OLA DIXON | Severn Records


Vocalist/drummer Ola Dixon has been a fixture on the Northeast blues scene for decades. Raised in Marion, SC but now a resident of the Big Apple, Dixon spent many years recording and touring with various performers including Big Walter Horton, Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson, Paul Oscher and Ronnie Earl, among others.

Dixon’s first major recording was on Charles Walker’s Oblivion release Blues From the Big Apple (1973), produced by legendary producer Bobby Robinson. From there she spent several years backing blues vocalist Victoria Spivey and in the 80’s toured extensively with Luther “Guitar Jr.” Johnson. After a semi-retirement in the early ’90’s Ola returned to her roots appearing on Johnson’s Grammy-nominated 1998 Telarc release Got to Find a Way. Finally, in 1999 Severn Records released Labor of Love, Ola’s first solo recording that displays her sweet vocal style and solid, understated drumming.


Labor of Love (Severn CD-0006 © 1999)
Louisiana Red – A Different Shade of Red-The Woodstock Sessions (Severn CD-0016 © 2002)