“It all started when Seasick Steve told me: ‘You are the one, you are the link, you have to keep it primitive and take it to the people.’ I feel like I owe it the elders who taught me the traditional music in which I operate to let the music evolve and allow outside modern influences into the tradition to keep it alive and healthy.” So says Luther Dickinson, son of Southern rock and blues Legend Jim Dickinson and with brother Cody, a founder of The North Mississippi Allstars.
He’s talking about World Boogie is Coming, the new album. Indeed, World Boogie Is Coming to these shores as the NMA fly in for a series of gigs next week (dates below).
UK live dates:
Tue Oct 22 Bristol, St Bonadventures
Wed Oct 23 London, 100 Club
Thu Oct 24 Glasgow, Oran Mor
Fri Oct 25 York, Fibbers
Sat Oct 26 Manchester, Academy 3
Having toured with Robert Plant’s Band of Joy and Dave Mathews more recently, expect a quick ride to ‘boogie wonderland.’ We’ll have a full report on the album, which features Duwayne and Garry Burnside (sons of R.L.), Alvin Youngblood Heart and Robert Plant, on Monday.