Brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson formed North Mississippi Allstars in 1996. Luther (guitar, vocals) and Cody (drums, vocals) pioneered their own brand of blues-infused rock and roll after soaking up the music of their father, Memphis legend Jim Dickinson.
The North Mississippi Allstars released their debut album, Shake Hands With Shorty, in the spring of 2000. Their debut proved to be a success and earned them a Grammy nomination for 'Best Contemporary Blues Album'. After earning 2 more Grammy nominations in the same category for 51 Phantom (2001) and Electric Blue Watermelon (2005), the North Mississippi Allstars earned the reputation as one of the most intriguing acts to emerge from the loam of Southern blues and roots rock.
In 2008, after five studio albums and more than a decade touring together, the Dickinsons decided to branch out and pursue other projects. The brothers reunited in 2010 to record Keys to the Kingdom after the passing of their father. Most recently, Luther and Cody have toured extensively with Robert Plant & The Band of Joy, headlined major festivals and toured internationally as a headliner and with Ian Siegal as part of The Mississippi Mudbloods.