Rumsey Playfield, 69th St, mid-park, Central Park
New York City, New York

Formed by brothers Luther (guitar, mandolin, vocals) and Cody Dickinson (drums, sampling), the North Mississippi Allstars are considered one of the best roots bands today; crossing and connecting the genres of blues, rock and pop. Although the regional scene is essential to their roots as musicians, the Allstars have always been about much more than just the blues. From hardcore to punk rock to British rock to the latest acts on MTV, the Dickinsons have absorbed a wide variety of music and filter it through their own sound. On his latest musical excursion, bluesman Charlie Musselwhite explores the themes that have always charged the potency of the blues: loneliness, despair, evil and dying. In his continuing search for music that moves the soul, he casts a steady light on these shadowy topics, reconnecting the blues idiom to the haunting emotions that resonated so powerfully in its earliest incarnations -- and ironically he draws inspiration for this blues from its most notorious offspring, rock and roll. Highly influenced by soul, folk, and blues music, Amos Lee directs his music with a spirit and presence rooted in American tradition. Taking inspiration from soul greats Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway, and folk legends, John Prine and Dave Van Ronk, Amos delivers a unique breed of folky soul music that aims to unite, uplift and inspire.

Added by tylix on June 14, 2004