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Dixie Dregs at Lincoln Theatre

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The Dixie Dregs Lincoln Theatre Washington, DC March 7, 2018 Back in the 1970s, many aspiring young guitarists yearned to play like Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page or Jimi Hendrix, but truly inspired musicians wanted to be as good as John McLaughlin or Steve Morse of the Dixie Dregs (later just The Dregs). While the Mahavishnu Orchestra and Return To Forever defined guitar driven jazz rock fusion with an emphasis on jazz, the Dregs leaned more on the rock ...

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The Dixie Dregs at Scottish Rite Auditorium

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The Dixie Dregs Scottish Rite Auditorium Collingswood, NJ March 9, 2018 They've always remained one of the most under-the-radar of fusion bands. The Dixie Dregs' every-damn-thing- at-once musical stew could have hardly been better designed to elude widespread exposure--too much jazzy complexity for a group of rockers, too much country and folk for a jazz combo, a tinge more classical than you'd expect from either, all without any singing to grab the ears of radio ...

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Dixie Dregs: California Screamin'

Read "California Screamin'" reviewed by Dave Hughes

The Dixie Dregs (also called simply “the Dregs") produced muscular southern rock/fusion during the late seventies and early eighties. They reunited briefly in the early nineties, and reunited again in August, 1999, for a series of concerts at Los Angeles' famed Roxy Theater. The best performances from these hot nights have now been released on California Screamin'. All of the original members are present (Morse, Lavitz, Morgenstern, Sloan, West), as well as more recent band members Jerry Goodman (of Mahavishnu ...

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Dixie Dregs: California Screamin'

Read "California Screamin'" reviewed by Dave Hughes

The Dixie Dregs (also called simply "the Dregs") produced muscular southern rock/fusion during the late seventies and early eighties.  They reunited briefly in the early nineties, and reunited again in August, 1999, for a series of concerts at Los Angeles' famed Roxy Theater.  The best performances from these hot nights have now been released on Zebra records.  All of the original members are present (Morse, Lavitz, Morgenstern, Sloan, West), as well as more recent band members Jerry Goodman ...

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Dixie Dregs: California Screamin'

Read "California Screamin'" reviewed by Ed Kopp

In this age of snooze jazz radio and the retro mainstream, kick-ass fusion is all but dead. Given the climate, it's great to have the Dixie Dregs back in action and rocking the house down. California Screamin' is a live overview of the Dregs' sporadic 25-year existence. The players really seemed to enjoy this reunion, which was recorded over three concerts at the Roxy in Los Angeles last August. The qualities that originally made this band so effective ...

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Dixie Dregs: California Screamin'

Read "California Screamin'" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Perhaps no other band has successfully integrated 1970's style British progressive rock with fusion and jazz improvisation while at times incorporating the finer virtues of the “Southern Rock scene than the “Dixie Dregs ! Their latest, California Screamin captures the band, “live at the legendary “Roxy Theater located in Los Angeles, California as we only wish we could have been there during those 3 nights after listening to this vivacious, hard driving exposition and altogether explosive affair.

Steve Morse's infamous ...


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