Set Sail, North Mississippi Allstars’ thirteenth album, follows 2019’s Up And Rolling, which was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album in 2021.
With Set Sail, North Mississippi Allstars continue to build upon their self-described sound of “Primitive Modernism,” carrying on the tradition of creating roots music that displays remarkable variety, a melding of the new and the old, traditional and futuristic, crafted lyrics and improvisational music.
Luther and Cody Dickinson started North Mississippi Allstars in 1996 as a loose collective of like-minded second-generation musicians who shared a local repertoire and regional style. Over the years the lineup shifted by design, and each NMA record offered up a different combination of collaborators. Set Sail finds the brothers working with the likes of Memphis soul legend, William Bell; revered journeyman bassist and educator Jesse Williams; and Lamar Williams, Jr., singer and son of Allman Brothers bassist Lamar Williams.