By Brian P. Rubin
A whole lot of folks comprising the band Maiden Dixie made their way down to the Cedar Riverside home of KFAI on Wednesday to play a great set on “Live From Studio Five!” Even without their drummer, Maiden Dixie played an amazing bunch of tunes. As ever, the band this week was joined by Doug the Thug, Dewglass, and Cher Dial.
So who is Maiden Dixie? Hailing from all different areas of the country, from Illinois to Denver to Minnesota, the band featured Channing Himes and Jaymi Struthers on vocals, with Jesse Becker and Jonathan Krentz on acoustic guitar, as well as Zachary Scanlan on fiddle and banjo, and Andrew “Tank” Sherman on the five-string bass. Drummer Tyler Kloewer couldn’t make it that night, but the show did play a track full of drums called “It’s Over” off the band’s seven song EP, Little Black Dress.
Other songs from the band’s extensive set list of countrified, bluegrassish music included “Waiting’s Done,” “Bring it On,” “Smooth Talkin’ Man,” and a song premiering on the radio that night, “Story of Our Own.”
Maiden Dixie has an extensive list of shows coming up. Tonight, they’re at Benton Station in Sauk Rapids, MN, while Saturday they’re hitting The Dog House Bar and Grill in Maplewood, MN. Next weekend, they make the trip out to Skooter’s Roadhouse in Shorewood, IL on Friday, March 28, and they’ll be at Timbuktu in Decatur, IL on the next night. Sunday, March 30 brings them back to Maplewood to pen for Randy Houser at the Myth. Down the line in June, Maiden Dixie will appear at the Winstock Country Music Festival in Winsted MN.
If you want to keep up with Maiden Dixie, be sure to check their website and their Facebook page. You'll be glad you did.
If you missed this show, you can listen to it at ANY time from ANYWHERE on the planet on our PERMANENT archives here: https://archive.org/details/195MaidenDixie
Check out the video of that show on our You Tube page here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcKxz_T2ayU
You can see the Flickr pix from that show here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kfai-fm/sets/72157642656745444/