Dana Dixon’s blues highlight

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DANA Dixon will be singing the blues at one of the highlights of Durham’s musical calendar.

Fronted by singer / harmonica player Dana Dixon, the band play a mixture of authentic Texas, Chicago and west coast blues plus original numbers.

They are the first act confirmed to play the Blues Cafe Acoustic Stage for the third annual Durham Blues Festival which takes place this summer.

Since their formation and the launch of their critically acclaimed debut album Boogie Woman, Dana Dixon have garnered reviews from the British and overseas press.

They were chosen to represent Britain at the 2001 International Blues Challenge held in Memphis, USA, and invited to play on stage at BB King’s club on Beale Street.

The band have played at practically every major blues festival in Britain and Ireland, and perform in blues venues up and down the UK, Europe and USA, including sell out shows for four years running at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The Durham Blues Festival will take place at Durham Gala Theatre on June 23 from 2pm to 10pm and will feature 12 acts on two stages.

Acts already confirmed include Gary Grainger, Albany Down, Ron Sayer Jr and Chantel McGregor with more acts due to be announced soon.

More info at www.durhambluesfestival.co.uk.