Ben Dickey & Charlie Sexton (from the film Blaze)
Performing 1/23 @ 5:00
Ben Dickey recently released his first solo album, Sexy Birds & Salt Water Classics, on Max Records (LR, Arkansas). He has three albums with the Philadelphia rock band Blood Feathers and did a two-year stint as lead guitar player for a Bob Wills tribute band, the Prescott Playboys, where he was the youngest member by 37 years. Currently, he works at his home studio, on a cotton farm in Gilliam, LA.
Highly regarded guitarist Charlie Sexton has had success not only as a solo artist, but also as a sideman, producer, and composer. After the Top 20 hit “Beat’s So Lonely” from his debut album in the ‘80s, Sexton went on to release three more solo albums, Charlie Sexton (1989), Under the Wishing Tree (1995) and Cruel and Gentle Things (2005). His prodigal guitar playing also quickly led to studio work playing for the likes of Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Don Henley and Bob Dylan. The latter would ultimately lead to a regular spot in Dylan’s band.
Out from behind the guitar, Sexton is a frequent producer, mixer and songwriter. His production credits include Lucinda Williams’s Essence, Edie Brickell’s Volcano and Edie Brickell, and more recently Matt Morris’s debut album When Everything Breaks Open which he co-produced with Justin Timberlake. Songs written by Sexton can be found on the soundtracks to Quentin Tarantino’s True Romance (1993) and Air America (1990) and in 2009 Sexton composed and performed the score to The Open Road starring Jeff Bridges and Justin Timberlake. 2009 also marked the world reunion tour of Sexton’s Austin supergroup Arc Angels, including a string of dates with Eric Clapton in England. Most recently Sexton produced the winner of the 2013 New Song Contest, and is on tour with the Court Yard Hounds and Bob Dylan.
Catch Ben Dickey and Charlie Sexton in the Sundance film Blaze.