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Patti Dixon


Patti Dixon
I Can’t Fight It
28th October 2022

Patti Dixon is an award winning, published songwriter from Austin, Texas.

She’s been awarded as the current Songwriter of The Year by the Austin Songwriters Group having won 12 awards overall, 8 first place finishes in multiple categories in their international song writing competition.

She brings many song writing flavours to the table blending genres with ease.

Quote:
“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.” — The American Bard’s Guild

She has seen her material recorded and performed on national radio and television over the years including the Dixie Chicks.

Most recently Patti co-wrote “Girls Weekend” with international recording artist Francine Honey.

Best pegged as Americana, she combines all the right elements for songs dripping with emotion.  Known for tugging at your heartstrings with memorable lyrics and melodies, she can also kick it up a notch, lending powerful vocals as well.

She enjoys performing not only solo but as a duo, trio or full band.  This versatile performer has played many a Texas festival, SXSW, as well as festivals in surrounding southern states.

Most recently performing in North-eastern part of the U.S. including Maine.  She also loves performing at small town venues, house concerts, large or small for that intimate feel and the best fans in the world.

Coming soon is the release of her new six song EP, “Up Close” of Patti’s originals, produced by Austin’s Gabriel Rhodes.

Production and recording credits include Willie Nelson, James Burton, Emmylou Harris, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Billy Joe Shaver, Kimmie Rhodes and more.

You’ll hear Gabe’s amazing guitar work and agree he is one of Austin’s best and brightest professional musicians along with John Chipman (The Resentments) on drums and Scott Graber on Bass.

Several of the winning songs will be featured as well as two written during the recording period.

The end of this year has been reserved for song writing obligations, some travel and future booking to present the “Up Close” album with a full band.

Additionally, Patti will release an all original 11 song Cd, “Big, Big Love” beginning in early 2023.  This CD was delayed in Covid and the “Up Close” EP was pushed ahead as a result of the award from ASG.

Patti was born deep in the Texas hill country in Rocksprings, Texas.  Generations of her family grew up there in this ranching community.  When she was ten, her grandfather, the singing cowboy, Nolan T. Guthrie, bought her first guitar.  He pulled it right off the shelf and put it in her hands, a child’s life forever changed.  She and her immediate family soon moved to the Texas Coast.  Patti loves traveling to all ends of Texas and beyond, seeing old friends and making new ones as she spreads her message of ONE LIFE to live and love.

Band members:
Gabriel Rhodes – All guitars, acoustic & electric
John Chipman – All drums and additional percussion
Scott Graber – Bass guitar

Patti’s Musical influences:
Elle King, Sheryl Crow, Miranda Lambert, Florence Welch, Sarah Bareilles, Wynonna, Lady Gaga, Kelly Clarkson, First Aid Kit, Kate Pierson (B52s), Stevie Nicks, Adele, Buddy Holly, Elton John, Loretta Lynn, Train, Don Henley, Dolly Parton, Ed Sheeran, David Gray

For fans of:
Taylor Swift, Yola, Beth Orton, Elle King, Kasey Chambers, Neko Case, Brandi Carlile, Jess Glynne, Smith & Thell, Sharna-Mae and The Mayhems

Patti Dixon – I Can’t Fight It

Patti Dixon – Up Close

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