Our upcoming Speakers Series will feature local legend Carl Dixon, who will share his stories of the rock n’ roll life and his involvement in several well-known Canadian bands before facing the biggest challenge of his life: recovering from a devastating car accident, and the lessons learned to live his best life possible.
Born in Sault Sainte Marie ON and raised there, Haliburton, Collingwood and Barrie, Carl Dixon remains one of Canada's stellar singers and musicians. He's fronted and played with some of Canada's most iconic bands including The Guess Who, Coney Hatch and April Wine.
Carl scored his first record deal in the 80s with Coney Hatch, was featured on MTV and went on to tour alongside Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and many more. His music career took him on the highs and lows of rock n’ roll throughout the 90s and into the new millennium. While lead singer of The Guess Who, Carl was critically injured in a car accident in Australia in 2008, sustaining 52 injuries. His remarkable comeback as a solo artist, then reuniting with Coney Hatch to score a new record deal, has only been topped by his return as front man of The Guess Who for two special shows in the USA in January 2016. Carl is a published author of "Strange Way to Live - a story of Rock 'N Roll Resurrection” (Dundurn Publishing) and a prolific songwriter and inspirational speaker. He lives in the woodland wilds of Haliburton Ontario. Music, story-telling, and life lessons; you don't want to miss this Speakers Series!