Get into the groove with Bill and Jeanne
This dynamic duo has audiences in Socorro entertained. Jeanne Dixon sings and plays the fiddle, and Bill Giebitz sings and plays guitar. Their music is mostly folk and acoustic. They have been playing together for 10 years, and met in Socorro in the late 70s to early 80s, both were attending New Mexico Tech. Giebitz was playing with his band, Vigilante, at Capitol Bar where they met, he said. They both also write music and have a wide range of musical interests, Dixon said.
“I love music. I took piano lessons and went to many concerts when I was younger,” Dixon said. Giebitz has a lot of fun with rock and roll, and he played in a band with friends while he was in high school, he said.
Dixon is from California and moved to Socorro in 1980, and Giebitz grew up in New York state, then moved to Boston, followed by New Mexico, then Austin Texas — and then to Socorro to be with Dixon. Dixon is a doctor of Oriental acupuncture medicine, and Giebitz is a Luthier — he builds and repairs music instruments.
Dixon’s favorite part about performing is the groove.
“Everyone plays music for the song,” she said. “It’s elemental in life whether you play or listen to it.”
They are going to play at Bodega Burger in two weeks, and sometimes can be found playing at Sofia’s and the Old Town Bistro.
“You can’t think about yourself to play good music in the groove,” Giebetz said.