Zachary Smith & the Dixie Power Trio
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Zachary Smith & the Dixie Power Trio

Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States

Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
Band Americana Jazz


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"Conference Review"

“Once again, the music was perfect for the occasion and the group combined excellent playing and musicianship with and easy, entertaining style.” - I.T.E.A. Online

"Dixie Power Trio Review"

The Dixie Power Trio has got what makes New Orleans music special, too — even if these musicians do come from Fredericksburg, Virginia. The tradition all hangs together, and it absorbs everything new that comes along. There are Dixieland revival bands all over, but maybe you haven't heard one like the Dixie Power Trio — it's about living tradition, not nostalgia. It all seems to flow straight from a single source, and it's terrific fun. - Arobr Web

"The Dixie Power Trio, Letting the Good Times Roll"

“The musicians created polyphonic weaves aplenty, albeit in their own peculiar fashion, and reached far beyond Crescent City customs when paying tribute to Buckwheat Zydeco, swinging through “Blue Skies,” or adding a bop-inspired tag line to “When the Saints Go Marching In.” The pulse was party perfect—festive, infectious and thoroughly crowd-pleasing.” - Washington Post

"Coming To Town"

“A great party band, Dixie Power music is always a wild ride, always a tasty fusion without a hint of confusion.” - Richmond Style Weekly

""Bad Spuds" Review"

“Can’t make it down to New Orleans for the Mardi Gras? The New Line Brass Band offers a home-brewed alternative gumbo that’s rich with the necessary ingredients.” - Washington Post


Zydeco Dog 2007
Let’s All Go Down To New Orleans (live) 2004
The Virgil Sessions 2002
Ain’t My Fault 2000
Bad Spuds 1999
Greetings From Gumboville 1995
Out of Control 1993



Formed in 1992, Zachary Smith & the Dixie Power Trio has developed a reputation as the East Coast's premier "Louisiana variety band"-- capable of playing authentic sounding New Orleans jazz, zydeco, Cajun, street parade, and Louisiana-style funk. The four-piece trio (we blame Cajun math) has carved out a niche as a fun and exciting ensemble capable of entertaining audiences of all ages.
The DPT has played numerous festivals over the past seventeen years including Musikfest (PA), Bel Chere Festival (NC), Smokey Hill Riverfest (KS), Bayou Boogaloo (VA), Ann Arbor Folk Festival (MI), Taste Louisiana Cajun Fest (IA), and the Great American Brass Band Festival (KY). The group has shared concert stages with many Louisiana luminaries, including the Neville Brothers, Terrance Simien, Dr. John, Wynton Marsalis, Chubby Carrier, Beausoleil, the Dirty Dozen, the Olympia Brass Band, Cowboy Mouth, Galactic, and John Cleary.
Listen for a set and you might hear the DPT tackle anything from Louis Armstrong to the Rolling Stones. Borrowing material from the Neville Brothers, Buckwheat Zydeco, Dr. John, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino and many others, the Dixie Power Trio has a knack for reinventing classics. At the same time, they take pride in the authenticity of their New Orleans jazz repertoire and original compositions. The common thread is that it's all good music with a party vibe.
Music from the band's seven CD's has been featured on NPR's "All Things Considered", the WB series "Elimidate Deluxe", and the feature film "Crazy Like A Fox". The group won a WAMA award for their 2001 release "Ain't My Fault".