What piece of art changed your life? How did it affect you?
The Sounds of the South five album set, compiled by Alan Lomax for
Atlantic Records. It was recorded in the 50's, on a mobile two track
tape recorder, in the rural South. I grew up on it; been listening to it since
I was a little kid. It completely shaped my taste in music and
continues to influence me. The records are also a great common ground
that I share with most of the musiciains I work with. We all grew up
on it. And I ain't lyin'.
Luther Dickinson's South Memphis String Band also includes Alvin Youngblood Hart and Jimbo Mathus. The trio plays Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis on May 3rd. Dickinson is a member of the North Mississippi Allstars and The Black Crowes.