Luther Dickinson

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Luther Dickinson
Luther Dickinson-Newport.jpg
Luther Dickinson playing guitar with The Black Crowes at the 2008 Newport Folk Festival.
Background information
Born (1973-01-18) January 18, 1973 (age 43)
Origin Mississippi, United States
Genres Rock
Instruments Guitar
Associated acts The Black Crowes
North Mississippi Allstars
The Word
John Hiatt
Phil Lesh and Friends
Notable instruments
Electric guitar

Luther Andrews Dickinson (born January 18, 1973 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States) is the American lead guitarist and vocalist for the North Mississippi Allstars and for a time among the many lead guitarists for The Black Crowes. He hosts Guitar Xpress on the Video On Demand network Lifeskool.


He was born in West Tennessee to Mary Lindsay and Jim Dickinson, a Memphis record producer. Dickinson grew up playing concerts and gaining recording experience with his father and brother, Cody. The family moved to the hills of North Mississippi in 1985. Dickinson befriended the musical families of Otha Turner, R. L. Burnside, and Junior Kimbrough. They were the inspiration for Luther and Cody Dickinson to form the North Mississippi Allstars in 1996. The North Mississippi Allstars have been nominated for three Grammy Awards in the Best Contemporary Blues category. Dickinson produced two records on Otha Turner, Everybody Hollerin' Goat and From Senegal To Senatobia.

In November 2007 Dickinson joined The Black Crowes. His recording debut with the band was on Warpaint in 2008,[1] and he has since appeared on the 2009 Black Crowes release Before the Frost...Until the Freeze.[2] Dickinson was not asked to join The Black Crowes for their 2013 tour. [3] Dickinson currently tours with the North Mississippi Allstars and as a member of the Southern Soul Assembly.

In 2014, Gibson issued a signature model for him, the Luther Dickinson ES-335, with the most notable modification being the P-90 pickups replacing the standard humbuckers.[4]


as solo artist[edit]

  • Hambone's Meditations (2012)
  • Rock 'n Roll Blues (2014)
  • Blues and Ballads: A Folksinger's Songbook, Vol. 1 & 2 (2016)

as Luther Dickinson & the Sons of Mudboy[edit]

  • Onward and Upward (2009)

as David Hidalgo, Mato Nanji & Luther Dickinson[edit]

with DDT[edit]

  • Some of My Best Friends Are Blues (1994)

with Gutbucket[edit]

  • Where's the Man with the Jive? (EP; 1996)

with Willy DeVille[edit]

with Jim Dickinson[edit]

  • Free Beer Tomorrow (2002)
  • Jungle Jim and the Voodoo Tiger (2006)

with Jim Dickinson & The north Mississippi Allstars[edit]

  • I'm Just Dead, I'm Not Gone (2012)

with John Hiatt[edit]

with North Mississippi Allstars[edit]

  • Shake Hands With Shorty (2000)
  • 51 Phantom (2001)
  • Polaris (2003)
  • Hill Country Revue: Live at Bonnaroo (2004)
  • Electric Blue Watermelon (2005)
  • Hernando (2008)
  • Do It Like We Used to Do (2009)
  • Keys to the Kingdom (2011)
  • World Boogie Is Coming (2013)

with The Black Crowes[edit]

with The South Memphis String Band[edit]

  • Home Sweet Home (2010)
  • Old Times There... (2012)

with The Wandering[edit]

  • Go On Now, You Can't Stay Here (2012)

with Shawn Lane[edit]

with The Word[edit]

with John Hermann[edit]


  1. ^ Drozdowski, Ted, Deep Roots: Black Crowes Guitarist Luther Dickinson August 2008, Retrieved March 2011
  2. ^ Grierson, Tim, Black Crowes Before the Frost Until the Freeze Review Retrieved March 2011
  3. ^ Berndtson, Chad Berndtson Interview | Chris Robinson Talks CRB, The Crowes & More Published 4/8/14
  4. ^ Ross, Michael (March 2014). "Gibson Memphis Luther Dickinson ES-335". Guitar Player. pp. 118–19. 

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