North Mississippi Allstars is a blues-rock/jam band band from Hernando, Mississippi founded in 1996. The band is composed of brothers Luther Dickinson (guitar, vocals) and Cody Dickinson (drums, keyboards), and Chris Chew (electric bass guitar). In addition to the guitar, Dickinson also plays a cigar box guitar called the "lowebow." Duwayne Burnside, who formerly played second guitar in the band, is a son of country blues legend R. L. Burnside (who also played on some of the band's tracks).
The Allstars first release Shake Hands With Shorty was nominated for a Grammy 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 W.C. Handy Award for "Best New Artist Debut" in 2001.
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
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(LiveDaily.com) As the sons of legendary music producer Jim Dickinson, Luther and Cody Dickinson were almost preordained to be musicians. Growing up exposed to the sounds of Mississippi Fred McDowell [ tickets ] and R.L. Burnside [ tickets ], the brothers--along with Chris Chew--were inspired to form... continued
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Track listing: Shake 'em DownPo Black Maddie/Skinny Woman/Po Black MaddieJumper on the LineBad Bad PainDown in MississippiNever in All My DaysBoomer's StoryPsychedelic Sex MachineShimmy She Wobble/Station BluesFriend of MineBe So GladSnake DriveGoin' Home Part TwoGoing Down South http://www.nmallstars.com/