|Birth name||Luther Andrews Dickinson|
|Born||January 18, 1973|
Memphis, Tennessee, US
|Labels||New West, Tompkins Square|
|Associated acts||DDT, North Mississippi Allstars, The Word, John Hiatt, The Black Crowes, the South Memphis String Band, Southern Soul Assembly|
Luther Andrews Dickinson (born January 18, 1973 in Memphis, Tennessee) is the lead guitarist and vocalist for the North Mississippi Allstars and the son of record producer Jim Dickinson. He is also known for being the lead guitarist for The Black Crowes. He hosts Guitar Xpress on the Video on Demand network Mag Rack.
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 made his recording debut in 1987, playing a metal-influenced guitar solo on "Shooting Dirty Pool" on The Replacements' album Pleased to Meet Me, which his father was producing. 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, and he has since appeared on the 2009 Black Crowes release Before the Frost...Until the Freeze. Dickinson decided not to join The Black Crowes for their 2013 tour. Dickinson currently tours with the North Mississippi Allstars and as a member of the Southern Soul Assembly.
- Onward and Upward (2009)
- Three Skulls and the Truth (Blues Bureau, 2012) with David Hidalgo, Mato Nanji
- Hambone's Meditations (Songs of the South, 2012)
- Rock 'n' Roll Blues (New West, 2014)
- Blues and Ballads: A Folksinger's Songbook, Vol. 1 & 2 (New West, 2016)
- 2012: "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" / "Beautiful Dreamer (Tompkins Square)
- 2012: "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" / "Peace in the Valley" (Tompkins Square)
- 1994 Some of My Best Friends Are Blues
- 1999 Urban Observer
- Where's the Man With the Jive?
- 2000 Shake Hands with Shorty
- 2001 51 Phantom
- 2003 Polaris
- 2004 Hill Country Revue: Live at Bonnaroo
- 2005 Electric Blue Watermelon
- 2006 Instant Live: Paradise Rock Club
- 2007 Songs of The South Presents: Mississippi Folk Music - Volume One
- 2008 Hernando
- 2011 Keys to the Kingdom
- 2013 World Boogie Is Coming
- 2017 Prayer for Peace
With The Word
With Jim Dickinson
- 2002 Free Beer Tomorrow
- 2006 Jungle Jim and the Voodoo Tiger
- 2007 Killers from Space
With The Black Crowes
- Warpaint (2008)
- Warpaint Live (2009)
- Before the Frost...Until the Freeze (2009)
- Croweology (2010)
- Wiser for the Time (2013)
With John Hiatt
With South Memphis String Band
- 2010 Home Sweet Home
- 2012 Old Times There...
With The Hill Country Revue
- 2009 Make a Move
- 2010 Zebra Ranch
With The Wandering
- 2012 Go On Now, You Can't Stay Here: Mississippi Folk Music, Vol. 3
With Bash & Pop
- 2017 Anything Could Happen
With Sisters of the Strawberry Moon
- 2019 Solstice
With Calvin Russell
- 1997 Calvin Russell
- 1997 Soldier
- 1999 Sam
With Jimbo Mathus
- 1997 Play Songs for Rosetta
- 2001 National Antiseptic
- 2003 Stop and Let the Devil Ride
- 2009 Jimmy the Kid
- 2015 Confederate Buddha
- 1998 Acme
- 1999 Xtra-Acme USA
With Othar Turner
- 1998 Everybody Hollerin' Goat
- 1999 From Senegal to Senatobia
With John Hermann
- 2001 Lucero
- 2006 The Attic Tapes
With Bob Frank
- 2002 Keep on Burning
- 2008 Red Neck, Blue Collar
With Jim Lauderdale
- 2013 Black Roses
- 2015 Soul Searching: Memphis, Vol. 1/Nashville, Vol. 2
- 1987 Pleased to Meet Me, The Replacements
- 1999 The Tri-Tone Fascination, Shawn Lane
- 1999 Horse of a Different Color, Willy DeVille
- 2003 Who the Hell Is John Eddie?, John Eddie
- 2005 Motivational Speaker, Alvin Youngblood Hart
- 2006 The Man Who Lives for Love, Spencer Dickinson
- 2009 Electric Revival, Zach Williams
- 2009 Truth & Salvage Co., Truth & Salvage Co.
- 2010 Hill Country Hoodoo, Jake Leg Stompers
- 2011 Fixin' to Die, G. Love
- 2012 Candy Store Kid, Ian Siegal & the Mississippi Mudbloods
- 2012 Mutt, Cory Branan
- 2013 American Kid, Patty Griffin
- 2013 Hubcap Music, Seasick Steve
- 2013 Riverman's Daughter, The Grahams
- 2013 Small Town Talk (Songs of Bobby Charles), Shannon McNally
- 2013 Turquoise, Devon Allman
- 2015 Ol' Glory, JJ Grey & Mofro
- 2015 Sonic Soul Surfer, Seasick Steve
- 2015 Wild Heart, Samantha Fish
- 2015 Wolf Den, Danielle Nicole
- 2016 Matters of the Heart, Eric Lindell
- 2017 Cypress Hotel, Ben Sparaco
- 2017 Goofer Dust, Hoodoo Men
- 2017 Southern Avenue, Southern Avenue
- 2020 Love & Peace, Seasick Steve
- 2020 Mississippi Suitcase, Peter Parcek
Awards and nominations
|Year||Nominee / work||Award||Result||Ref.|
|2020||Up and Rolling||Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album||Nominated|||
|2016||Blues & Ballads (A Folksinger's Songbook: Volumes I & II)||Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album||Nominated|
|2012||Hambone's Meditations||Grammy Award for Best Folk Album||Nominated|
|2010||Onward and Upward||Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album||Nominated|
|2005||Electric Blue Watermelon||Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album||Nominated|
|2000||Shake Hands with Shorty||Nominated|
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- Drozdowski, Ted, Deep Roots: Black Crowes Guitarist Luther Dickinson Archived 2011-08-19 at the Wayback Machine August 2008, Gibson.com. Retrieved March 2011
- Grierson, Tim, Black Crowes Before the Frost Until the Freeze Review rock.about.com. Retrieved March 2011
- Berndtson, Chad Berndtson Interview | Chris Robinson Talks CRB, The Crowes & More Published 4/8/14 jambase.com
- "Rich Robinson & Luther Dickinson Team Up In Boulder". Jambase.com. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
- Ross, Michael (March 2014). "Gibson Memphis Luther Dickinson ES-335". Guitar Player. pp. 118–19.
- Gioia, Ted. "The 100 Best Albums of 2016". Tedgioia.com. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
- "Favorite Blues Albums | AllMusic 2019 in Review". AllMusic. Retrieved December 24, 2019.
- "Luther Dickinson | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
- Seasick-Steve-Love-Peace at Discogs (list of releases) Retrieved 27 November 2020.
- Gunther, Marty. "Peter Parcek – Mississippi Suitcase | Album Review". Bluesblastmagazine.com. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
- "Luther Dickinson". Grammy. November 23, 2020. Retrieved April 7, 2021.