The North Mississippi Allstars formed in 1996, are the product of a special time for modern Mississippi country blues. Brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson soaked up the music of their father, Jim Dickinson. After receiving three Grammy nominations for Best Contemporary Blues Album, the North Mississippi Allstars earned the reputation as one of the most intriguing acts to emerge from the loam of Southern blues and roots rock. In 2008, after five studio albums and more than a decade touring together, the Dickinsons decided to branch out and pursue other projects. As Rolling Stone aptly notes, “The Allstars may be children of tradition, but they’re digging deep in undiscovered country.” This is their SMF debut as a band, though Luther Dickinson performed at SMF 2014 as part of the Southern Soul Assembly.
Mississippi born Charlie Musselwhite is one of the most revered blues musicians performing today. A harmonica master, Musselwhite is also a respected singer and songwriter. He has won countless awards throughout his career, including induction into the Blues Hall of Fame. Musselwhite has collaborated with innumerable musical giants of the past 50 years, including Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Big Joe Williams, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, Tom Waits, Eddie Vedder and John Lee Hooker. This is his SMF debut.
“Hamonica virtuoso Musselwhite raises the level of emotional expression on his instrument beyond even the masters he learned from… the grizzled veteran richly decorates his music with telling nuance and chiseled detail.”
San Francisco Chronicle
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