The Shed at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson in Maryville presents the NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALL-STARS with the JOMPSON BROTHERS
Gates Open at 7 p.m.
All Ages Show: $20
The Shed concerts allow lawn chairs, as it is an open-air venue and does not have seating. Food and beverages are available for purchase a the show, with cash, including alcoholic beverages for those 21 and over with a valid photo I.D.
Motorcycle Ride Up Rate: Riders always receive a $5 discount for riding up to the show. Customers who ride to the event will receive a discounted ticket. The discount is available only at the Box Office Station at the gate the evening of the show (no advance sales). Discount applies per person not per bike. All riders are welcome!
About the NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALL-STARS:
In the beginning, a father passed away and a child was born. Luther and Cody Dickinson lost their father, Memphis music legend Jim Dickinson, only months before Luther became one. Jim had always told them, "You need to be playing music together. You are better together than you will ever be apart." Coincidentally, the Dickinson brothers were not together when Jim passed. At that moment, they were both off on their own, Luther with The Black Crowes and Cody with the Hill Country Revue. So in the spring of 2010, the North Mississippi Allstars reformed and went into the Zebra Ranch, the family's recording studio where they had spent countless hours together with their dad, to create a record that could help them cope with the loss, and, at the same time, rejoice in his honor. The first line of Jim's self-written eulogy was, "I refuse to celebrate death." Luther, Cody and Chris Chew took heed and aimed to celebrate life instead; and the songs for the new record, Keys To The Kingdom (Songs of the South), came pouring out of their souls.
Keys To The Kingdom is a song cycle, a celebratory declaration of life in the face of death as well as a musical interpretation of the Dickinson family's recent experience with the cycle of life, written and recorded honestly, fast and raw. There are moments of rock 'n roll rebellion and sexified blues, but the heart of the record reflects the journey that traverses through the mirrored gates of life and death.