New York, NY (PressExposure) April 13, 2009 -- Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, Rolling Stonesâ¦what do they all have in common? They have all recorded songs written by legendary bluesman Willie Dixon. But there is only one who can claim the distinction of being taught and tutored by Willie Dixon himselfâ¦his grandson, Alex Dixon! The Alex Dixon Band is releasing their debut CD titled "Rising From The Bushes" on April 28th on iTunes! This is the most highly anticipated album to come out of the Dixon catalog since his grandfatherâs 1970 release of "I Am The Blues".
Just as "I Am The Blues" produced the hits "Back Door Man," "Hoochie Coochie Man," and "Spoonful," Alex's "Rising From The Bushes" will definitely generate some hits of its own. Alex called on some musical greats to complement his piano melodies and to help create his vision. Included is James Gadson, one of the greatest timekeepers of the past forty-plus years, and one of the most sought out studio drummers who has lent his talent to over 300 gold records. Marcella Detroit (aka Marcy Levy), who is no stranger to chart toppers herself, added her vocals on a couple of tracks, which are sure to be hits. Marcella is famed for her amazing vocal talents with Eric Clapton (âLay Down Sallyâ), Shakespeare's Sister (âStayâ) and Bob Segar. Bassist Gerald Johnson, who recorded and/or toured with Greg Allman, Dave Mason, Steve Miller, and Crosby Stills and Nash, is another amazing talent that added to the rhythm section. Gerald has an undeniable presence, an irresistible groove, and thick, funky bass lines that make him one of rock music's most unique voices of the bass guitar. Additional rhythm section talents include drummer Alvino Bennett (Koko Taylor, Dave Mason Band, L.T.D), and guitarist/vocalist Alan Mirikitani (aka BB Chung King). David Dills, who offered his vocals on several of the tracks, is another one to look out for. This CD has something for everyoneâ¦blues, rock, R&B! Itâs music that makes you feel good!
Alex Dixon is the only producer/musician/writer to come out of the Dixon family since his grandfather, Willie Dixon. With the talent that he brought along to create his "Rising From The Bushes", Alex is sure to bring a new generation to the Blues. Look for the CD to be released on April 28th, 2009 on iTunes!
Also from Dixon Landing Music is "FREAK" by vocalist/guitarist Zach Prather. After years of playing with artists such as Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Luther Allison and Etta James, Zach has 4 CD's under his belt. But, none can compare to his most recent release titled "FREAKâ, which is already getting rave reviews from Living Blues and Southland Blues Magazines. "His sound is a wonderful blend of funk, soul, and blues with a modern twist," states Mark Camarigg of Living Blues Magazine. "He's got the chops, the voice, and the funk to garner a wide and modern blues audience." You can download your copy of "FREAK" on iTunes and Amazon.
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About Dixon Landing Music, LLC: Dixon Landing Music was created in 2008 and offers music administration, publishing and digital distribution for all genres of music.