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Alex Dixon, grandson of legendary bluesman and bassist Willie Dixon, was literally born to the blues April 23, 1975 on the South Side of Chicago where he was raised by grand pop Willie. On top of that purebred pedigree, young Alex was taught to play the 88s by postwar Chicago luminaries Leonard “Baby Doo” Caston and Lafayette Leake and is at present the only Dixon carrying on the enormous family legacy. Before Willie’s passing in 1992 Alex performed with him many times, including at the Chicago Blues Festival, and co-wrote songs for Hidden Charms.
In 2007 he formed Dixon Landing Music, and The Vintage Room was the first offering from his label. In 2009 he followed up with his second release titled Rising from the Bushes. In 2013, he was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame, along with his grandfather, Willie Dixon.
Alex has been working on music projects over the past couple of years, but instead of lending his skills on piano, he has been laying down bass lines across multiple projects.