“There are cool cats and there are cool Memphis cats but no one, not
Elvis, not Jerry Lee, not even the Wolf came close to epitomizing Memphis
and cool like Jim Dickinson did. He was the Top Cat Daddy, an
inspiration, a mentor and my friend.

If you knew his music and understood his role as one of the links between
black and white culture and between blues and rock and roll, you know what
I'm talking about. If he is unfamiliar to you, now's as good time as any
to get to know him, even though he's checked out of the motel.”

--Joe Nick Patoski

For more about Jim go to

Thursday, December 6, 2012

NMA's website's news of Luther's Grammy Nomination

We are proud to announce that Luther Dickinson received
a Grammy nomination last night in the 'Best Folk Album' 
category for his solo instrumental album Hambone's

Released last May through NMA's label Songs of the South
Records, Hambone's Meditations was born out of Luther's
passion for the acoustic folk and blues music of the 
American South that surrounded him growing up. Drawing
inspiration from acoustic heroes John Fahey and, more 
recently, Jack Rose, Hambone's Meditation features five 
original compositions and a reworking of a gospel medley. 
The result
is 6 powerful tracks from the heart and soul of Luther 

John Fry and Al Kapone after the Ball.

Mary Lindsay Dickinson hanging out and having fun after Pat Kerr Tigrett's
Bodacious Blues Ball, 2012, with John Fry of Ardent Recording Studio and
the great Memphis artist, Al Capone.  John Fry engineered and Jim Dickinson
produced the cult favorite band, Big Star's final record- Big Star Third/
Sister Lovers.  Big Star was honored at the Ball with the Pyramid Award.
John presented the award to Jody Stephens, drummer for Big Star and long
time manager of Ardent.  As John pointed out in his address to the packed
crowd, "All three of Big Star's releases were included in Rolling Stone
Magazine's list of "The Best 500 Records of All Time."

What an honor it is to be associated with art of this caliber.

WREG Channel Three Video

The morning after Jim Dickinson's induction into the Rock'n'Soul/
Smithsonian Museum's Memphis Music Hall of Fame, Jim's wife of
forty-five years,  Mary Lindsay Dickinson, was invited to comment
on the event and why Memphis and the surrounding area is
home to such world-changing music.

Watch Mary Lindsay's appearance @

Grammy nomination for Luther!

December 6.20.12

 Hambone's Meditations, Luther's solo acoustic record has been
 nominated for a Grammy!  It's on NMA's record label, Songs of 
the South, and is a first nomination for the label.

Thanks to all the folks who voted for Luther. What a great honor for 

him and Jim's legacy.