Tom Dixon returns to his home state from Nashville, TN to rock Whiskey Barrel in Laconia, NH.
Jodie Cunningham is known for her modern rock-edge country music and delivers various cover songs such as “80’s Mercedes” by Maren Morris, “Momma’s Broken Heart” by Miranda Lambert, “Highway to Hell” by AC/DC and more. Cunningham wowed audiences at the Whiskey Barrel in Laconia, New Hampshire from the moment she stepped on stage until she finished her set.
Jodie’s high energy is infectious! The most notable song Cunningham sang during her set was “My Church” by Maren Morris, which she explained being able to perform for her fans is her “church” and she truly enjoys that week after week. Later in the evening, Cunningham’s mother joined her to sing “Something Bad” by Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood. The mother-daughter duo performance was a perfect segue to Tom Dixon’s upcoming set.
As Jodie Cunningham and her band clear the stage and the venue prepares for Tom Dixon to rock the venue, let’s briefly explain who this Tom Dixon songwriter is. If you have never heard of Dixon, he grew up in Pelham, NH and moved to Londonderry, NH where he kicked off his music career as a country music singer. Dixon and his band (The Tom Dixon Band) won countless awards while living in New Hampshire and touring regularly throughout New England. They released their debut album Truckin” in 2011 and things really took off from there.
In 2013, after playing the New England music circuit and busting down walls for country music in the northeast for almost 10 years, Dixon and his wife packed up and moved to Nashville to take it to the next level. Some great things have happened for him since moving to Nashville including three albums with all original music, two original music singles released this year, four national television appearances singing the National Anthem for two NASCAR races in Dover, DE and once at New England Dragway in Epping, NH, then singing his newly released song “Alive Day” at the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, DC. Dixon has shared the stage with countless, notable acts all over the eastern half of the country and has continued to write his own music.
Now that you know a little about Dixon, here is what happened once the stage cleared at the Whiskey Barrel. Dixon’s song “Kick Start This Party”, an original of his from the Kick Start This Party album, packed a solid punch exciting fans and literally kicked the show off into high gear.
“Alive Day” which made its debut during Memorial Day weekend was the most heartwarming and near heartbreaking number of the night. Before Dixon performs the song to his fans, he explains what ‘Alive Day’ is and what it means. ‘Alive Day’ is the date of the anniversary of a very close escape from death that a soldier faced. Some may choose to celebrate their ‘Alive Day’ with parties, or with personal reflection, depending on a personal taste and their relationship to the events which occurred on the day they narrowly missed dying. Dixon further explains that proceeds from the song “Alive Day” have and continue to be donated to the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes. This song is a favorite among Dixon’s fans and still brings tears to a few in the audience as it often hits home for so many.
“Keep You Girl” has been a top favorite among fans as well since its release last month. The upbeat song brings fans to their feet at each show while they raise their favorite beverages in their air and dance like no one is watching much like they did at Whiskey Barrel. Many fans were hanging onto every note, which proves this single will certainly remain a favorite among fans for a long time.
Tom continued powering through his hits, including “Dreams Down A Dusty Road”, “Perfect for Me”, “Truckin”, “Jack It Up”, “Wide Open Roads”, “Better Way” and “Just Tell Me You Love Me”. The evening continued with several cover songs too including “Huntin’ Fishin’, Lovin’ Every Day” by Luke Bryan, “Springsteen” by Eric Church, “Don’t Ya” by Brett Eldredge and more.
Tom Dixon and his band ended the evening with “Kick It In the Sticks” by Brantley Gilbert after a chanting request from fans demanding “one more” which Dixon happily performed for his fans and each of them stayed to the end singing and dancing. Fans later gathered to purchase merchandise and seek autographs from the talented Tom Dixon. Keep an eye on this rising star as there are many great things to come from this talented songwriter.
Event Date: 09-Sep-2017