The Artist: Luther Dickinson, a core member of North Mississippi Allstars
The Album: Rock ‘n Roll Blues, out now on New West Records. Check out our review here.
Songwriter Says: Rock ‘n Roll Blues is acoustic folk-punk-country blues with juke joint drums recorded live to eight track tape in a race against my 40th birthday,” explains Dickinson. “As brutally personal as the record is, I hope it communicates. The first song ‘Vandalize’ is over twenty years old and I finished the last song, ‘Karmic Debt,’ the morning it was recorded. The whole record tells my story of a life in music. The musician jokes on RnR Blues are so true they’re not funny. The aesthetic of the recording is as personal as the lyrics, ‘dead strings and ribbon mics’ with double drums using no cymbals, recorded tape to tape with no processing.