North Mississippi Allstars
|North Mississippi Allstars|
North Mississippi Allstars in a wedding reception performance in Gunnison, Mississippi, 1999.
|Origin||Hernando, Mississippi, USA|
|Years active||1996 – present|
|Labels||Tone-Cool, Artemis, Ato, Songs of the South|
The band is made of brothers Luther Dickinson (guitar, vocals) and Cody Dickinson (drums, keyboards, electric washboard), and Chris Chew (electric bass guitar). Dickinson also plays a cigar box guitar called the "lowebow".
Allstars' first album, Shake Hands With Shorty, was nominated for a Grammy for "Best Contemporary Blues Album". 51 Phantom and Electric Blue Watermelon have also received nominations in that same category. The group also won a W.C. Handy Award for "Best New Artist Debut" in 2001.
Present members [change]
The band now tours with John Hiatt. They have released an album with him called Master of Disaster.
- Shake Hands With Shorty (2000)
- 51 Phantom (2001)
- Polaris (2003)
- Tate County(Hill Country Blues) (2004) Private Release
- Hill Country Revue: Live at Bonnaroo (2004)
- Electric Blue Watermelon (2005)
- Hernando (2008)