North Mississippi Allstars

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.

Today, the five-time Grammy-nominated roots/blues/rock musician Cody Dickinson releases "Big City" from his upcoming album Homemade, out June 21st on Strong Place Music. Set to a festival-friendly soundtrack of grooves and guitars, “Big City” is a rallying cry for action and inclusivity.  Listen to "Big City" HERE and via DSPs HERE.

Just outside Martinsville, tucked away down amongst a hollow of southern Virginia, you will find Pop’s Farm, the home of Rooster Walk. The Rooster Walk Musical Festival started in 2009 as an annual party to honor high school friends and to raise money in their names for charity. It has since become one of the finest regional music festivals in the nation, with a dedicated fan base eager to ‘get their strut on’ every Memorial Day weekend.

This week, we had the opportunity to sit down with Johnny Buck, the executive director and co-founder of Rooster Walk, to discuss the upcoming Rooster Walk 14. The festival began in 2009 as a tribute to late high school friends Edwin Penn ('the rooster') and Walker Shank. From its inception, the festival has focused on supporting a charity that grants college scholarships to deserving seniors at Martinsville High School and provides instruments and funding to enhance local school band programs.

Today, Grammy-nominated roots/blues/rock musician Cody Dickinson releases "Goodbye Albuquerque Tuesday Night" from his upcoming album Homemade, out June 21st on Strong Place Music. The song is a fond farewell to the endless touring cycle from Dickinson, the founder and drumer of the North Mississippi Allstars. The track echoes the theme of Homemade, as Dickinson pays tribute to the changing priorities that bring him back home to Mississippi after a long performance run.

Today, Grammy-nominated roots/blues/rock musician Cody Dickinson announces his solo album, Homemade, out June 21st on Strong Place Music. Known for his role as founding member and drummer of North Mississippi Allstars, Dickinson moves in front of the drum kit on Homemade as he handles all aspects of the album: songwriting, performing every instrument, engineering and production.

The North Mississippi Allstars, an internationally touring blues band known for its energetically rollicking shows, top the third and final list of bands joining the 14th annual Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival lineup. The NMAs, making their RW debut, have been nominated for four Grammys over a 25-year career that has produced 12 albums and countless sold-out shows. Big Something will also join the RW14 lineup. The North Carolina-based jam band has played nearly half a dozen Rooster Walks over the years.

Brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson have been on a musical journey together for almost thirty years. They both possess acute knowledge of many facets of music and the music industry. You might say it’s in their blood, coming from a very musical family. This knowledge and inspiration were largely inspired by their father, legendary producer and musician Jim Dickinson. Since they were teenagers, they have been producing records for themselves and have applied their creative skills in various ways.

Today, Grammy-nominated roots/blues/rock musician Cody Dickinson (of North Mississippi Allstars fame) is releasing “All Night Long,” his riveting take on the Junior Kimbrough blues classic. Watch the rousing “All Night Long” video HERE and listen to the song via DSPs HERE.

Luther Dickinson of North Mississippi Allstars just released his new solo album, Magic Music For Family Folk via New West/Antone's Records. The 11-song set was produced by Dickinson and features his rendition of favorite songs from his childhood by The Meters, Staple Singers, John Lee Hooker, Mississippi John Hurt, Doc Watson and more.

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