the north mississippi allstars are playing the new orleans house of blues on april 27 and the jazz fest on may 1st, and we won't be there, dang!
it seems we are never there when they play in the city. my sister knows how i love these guys and she loves to call from the show to kinda dick-wave. so, i'll probably be getting a call that night . . .
the band consists three guys from tupelo, miss. whose 1st two albums, (shake hands with shorty and phantom 51), are the best blues rock to blow out of the delta in a long time. luther (guitar) and cody (drums), are sons of the legendary jim dickenson of memphis (who notoriously recorded big star and played outrageous pianny with 'the jesters' on 'cadillac man', which was the last sun record release).
nma are a kinda family really, taught by the blues great r.l. burnside, and accompanied by the likes of robert randolph as 'the word', a band that is always a big part of the bonaroo fest.
maybe in a few months they'll pass that way again . . .
and then it's springtime in reno. believe it or not this is a good place to write the blues, what with all the gambling, prostitution, it's transient nature and the freaky weather. it is snowing right now, (the thick and heavy kind), with more tonight, if nothing else it is great blues weather. but then again, i don't remember any snowy blues tunes. i don't think it snows in the delta . . .
some songs to warm us up:
north mississippi allstars - shake 'em on down (mp3 download)
north mississippi allstars - drop down mama (mp3 download)
and some songs that you may have heard by others:
robert johnson - love in vain
leadbelly - where did you sleep last night ?
kansas joe & memphis minnie - when the levee breaks