Monday, June 30, 2014

Luther Dickinson - Blood 'n Guts

Feels Like: Mississippi John Hurt, John Fullbright, Nick Drake

North Mississippi Allstars' Luther Dickinson has gone and released an amazing solo album, and "Blood 'n Guts" gives you a great idea of what to expect. Intricate acoustic fingerpickin', easy melodies (which the more I listen to it, bring to mind Nick Drake), and a driving thump of a kick drum are all par for the course. While North Mississippi Allstars' rollicking, roots-y brand of blues will always be a mainstay, Dickinson broadens his range here a bit and in doing so, has made the perfect soundtrack for a laid-back summer afternoon.