I first saw/met Luther and Cody Dickinson when they were little kids, some 30+ years ago. After a series of cleverly-named bands like the Hardly Can Playboys and DDT, the brothers formed the North Mississippi All-Stars with Chris Chew. Their first, Grammy-nominated album, Shake Hands With Shorty, was happy music for me during my divorce.
Recently, Luther and Cody's proud mom, Mary Lindsay Dickinson, sent out an email telling her friends that Luther had been written up very favorably in Rolling Stone. I must have saved a link out of that email that I just got around to checking out. I found some samples and tracks on the Net, their official site, their MySpace site, their Rolling Stone site, and their YouTube channel.
This post is my way of giving a tiny bit back to these young men for keeping my spirits buoyed during a very difficult time for me. Plus, they are beautiful people in the hippie sense. Let's just get right to it with this embedded video: