Award-winning comedian Jesse Griffin stars as outlaw country singer Wilson Dixon in an affectionate comic tribute to country music, full of sharp observations delivered with a deadpan, surreal edge.
Wilson Dixon arrived at the The Edinburgh Fringe in 2006 thinking he was part of a world music festival. His show, The Wilson Dixon Hour was a cult hit and it scored him critical, comedy acclaim and Spanks Best Musical Comedy Act award; the country and western musical legend was surprised to say the least
That award was the first of many, and Wilson Dixon has continued to pass on his cowboy Philosophy; touring with Stewart Lee in 2008 and again in 2009, and opening for Rhys Derby (Flight of the Chonchords). He is a Radio regular on BBC Radio 4, for Loose Ends and with Rhod Gilbert on BBC Radio Wales. BBC Radio 2 swept up Wilson and offered him his own solo series and the chance to record at the legendary BBC Maida Vale Studios just the right place for a Country and Western Legend. The Wilson Dixon Line was the perfect four-part series that allowed the UK radio audience a glimps of Wilson’s life and all its characters in Cripple Creek, Colorado.
2010 The Fred, Winner, Best Show: Wilson Dixon’s American Dream – New Zealand comedy Festival
2010 Best Show, Nominee, Wilson Dixon’s American Dream – Leicester Comedy Festival
2010 and 2009, Best Music or Variety Act, Nominee – Chortle Awards
2010 The Press Critic’s Choice Award, Winner – World Buskers Festival in Christchurch
2009 Most Outstanding Show, Nominee Barry Award
2009 Best Local Show, Best Local Show nominee, New Zealand International Comedy Festival