North Mississippi Allstars formed in 1996; the product of a special time for modern Mississippi country blues. Brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson soaked up the music of their father, Memphis legend Jim Dickinson, and absorbed the North Mississippi legacy while playing and shaking it down in the juke joints with their blues ancestors. R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, Otha Turner and their musical families were at their peak, making classic records and touring the world. Eventually, Luther (guitar, vocals) and Cody (drums, vocals) formed the North Mississippi Allstars and pioneered their own brand of blues-infused rock and roll that has taken the blues world by storm. With bassist Chris Chew, they are a powerful trio that has earned many accolades, including Grammy and Blues Music Awards nominations. Very intriguing and original, Rolling Stone magazine stated, “the Allstars may be children of tradition, but they’re digging deep in undiscovered country.”
Touring in support of their latest release, Live in the Hills, Vol. II, they will be returning to Portland for a night at the Doug Fir Lounge (830 E Burnside) on Tuesday, February 12th. Showtime is 9:00 pm, 21 & over only. Tickets can be purchased through www.ticketfly.com for $18.00. Rocking duo The London Souls will open the show.