Marti Jones & Don Dixon

YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
37 W Main St, Bay Shore, NY 11706
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Marti Jones & Don Dixon have been performing together, off and on, for over twenty years. This longtime partnership has resulted in an intimate stage rapport as well as the seamless blending of two of the most distinct voices around today. With over two hundred songs in their collective recorded catalogue, you never know quite what to expect when they hit the stage, but rest assured their performance will feature thoughtful lyrics and heart-felt singing. Marti Jones is a singer and painter originally from Uniontown, Ohio. Jones was initially a member of the band Color Me Gone, who recorded one EP for A&M Records in 1983. Her first solo album, 1985's "Unsophisticated Time" (A&M), was produced by Don Dixon. Jones and Dixon subsequently married, and Dixon continued to produce all of his wife's subsequent albums. Two more albums for A&M followed in the 1980s, each of them featuring a wide range of supporting musicians. Jones' sound encompassed jangle pop, ballads, and even southern-style soul material. Her voice and singing style reminded some observers of Dusty Springfield, who mined a similarly eclectic field of pop music; others compared her voice to that of Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, or Annie Lennox. Don Dixon has devoted his entire life to the popular song. Dixon's writing, production and session credits include REM, Hootie & The Blowfish, Counting Crows, The Smithereens, Joe Cocker, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Marti Jones, Marshall Crenshaw, James McMurtry, Ronnie Spector, Matthew Sweet, astroPuppees, Baby Shaker, Richard Barone, Jim Brock, Mark Bryan, Kim Carnes, Caitlin Cary, The Connells, Pat DiNizio, The Edison Project, Fetchin Bones, GB Leighton, The Golden Palominos, Guadalcanal Diary, In Tua Nua, Tommy Keene, Let's Active, Moxy Fruvous, The Red Clay Ramblers, Snagglepuss, The Spongetones, Chris Stamey, The X-Teens and dozens more.

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