North Mississippi Allstars Schedule
Get your body movin' and your feet dirty with the muddy Mississippi-based jam
band, North Mississippi Allstars! Take yourself out of the city and into a simpler time with their infectious grooves and
gritty guitar riffs. They combine delta and Memphis blues with their own authentic twist, to the appeal of millions. With
sounds similar to bands such as the Black Keys and Phish, they display a vast array of musical talents. Lead guitarist Luther
Dickinson had this to say about the band's sound: "The entire basis for our band is trying to play acoustic country blues
in a loud, electric power-trio setting." Dickinson has even gone so far with experimental sounds by crafting his own two-string
guitar out of a coffee can, which can be both electric and acoustic. And the sound is nothing short of fiery. The brothers
and founders, Luther and Cody, complement each other's sound quite well. While Luther is more nostalgic and old-fashioned,
Cody is always looking forward, playing around with futuristic sounds and propelling the band into modern-day sound. Cody
has been said to be inspired by such bands as Beck and Jack White, which you can sense in many of their songs. This country-rock
powerhouse can be seen at venues such as the Iroquois Amphitheatre in Louisville, Kentucky, and the Soundstage in Baltimore,
Maryland. Sign up for StubHub's event alerts to learn more about how easy it is to follow this gritty and energetic band,
and buy tickets right from the comfort of your own home!
North Mississippi Allstars Background
members and brothers, Luther and Cody Dickinson are the sons of studio legend, Jim Dickinson, who had worked with such living
legends as Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin and The Rolling Stones. Needless to say, it is no surprise that these brothers would
gravitate toward the bluesy rock that would soon become their calling card. But the band's beginnings weren't necessarily
easy. In fact, their father had attempted to steer them away from pursuing music as a career, explaining the trials and tribulations
of such a hard and sometimes disappointing way of life. "I started playing real hard when I was 12. He discouraged me for
a long time," Luther said. "He said it's a hard life. Guitar didn't come naturally to me. I wanted to do it, but it was hard.
I wasn't a natural. Cody was a natural at every instrument he tried." The brothers had the honor and the privilege to work
among some of the greatest blues legends in existence, including R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough and Otha Turner. In 2003,
they added two more members - Chris Chew and Duwayne Burnside. The Dickinson brothers, who had been going under the band name
DDT at that time and whose musical styling was more punk than country, decided to change their sound and form the North Mississippi
Allstars. Between playing as DDT and the North Mississippi Allstars, they also entertained as simply Allstars for a brief
stint. Yet, as of 2012, bandmate Chew has taken a "friendly hiatus," due to a diabetic coma. Through the years, their talent
and fan base has grown exponentially, earning them three Grammy nods, including one for Best Contemporary Blues Album. They
have also had the honor of playing alongside rock great, Robert Plant.
North Mississippi Allstars Albums
their inception in 2000, the North Mississippi Allstars have produced over 15 albums. Their discography includes: Shake Hands
With Shorty (2000); 51 Phantom (2001); Polaris (2003); Hill Country Revue - Live at Bonnaroo (2004); Electric Blue Watermelon
(2005); The Best Of The North Mississippi Allstars (2005); The Early Years (2006); Instant Live: Paradise Rock Club - Boston,
MA 11/12/05 (2006); Keep On Marchin' (2007); Hernando (2008); Do It Like We Used To Do (2009); Keys To The Kingdom (2011);
I'm Just Dead I'm Not Gone (2012); Live From Wanee 2013 (2013); and World Boogie Is Coming (2013). They have also contributed
their musical stylings on upwards of 23 other albums, even being featured on such soundtracks as Black Snake Moan and Take
Me To The River.
North Mississippi Allstars Trivia
The band named their 2013 album as a tribute to the
Dickinson brother's famous father. Passing away in 2009, his last words were, "World boogie is coming." And, they brought
those words to life.
North Mississippi Allstars Concert Experience
Nothing can compare to the energy and
organic stylings of North Mississippi Allstars like seeing them live. From spontaneous 20-minute jams to improvisational solos,
North Mississippi Allstars are as unique as they are entertaining. Loud guitars, a fun crowd and a sense of camaraderie are
to be expected, and don't be surprised if you walk away from the show with a handful of new friends! One thing you can't expect
is a cookie-cutter, follow-the-album type of show. They express an energy that the crowd finds not only addictive but contagious.
So, check out StubHub now to find the nearest venue to you to see this earthy and exciting act!