10/30/2004 - North Mississippi All Stars


The Mississippi Spirit that inspires so much great music in the delta also thrives further east in the hill country where the North Mississippi Allstars live. For five years and four studio albums the band has channeled this Spirit's power and mysticism and given it new life.Before forming the North Mississippi Allstars, Brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson were something like your average Black Flag-loving teenagers (distinguished by a certain respect for Captain Beefheart's Trout Mask Replica). Luther was just out of his teens and Cody was still having trouble getting drinks in bars when the Spirit possessed them, granting them insight into the world that was all around them.