The 11.4 square miles of Hernando, Mississippi has seen its fair share of talented musicians, including Jerry Lee Lewis, and guitar pioneer Paul Burlison. In more recent years, though, a younger, but no less prolific musician calls the town home: Drummer and renaissance man Cody Dickinson, who along with his singer-guitarist brother Luther, is two-thirds of the revved-up blues band that's the North Mississippi Allstars (rounded out by bassist Chris Chew).
North Mississippi Allstars
In the last 13 years they've put out nine albums, including the just-released World Boogie is Coming. Like the band themselves, it's a record that boasts an impressive legacy. The title comes from the brothers' late father, Jim Dickinson, whose credits include producing Big Star and the Replacements, among many others, as well as playing piano on the Stones' "Wild Horses."More »