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Luther Dickinson


Little Red Rooster Stage, 03 Jun

Luther Dickinson

Freedom has long been Dickinson’s sonic signature, both on the stage and in the studio. Growing up in Mississippi, he learned the power of artistic adventurousness firsthand from his father, who produced albums for Big Star and The Replacements in addition to recording with everyone from Bob Dylan and Aretha Franklin to Ronnie Hawkins and the Rolling Stones. Dickinson followed in his father’s footsteps, first earning a reputation as a fearsome session guitarist before breaking out internationally as a songwriter and performer with North Mississippi Allstars, the band he launched with his brother Cody in the late 90’s. The group earned a GRAMMY nomination for their critically acclaimed debut, ‘Shake Hands With Shorty,’ and went on to release a slew of similarly celebrated studio and live albums over the next two decades. NPR’s Mountain Stage called the band “modern-day torchbearers for the distinct, funky, Hill Country blues associated with their native state,” while the NY Times praised Dickinson as “an impressive player in the Southern guitar-hero mold,” and Rolling Stonehailed the group’s “boogie blues and fuzzed-out funk.” The band toured with superstars like Robert Plant and Dave Matthews in addition to slaying festival stages from Bonnaroo to Newport Folk, and they topped the Billboard Blues Albums chart three separate times, most recently with 2017’s ‘Prayer For Peace.’ Dickinson’s restlessness and versatility, meanwhile, fueled an impressive solo career and landed him stints playing with the likes of John Hiatt and The Black Crowes in addition to studio work with Patty Griffin, Devon Allman, Seasick Steve, and more. 


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