North Mississippi Allstars Duo
The North Mississippi Allstars were founded in 1996; a product of a special time for
modern Mississippi country blues. RL Burnside, Jr. Kimbrough, Otha Turner and their
musical families were at their peak; making classic records and touring the world.
Brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson soaked up the music of their father, Jim Dickinson,
and absorbed the North Mississippi Blues legacy while playing and shaking it down at
the juke joints with their blues ancestors. Luther (guitar and vocals) and Cody (drums and vocals) joined up with bassist Chris Chew to form the core of their own band, The North Mississippi Allstars. Through the filter of generations of Mississippi Blues men, the Allstars pioneered their own blues-infused rock and roll.
After touring as an opening act for a variety of artists and honing their chops as a unit, the North Mississippi Allstars issued their debut album, Shake Hands With Shorty in the
spring of 2000. Their debut proved to be a success and earned them a Grammy
nomination for “Best Contemporary Blues Album”. Bringing their hill country blues infused rock & roll to stages all over the country and the world (including multiple tours
in Europe and Asia), the Allstars quickly gained a loyal fan base. The band gained
additional popularity for their work in the Gospel-Blues band The Word, which also
featured John Medeski and Pedal Steel player Robert Randolph. By 2005 the North
Mississippi Allstars’ had released 4 studio records, 3 of which were Grammy nominated
and earned the reputation as one of the most intriguing acts to emerge from the loam of
Southern blues and roots rock.
All artists have confirmed their appearance at Wakarusa; however, artists
are subject to change without notice.
All sales are final. The 2013 Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival will
take place RAIN OR SHINE.