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Drugstore Cowboy Deep Ellum says
Grammy Award winner Mike Dyson is a 21st Century visionary. The Texan’s big sound blurs the lines between blues, rock and grunge. His guitar work wraps itself all around you. His voice massages the message. Hits you right between the eyes. Dyson’s motivation? “I play the music I want to hear.” When you listen to “Behind Enemy Lines” or “Land of the Free” it takes you on a real time trip. Sometimes fast forward into the future, with an environmental dirge. Sometimes blasting into the past, to the ancient land of mind expansion.

A big chunk of the 31 year old’s past is the blues. He produced the Grammy winning “Best Traditional Blues Album” in 2007 bringing together legendary Bluesmen Henry James Townsend, Joe Willie “Pinetop” Perkins, Robert Lockwood Jr., and David “Honeyboy” Edwards. As Mr. Blue Shoes he uses the blues, history and some of his own life lessons to keep school kids grounded and connected to tradition. All the while perfecting his performance chops.

Now he’s turning the page, striking a different chord for the future. Take one listen and it’s not hard to see the wide range of influences that lay the bedrock of his musical soul. But Dyson isn’t looking back, the musician’s concentrating on what’s ahead. Moving into the next phase he says “I want to make a lasting impression that withstands the test of time” Dyson says his transition and new direction is a natural evolution. He sees himself as “an artist, a communicator, a commentator on what I see.”

Listen to “Behind Enemy Lines” once and you’ll be a captive.
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By: Drugstore Cowboy Deep Ellum

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