Don Dixon & Marti Jones
Marti Jones and Don Dixon have been singing together since the mid 80s. With over 20 albums between them, they cover a lot of territory. They had separate record deals back then but now in this new, egalitarian era they are able to make records together. In 2011 they released a proper duet record called Living Stereo.
Marti's most recent recording is You're Not the Bossa Me, while Dixon has a new six song recording entitled I Lived in the Time of Organ Grinders.
Here are a few facts:
MARTI JONES - Grew up in Uniontown, OH; studied painting at Kent State University; sang at local lounges in the ‘70s; fronted an Akron band called Color Me Gone in the early '80s; released a string of finely crafted solo albums on A&M and RCA that got rave reviews in Rolling Stone; found a large fan base on the Eastern Seaboard; performed “Tourist Town” on the David Letterman show in 1988; made music videos with D.A. Pennebaker and Jesse Dylan; has toured extensively around the US & Europe including long stints with Chris Isaak and Richard Thompson; gradually (and successfully) returned to oil painting as her main creative outlet and still sings from time to time.
DON DIXON - Grew up in Lancaster, SC; played Cole Porter songs in a tuxedo-clad combo called the Cavaliers while still in junior high; later recorded major-label albums with his college rock band called Arrogance; produced seminal albums by R.E.M., the Smithereens and Marti Jones; scored an MTV hit with “Praying Mantis”; released a string of clever-soulful solo albums and continues to do so; starred in an off-Broadway musical (”King Mackerel and the Blues Are Running”); played an embittered alcoholic Broadway composer in an indie film (”Camp”); has written songs that have been recorded by Joe Cocker, Counting Crows, Ronnie Spector and Marti Jones; has recently been touring bassist with longtime friend Mary Chapin Carpenter.
- Dan Kane