It Was An Unlikely Combination
Dixie brought her bare-knuckle style of drumming, Joe Mazzari brought his gutter rock guitar, and gritty vocals that have a New York bite, to create 61 GHOSTS. Nevertheless, the gravity that attracted this unlikely duo, that are based out of the Northeast. 61 GHOSTS draw upon their own personal musical influences. Each had already honed a sound through years on the road.
Joe played with Johnny Thunders (post New York Dolls), fronted a handful of his own original rock bands, and recorded with Jimmy Miller who’d produced the Rolling Stones, Motorhead and Traffic. Read more about Joe's chaotic days with Thunders.
Dixie traveled the world with legendary bluesman Leo ‘Bud’ Welch for three years performing between 20-30 festivals worldwide.
61 GHOSTS felt the need to create their own unique style of music drawing upon Joe’s poignant lyrics and melodies. Joe and Dixie create steamy-driving grooves, razor sharp dynamics, and high energy to create what they refer to as gritty and primal rock n' roll. Their combined passion and need to create a style of music all their own bring the streets from the City of Sin and the restless spirits of the Mississippi Hills that conjures up 61 GHOSTS.