Mixture of Blues, R&B, Soul and Funk with BLUEZ being the stronghold…
Born in Crystal Springs, MS, and raised on a farm, Dexter grew up understanding that life can be wholesome with only the bare necessities. With his father being a pastor and grandfather a head deacon, the church was no stranger to him. Dexter began playing the bass guitar at the age of 12 for his father's gospel group while traveling around the central Mississippi area.
In 1995, Dexter teamed up with Airtight Records, a local independent label to share his musical and writing talents. While playing on Sunday mornings in area churches, and gigging with the Airtight Band as a guitarist and lead vocalist, Dexter landed the lead guitarist role with blues legend Bobby Rush. This was the power surge that propelled Dexter into the Blues and Soul arena.
Dexter's unique style landed him the 2008 Jackson Music Award for Male Vocalist of the Year. Earlier in 2008, Dexter took his career to the next level by becoming a recording artist. Dexter is a multi-talented musician who plays guitar, bass, drums and the keyboard. He played most of these on his album "Bluezin My Way", which is a soulful album filled with stories of love, lust, lies and alibi's. With the success of this album, Dexter achieved the 2009 Jackson Music Awards Entertainer of the Year Award. In December 2009, Dexter released the CD/maxi titled "Hello Ms. Santa Clause" which became a holiday standard among DJ's across the country. Dexter released his second CD, "Bluezin for Life", in 2011, which takes it back to his roots with a host of originals. Dexter was cast in the James Brown movie "Get On Up" where he played one of Mr. Brown's musicians in 2013.
In 2014, Dexter was signed to Deep Rush Records by blues legend Bobby Rush, where he released the CD titled "Bluez Of My Soul" that got rave reviews and made many chart appearances worldwide. Dexter released another CD in 2015 on the Deep Rush label titled "Trilogy Of My Blues" which is yet another jaw dropper for music fans. Dexter's music and entertaining stage presence is sure to leave you enlightened, delighted and excited.
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2008 - Male Vocalist of the Year, Jackson Music Awards 2008 - Began recording 2009 - Released Bluezin My Way 2009 - Entertainer of the Year, Jackson Music Awards 2009 - December, Released Hello Ms. Santa Claus 2011 - Released Second CD - Bluezin for Life 2013 - Cast as musician in James Brown movie, "Get On Up" 2014 - Signed to Deep Rush Records by Blues Legend, Bobby Rush 2014 - Released Bluez Of My Soul 2015 - Released Trilogy Of My Bluez