|Tags:||southern rock blues swamp rock rock swamp americana singer-songwriter united states male vocalists swamp music liszaj radio|
|Decades:||1970s 1990s 2000s|
27 September 1941, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Saxophonist Nix was one of several aspiring high-school musicians forming the basis of the Mar-Keys. This renowned instrumental group enjoyed several R&B-styled bestsellers and became the house band for the Stax Records company during the mid-60s, performing on sessions for Otis Redding, Rufus Thomas, Wilson Pickett and Sam And Dave. Nix moved to California in 1965 where he became acquainted with several southern expatriates, notably Leon Russell and Delaney And Bonnie. Nix produced the latters Home, then subsequently worked with Albert King and John Mayall, and completed several uneven, yet endearing, albums. In 1972, he toured with the ambitious Alabama State Troupers, an ad hoc musical carnival that also included Lonnie Mack, Jeannie Greene, Marlin Greene and Furry Lewis. Although never a well-known figure, Nix has retained the respect of his contemporaries and his return to the music scene in the...