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Slim Dixon

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Slim Dixon, a.k.a. Cincinnati Slim, a self-described "hillbilly with the blues", comes from Washington C.H., a small town in southern Ohio, between Cincinnati and Columbus.

He was born into a musical family from West Virginia, including his father, a high school music teacher. In fact, his first performance was in his dad's high school marching band as a bass drum player- at the age of 4! By six, he was studying piano, and he composed his first song at eight. He continued studying piano until the age of fourteen, when he gave it up as an act of rebellion.

"A lot of kids start playing music in their teens to make their parents mad. But when you're a rebel who's been raised by a musician, and everyone expects you to be a musician, then there's no choice but to threaten getting a real job," he recalls.

And so, young Slim went to college, determined to find a respectable way to make it in the world. After years of trying every major known to man, a distraught and now in-debt Slim realized that all he liked to do was write poems and play music. By then, he had picked up a bit of guitar to impress people at parties, and this led him back to the piano, which he hadn't played in eight years.

As soon as he found the piano again, songs poured out of him- more than he could handle. He ended up buying his first electric organ and changing his major to Audio Production soon after.

Two years later, in the spring of 2001, he moved to Brooklyn to pursue his life as a poet and musician. After several years of struggling with rent and school loans and trying to find a rhythm section, Slim finally decided that it was time to share his music with the world, band or no band.

So, with a Shure 58 and a home-PC studio, he's begun to record his brand of country-blues rock.

"Recording isn't important anymore. Everyone's listening to MP3 anyway, sharing singles with each other, so why waste your time in a studio? My name will be built on the Slim Dixon show," he claims.

Slim continues to look for a band, while continuing to perform his songs solo whenever he can.

You can also catch him with Queens-based rockers "Rough'n'Ready" on the weekends, settin' fire to Irish pubs with hard-drivin' rock'n'roll, from James Brown and the Stones to the Chili Peppers and U2.