Burnside Album Details
Nix, Don, Back To The Well
Don Nix is a songwriter, composer, arranger, musician and author. Although often cited as being obscure, he is a key figure in several genres of southern rock, soul, R & b and blues. He was instrumental in the creation of the trademark of Memphis soul and Stax Records. Nix began is career playing saxophone with the Mar-Keys. The instrumental hit "Last night" was the first of many successfull hits to Nix’s credit. Without him, The Mar Keys, later evolved into Booker T & MG's. As a producer Nix worked with other artists such as Leon Russell, Gary Lewis and he Playboys, George Harrison and John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. Inspired by his friend Leon Russell, Nix formed The Alabama State Troupers which were critically acclaimed. After several solo albums, his career slowed down but he remains active today as a musician and author.