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Luther Dickinson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon

Solstice, the new album featuring Luther Dickinson, Birds of Chicago, Sharde Thomas, Amy LaVere, Amy Helm, and The Como Mamas is available everywhere fine music is sold or streamed. ---

The stars aligned and the strawberry moon coincided with the 2016 summer solstice.  Our recording session felt like a potluck dinner - a group of interesting new friends convened and marveled at what was brought to the table. “Oh, a gut-string banjo and a clarinet? Check out this Mississippi bamboo cane fife and funky beats. Is it ok if I sing this harmony? Wow, listen to how our voices blend together...”

The music came together and flowed organically, as did the band name. The Sisters of the Strawberry Moon passed the mic, family style, backing each other up with sympathy and empathy, enjoying their new found chemistry.  With instruments as ingredients and songs as recipes, the Sisters of the Strawberry Moon stirred up lovely new concoctions as well as fresh interpretations of family heirloom songs we hold dear. We believe music is a celebration of life and folk music an expression of community and family, and Solstice is an artifact of our new friendship and musical fellowship.   

- Luther Dickinson (December 3, 2018)

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