OUT TODAY! North Mississippi Allstars Founding Member Cody Dickinson Releases Solo Album HOMEMADE

Article Contributed by All Eyes Media | Published on Friday, June 21, 2024

Today, the five-time Grammy-nominated roots/blues/rock musician Cody Dickinson releases his acclaimed solo album Homemade on Strong Place Music. He is also offering the video for his latest single "Big City," giving fans an eclectic visual for this song about action and inclusivity.  Watch the "Big City" video HERE and listen to Homemade HERE.

About the video, Dickinson shares, “I shot 'Big City' in Arkansas with my family. We stopped in West Memphis because it has an incredible feel and the light was beautiful. The abandoned building I’m playing in front of is just west of the Mississippi River. The field is in Malvern, Arkansas, birthplace of Billy Bob Thornton and Sling Blade. The rest of the footage I shot while traveling on tour. All of the animated artwork is done by my daughter, Mavis Dickinson. She has specific names for each piece.”

Dickinson, the founder and drummer of the North Mississippi Allstars, steps in front of the drum kit on Homemade, taking charge of songwriting, playing every instrument, and managing both engineering and production. Overflowing with rock and roll, West Coast boogie-woogie, Hill Country Blues, and catchy pop hooks, Homemade showcases Dickinson's expanded talents as a vocalist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. The album also highlights his dedication to family, as he took a break from touring to create it at home, underscoring the significant role family plays in his life and artistic journey.

After celebrating the album relesase last night in New York City at Hill Country Live, Dickinson is looking forward to more headline dates and a run with The Mavericks. He heads back out on the road with the North Mississippi Allstars on July 6th. Tour dates are below and at codydickinson.com.

As a founding member of North Mississippi Allstars, Dickinson has earned five Grammy nominations, including a nod for the band’s 2023 album Set Sail. He earned a Blues Music Award nomination for Best Drummer this year as well. His numerous film credits are highlighted by Take Me to the River: Memphis and Take Me to the River: New Orleans, the award-winning documentary series he co-produced/created, which showcased brand new musical collaborations from multiple generations of award-winning New Orleans, Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians. His production from the New Orleans compilation of "Stompin' Ground" from Aaron Neville & Dirty Dozen earned the 2022 Grammy Award for Best American Roots Performance. He has shared the stage with the likes of Robert Plant, the Allman Brothers Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Mavis Staples, and Patty Griffin among countless others. As a music producer, Dickinson has worked with a wide range of artists including Aaron Neville, Mavis Staples, Lucero, Cisco Adler and Ian Siegal.

Cody Dickinson Tour Dates
June 21 – Sidney, ME – Snow Pond Center for the Arts+
June 22 – Webster, MA – Indian Ranch Amphitheatre+
June 23 – Beverly, MA – The Cabot Theatre+
June 27 – Port Chester, NY – Garcia's at the Capitol Theatre
June 29 – Albany, NY – The Hollow
July 6 – Portland, OR – Waterfront Blues Festival*
July 11 – Rochester Junction, NY – Party in the Park Rochester*
July 12 – Newton, NJ – The Newton Theatre*
July 13 – Briggsville, PA – Briggs Farm Blues Festival*
July 18 – Novato, CA – Hopmonk Tavern*
July 19 – Navarro, CA – The Redwood Ramble*
July 20 – Scotts Valley, CA – Armitage Wines*
August 9 – Forest Park, IL – Robert’s Westside*
October 2 – Blacksburg, VA – Lyric Theatre *
October 3 – Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation*
October 5 – Reading, PA – Miller Center for the Arts*
October 10 – Jackson, MS – Duling Hall*
October 11 – Little Rock, AR – Revolution Music Room*
October 12 – Memphis, TN – Country Blues Festival*
+ with The Mavericks
*as part of the North Mississippi Allstars