Some of the best Americana musicians come from the heart of Texas. Where Austin is known for being the Live Music Capital of the World, it is for all genres, not just Americana. That’s why if you want to find some of this good old American folk music, you need to travel a little outside of the city. Today’s artist, Patti Dixon, exemplifies this concept with engaging lyrics and traditional arrangements. Part Country, part folk, part blues, this artist doesn’t disappoint with her tender vocals and masterful use of the guitar.
Born in Rocksprings, Texas, Patti is no stranger to the Texas Hill Country which has given us the definition of Texas music. Her uncle, singing cowboy Nolan Guthrie, gave her her first guitar and that was that. From that moment on, Patti would go on to write and perform her own music, and along the way she picked up several awards and honors, including First Place Pop song in Texas Songwriters Symposium and being named Wimberley Valley Radio’s Lone Star Artist for April 2018. She has also been named Publisher’s Pick for 2016, 2017, and 2018, leading to her songs being performed at publishers’ conferences at the Hill Country Ballroom.
Her music in and of itself, is very well done. She has a professionally done studio album called One Lifeand another on the way, and in both she tells us stories of love, loss, and redemption. Our favorites were the clever turn of phrase used in “No More,” the bleeding heart in her raw “Everybody,” and the hard tones in “I’m Blaming You.” In every song she sings she pours her heart into the emotional ties of the music and lyrics, tying them together with brilliant word painting.
For every fan of country, Americana, or folk, Patti Dixon needs to be on your playlist. Her album is selling for $15 for a download on her website, and while it may be more expensive than a typical iTunes album, the quality and uniqueness to her music makes the extra money. Be sure to check out her website for more information about performance dates and updates and don’t forget to like, follow, and comment on her social media to let her know how awesome her music is. I’m sure she would love to hear from you. –TheGuildmaster, 09/27/18