L. Dickinson, Hart, Mathus South Memphis String Band


South Memphis String Band
The South Memphis String Band, a trio composed of Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars), Alvin "Youngblood" Hart (Grammy-winning bluesman) and Jimbo Mathus (Squirrel Nut Zippers), launches its first tour on April 23, 2009 in Dallas, Texas, targeting the East and South. The three friends, bound by Memphis and North Mississippi roots, will tour ahead of recording their debut album later this year. So far only two songs have been unveiled, both at the trio's MySpace page. So the April and May dates will be an opportunity for fans to get in on the ground floor.

Although they'd known each other for years, the trio's musical spirit gelled last year when they recorded a yet-unreleased album with Luther's father, legendary producer Jim Dickinson, called New Moon Jellyroll Freedom Rockers.

The South Memphis String Band was greatly influenced by the Mississippi Sheiks, Gus Cannon & the Memphis Jug Band and other string bands and jug bands of their ilk, as well as Mississippi Delta and Hill Country blues. They will travel with a passel of guitars, mandolins, banjos, lap steel guitars and harmonicas.

Mathus says, "Luther, Youngblood Hart and myself have been musical co-conspirators for over a decade. It is only fitting that we should come together with acoustic instruments and perform Mississippi music."

Tour Dates
04/23/09 Thu Sons of Hermann Hall Dallas, TX
04/24/09 Fri Antone's Austin, TX
04/25/09 Sat Continental Club Houston, TX
04/26/09 Sun The Parish @ House of Blues New Orleans, LA
04/27/09 Mon WorkPlay Birmingham, AL
04/28/09 Tue The Hummingbird Macon, GA
04/29/09 Wed Eddie's Attic Decatur, GA
04/30/09 Thu The Evening Muse Charlotte, NC
05/01/09 Fri Carrboro Arts Center Carrboro, NC
05/02/09 Sat Capital Ale House Richmond, VA
05/03/09 Sun Rams Head On Stage Annapolis, MD
05/05/09 Tue Joe's Pub New York, NY
05/07/09 Thu Sellersville Theater 1894 Sellersville, PA
05/08/09 Fri Birchmere Alexandria, VA
05/09/09 Sat Otherlands Memphis, TN

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gnisiadakcal starstarstarstar Tue 3/31/2009 02:44PM
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oldfartatplay starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/31/2009 03:15PM
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oohwilson starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/31/2009 03:16PM
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alabama and louisiana but no mississippi dates? still this is very badass. 5 stars

Dire46daysWolf Tue 3/31/2009 03:34PM
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i'm with wilson...where is the MS love?

D.B.Higdon starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/31/2009 03:38PM
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Be sure to come out for the Macon, GA show. The South Memphis String Band will be the after show for the Jimmy Herring Band. Great night of music in the Heart of Georgia.

irtimed Tue 3/31/2009 03:41PM
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I'm sure the skipped mississippi because they hate that state and they don't have any "love" for it. especially luther.

tourfan starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/31/2009 04:01PM
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I think irtimed is being facetious .... Am I right? Anybody else?

mockdaniels starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/31/2009 05:45PM
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kolmah, i am going to respectfully disagree with you, sir. Luther owes nothing to mississippi, and would never be caught dead in that state, or write any songs about it, or especially be in a group named after it.

this group looks sweet though

irtimed Tue 3/31/2009 11:54PM
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sarcasm people. come on. Luther, in the North MISSISSIPPI Allstars. jeez.

irtimed Tue 3/31/2009 11:56PM
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great comment mockdaniels

rsb8004 Wed 4/1/2009 06:01AM
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Man I wish they would come to MS even if its froxord. I understand though cause sometimes i feel like im the only fuckin bluegrass fan here. My they will add some or come round next tour. Luther usually comes in clutch for his home-staters.

rsb8004 Wed 4/1/2009 06:03AM
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wiat is it bluegrass or straight string-tastic bluebadass. Either way I want me some.

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haha, jimbo mathus of the squirrel nut zippers?


onemanband starstarstarstarstar Thu 4/2/2009 05:59AM
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Luther is one of this generations finest guitarists.

*up there with Derek Trucks, Keller Williams, and Jackie Greene~

in my humble opinion

myfriendjack Thu 4/2/2009 09:27AM
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sounds awesome...see ya in b'ham!!

bohemphotographica starstarstar Wed 4/22/2009 11:32AM
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It is very apparent the poster's comment of 3/31 knows very little about Luther Dickinson to make the statement ......... owes nothing to misssissippi........