Dave Nielsen, and Darren Radach.

January 14, 2023
Speakeasy @ The Whiskey
214 S. College Avenue, Ft. Collins, CO 80524
6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Doors 5:30 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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