NMA YouTube Video
Brooks Run To The Ocean ...
Daniel Sproul, Jamie McLean, Cody Dickinson
The North Mississippi Allstars constantly expand their musical versatility by collaborating with other
instrumentalists, songwriters, and bands. This is just one part of how they keep their music fresh
and continually spread the boogie to wider audiences. At the same time, they inspire the
people working with them which in turn creates new musical outlets that only aid the grand evolution of all music.
This page is a place where we celebrate the common threads that tie the world of music together, consider
this the online version of a jamband.
Jimbo Mathus |
Seven Acres |
Jamie McLean |
Rose Hill Drive |
Watch DDT (the NMA's punk band) jam with Shawn Lane from 1995
Watch the NMAs jam with John Hiatt, 2006.
JIMBO MATHUS knows:
As far as I'm concerned, Luther and Cody are the best musicians alive
today, and they just seem to be getting better all the time. God bless
Mississippi and pass the antiseptic.
OLGA feels it:
The Allstars give me the gooood blues.
I love hearin' them, and it's been fun to play too!
Olga (blues babe)
Olga's JMH Foundation
a friendly note from SEVEN ACRES:
We had a great time working with Chris and he's been a great friend since we first met...
He's got that perfect blend of fun and professionalism when he's working that is apparently working
well for him in this business. We have always thought his style and ability would fit perfectly and
it was proven when he began creating bass parts that blew us away right there on the spot.
JAMIE MCLEAN, guitarist for the DDBB:
Check out more photos of Jamie with the Allstars at Jamie's official site!
I've had the pleasure of watching, touring, hanging, recording and playing
with the North Mississippi Allstars over the last few years. Without a
doubt these guys are the coolest, most rocking, most humble, most kick ass, most gracious and all around nicest people I've met in the music business. Period. They go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. They also kick more ass on stage than anybody in the scene right now.
As a guitar player I was obviously drawn to Luther's raging leads, soulful slide and authentic dirty south blues. Luther is the real deal. One of my favorite guitarists for sure, not to mention one of the sweetest cats around. He took me aside on many occasions to show me specific tunings,
slide parts, and old Mississippi blues tunes while on our Shake, Holla and
March tour. Didn't have to. He wanted to. We would sit up on the tour bus late at night jamming and joking and just having fun. No hang ups. No BS. On the last night of the tour Luther gave me the acoustic guitar that he had been using on the bus during our jams. I just couldn't take it from him. It seemed like way too much of a gift so I left it on the
couch. As I got up to go he grabbed me and said "For real man, I want you
to have it. Gotta have something to play on the Dirty Dozen bus." Just
one example of the generosity and good heartedness these guys are dishing
As far as the music. DAMN. There's nothing else like it. These guys
took something so real and so much a part of them, the Mississippi Blues,
and made it their own. Say what you want about some other bands. No
soul. No history. These guys couldn't have more soul or be more a part
of a musical history and also be taking it into the next stratosphere.
I've just released and started touring under my own name, and these guys
were the ones who really encouraged me to do it. Luther found out I could
sing and encouraged me to sing more. I never considered myself a slide
player but he always said "I got it" and now I've got a new album full of
vocals and slide. Go Figure. They were also the first band to allow me to
get my band playing on a big stage when I opened up for them at the Bowery
Ballroom in NYC.
Cody, Chris, Luther. Love you guys. It's felt like family from Day 1. Keep kicking so much ass. I hope to see ya on stage again one of these days.
MP3 - Home Movies
From Jamie's solo album, This Time Around
ROSE HILL DRIVE Speaks:
"NMAS are one of the best touring bands out there; we feel super
fortunate to play with them whenever possible. They are a Psychedelic Sex
MP3 - Drinking Muddy Water
w/Daniel Sproul of RHD on Luther's Flying V
Charlottesville, VA 2/4/05
Rose Hill Drive
A Special word from BOB FRANK:
These boys are the real McCoy. They play the real authentic music. They
are in the direct lineage of the Blues Masters. The music was passed down from
hand to hand. From heart to heart. From mind to mind. A solid
connection. With no missing links. They got it straight from the
current living Masters of this kind of music.
You can't touch that.
And to have them play some of my songs was a great honor and a great
blessing for me.
Power to the people.
World boogie is coming.
Squeeze it easy.
Keep On Burning, 2002