Why You Should Go: The North Mississippi Allstars are the premier contemporary blues bands touring today. Brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson founded the band in 1996 after years of soaking up the music of their father, Jim Dickinson. In their youth they had absorbed the North Mississippi Blues legacy while playing and shaking it down at the juke joints with their blues ancestors. Luther (guitar and vocals) and Cody (drums and vocals) joined up with bassist Chris Chew to form the core of their own band, The North Mississippi Allstars. Through the filter of generations of Mississippi Blues men, the Allstars pioneered their own blues-infused rock and roll and continue to do so.
Twelve years into a very promising career, The Allstars have garned attention from the fans around the world and the likes of the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences who have nominated them for several Grammy Awards.
The Allstars guitarist Luther Dickinson has recently joined The Black Crowes as a full time member but has pledged to keep The Allstar train moving. They are touring in support of their most recent release Keep The Devil Down.
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Music has always been a part of my life. It probably all started listening to old Grateful Dead, Peter Paul & Mary, and Simon & Garfunkel records that my parents had, but it wasn't long before they were taking me to concerts like Starship, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Huey Lewis & The News. I got the bug to write about music after reviewing an Eric Clapton concert for a creative writing project in high school but didn't really take it up seriously until 2002. Since then I have published countless articles in The Marquee Magazine and done some work for Jambase.com, SPIN Magazine, and various other outlets. I started Listen Up Denver! as a way to share the music information that is constantly spilling out of my head with people who care. Please enjoy!