Don Dixon Interview – R.E.M., Smithereens, Hootie & The Blowfish – Everyone Loves Guitar

A long-time member of Mary Chapin Carpenter’s band, Don’s produced successful records by REM, Smithereens, Marshall Crenshaw, Guadalcanal Diary, James McMurtry, The Gin Blossoms & others, has 12 solo LPs and has written songs recorded by Joe Cocker, Ronnie Spector, Hootie & The Blowfish, Counting Crows, others

Don shares some GREAT stories, including growing up in the south in the late 50’s/early 60’s… connecting with REM and the opportunities this led to… racism, the post WWII generation… Why he turned down producing “Nevermind” by Nirvana… Hendrix & The Atlanta Pop Festival, why happiness is overrated, life lessons, more. GREAT convo:

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