Saturday, July 1, 2017

North Mississippi Allstars

Artist:  North Mississippi Allstars
Origin:  Hernando, Mississippi, USA.
Genre:  Southern Rock, Blues Rock, Roots Rock, Americana, Country Blues, Folk Blues

Original line-up:

Luther Dickinson:  Guitar, Vocals
Cody Dickinson:  Drums, Keyboards, Electric Washboard
Chris Chew:  Bass

North Mississippi Allstars is an American Southern Rock Band from Hernando, Mississippi, formed in 1996 by brothers Luther Dickinson (Guitar, Vocals), and Cody Dickinson (Drums, Keyboards, Electric Washboard), and Chris Chew (Bass).  The band's sound like Country Blues of artists like Mississippi Fred McDowell and R.L. Burnside.  The band was released debut Shake Hands With Shortly, was nominated for a Grammy Award for "Best Contemporary Blues Album".  They also won a Blues Music Award for "Best New Artist Debut" in 2001.  The Band opened for Robert Plant and The Band Of Joy on their concert tour in 2011 and they also opened for Dave Matthews Band in the spring 2013.

Title:  Prayer For Peace  (2017)
Genre:  Southern Rock, Blues Rock, Roots Rock, Americana, Country Blues, Folk Blues
Label:  Songs Of The South Records
Rating:   ****


 1.  Prayer For Peace  (3:40)
 2.  Need To Be Free  (4:28)
 3.  Miss Maybelle  (2:40)
 4.  Run Red Rooster  (2:21)
 5.  Stealin  (2:55)
 6.  Deep Ellum  (4:19)
 7.  Bird Without A Feather  (4:34)
 8.  You Got To Move  (2:03)
 9.  61 Highway  (3:06)
10. Long Haired Doney  (4:40)
11. Bid You Goodnight  (5:03)

Bonus Track:

12. P4P2017  (2:52)


Luther Dickinson:  Guitars, Vocals
Cody Dickinson:  Drums, Piano, Synth Bass, Programming, Vocals

Additional Musicians:

Danielle Nicole:  Bass, Vocals on Track 8
Kenny Brown:  Guitar on Track 4
Oteil Burbridge:  Bass on Tracks:  1, 11
Grahame Lesh:  Vocals on Track 11
Sharde Thomas:  Fife on Track 1
Dominic Davis:  Upright & Truetone Bass on Tracks:  5, 6
Sharisse Norman:  Vocals on Track 6

Prayer For Peace is the 8th studio album by North Mississippi Allstars and self produced by The Dickinson Brothers, was released on June 2, 2017 by Songs Of The South Records, featuring Oteil Burbridge (Bass from Allman Brothers Band, Dead & Company), Grahame Lesh (Vocals from Midnight North, The Terrapin Family Band), Sharisse Norman, Dominic Davis (Bass from Jack White), and Sharde Thoma, Danielle Nicole, and Kenny Brown.  

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