The Big Dixie Swingers
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The Big Dixie Swingers

New Orleans, LA | Established. Jan 01, 2017 | SELF | AFM

New Orleans, LA | SELF | AFM
Established on Jan, 2017
Band Jazz Country




"Taking Chances: the Brooklyn folk festival"

"The Big Dixie Swingers, also from the Big Easy, were my hit of the day. “Western swing, that’s mostly what we do,” said fiddler/vocalist Aaron Bushnell Gunn, but there’s a really big dose of New Orleans jazz in there too, thanks to Aaron Olwell’s clarinets and Nathan Wolman’s heavily Louis Armstrong-inspired trumpet. They swung like a gate. They also have a gem in vocalist/banjoist Elizabeth Gunn Bushnell, who conjures the crackly vocals off an old 78. Ruth Etting, maybe? Points for repertoire, too..." - Jim Motavalli

"Album Review- Paul Riley"

"The musicians cook up a jazzy brew"The Big Dixie Swingers are high on entertainment value as they mix Western swing with traditional jazz. The project works."" - CMP (Country Music People) Aug. 2018


It's A Good Time (April 2016)
Ranch Stressing (Mashed Potato Records April 2017)



The Big Dixie Swingers are led by a couple of lovers* and a rotating crew of gifted musicians around the States. Featuring violin, trumpet, clarinet, pedal steel and more, their sound marries a lifelong love of pre-war music with a childhood exposure to trashy 30's and 40's musicals and popular songs.  We call it western swing, but it's the swing of New Orleans and the Appalachians, the swing of small bars and hot nights- heavy rhythm, heavy syncopation, a fresh clash of sound for social aid and pleasure.
*Jimmy Revard & His Oklahoma Playboys- There's A Little Picture Playhouse In My Heart

Band Members