Radio 2 plays host to legendary outlaw country singer Wilson Dixon, born and raised in Cripple Creek, Colorado, as he descends on London for a string of rare performances singing songs from his first album Wilson Dixon's Greatest Hits", his acclaimed second album "Introducing Wilson Dixon" and his album of love songs "I Love You But I Also Want To Hurt You."
In this four-part series, an affectionate tribute to the philosophy of traditional country music, Wilson expounds his viewpoints on life, love and relationships through dry, observational songs and anecdotes delivered with a deadpan, surreal edge. Wilson's sharp observations on everyday life are juxtaposed with his laid back country delivery and draw the audience into his surreal redneck world full of larger than life characters and situations.
The series will comprise of four "live" sessions, captured when Wilson was in London as part of a UK tour.
Wilson Dixon is the creation of Jesse Griffin; award winning comedian, actor and founding member of acclaimed comedy trio The 4 Noels. Since his creation, Wilson Dixon has performed extensively around Australia and New Zealand as well as headlining around the UK comedy circuit. Jesse's other acting credits include Peter Jackson's 'Heavenly Creatures' and the drama/comedy series 'Last Man Standing'. As a member of The 4 Noels, he has won best comedy awards at Melbourne and Wellington Fringe festivals.
"Dixon's deadpan patter is gut-bustingly funny, but it's his beautifully crafted songs that really impress. One of the finest bits of character comedy you'll find on the Fringe." **** The Scotsman, Edinburgh Fringe 2008
"with the sort of nuanced performance and subtle humour that have already made cult stars of Flight Of The Conchords. Don't be surprised if he follows in their wake...Brilliantly oddball...a cult is born" Chortle May 2008.