“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

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Patty Griffin - NPR Interview and Live Performance - "American Kid"

Grammy Award-winner Patty Griffin released a new album, "American Kid," on May 7, 2013.  Griffin says much of the album "was written to honor my father."

Last week, Griffin visited WXPN studios for a live interview and performances of some tracks from the new album.  She talks about traveling to North Mississippi to record the new album at the Dickinson family studio, Zebra Ranch, with Luther and Cody joining her on the album.  Robert Plant joined in on the recording, contributing backing vocals.

The interview and new album from Patty Griffin brings together two of Jim Dickinson's greatest legacies, the Zebra Ranch studio and his dear sons.

Listen to the interview here:
Patty Griffin
courtesy of the artist

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