Oct 19, 2017
Since his band the North Mississippi Allstars broke out in the early 2000s, Luther Dickinson has been at the vanguard of an important roots music revival. Not only has he and his brother Cody championed a reconsideration of hill country blues, they've amplified the legacy of their father Jim Dickinson and his many contributions to the music of Memphis and its rural surroundings. They’ve collaborated widely and reached audiences that previously had little contact with deep African-American roots music. Today, the brothers say they’re as fulfilled and energetic as they’ve ever been, touring behind the June 2017 album Prayer For Peace. Also, Virginia-born, Kentucky-based songwriter Sam Gleaves, and out gay artist from coal country, takes his place in the activist tradition of folk music.