Support Local Journalism. Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club.

Don Dixon & the Jump Rabbits 

Thursday, June 7, at the Winchester, Lakewood.

Don Dixon's nearly 40-year career in the music industry has traveled many different paths over the decades. As a producer, he was behind the boards for career-defining albums from R.E.M., the Smithereens and Matthew Sweet. As an artist, Dixon has racked up nine albums, including his latest, The Entire Combustible World in One Small Room, which is a concept album of sorts. With Dixon looking into 11 different rooms -- including a hotel suite on the west coast of Mexico, a women's university dorm, and an intensive care unit -- the album is loaded with the jangly guitars and sarcastically gritty lyrics that he's known for.

Although Dixon usually performs solo or as a duo with wife Marti Jones, on the current tour, he's backed by a touring band. The Jump Rabbits -- featuring guitarist Jamie Hoover (the Spongetones) and drummer Jim Brock (Kathy Mattea) -- are supporting Dixon, as well as playing tracks from the pair's upcoming album The Nu Look, which will be released either this year or early 2008. Dixon describes the album as having a more "bar-friendly" sound that showcases the power of the Jump Rabbits.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Speaking of Show Preview

Latest in Livewire

Read the Digital Print Issue

December 1, 2021

View more issues

Most Popular

No recently-read stories.

Visit the archives…


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


Staff Pick Events

  • Ryan Sickler @ Hilarities Comedy Club

    • Thu., Dec. 9
  • Sebastian Maniscalco @ Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse

    • Thu., Dec. 9
  • Lil Rel @ Improv Comedy Club & Restaurant

    • Thu., Dec. 9

© 2021 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 505-8199
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.

Website powered by Foundation