Dixie and the Power & Light Company
|Bill Roberts, Chuck Billingsly, Dixie Stuller, Lee Robison, Rhonda Fleming|
Dixie and the Power and Light Company, from Greenwood, offer one of the most unusual stories of Indiana music. Originally, there was a garage band called The Epics, which performed live in the mid to late 1960’s in the Indianapolis area. Bill Roberts’ father was a pastor, and with some encouragement, the band evolved into a Christian garage rock band, shuffling instrumental personnel and bringing on gospel vocalist Dixie Stuller as lead singer. Rhonda Fleming was added as drummer, marking probably one of the first Indiana rock bands with a female drummer.
Two LP’s were recorded and released on the Kingdom Kraft Records label, an Illinois-based Christian music label. Both records offer a mix of more standard Christian gospel, sprinkled with garage rock remnants owing to the band’s roots.
|Years Active: late 1960s to early 1970’s|
|Musical Family Tree|
|60’s Indiana Band Szene|