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David Hidalgo, Luther Dickinson and Mato Nanji met as featured artists on the experience Hendrix tour, which has been famous for bringing together legendary guitarists such as Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eric Johnson, Steve Vai, Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang and others to pay homage in song to guitar icon Jimi Hendrix.
With Nearly 25 Los Lobos records in his credit, as well as collaborations on recordings by artists as diverse as Crowded House, John Lee Hooker, Roy Orbison, Paul Simon, Tom Waits, Govít Mule, and Bob Dylan, front man David Hidalgo is both one of the most respected and eclectic musicians in the music business today. With a professional career spanning more than 30 years, this impressive singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist we well versed in a variety of genres including hard rock, psychedelic music and the blues which influences meshed with Mato and Lutherís influences. In addition to Los Lobos, David is also a member of Los Super Seven, The Latin Playboys and Houndog, featuring Canned Heatís Mike Halby.
Mato Nanji, longtime front man of Native American band Indigenous, released his 8th CD earlier this year which went top five on the iTunes blues chart both in the USA and in Europe and made Amazon.comís top 40 best selling blues CDís in the states. With influences such as Jr. Kimbrough, R.L. Burnside, the Red Devils and Jimi Hendrix, Mato is one of the most respected touring blues musicians on the circuit today. It was this commonality of musical influences that helped him forge a bond with Luther Dickinson and David Hidalgo.
Still in his 30ís, Grammy-nominated guitar master Luther Dickinson has had a very impressive career to date, having recorded more than a dozen records fronting the group, The North Mississippi Allstars, as well as three records with the Black Crowes and collaborations with Billy Lee Riley, Robert Randolph, John Hiatt, and many others. The son of famed Memphis record producer/recording artist, Jim Dickinson, Luther Grew up in a musical household and was friends of R.L. Burnside and Jr. Kimbroughís families so you know these blues roots run deep in his veins. Dickinsonís phenomenal guitar prowess led to Luther making a short list of Rolling Stones new guitar gods and his production chops on Otha Turnerís ďEverybody Hollering GoatĒ CD was named by Rolling Stone in a list of the ten most important blues records of the nineties.