From Cramps to country
Fur Dixon shows off her Americana chops
By John Sollenberger 05/30/2013
A double shot of Americana is in store Friday night at Coffee Gallery Backstage when inimitable songstress and guitarist Fur Dixon opens for western music man Sourdough Slim.
Dixon has been lauded far and wide for her beautiful singing, her voice often compared to such stellar artists as Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton and Iris DeMent. Her music gets to the heart and soul of Americana, Irish, English and Scandinavian folk music.
Dixon boasts an interesting musical history. She performed for some 10 years with fellow Americana artist Steve Werner, producing four CDs along the way. However, she gained notoriety before that as bassist for the legendary psychobilly underground rockers The Cramps.
The veteran music maker is known for her passionate performances, pouring soulful emotion into every note. This show features new original songs (look for a new CD coming soon) and time-honored favorites.
Visit her at reverbnation.com/furdixon
Music starts at 8 p.m. Friday at Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena. Tickets are $20. Call (626) 798-6236 for tickets, and visit coffeegallery.com for information.