Lady L - Behind the scenes
Born Linda Dixon in Canton, Mississippi, on March 16, 1965, the youngest of eight children, Lady L began to develop her musical talents at an early age in various local churches playing piano and singing alongside her mother.
At age 10 she would sit at the kitchen table using it as her imaginary piano and belt out tunes she had learned from the radio and church choir. Her mother purchased her first piano for Christmas and Lady L began playing at various churches throughout Canton. Two years later, Lady L organized a local female gospel group, known as the Gospelettes, in which she was one of the lead singers.
Following college studies at Alcorn State University, Lady L moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin and pursued a dual career as a singer and social worker. She was the lead singer of the Misfits Blues Band for seven years and First Class Show Band for two years. She teamed up with Jeannie Holiday and they became a tag team “the dynamic duo” rocking Milwaukee with soulful tunes from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s.
The singer formalized her own band, Lady L & The Ascension Band, performing at various night clubs throughout Wisconsin and at local festivals such as African World Festival and Garfield Day.
Lady L returned to Canton to care for her elderly father in 2010. She continued to pursue her music dreams and met many Mississippi blues artist such as blues guitarist Chris Gill and the Soul Shakers, the legendary House Rockers, the Blue Monday Band, the Nellie Mack Project, and the Rhythm Blues Band.
Lady L now fronts her own band Lady L & The River City Band. She is a regular at Blue Mondays, at Hal & Mal’s, in Jackson, Mississippi, and at LD’s Restaurant & Lounge in Vicksburg. She is currently managed by (and married to) G. C. Cameron, the legendary former lead singer of The Spinners and The Temptations.