Cedric Burnside: Headline UK Tour Starts next week

Renowned bluesman Cedric Burnside, grandson of legendary R.L. Burnside, will embark on a headline UK tour next week, including The Blues Kitchen in Camden on Thursday 14th February. The Mississippi artist will also appear on The Cerys Matthews Blues Show on BBC Radio 2 next Monday 11th February.

Burnside’s new album Benton County Relic is available now on Single Lock Records (Dylan LeBlanc, John Paul White, Nicole Atkins, St. Paul & The Broken Bones). The album contains the unflinching current single “Hard To Stay Cool” –“simple but stunningly effective, there’s a haunting quality to Cedric’s delivery which lingers long after the final note has slid into silence” CLASH – plus previous singles “Ain’t Gonna Take No Mess“ – “…rides a tough, muscular groove that would be a comfortable fit for Led Zeppelin or Jack White” BILLBOARD – and “We Made It” – “…a song about strength, resilience, and hope that shows there’s a lot of life left in the classic country blues sound” AFROPUNK.


Tues 12          London Rough Trade East (in store performance)
Weds 13         Bristol Louisiana
Thurs 14         London The Blues Kitchen Camden
Fri 15              Newcastle The Cluny
Sat 16             Edinburgh Sneaky Petes
Sun 17            Chester St Marys

Cedric Burnside was Grammy-nominated in 2015 for Best Blues Album for the Cedric Burnside Project’s ‘Descendants of Hill Country’, and was the recipient of the Blues Music Awards honour as Drummer of the Year for four consecutive years. On ‘Benton County Relic’, he brings the blues alive for a new generation of fans weaned on the likes of White Stripes and the Black Keys.

39 year-old Burnside still lives in Holly Springs, Mississippi, close to where he was raised by R.L.Burnside, whom Cedric played with, just as his own father, drummer Calvin Jackson, did. Cedric was literally born to the blues, more specifically, the “rhythmically unorthodox” Hill Country variant which emerged from Mississippi, where he grew up surrounded (and influenced) by Junior Kimbrough, Jessie May Hemphill and Otha Turner, as well as delta musicians T-Model Ford and Paul “Wine” Jones.

Cedric has both played and recorded with the North Mississippi Allstars (Luther Dickinson gave him his first electric guitar), Widespread Panic, Jimmy Buffett, Bobby Rush, Hubert Sumlin, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. He was also featured playing drums alongside Samuel L. Jackson in Craig Brewer’s 2006 feature film, ‘Black Snake Moan’, which was in part a tribute to his grandfather R.L. and other iconic bluesmen.

More info at: https://www.cedricburnside.net/

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