Dax Pierson
Birth nameDax Wentworth Pierson[1]
Born1970 (age 51–52)[2]
OriginOakland, California, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
Years active2000–present
Labels
  • Nosordo
  • Ratskin
Associated acts

Dax Pierson (born 1970)[2] is an American musician from Oakland, California.[4] He has been a member of Subtle and 13 & God.[5]

Life and career

Dax Pierson worked at Amoeba Music in Berkeley, California for 10 years.[6] He has been a member of Subtle and 13 & God.[7]

In 2005, he was seriously injured and left paralyzed from the chest down when the Subtle tour van hit a patch of black ice in Iowa.[8][9] His musician friends and promoters subsequently organized a series of tribute shows and benefit albums.[10] In 2009, he sued Ford Motor Company for faulty design mechanics, arguing that the defective seat contributed to his life-threatening injuries.[11] A federal court jury awarded him $18.3 million ($12.3 million for medical expenses and lost earnings and $6 million for pain and suffering).[12][13]

He released Live in Oakland on Ratskin Records in 2019.[14]

Discography

Studio albums

  • Intro To (2002)
  • Pablo Feldman Sun Riley (2006) (with Robert Horton)
  • Nerve Bumps (2021)

Live albums

  • Live in Oakland (2019)

Contributions

References

  1. ^ „Live In Oakland | Ratskin Records“. Bandcamp. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  2. ^ a b „Dax Pierson“. AllMusic. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  3. ^ Segal, Dave (April 29, 2007). „Dax Pierson & Robert Horton: Pablo Feldman Sun Riley“. XLR8R. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  4. ^ Aguilar-Canabal, Diego (June 19, 2019). „The Musical Reinvention of Dax Pierson“. East Bay Express. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  5. ^ „Dax Pierson“. San Francisco Electronic Music Festival. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  6. ^ Hix, Lisa (May 8, 2005). „CLUBLAND“. SFGate. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  7. ^ „New at the XLR8R Podcast DJ Mix Series: anticon“. XLR8R. March 1, 2007. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  8. ^ Breihanon, Tom (May 28, 2009). „Subtle’s Dax Pierson Awarded $18.3 Million in Injury Lawsuit“. Pitchfork. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  9. ^ Marston, Jennifer (May 28, 2009). „Dax Pierson Awarded $18.3 Million“. XLR8R. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  10. ^ Murray, Robin (May 29, 2019). „Dax Pierson Given Enormous Payment“. Clash. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  11. ^ Arnold, Eric (May 28, 2009). „Dax Pierson awarded $18M in Settlement“. SF Weekly. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  12. ^ Egelko, Bob (May 28, 2009). „Paralyzed Oakland musician sues Ford, wins“. SFGate. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  13. ^ Hughes, Josiah (May 29, 2019). „Subtle Member Wins $18 million Lawsuit“. Exclaim!. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  14. ^ Voynovskaya, Nastia (July 22, 2019). „Dax Pierson’s New Album Confronts a Near-Death Experience and Turbulent Recovery“. KQED. Retrieved September 8, 2019.

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