Canadian Coast To Coast is presented by The Eagle River Casino and Travel Plaza in Whitecourt.
My Special Guest today is Carl Dixon.
Both as a solo artist and member of Coney Hatch and April Wine, he’s shared the stage with the likes of Judas Priest and Iron Maiden. But it was during his eight years as lead singer of chart toppers The Guess Who that Carl’s mosaic of a music career came to an abrupt halt.
After suffering a horrific car crash in Australia in 2008, it was questioned whether Carl would survive, let alone return to his musical roots. Investing in a lengthy, near-decade long road to recovery — and despite a critical brain injury, physical reconstruction head to to using titanium plates and a glass eye — Carl Dixon has found a second act in life, music, and an unexpected foray into motivational speaking.
Part of Carl’s new lease on life can be heard in his debut Country offering titled Whole ‘Nother Thing . Whole ‘Nother Thing and it’s first single “Line Drive” speaks to “tough days and unfair situations getting the best of us.” As an official Juno entrant, Whole ‘Nother Thing calls upon an impressive line of great Canadian musicians to add to what he calls the “raw and dirty sound”. Most of the songs on “Whole ‘Nother Thing” are written, played sung and produced by Dixon but includes names like Garry Peterson, Andy Curran, Sean Kelly and even young metal drummer Dylan Gowan (yes, Gowan’s son) drumming on “Come at Me Baby” – which is also the theme song for a series on Netflix USA.
Lots to talk about with Carl Dixon 1pm MT on XM105fm.