About Dixie Fried
Craig Lamie (guitars & vocals) and John Murphy (drums) have shared a very strong passion for music from an early age. Going to gigs from mid teens all over Scotland, Europe & North America.
Seeing bands of varying genre's, always kept the guys loving watching live music. A particular love of rock music was dovetailed in with the hypnotic blues of North Mississippi Hill Country slide guitar, with Junior Kimbrough, Robert Belfour & RL Burnside becoming firm favourites of Craig & John alike.
Both players have played in several bands in their youth, both together and in separate bands of differing styles. But both gained some invaluable experience to the live circuit within Central Scotland.
Dixie Fried first locked horns as a 2 piece, playing nothing but covers of bands like The Black Keys, White Stripes, RL Burnside and many others. But it wasn't for another 3 years or so when got back together (after a small hiatus) they concentrated on playing solely their own music, and feeling their own vibe.
So as two music lovers, who really dig the whole hill country music of North Mississippi, which they have infused throughout each song. Dixie Fried signed to Glasgow Independent record label Big Rock Candy Records in 2010, and released self titled debut album in the summer of 2011 to critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. Second album (A Ways To Go) was released in the summer of 2013. New material for the third album has been getting the water tested at several gigs during the end of 2014, and has whetted their appetite to get back recording very soon.
They are long established musicians in the Central Scotland music scene, playing many of the major venues and several festivals including Europe’s largest free blues festival, the Dundee Blues Bonanaza and Perth's award winning Southern Fried Festival
Dixie Fried play their own version of upbeat hypnotic blues rock as good as 2 guys from Scotland could. So if you like deep down and dirty Mississippi Blues Rock, then come and join the Dixie Fried train....next stop....anywhere