North Mississippi Allstars
Cascade Mountain Stage
The first thing you notice at a North Mississippi Allstars show is Luther Dickinson’s guitar tone. It’s clean and unmistakable as he rips through solos or just lays down a backing riff. And when they are done, you’re not sure if you just witnessed a jam session or a history lesson in Mississippi blues. At NMA’s core are brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson from Hernando, Mississippi. Rounding out the 3-piece is bassist Carl Dufrene. While the main lineup has Luther on guitar and Cody playing drums, Cody will, at times, play keys while playing bass, or step out front and don the washboard or guitar.
This sunny, main stage set showcased blues psychedelia at its finest. Showing what they grew up listening to with their legendary producer and session musician father Jim Dickinson. Nine minutes into the set and they were ripping through a 10-minute RL Burnside medley. 4 Peaks was glad to see NMA rocking the blues set in 2018.
Highlights: Check out the Washboard Jam or the Tina Nina Nu cover.
0:00 Sittin’ on Top of the World
4:00 Need to Be Free
9:02 Po Black Maddie (RL Burnside) / Skinny Woman / Long-Haired Doney
20:45 Deep Elem
26:28 Shake What Your Mama Gave You
32:00 Baby Please Don’t Leave Me
39:00 Washboard Jam
44:20 Stayed Out All Night
48:20 Tina Nina Nu (Shepard)
53:05 Prayer for Peace
1:02:00 Drinking Muddy Water
1:08:25 Blues Jam
Luther Dickinson – Guitar, drums, vox
Cody Dickinson – Drums, Guitar, Washboard, Keyboards, vox
Carl Dufrene – Bass, vox