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Dave Bixby in the News
DAVE BIXBY ANNOUNCES HARBINGER ORCHESTRA COMPILATION ALBUM. HEAR THE FIRST SINGLE, THE SONIC DAWN’S COVER OF “666” OUT NOW.
DAVE BIXBY’S HARBINGER ORCHESTRA ALBUM FEATURING FIRST NEW STUDIO RECORDINGS FROM DAVE HIMSELF IN OVER 50 YEARS AND NEW ARTISTS COVERING HIS PSYCH FOLK CLASSICS AVAILABLE FALL 2021 PRESSED BY GUERSSEN DISTRIBUTED BY HARBINGER RECORDS LISTEN TO SONIC DAWN SINGLE – OUT 6.4 On June 4th,…Keep reading
“Dave’s latest venture is crafting what he’s calling the “Harbinger Orchestra,” after his second album “Second Coming,” recorded under the name “Harbinger” with other members of The Group. Dave’s invited musicians worldwide to record their interpretations of his music in the same way he did…Keep reading
“It would take hundreds of pages to sketch Dave Bixby’s life course, his religious quests, his spiritual retreats and his professional wandering. To put it simply: things got out of hand very early on for him, because he had the misfortune of encountering LSD in 1968,…Keep reading
As a teenager, Bixby experimented heavily with LSD before burning himself out on the drug. With just an acoustic guitar and a newfound belief in God, he began writing songs that captured this limbo. The resulting album ricochets back and forth between hope and despair,…Keep reading
“Originally released in 1969, Dave Bixby’s Ode to Quetzacoatl is considered an underground classic in the psychedelic folk genre. With tracks such as “Drug Song” and “666″, the album remains dark, revelatory, and spiritual even in the 21st century. For years, rumors of Bixby’s disappearance and death spread amongst listeners. No one knew…Keep reading
“In 1966, Dave Bixby burned out on LSD and went temporarily out of his mind. What pulled him back was his encounter with a wandering spiritualist named Don Degraff. Together they formed a prayer group and played music. The group rapidly grew into a Christian…Keep reading
“I performed songs every Tuesday night at group meetings. These meetings grew to 300 people. I was asked many times to record an album. I selected twelve songs out of thirty I had written. Each song supported the next song in theme. The Quetzalcoatl story…Keep reading
David Bixby was himself a ghost of a figure, that is until a reporter from Los Angeles tracked him down in 2006. Now the real life Bixby sits in front of a crowd, most of whom weren’t even born when he wrote the songs they…Keep reading
On his way home from a concert late one snowy, winter night Bixby’s car died and, unable to restart it, he began to walk home. He remembers, “I was ready to just sit down in a snowbank and just go to sleep, just give it…Keep reading
“Bixby has been tracked down by the community that gushed over his long-lost record on Internet forums and in record-collecting books. Ode to Quetzalcoatl and another even more rare record called Second Coming by the band Harbinger (basically Bixby backed by a few others) have been re-pressed by the…Keep reading
“For collectors of the downer/loner folk movement of the late ’60s, mostly recorded by regional artists on private press labels, the solo debut from Michigan garage rocker-turned-born-again Xian Dave Bixby is their “Butcher Cover”, going for upwards of $2,000 on eBay. Carefully remastered from a…Keep reading