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With his 2023 full-length offering, Magic Music For Family Folk [Antone’s /New West
Records] Luther Dickinson delivers an album of songs from his community that run
four generations deep. The 10-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated producer, solo artist,
and North Mississippi Allstars Co-Founder creates a record worthy of its own traditions.
Dickinson says, “Everyone is Welcome. This collection of my childhood favorites was
recorded for fun, at home, with family and friends, in the spirit of sharing. As a father, I
needed music that my family and friends could enjoy that’s also suited to my funky taste
and organic, acoustic aesthetic,” he notes.“Having daughters altered my listening habits
and it was hard to find records that we all liked, so I had to make one. I love music that
appeals to all ages. My favorite concerts have three generations in attendance—people
my age, with their kids on their hips, and their parents in lawn chairs.”
Luther traces the genesis of Magic Music For Family Folk back to his own childhood.
He vividly recalls his mom fingerpicking her nylon string Martin guitar and his
legendary musician father, Jim Dickinson, at the family turntable or piano.
“Growing up in Mem
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