North Mississippi Allstars New Album – Electric Blue Watermelon Due Aug. 2

Rock outfit the North Mississippi Allstars will release its next album, “Electric Blue Watermelon,” Aug. 2 via ATO Records. The 11-track set was recorded at Memphis’ legendary Ardent Studios with producer Jim Dickinson, who also happens to be the father of group members Cody and Luther Dickinson.

“This album is about who we are [and] where we come from,” says Luther. “It’s the most solid and creative album we’ve made so far.”

Guest appearances by Robert Randolph, Lucinda Williams and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band will grace “Electric Blue Watermelon,” which includes such tracks as “Hurry Up Sunrise,” “Moonshine,” “Mean Ol’ Wind Died Down” and “Horseshoe.”

The hard touring trio will be on the road throughout the summer, including a performance Saturday (June 11) at the Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee. At many shows, the group will serve as John Hiatt’s backing band and will also perform its own set beforehand.

As previously reported, the Dickinsons perform on Hiatt’s new album, “Master of Disaster,” due June 21 via New West.

Here is the track list for “Electric Blue Watermelon”:

“Mississippi Bollweevil”

“No Mo”

“Teasin’ Brown”


“Hurry Up Sunrise”


“Bang Bang Lulu”

“Deep Blue Sea”

“Mean Ol’ Wind Died Down”


“Bounce Ball”


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