Z2 Entertainment will present North Mississippi Allstars and Missing Cats featuring John "JoJo" Herman & Sherman Ewing at the Fox Theatre tonight, September 14th. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 27th for $22.00 in advance and $25.00 day of show.
North Mississippi Allstars and the Missing Cats, featuring Jojo Hermann and Sherman Ewing, announced today that the two bands will tour together this fall. The tour will include 16 stops over 4 weeks spanning across the country. Audiences will be treated to the Mississippi Hill Country blues tradition of NMA, combined with the New Orleans boogie-woogie piano and raw emotive songwriting of Missing Cats, in what's sure to be an amazing night of music.
Growing up in Mississippinear Memphis, TN, Luther and Cody Dickinson have had a life-long experience in music. The brothers soaked up the music of their father, acclaimed musician and renowned producer Jim Dickinson, and absorbed the North Mississippi Blues legacy while playing and shaking it down at the juke joints with their blues ancestors. In 1996, inspired by the Mississippi Hill Country blues tradition of local heroes RL Burnside, Fred McDowell, Junior Kimbrough, and Otha Turner, the Dickinson brothers added bass player Chris Chew and formed the North Mississippi Allstars.
After more than a decade touring together and releasing five studio albums, three of which were Grammy nominated, the brothers decided to branch out and pursue other projects. In 2008, Luther played guitar and mandolin on the Black Crowes release "Warpaint" and soon became a full time member of the band. In 2009 he formed the South Memphis String Band with Alvin Youngblood Hart and Jimbo Mathus, touring moderately and releasing an album Home Sweet Home. Meanwhile, Cody formed his own group Hill Country Revue, which released its debut record "Make A Move" in May 2009. They followed up with the release of "Zebra Ranch" in the fall of 2010. The band toured heavily behind the release and has shared the stage with a number of lauded musicians including the Dave Matthews Band, Gov't Mule and Big Head Todd & the Monsters.