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North Mississippi Allstars: The North Mississippi Allstars: Keys to the Kingdom

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Following a hiatus of sorts for The North Mississippi Allstars, during which time guitarist Luther Dickinson worked with The Black Crowes while drummer sibling Cody fronted his own band, Hill Country Revue, the group's reformation has fueled a fire within the music of Keys to the Kingdom. The music begins to flow in a rush of emotion, right from the beginning of “This A'Way," and “Jumpercable Blues," though a bit tongue-in-cheek, is a comparable torrent of feeling. “Ain't ...

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North Mississippi Allstars at Highline Ballroom

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North Mississippi AllstarsHighline BallroomNew York, NYFebruary 26, 2010As expected, in the best way possible. When my friend (a North Mississippi Allstars virgin) asked what we were in for as the Allstars took the Highline Ballroom stage on a snowy Friday evening in New York, I told her some specifics: drummer Cody Dickinson also plays the washboard; bassist Chris Chew is the most demonstrative of the bunch and brings some funky mojo to each show; and ...

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The North Mississippi Allstars: Do It Like We Used to Do

Read "Do It Like We Used to Do" reviewed by Doug Collette

The North Mississippi Allstars' youth belies its history, as documented on Do It Like We Used to Do. Over the course of two CDs and a DVD featuring archival material, interviews and concert footage, the band displays reverence for the music it plays, without ever taking itself too seriously.

Reasonably priced in skeletal packaging with colorful and information-laden graphics simulating a scrapbook, this three-disc set ostensibly covers the first twelve years of NMA history, from 1996 to 2008. Yet this ...

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North Mississippi Allstars in Denver

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North Mississippi Allstars Bluebird Theater Denver, Colorado January 31, 2009

It's just as well that the Bluebird Theater doesn't have any seats. When the North Mississippi Allstars play, no one would be sitting anyway. Their shows are basically a non-stop two-hour boogie fest. They play “country blues" that has a repetitive, sometimes funky, bass line with chords that don't always get into the classic I-IV-V progression. Some of the extended jams focused on ...


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