LESLIE BIXLER aka MISS BIX aka LESLIE LETVEN has been writing, recording and performing since her early twenties. Her first international record MAKE IT RIGHT was released on Syndrome Records under her maiden name Leslie Letven and did very well in the smooth jazz category, reaching 12 on the charts, and still receiving radio play today. At that time, she was collaborating with her talented husband Bill Bixler of the Wild Blue Band and nightclub.
Moving back to LA, Leslie and Bill produced and self released PORCUPINE which she sell at gigs and on cd baby. After having a child shortly thereafter, Leslie turned her attention to children’s music, spending several days a week doing music circles with preschool age children. It was there that she wrote and test-ran several children’s songs which attracted the attention of Dick Van Dyke and Chad Smith (drummer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers) whose child was in her class. She produced two albums MOON FOOD with Dick Van Dyke and RHYTHM TRAIN with Van Dyke and Chad Smith. She toured with Dick and Chad promoting those albums and received notable press from many celebrities and publications, and won a parent’s choice award.
Once her son grew up, Leslie’s yearning for a new musical start led her to Clarksdale Mississippi where she fell seriously in love with the Blues, something she had always gravitated towards. Working with co producer collaborator Ralph Carter (former Musical Director with Eddie Money and co-writer of his hit tune “shakin”) Leslie began writing WE DON'T OWN THE BLUES, a group of blues based songs that reflect a new and exciting musical direction: passionate, intense, and sultry. This powerful collection of songs is currently underway and near completion, co-produced with Ralph Carter and featuring some of the best blues and rock players in town, like John JT Thomas, Franck Goldwasser, RJ Mischo, Gary Mallaber, Bill Bixler, and Chad Smith!