North Mississippi Allstars
Blues brothers Cody and Luther Dickinson and bassist Chris Chew — the full-tilt Memphis power trio North Mississippi Allstars — have grown from precocious upstarts to full-on blues rockers over the past nine years. The evolution can be charted on three top-notch studio albums (featuring legends like R.L. Burnside and Otha Turner), a handful of Grammy nods and countless days and nights of hard-earned tour cred. Throw in the recent release of the group’s first live disc, culled from a smoking set at last year’s Bonnaroo, and the band’s upcoming duties opening for the reconciled Black Crowes (another band that knows a thing or two about brothers in the blues biz) and these Allstars continue to demonstrate why they deserve their name.