The North Mississippi Allstars, a two-man band of brothers entering their eleventh year of performing, will appear in support of their latest album on Friday, June 16, at the Independent in San Francisco and at Great American on the 17th.
Cody and Luther Dickinson each pull double duty on stage as they move between multiple instruments, with a simple yet elaborate stage setup easing the flow from sound to sound. Cody’s drumming and keyboard maneuvers lay a solid foundation for Luther’s screaming blues guitar and deep crooning, and the pair have no trouble filling a room with sound.
Founded in 2006, the band’s first album, Shake Hands With Shorty, was nominated for a Grammy award for Best Contemporary Blues Album. They have been nominated in that category three times in total, and even served a brief stint as the house band for Carson Daly’s late night talk show.
The duo’s latest album (their 19th release overall) is titled Prayer For Peace just arrived last week, and features special guest spots from one of the Bay Area’s favorites, Midnight North’s Grahame Lesh, as well as renowned bassist Oteil Burbridge, among others.
Opening the evening at the Independent will be Rev. Sekou, a renowned author, poet, lecturer and forward thinking progressive filmmaker and theologian who travels the world to bring his liberating music to the masses. Sekou’s debut solo album, In Times Like These, features both Dickinson brothers and was produced by Luther. They’ll be playing a second show at Great American the night after.
This will definitely not be a show to miss!
North Mississippi Allstars, Rev. Sekou
June 16, 2017
8:30pm, $25 (21+)