Don Dixon

Bass, Vocals

Don Dixon was born in South Carolina in the middle of the 20th Century. His love of music emerged at a very early age.

Since Arrogance dissolved as a touring group, he has continued a career that includes writing, performing and producing music, as well as some acting.

He has sung his songs and played his music on ten albums, including his latest release the Nu-Look, recorded with long-time touring mates, Jamie Hoover and Jim Brock. The trio, after 20 years of playing together, has decided on a name at the suggestion of Jamie Hoover: Don Dixon & the Jump Rabbits. The new CD includes several upbeat covers dating to the days of Arrogance, including Matt Barrett’s “Six Pack” and Parthenon Huxley’s “Sputnik.”

Dixon has produced, engineered and been a singer and musician on a profusion of recordings. He has been in the studio with friends and colleagues like Mary Chapin Carpenter, Marti Jones, Jim Brock, the Spongetones, Chris Stamey, James McMurtry, the Smithereens, R.E.M., the Connells, Edison Project, Fontaine Brown and enough other folks to fill two full pages of credits in “All Music Guide.”

His songs have been covered by many other artists including Joe Cocker, who had a hit with “I Can Hear the River” in 1992 and Hootie and the Blowfish, who recorded the Dixon standard, “Renaissance Eyes,” a tongue-in-cheek tune about the bar scene of the 1980s, on “Scattered, Covered and Smothered.”

As a thespian, Dixon has preformed both on stage and in movies, including productions of “King Mackerel and the Blues are Running” and the 2004 Todd Graff movie “Camp.”

When asked what he does these days, he sums it up by saying, “I make up songs and sing them. Sometimes I sing other people’s songs, too.”
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