61 GHOSTS – TUESDAY, 1/23/18 @ 5:30PM
Joe Mazzari and Dixie Deadwood, a duo based out of the Northeastern USA, draw upon their own personal musical influences, their combined passion and need to create a style of music all their own — one that’s influenced by the urban streets and the restless spirits of the Mississippi Hills. Each had honed their own sound through years on the road: Mazzari with his poignant lyrics, melodies and rock guitar, Dixie with her bare-knuckled approach to drumming. Together, Joe and Dixie mix steamy grooves, razor-sharp dynamics and high energy to create what they refer to as “gritty and primal rock ‘n’ roll.”
Joe brings his gutter-rock guitar, gritty vocals and strong stage presence fostered through his years touring and recording with Johnny Thunders, Walter Lure and Jerry Nolan of Heartbreakers and New York Dolls fame. He fronted a handful of his own original bands: The Daughters, The Two Saints, and The Joe Mazzari Band. Joe also had the privilege of recording with Jimmy Miller, producer of The Rolling Stones, Traffic and Motorhead, and with John Peel of BBC fame. Influenced by John Hiatt, Bob Dylan, Link Wray, Rory Gallagher and various Delta blues musicians, Joe began writing roots-rock music in his 20s. Caught up in the Boston rock scene in the 1980s, he recorded a handful of albums and singles and toured the US and the UK. Joe has performed at The Rat in Boston; CBGB‟S, Irving Plaza, Peppermint Lounge and Maxwell’s in NYC; The Mayfair in Scotland; The Cavern Club in Liverpool; and the Marquee Club in London, among other venues.
Dixie played drums behind famed bluesman Leo “Bud” Welch for years and has performed at more than 20 festivals and venues in the US, Europe, and Africa. She is featured in a documentary on Welch, “Late Blossom Blues: The Leo Bud‟ Welch Story,” released in January 2017, and on Welch’s Mississippi Blues Trail Marker as his drummer. Dixie also played in the All Night Long Blues Band for four years and recorded three albums of Mississippi Hill Country blues. She is sponsored by Peridore Custom Sticks and SoulTone Cymbals and plays TAMA Silverstar drums.