Band. Roots-Rock, Badlands Americana.
Like the highway it’s named after, the musicians of 61 Ghosts, have collectively done their time on the road. 61 Ghosts is an edgy roots- rock, Badlands Americana, three-piece band, combining the talents of singer-songwriter Joe Mazzari, drummer Dixie, and bass player JD Sipe.
Joe Mazzari began writing roots-rock music in his 20s, influenced by John Hiatt, Bob Dylan, Link Wray, Rory Gallagher and the Delta blues musicians.
He also recorded and toured with Johnny Thunders of the NY Dolls and the Heartbreakers fame for three years, and appeared on three of Johnny’s albums.
After drummer Dixie stumbled upon a film documentary called “Deep Blues” and hearing, for the first time, Mississippi hill country blues legends Junior Kimbrough and R.L. Burnside, it changed her life so much, Dixie vowed to teach herself to play drums in the style of her newly found heroes.
J.D. Sipe has played his signature swampy roots music in bars, saloons and dancehalls throughout the Midwest and southern states for more than 40 years.