Just a few weeks after the release of their latest album Prayer For Peace, Mississippi Allstars perform at Manchester’s The Ruby Lounge.

Prayer For Peace sees the band, founded in 1996 by brothers Luther (guitar and vocals) and Cody Dickinson (drums, piano, synth bass, programming and vocals), returning with their eighth studio album.

Prayer For Peace follows 2013’s World Boogie Is Coming offering a message of positivity, inclusion, family and hope with an album which pays homage to the band’s long lineage of musical heroes, celebrating the blues’ extraordinary legacy whilst infusing it with funk, soul and rock ‘n’ roll.

The majority of Prayer For Peace was recorded at Memphis’ famed Royal Studios with the great Boo Mitchell behind the board. The hard-touring band also recorded as they travelled the country, lighting up studios in St. Louis, Kansas City, New Orleans, Brooklyn, Austin, and of course, their legendary father Jim Dickinson’s Zebra Ranch in the Allstars’ own Hernando, MS.

Prayer For Peace sees the band joined by the likes of Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company), Graeme Lesh (Midnight North, The Terrapin Family Band), vocalist Sharisse Norman, bassist  Dominic Davis, and singer/fife player, daughter of Mississippi blues giant Otha Turner.

Support for the show comes from Blackballed

Who are Blackballed?

Formed in 2012, Blackballed are a full tilt powerhouse with a ton of passion and style. Fusing all the best ingredients from blues and rock to psychedelic soulfulness, they conjure up an energy that once discovered won’t be forgotten.  Their latest album Fultons Point was released in April 2017.

Where and when are north Mississippi Allstars playing in Manchester?

North Mississippi Allstars play at Manchester’s The Ruby Lounge on 29 June 2017.