On Saturday night, North Mississippi Allstars continued their ongoing tour with a performance at Brooklyn, NY’s Brooklyn Bowl. The band, comprised of core members/brothers Luther Dickinson and Cody Dickinson as well as touring bassist Jesse Williams, worked through a number of their southern rock favorites and a handful of well-chosen covers for the Brooklyn audience.
The show also featured a pair of notable sit-ins by young musicians for whom the Dickinson brothers have served as mentors through the years. First, during the main portion of the set, guitarist Will Bart of Johnny In The Basement jumped in to assist on a rocking cover of Memphis wrestling OG Larry “The King” Lawler‘s “Bad News”. Later, when the band returned for their encore, they welcomed drummer Evan Pragliola to hold down the beat while Cody Dickinson grabbed a guitar to trade licks with Luther on live Grateful Dead favorites “Deep Elem Blues” and “Going Down The Road Feeling Bad” as well as their own “ML”.
Both Bart and Pragliola have been familiar with the Dickinson brothers for years. Bart’s connection with the brothers was kindled by attending their shows in Mississippi and beyond through the years, while Pragliola and Bart have both deepened their relationships with the Allstars through their participation in the annual Roots Rock Revival Music Masters Camps, at which the Dickinson brothers frequently serve as teachers.
Below, you can watch a handful of crowd-shot videos and peruse a gallery of photos from the show courtesy of photographer Ken Spielman.
For a full list of upcoming North Mississippi Allstars tour dates, head here.
North Mississippi Allstars – “Up Over Yonder”, “Need To Be Free” – 11/2/19
North Mississippi Allstars – “Shake Em On Down” – 11/2/19
North Mississippi Allstars – “Bump That Mother” – 11/2/19
North Mississippi Allstars w/ Evan Pragiola – “Deep Elem Blues” > “Going Down The Road Feeling Bad” > “ML” – 11/2/19
[Video: Rock, Roots, & Blues – Live]