Muskegon, MI, September 26, 2022—Dixon’s Violin, which opens the 2022/23 season of The Block on Friday, October 7, 7:30 pm features the violin as never heard before. Improvising on a 5-string electric violin with a looping system he developed, Dixon creates an all-live, one-man symphony of sound. This is music that mesmerizes, moves, and transforms.
Dixon is the only one in the world doing what he does. Few classically-trained violinists are able to improvise, and his wide range of pedal effects are impressive. But what sets Dixon apart is his empathy—always conscious of the energy in the room, baring his soul through his instrument, guiding and inspiring the listeners through his words and bittersweet, beautiful sounds.
Dixon had been playing classical music all his life, but in 2005 a trip to the Burning Man festival challenged him to improvise and create his own music. “When I saw the look in people’s eyes, that I could move them with my own music, it changed my life,” he recalls. “I had been playing for 25 years, but for the first time, I truly fell in love with music. I made up my mind then and there to rearrange my life priorities.” Since then he has performed with groups in styles ranging from gypsy, jazz, blues, rock, klezmer, electronic, and middle-eastern. In 2011, he launched his first national solo tour, has since been gaining tens of thousands of fans, millions of online views, and listens, and has performed at roughly 120 festivals and shows per year across North America.
Single tickets are priced at $48 for table seats, $32 for floor seats, and $10 for students with ID. To order, call 231.726.3231, visit www.TheBlockWestMichigan.org or in person at The Block, 360 W. Western Avenue, Muskegon. Proof of vaccination and masks are no longer required for admission, but free masks are available for all who prefer to wear them.