Austin, Texas, US
Artist / Band / Musician
Small Stone Records www.smallstone.com
When the road is the only home you know a band has no choice but to go from the talented exuberant group of musicians they started out as to a well oiled rawk machine destroying every venue in their path. Such is the case of Texas trio Dixie Witch. Born in the fall of 1999, Dixie Witch played their first live show at the legendary (and now extinct) Emo’s in Houston, Texas in January of 2000. From that explosive first show sprang a relentless road schedule that criss crossed their homeland. Leveling venue after venue, the band quickly gained a large and loyal Texas following. In August of 2000, Dixie Witch recorded a five-song demo which was well received and began to garner the band national attention through a well-deserved "buzz" via the internet. By the beginning of 2001, Dixie Witch had inked their first record deal with the Texas based doom metal label, Brainticket Records. The self-produced debut album "Into the Sun" was released in late May of 2001. The album was well received by fans of the underground heavy rock scene all over the world (and which has since been reissued on Small Stone Recoreds). Dixie Witch followed up the release of "Into the Sun" with intense touring of the US in the Summer of 2001 that took the band from coast to coast and to all points in between on the "Southern Domination Tour" with Alabama Thunderpussy and Suplecs. The next few years was a blur of roadside rest stops and countless club dates. 2003 brought the boys of Dixie Witch to their new home at Small Stone and saw the release of "One Bird, Two Stones."
With thousands of miles of road under their belts Dixie Witch has honed their talents to a razor sharp point culminating in the epic "Smoke & Mirrors . " Produced, Engineered and Mixed by the considerable talents of Joel Hamilton who has worked on recordings of everyone from Unsane & Make Patton to Elvis Costello, "Smoke & Mirrors" packs the punch of six longs years on the road into just under an hour of the loudest, dirtiest rock and roll the boys could muster up. The southern charm comes oozing through the thick riffs and powerful percussion of what can only be called classic American songwriting. With a masterpiece under their belts, the tour that never ends will rise up again this spring bringing the explosive fury that is the Dixie Witch ’s live show back where the boys feel most comfortable on the road again.
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