A PLACE FOR ALL THAT BRUTAL, UGLY, DESPERATE AND VICIOUS ROCK'N'ROLL

NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALL-STARS + guests Blackballed

WHEN
29th Jun 2017
DOORS
7:00pm

North Mississippi

Allstars are back with PRAYER FOR PEACE and couldn’t we all use one of those
right about now? Founded in 1996 by brothers Luther (guitar and vocals) and
Cody Dickinson (drums, piano, synth bass, programming and vocals), the now
venerable band are entering their second decade with what is unquestionably the
most vital album of their brilliant career. Released by Sony Legacy, PRAYER FOR
PEACE sees continuing to think globally
following 2013’s Earth-shaking WORLD BOOGIE IS COMING. That album, the band’s
seventh studio recording, proved the planetary sensation its title promised,
with The Guardian simply declaring it
the North Mississippi Allstars’ “best yet.” Now North Mississippi Allstars
weave their bred-to-the-bone musical sensibility with a potent message of
positivity, inclusion, family, and hope. As ever, songs like the powerhouse
title track and “You Got To Move” – the latter featuring accompaniment
from Hill Country Blues guitar hero Kenny Brown and award-winning
singer/bassist Danielle Nicole – pay homage to the band’s long lineage of
musical heroes, celebrating the blues’ extraordinary legacy while reshaping and
pushing it into contemporary relevance with fatback funk, slippery soul, and
pure unadulterated rock ‘n’ roll.

The
majority of PRAYER FOR PEACE was recorded at Memphis’ famed Royal Studios with
the great Boo Mitchell behind the board. The hard-touring band also
recorded as they traveled the country, lighting up studios in St. Louis, Kansas
City, New Orleans, Brooklyn, Austin, and of course, their legendary father Jim
Dickinson’s Zebra Ranch in the Allstars’ own Hernando, MS. A number of old
friends join the congregation, among them bassist Oteil Burbridge (, Dead & Company), Graeme Lesh
(Midnight North, The Terrapin Family Band), vocalist Sharisse Norman, bassist
Dominic Davis (), and singer/fife player , daughter of Mississippi blues giant Otha
Turner. Simultaneously master curators, expert revivalists and
forward-thinking visionaries, the Dickinson brothers have crafted their
most daringly creative and provocatively topical collection to
date. PRAYER FOR PEACE stands tall as yet another milestone marking North
Mississippi Allstars own unique place in the American musical tradition.

Blackballed are a full tilt powerhouse with a ton of passion and style.

Fusing all the best ingredients from blues and rock to psychedelic soulfulness,

they conjure up an energy that once discovered wont be forgotten.

Since their inception in 2012, Blackballed have been smashing down the walls at every show.

Building on an ever increasing fan base and powering on from strength to strength.

With an EP, an album and a stack of gigs, festivals, headline and support slots under their belt,

the band returned to the studio in late 2016 to record their second album “Fultons Point” due for release April 2017.

2017 is already promising to be a fantastic year for Blackballed.

With a host of gigs, a new album, a UK and European tour and a number of festivals already in the bag.

Make sure you’re the one to spread the good word of Blackballed…

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Event terms

Over 18's

Tickets

General Admission
£16.50 INCLUDING BOOKING FEE