North Mississippi Allstars and brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson joined Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band Ramble at Terrapin Crossroads last night. Luther has jammed with Phil before and NMA regularly plays tunes like “Deep Elem Blues,” so the Dead catalogue is a familiar one to them.
North Mississippis Allstars are steeped in the deep, southern blues and last night song selection reflected their predilection for bluesy Dead tunes. The arrangements where a little looser than usual which allowed for more free-flowing jams from Dickinson and James.
In addition to “New Speedway Boogie,” NMA, Phil and The Terrapin Family Band jammed on a sprawling 23 minute “Throwing Stones > Turn On Your Love Light.”
As knowuryder commented on Instagram, it’s tough for Luther not to jam.
NMA returns for a solo gig at Terrapin Crossroads tonight.
Thanks to nowiknowuryder for the great front row footage!