Longtime friends and collaborators Chris Chew, Cody
Dickinson & Luther Dickinson (of North Mississippi Allstars), John
Medeski (of Medeski Martin & Wood), and Robert Randolph (of Robert
Randolph & the Family Band) will be reforming THE WORD for four very
special shows this December.
Avant-jazz keyboardist John Medeski is known for his work with
improvisational trio Medeski Martin & Wood. In 2000, Medeski produced
and played on the self-titled debut by The Word, a gospel-meets-rock
collective with North Mississippi Allstars that introduced the secular
world to pedal-steel guitar phenomenon Robert Randolph. The band
released a self titled album and toured in support. The band reunited
in the summer of 2005 at the Bonnaroo Music Festival.