North Mississippi Allstars
North Mississippi Allstars Biography
A "lowebow" is a variation of the cigar box guitar, created by John Lowe in the 1990s. It involves one cigar box, with two wooden rods projecting from it. Each wooden rod holds one string each: a bass string and a standard acoustic guitar string. This allows the player to pluck a one-string bass and a one-string guitar at the same time. Each of the two strings has its own individual electric pick-up that feeds into the amplifier. This guitar was created with the One-man band performer in mind.
Duwayne Burnside, who formerly played second guitar in the band, is a son of R. L. Burnside (who also played on some of the band's tracks).
Allstars' first release, Shake Hands With Shorty, was nominated for a Grammy Award for "Best Contemporary Blues Album". Since then, 51 Phantom and Electric Blue Watermelon have received nominations in that same category. The group also won a Blues Music Award for "Best New Artist Debut" in 2001.
The band made their network television debut in 2000 on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. They also served as the house band for a short period in 2004 on Last Call with Carson Daly.
The band now backs up and tours with John Hiatt. They have released an album with him entitled Master of Disaster. All the members of the Allstars have also teamed up with Robert Randolph and John Medeski to form The Word.
In November 2007, Luther Dickinson joined The Black Crowes as lead guitarist, and has appeared on their albums Warpaint (2008), Before the Frost...Until the Freeze (2009) and Croweology (2010). Luther Dickinson currently devotes his time to both the Black Crowes and the North Mississippi Allstars. Cody Dickinson has also started a side project, Hill Country Revue, featuring Daniel Coburn, Kirk Smithhart, Doc Samba and Ed Cleveland. They are sometimes joined by Luther Dickinson and members of the Burnside family. They have released two albums, Make A Move (2009) and Zebra Ranch (2010).
Luther and Cody Dickinson's father was the Memphis musician and record producer, Jim Dickinson. He, besides releasing music in his own name, worked with Ry Cooder, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, and Primal Scream. Jim Dickinson also set up the Zebra Ranch recording studio complex during the 1990s in Hernando, Mississippi. His career spanned more than four decades before he died on August 15, 2009.
The band opened for Robert Plant and the Band of Joy on their concert tour in 2011. They also opened for Dave Matthews Band in the spring of 2013.
Their latest release, World Boogie Is Coming was issued on September 3, 2013.
Powered by Wikipedia
North Mississippi Allstars Tickets
North Mississippi Allstars tickets aren't on sale currently. Why not subscribe to the North Mississippi Allstars Tickets RSS feed to be first in line when North Mississippi Allstars gig tickets are available?
Watch the official Tribute To Mississippi John Hurt, one of America's greatest blues artists video by Mississippi John Hurt in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.
Watch the official The End Is Here video by North Til Dawn in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.
Watch the official Books Of The Bible video by North Point Kids in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.
Watch the official Forthwith video by Bam North in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.
Watch the official North Point Christmas Promo Video video by North Point Music in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.
It's nu-blues! It's rock 'n' roll!! And it's great...
- Nov 2, 2001
Like North Mississippi Allstars? You might also like...
Artist/Album artwork images hosted by Last.fm. For copyright enquiries please see here.