The Mississippi Hippies are a Southern Rock/Blue group signed to the Big Smoke label. The band primarily consists of vocalist John Dickie and guitarist brothers Hugh and Gordie Leggat. The sound fuses together old southern fry rock from the 60′s and 70′s, along with the jazzy, upbeat sound of rock music made popular in the 1950′s by Chuck Berry and the likes. Their music is laced humor as the idea of a bunch of middle aged men playing music today that is now known as the birth music of rock and roll isn’t too much to take serious with today’s music subculture being what it is.
Though the music is simple, there is much complexity in the number of instruments used from the saxophone to give that winding jazzy sound, along with rock organs that take the listener back to the 60′s when the organ dominated much of pop’s music. With song lyrics inspired by everything from Family Guy to just plain old digging the old sounds, the Mississippi Hippies are a hard working band and even though they don’t have much of a shelf life, they continue to work hard and have found shelter in the Big Smoke Label.