Guitar Player Presents North Mississippi Allstars at GAMH on Sat. 6/17

Roots guitar guru Luther Dickinson brings his modern take on muddy Mississippi blues to one of the City by the Bay’s most historic venues—the Great American Music Hall—on the Prayer for Peace tour supporting the new North Mississippi Allstars album of the same name. The Allstars continue to celebrate the legacy of the blues while pushing it forward in a blend of nasty funk, modern soul, and mule-kicking rock and roll.
 Throughout the timely Prayer for Peace album, the Allstars blend a down home musical sensibility with messages of positivity, hope, and family. That’s all in play on the potent title track, which finds Dickinson’s furious fingerpicking and slinky slide in call-and-response with Sharde Thomas’ fife over a modern, electronic-tinged boogie beat. Other notable guests at the picnic include Hill Country Blues guitarist Kenny Brown, Midnight North’s Grahame Lesh, bassist Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers Band, Dead & Company), and singer/bassist Danielle Nicole (Trampled Under Foot).
 For this special stop on the Prayer for Peace tour, there will be significant six-string support in the form of opening act Cosmic Twang featuring premier acoustic flatpicker Scott Law and Terrapin Family Band stalwart Ross James.
 Guitar Player will be onsite at the Great American Music Hall Saturday night with an assortment of free goodies including magazines, D’Addario strings, and Planet Waves accessories. There will also be a raffle for a Mese/Boogie Flux-Drive overdrive pedal. Don’t miss this opportunity to share in the Prayer for Peace tour on this San Francisco stop during the 50th anniversary of the historic Summer of Love. - Jimmy Leslie / Guitar Player Magazine