Nashville recording artist coming to Dixon

Local musicians to play at Ginkgo Tree Cafe, Books on First

DIXON – Dixon Main Street’s holiday window displays will set the stage Saturday as small businesses in the Second Saturdays district will be open for business and highlighting the local cultural scene.

Artist Erin Clark opens at The Crystal Cork Wine Shoppe and “Shades of Gray” continues at The Next Picture Show. Art glass will be displayed at Trein’s Jewelry, and Jesey Nicholson Christmas themed print boards can be seen at Roxie’s.

Musicians that will be featured include: Eileen Quest at Ginkgo Tree Cafe, Carsick Radio at Books on First, and Brushwood Trio at The Next Picture Show.

Rosbrook has a full evening with a co-op artist’s show from 6 to 10 p.m. and open mic set for  8 p.m. to midnight. Registration for open mic will be at 7 p.m. 

Special guest, visiting Nashville recording artist Paul Childers Band, will take the Rosbrook Studio stage at 9 p.m. According to a news release, the band features a style reminiscent of Jack Johnson and John Mayer. The self-described blues trio creates sounds that stretch into a variety of genres, including jazz.  

Paul Childers is a singer/songwriter from Kentucky. Before developing that style, he was a touring blues musician who played the local circuits around his hometown. He began playing guitar at the age of 12 and tried to emulate the likes of Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, and Miles Davis. At 14, he joined his first band, The Blue Age, as the front man and guitar player. 

Looking to grow, Childers started a blues trio that colloquially became known as The Paul Childers Band. With his new group, Childers began to play around Kentucky and Tennessee beginning to develop notoriety because of his blues licks and abilities to work with musicians who were much older. 

In November 2011, Childers began work on his debut album, “Wasted Space,” with Nashville producers Paul Scholten and Jimmy Dulin. He now attends Belmont University in Nashville, where he and his band play. Recently, two of his songs were picked up by the Warner Bros. Music Group to be put in an upcoming Tom Hanks film.

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