North Mississippi Allstars

North Mississippi Allstars
North Mississippi Allstars in a wedding reception performance in Gunnison, Mississippi, 1999.
Background information
OriginHernando, Mississippi, USA
Years active1996 – present
LabelsTone-Cool, Artemis, Ato, Songs of the South
Luther Dickinson
Cody Dickinson
Chris Chew
Past members
Duwayne Burnside
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North Mississippi Allstars is a blues-rock band from Hernando, Mississippi. It was started in 1996.


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.[1]

Present members

The band now tours with John Hiatt. They have released an album with him called Master of Disaster.

After 2007, Luther Dickinson plays guitar for The Black Crowes' instead of Marc Ford, and played lead guitar for their album Warpaint. He tours with The Black Crowes.

Cody Dickinson has started a new side project called "Hill Country Revue" with Chris Chew, Garry Burnside, Daniel Coburn, Duwayne Burnside and Kirk Smithart.


  • 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)


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