North Mississippi Allstars Share ‘Mean Old World’ Single Featuring Jason Isbell & Duane Betts


North Mississippi Allstars shared a new single, “Mean Old World,” featuring guitarists Jason Isbell and Duane Betts. The new song is off of NMA’s upcoming album Up And Rolling, due out October 4 via New West Records, which also features guest appearances from Mavis Staples, Cedric Burnside and Sharde Thomas. “Mean Old World” is the third single from Up And Rolling released so far.

“Our father recorded ‘Mean Old World’ with Duane Allman and Eric Clapton during the Layla sessions,” NMA guitarist Luther Dickinson said in a statement. “Jason [Isbell] invited me to record an acoustic, slide guitar duo version. Cody [Dickinson] came up with the new arrangement and wanted to record an electric version with Jason and Duane Betts, using ‘Mean Old World’ as a vehicle to lay down an epic statement about modern-day roots rock guitar.”

Listen to “Mean Old World” below:

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