Dixie Duncan (born April 3, 1977) is a multi-instrumentalist and composer from Atlanta, Georgia. His experience with music began at age 4, when he would play holiday songs by ear on the family piano. At 12 years old, Dixie played drums, trumpet and trombone in the middle school band, and for the next few years, he developed an understanding of drumming and basic percussion concepts by watching drummers in music videos and listening to the radio. Around age 13, his family moved from Atlanta to a small town in Mississippi where there was nothing but big fields and dirt roads. He found an old acoustic guitar that belonged to his stepfather, and after being shown 1 scale (by his stepfather), spent all of his time teaching himself scales, chords, and eventually, whole songs. After being in Mississippi for less than a year, Dixie moved back to Atlanta, now with a newfound love for playing the guitar. But simply playing music wasn’t enough.
It wasn’t until 5 years later that Dixie joined his first band, TENTILFOUR. Less than a year later, they began performing for large audiences. After playing together for 8 years, recording 3 cds, and performing with many national acts, TENTILFOUR disbanded (bad pun intended). By this point, Dixie had combined his love for playing music with his love for performing. Still, that wasn’t enough.
September of 2006, Dixie decided to pursue a career as a solo artist. Dixie is currently recording music for 2 albums. The first of these, mostly comprised of solo acoustic guitar work, will be released in early 2008. He is also writing music for 2 other albums, playing drums with Cemetron, doing studio sessions, and performing almost every night of the week.
In 2005, while touring with Echovalve, Dixie was awarded #1 bass guitarist in a worldwide band competition (www.emergenza.net).