Luther Dickson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon have released a new single “Hallelujah (I’m A Dreamer)” off the group’s forthcoming debut studio album, Solstice, due out on March 22nd via New West Records.
Dickinson, a co-founding member of southern rock act North Mississippi Allstars, produced the album himself at his family’s Zebra Ranch Studios in Independence, Mississippi. Dickinson has rounded up an all-star, all-female cast for the new project, including Amy Helm, Lillie Mae, Amy LaVere, Sharde Thomas, Birds of Chicago, and the Como Mamas.
While mostly recorded live in the studio, the band did invite a few special guests to contribute additional parts, including the fiddler Lillie Mae Rische (Jack White, Jim Lauderdale), organist Rev. Charles Hodges (Al Green, Willie Mitchell), and Grammy-winning artist and producer Alvin Youngblood Hart.
Following the release of the album’s first single, “Like A Songbird That Has Fallen”, Luther Dickinson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon have shared another new single off of their forthcoming album. “Hallelujah (I’m A Dreamer)” features singer/songwriter and bassist Amy LeVere. The new tune is a breezy arrangement lathered with elements of country and blues. LeVere showcases her soulful side on”Hallelujah (I’m A Dreamer)” with some impressive lead vocals.
Luther Dickinson shared his thoughts on the new album, explaining:
Recording the album in the same place at the same time with the same people really helped glue the whole thing together. It wouldn’t have worked if we’d recorded all over the map at different times. We had to physically be present to share in those moments together.
We believe music is a celebration of life, and folk music an expression of community and family. Solstice is an artifact of our new friendship and musical fellowship.
Listen to Luther Dickinson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon’s new single “Hallelujah (I’m A Dreamer)” below:
Luther Dickinson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon – “Hallelujah (I’m A Dreamer)”
[Video: New West Records]
Check out the tracklisting for Solstice below.
Luther Dickinson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon Solstice Tracklisting:
1. Superlover featuring Birds of Chicago
2. Fly With Me featuring Sharde Thomas
3. Hallelujah (I’m a Dreamer) featuring Amy LaVere
4. Like A Songbird That Has Fallen featuring Amy Helm
5. Kathy featuring Birds of Chicago
6. Hold To His Hand featuring The Como Mamas
7. The Night Is Still Young featuring Amy LaVere
8. Sing To Me featuring Amy Helm
9. We Made It featuring Sharde Thomas
10. Cricket (At Night I Can Fly) featuring Amy LaVere
11. Til It’s Gone featuring Birds of Chicago
12. Search Me featuring The Como Mamas
Luther Dickinson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon will perform at various City Winery locations throughout the month of March. The band will also offer support to Phil Lesh and Friends at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on March 16th, as well as make appearances at Woodstock, NY’s Levon Helm Studios, Sellersville, PA’s Sellersville Theater, and High Sierra Music Festival.
March 11th – Chicago, IL – City Winery
March 13th – Nashville, TN – City Winery
March 14th – Atlanta, GA – City Winery
March 15th – Woodstock, NY – Levon Helm Studios
March 16th – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre
March 17th – Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theater
March 18th – Boston, MA – City Winery
March 19th – New York, NY – City Winery
March 20th – Washington, DC – City Winery
For ticketing and more information, head to Luther Dickinson’s website.