Win Tickets ($50): An Evening with North Mississippi Allstars: Set Sail 2022 Tour @ Aladdin Theater | Blues, Southern Rock

We are giving away a pair of tickets to An Evening with North Mississippi Allstars: Set Sail 2022 Tour @ Aladdin Theater on February 11. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed February 7.


From our sponsors:
North Mississippi Allstars: Set Sail Tour
February 11, 2022
Doors 8PM, Show 9PM | $25 | All Ages
More info:

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

Nothing runs deeper than family ties. Brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers, sons, and daughters understand one another at the purest level. When families rally around music, they speak this oft-unspoken bond aloud and into existence. After 25 years, twelve albums, four GRAMMY® Award nominations, and sold out shows everywhere, North Mississippi Allstars open up their world once again on their thirteenth album, Set Sail [New West Records], welcoming other family (by blood and by the road) into the fold. As legend has it, Luther and Cody Dickinson started the band 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 subsequent record offered up a different combination of collaborators. This time around, they mined the talents of Jesse Williams on bass and Lamar Williams, JR. on vocals. During the Allman Betts Band Family Revival, the Dickinsons first linked up with Lamar, son of the Allman Brothers bassist Lamar Williams, Sr., becoming fast friends and collaborators and eventually paving the way for Set Sail.

“The chemistry we have with this lineup is powerful,” observes Luther. “We are all second-generation musicians and share a telepathic, relaxed ease about creating and performing. I believe music is a form of communion with our loved ones and conjuring this vibe with members of musical families can be inspirational. Lamar and I are like-minded. I’ve never had the pleasure of working with a singing partner like Lamar. He has a true-blue quality in his musicality that will pull you in and break your heart. At the same time, Jesse grew up playing music with his brothers and his father—as did we. He plays like a sibling. We recorded the album fresh off the road and captured the energy we had worked up with him. I’m drawn to musical families, regardless of style. Playing with second- or third-generation players allows us an easy unspoken musical dialog. It’s not a big thing; it’s just what we do. We never had to figure out what it means and takes to be a musician. We all inherently know.”

They picked up this wisdom by osmosis. As sons of legendary producer and musician Jim Dickinson, Luther and Cody have been producing records themselves since they were teenagers. Separately, the brothers have produced albums by Samantha Fish, R.L. Boyce, Lucero, Amy Lavere, the Birds of Chicago, Ian Segal, and more. Luther produced two records from Otha Turner, including Everybody Hollerin’ Goat, which was named one of the ten most important blues albums of the nineties. Luther and Cody co-produce North Mississippi Allstars records as the “Dickinson Brothers.”

They forge ahead always as a family, first and foremost. “North Mississippi Allstars means family,” Cody concludes. “I get the joy of working with my brother. Our families keep growing too. There’s a sense of history. The older I get, the more I realize how important it is to record this music, so younger kids can hear it. I just want to make sure we pass it on. It’s a huge honor to be a part of this tradition.”




  1. Carol L. Trekas on January 18, 2022 at 4:33 pm

    My birthday is Feb. 11 and I’d like to be picked please. Thanks.

  2. kathy rankin on January 19, 2022 at 1:32 am

    This band put on one great performance at the Waterfront Blues Festival when I saw them. HIGH ENERGY AND BLISTERING TALENT! This show at the historic Aladdin Theater will heat up the place.There will be alot of happy penple enjoying great music. HOPE I get chosened! It will be time to party!

  3. brad miller on January 19, 2022 at 10:35 am

    Let’s get down! I’m readying to stomp my a$$ off!

  4. Kaeli Plaks on January 19, 2022 at 10:37 am

    North Mississippi Allstars are great. If you haven’t already, check out their album “Up and Rolling”. If you need something to jam out to when you’re feeling frisky let it spin!

    • Angelo t finzo on February 4, 2022 at 4:06 pm

      Please help a southern boy from Memphis who hasn’t been back to the delta in 10yrs have a small taste of home

  5. Cindy B on January 20, 2022 at 2:21 pm

    I love this band! Yes please.

  6. Roger Hughes on January 20, 2022 at 2:34 pm

    I am a 70-year old Southern Rock, Blues and Cajun Food Sneaker Head, with a lust for life. I know my partner and I would thoroughly love this concert, and would be super grateful if we were provided with tickets to go.

  7. Bob MacKay on January 20, 2022 at 3:50 pm

    Those kids doing their papa proud

  8. Dave GZG. on January 20, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    The Dickinson Brothers truly embrace the past while keeping the future relevant, which you can hear in their music.

  9. Cory on January 21, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    Luthor kicks ass!!!

  10. Janet on January 23, 2022 at 6:02 pm

    Visiting for Valentine’s Day weekend with my Husband. What a great time this would be

  11. Christine Skorjanc on January 25, 2022 at 12:57 pm

    My dad is coming to town…what a great way to celebrate my mom’s birthday…

  12. gregb on January 25, 2022 at 2:40 pm

    NMA Yes please

  13. Roy Nifoussi on January 26, 2022 at 12:14 am

    Awesome band. definitely worth seeing/hearing.

  14. Rebecca on January 27, 2022 at 10:38 am

    Going to be an awesome show.

  15. John C Hartman on January 28, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    Luther shreds!

  16. Michelle Campbell on February 1, 2022 at 12:38 pm

    I think the last time I saw NMA was at the old Bite of Portland (back when they had music). I rode a mechanical bull and Chris Chew gave me an allstars tank as an award for effort ;). Would love to see them again!

  17. Sara Freedman on February 1, 2022 at 12:48 pm

    Yes, please!! Love this band!!

  18. Liza Malkin on February 1, 2022 at 1:05 pm

    Grew up going to see them with my dad. Would love the chance to boogie!

  19. Madison Wilcox on February 1, 2022 at 1:14 pm

    This looks so fun! Would love to take a friend for a night out 🙂 What a great way to start the weekend

  20. Chas on February 1, 2022 at 3:19 pm

    I would be so grateful to hear the North Mississippi Allstars to get my Blues back…….

  21. Tom Havey on February 1, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    Southern Rock in PDX? Count me in please?

  22. Ann Ann Brodie-Knope on February 2, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    WOW! This sounds amazing! Count me in for sure!!

  23. Shirlene R Mallon on February 3, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    Looking forward to great LIVE music again…

    Been too long.

  24. Eric on February 7, 2022 at 9:16 am

    Can’t beat an Allstar weekend!

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