Luther Dickson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon have released a new video for “Like A Songbird That Has Fallen”, off the group’s forthcoming debut studio album, Solstice, due out on March 22nd via New West Records. Dickinson, a co-founding member of southern rock act North Mississippi Allstars, produced the album himself at his family’s Zebra Ranch Studios in Independence, Mississippi. Dickinson has rounded up an all-star, all-female cast for the new project, including Amy Helm, Lillie Mae, Amy LaVere, Sharde Thomas, Birds of Chicago, and the Como Mamas.
Originally written by T Bone Burnett and Bob Neuwirth for the 2003 film Cold Mountain, Luther Dickinson recorded his cover of “Like A Songbird That Has Fallen” with Amy Helm and Lillie Mae. Following a breezy opening guitar segment from Dickinson, Helm dives head-first into the song’s verse before harmonizing with Mae on the chorus.
Dickinson recently shared his thoughts on the new project with Relix. He explains,
Each singer brought a handful of songs to the table. Sometimes it was an old tune they wanted to reinterpret or something new they’d written that felt right for the cast of characters at hand, but no matter the track, all of our colors ended up mixing together on a communal palette.
Watch Luther Dickinson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon’s new video for “Like A Songbird That Has Fallen” below:
Luther Dickinson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon – “Like A Songbird That Has Fallen”
[Video: New West Records]
Luther Dickinson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon will perform at various City Winery locations throughout the month of March. The band will also offer support to Phil Lesh and Friends at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on March 16th, as well as make appearances at Woodstock, NY’s Levon Helm Studios and High Sierra Music Festival.
For ticketing and more information, head to Luther Dickinson’s website.