|The North Mississippi Allstars have had a busy year and are gearing up to release a long-awaited retrospective project. Do It Like We Used to Do features two discs of music that chronologically highlight the band’s live performances over their first twelve years together, and also includes a full-length documentary DVD on the history of the band. The documentary captures lots of live footage, interviews with the guys, and tells the story of a classic American band. Through the filter of generations of Mississippi Blues men, the Allstars have pioneered their own blues-infused rock and roll that they’ve toured all over the country and the world over the past ten years. Do It Like We Used to Do visually and musically captures this pioneering sound that brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson and longtime friend Chris Chew have made. The Allstars will release this retrospective on their own Songs from the South record label on January 20, 2009.
In support of this retrospective release, the blues-rock trio will bring their electrifying sound all over the country. Their Do It Like We Used to Do Tour will span the country in five weeks, their first and highly-anticipated extended tour in over a year. During 2008, the Allstars took a break from touring while Luther Dickinson joined the Black Crowes as their lead guitarist touring across North America. At the same time, brother Cody Dickinson and Chris Chew formed a band featuring longtime musical friends, Kirk Smithhart, Edward Cleveland and Daniel Coburn - The Hill Country Revue. The band has already toured nationally and plans for a rigorous touring schedule through 2009 in support of their debut album tentatively scheduled for a April release. This one night of music featuring two bands, two sets and endless collaborative possibilities promises to be one of the most electric tours in North Mississippi Allstars’ history.