See Luther Dickinson and Jackie Greene Jam in New Guitar Series

The secret to Luther Dickinson's signature wailing slide-guitar groove? Start with the basics.

"In my community, everybody played with their fingers and everybody played slide guitar and open tuning," the North Mississippi Allstars frontman tells Jackie Greene, who sat down together during Nashville's Americana Fest to discuss Dickinson's approach to his instrument. And, of course, do a little noodling. (The two did time in the Black Crowes at different points in the band's career.) When Dickinson plays, his fingers do the walking — something host Greene points out in the video, the first of D'Addario's Guitar Power acoustic series.

The Word Live in the District @ 9:30 Club

Last night at the 9:30 Club The Word put on a sensational performance.

People who complain that good music is dead haven’t seenThe Word. In my opinion, Supergroups are hit or miss. ButThe Word is different. The group didn’t just meet my expectations, they shattered them.

The band features Robert Randolph, North Mississippi Allstars, and John Medeski of Medeski, Martin, & Wood. Robert is frequently traveling with his Family Band, all members of North Mississippi Allstars are involved in numerous projects year round, and Medeski remains highly sought after by jazz, jam, and rock players alike when he’s not on the road with Medeski, Martin, & Wood. Put all five of them into one band and you’ve got the sacred steel meets jazz fusion meets the Mississippi blues.