Ruth Gerson: Don Dixon: Songwriter, Producer, Musician in Living Stereo
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Don Dixon has shaped many lives. If you think of the trickle down, it is millions of people. Producer, player, singer, songwriter, no question, he's been a groundbreaker. I first learned of him in the early nineties (I caught on late), reading a book of producer interviews. Everything Dixon said resonated. I reached out to him, again and again, mailing cassette tapes to a PO Box. One day, his manager Harry Simmons called me and Dixon helped me make my first record, Fools and Kings. Looking back, he had very little to work with ... I was far from developed, but he asked me questions I have never forgotten and started a journey. Over and over, he has uncovered and helped to develop so much talent in the world including REM, The Smithereens, The Counting Crows, Hootie and The Blowfish. Who would we not know, if it weren't for Don Dixon? It's hard to say.
Ruth Gerson: Early on you asked me to think about not who I am or who I think I want to be, but who am I NOT? This stuck wit
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