It's a roots rock bonanza for fans of that American sound as North Mississippi Allstars and Anders Osborne have teamed up for a new album, Freedom and Dreams -- and a tour in support of the disc.

Freedom and Dreams is extremely honest and captures N.M.O.’s relaxed chemistry so well, most of these songs did not even have a proper count off or beginning,” says Allstars guitarist-vocalist Luther Dickinson in a new press release. "We were interested in combining Anders’ singing and songwriting with NMA’s groove and aesthetic to create something unique that neither of us could do without the other — a type of modern Southern folk rock.” Luther, along with brother Cody, are the sons of legendary record producer and musician Jim Dickinson, known for his work with the likes of Big Star, the Replacements, the Rolling Stones and Ry Cooder, just to name a few.

That enthusiasm was shared by Osborne, who said, "I loved every minute of this recording session! Surrounded by such an amazing group of people, filled those four days with non-stop creativity, love and good food! And the record came out sounding just like it! So good. Touring with N.M.O is going to be the perfect way to celebrate our friendship and musical connection. I can’t wait to share this with everyone!”

Both acts have been routinely heralded by critics and fans for staying true to their roots while looking ahead to what the future holds. In addition to the album, the two acts will be hitting the road from Feb. 18-April 11. Dubbed the North Mississippi Allstars and Anders Osborne Present N.M.O. tour, the 25 dates will feature separate sets from Osborne and the Allstars, as well as a joint venture onstage.

Freedom and Dreams just hit the streets (Feb. 17) via the band's own N.M.O label. It was produced by Mark Howard and recorded at Dockside Studios in Louisiana.

As Dickinson so succinctly states, “N.M.O.’s primitive modernism agenda strives to combine Mississippi country blues guitar with hard danceable beats, making blues relevant and palatable to a new generation."

Freedom & Dreams Track List
1. “Away for Too Long”
2. “Back Together”
3. “Lonely Love”
4. “Dyin’ Days”
5. “Shining (Spacedust)”
6. “Brush Up Against You”
7. “Annabel”
8. “Katrina”
9. “Kings & Peasants”
10. “Many Wise Men”
11. “Junco Pardna”

North Mississippi Osborne 2015 2015
Feb. 19 -- Ponte Verda, Fla.-- Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Feb. 20 -- Wilmington, N.C. -- Ziggy’s By the Sea
Feb. 21 -- Charlotsville, Va. -- Jefferson Theater
Feb. 23 -- Alexandria, Va.-- Birchmere
Feb. 25 -- Boston, Mass. -- Paradise Rock Club
Feb. 26 -- Westbury, N.Y. -- The Space at Westbury
Feb. 27 -- Port Chester, N.Y. -- The Capitol Theatre
Feb. 28 -- Ardmore, Pa. -- The Ardmore Music Hall
March 1 -- Hudson, N.Y. -- Club Helsinki
March 3 -- Munhall, Pa.-- Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
March 5 -- Grand Rapidss, Mich.-- The Intersection
March 6 -- Chicago, Ill. -- Thalia Hall
March 26 -- Baton Rouge, La. -- Varsity Theatre
March 27 -- Dallas, Texas -- Gas Monkey
March 28 -- Austin, Texas -- The Scoot Inn
March 31 -- Phoenix, Ariz. -- Crescent Ballroom
April 1 -- Los Angeles, Calif. -- Troubadour
April 2 -- San Fransisco, Calif. -- The Fillmore
April 3 -- Napa, Calif. -- City Winery Napa
April 4 -- Crystal Bay, Nev.-- Crystal Bay Club/The Crown Room
April 7 -- Missoula, Mont. -- Top Hat Lounge
April 8 -- Salt Lake City, Utah -- The Depot
April 9 -- Aspen, Colo. -- Belly Up
April 10 -- Denver, Colo. -- Ogden Theatre
April 11 -- Kansas City, Mo. -- Knuckleheads

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