NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS INVOKE PRAYER FOR PEACE
LONG AWAITED NEW ALBUM AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER BEGINNING TUESDAY, MARCH 14TH
INSTANT GRATS INCLUDE “PRAYER FOR PEACE” AND R.L. BURNSIDE’S “LONG HAIRED DONEY”
EPIC LIVE SCHEDULE SET THROUGH 2018
PRAYER FOR PEACE ARRIVES FRIDAY, JUNE 2ND VIA SONY LEGACY
(NEW YORK, NY) North Mississippi Allstars have announced the release of their eagerly anticipated new album. PRAYER FOR PEACE arrives everywhere on Friday, June 2nd via Sony Legacy.
PRAYER FOR PEACE will be available for pre-order beginning Tuesday, March 14th, with all pre-orders joined by instant grat downloads of the album’s roof-raising title track as well as a ripping new rendition of R.L. Burnside’s “Long Haired Doney.” Additional instant grat downloads will be rolled out in the weeks leading up to the album’s release. Both “Prayer For Peace” and “Long Haired Doney” will be available Wednesday, March 15th for streaming and individual purchase at LINK TK.
Founded in 1996 by brothers Luther (guitar and vocals) and Cody Dickinson (drums, piano, synth bass, programming and vocals), North Mississippi Allstars are entering their second decade with what is unquestionably the most vital album of their brilliant career. PRAYER FOR PEACE sees the now-venerable band continuing to think globally following 2013’s Earth-shaking WORLD BOOGIE IS COMING. That album, North Mississippi Allstars’ seventh studio recording, proved the planetary sensation its title promised, with The Guardian simply declaring it the band’s “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, original songs like the powerhouse title track and classic covers including Mississippi Fred McDowell’s “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 Dickinsons’ 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.
Much of PRAYER FOR PEACE was co-produced and 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 (Allman Brothers Band, Dead & Company), Graeme Lesh (Midnight North, The Terrapin Family Band), vocalist Sharisse Norman, bassist Dominic Davis (Jack White), and singer/fife player Shardé Thomas, 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 inimitable place in the American musical tradition.
NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS
PRAYER FOR PEACE
Release Date: Friday, June 2nd
Pre-Orders Available Now
1. Prayer For Peace
2. Need To Be Free
3. Miss Maybelle
4. Run Red Rooster
6. Deep Ellum
7. Bird Without A Feather
8. You Got To Move
9. 61 Highway
10. Long Haired Doney
11. Bid You Goodnight
12. P4P (Remix) †
Produced by The Dickinson Brothers
† CD Only
North Mississippi Allstars will trumpet PRAYER FOR PEACE with a truly heroic tour schedule. The band will hit the road on Wednesday, March 29th with a 25th anniversary celebration at Boulder, CO’s Fox Theatre followed by headline shows, international festival performances, and much more, with announced dates including a three-night Alaskan residency, a special New Orleans gig uniting with Anders Osborne as N.M.O., and a major performance at New York City’s Carnegie Hall set for February 3rd, 2018. Additional dates – including a full-scale PRAYER FOR PEACE world tour – will be announced soon. For regular updates, please visit nmallstars.com/tour.
NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS
ON TOUR 2017-2018
29 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
30 – Girdwood, AK – Alyeska Resort at The Sitzmark Bar & Grill
31 – Girdwood, AK – Alyeska Resort at The Sitzmark Bar & Grill
1 – Girdwood, AK – Alyeska Resort at The Sitzmark Bar & Grill
19 – Live Oak, FL – Wanee Festival †
28 – New Orleans, LA – Republic *
6 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s Uptown
10 – Flagstaff, AZ – Flagstaff Blues & Brews Festival †
1 – Järvenpää, FIN – Lakeside Blues Festival †
3 – New York, NY – Carnegie Hall (Zankel Hall)
* N.M.O. (North Mississippi Allstars & Anders Osborne)
† Festival Performance