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Cedric Burnside is the grandson of the legendary R.L. Burnside and renowned as one of the best drummers in the world. If you are looking to revisit R.L. Burnside’s performances, his presence is undeniably on stage with the Cedric Burnside and his band, The Cedric Burnside Project.
The Cedric Burnside Project introduces a new and original genre of music by infusing Mississippi Hill Country Blues, Funk, R&B and soul that will keep you on the dance floor all night long. This electric combination of North Mississippi musicians that were raised playing Hill Country Blues on the front porch does not allow one to wonder about what blues was or what direction The Cedric Burnside Project will take it next. Cedric, who began playing drums in his grandfather’s band at the age of thirteen, has taken his music to a whole new level by adding his new set of guitar solos to his performances. Cedric showcases his mastery of his open tuned guitar to warm you up for the treats he is planning to amaze you with when he steps behind the drums. Cedric’s original music along with songs that he played with his grandfather transports you to the small town in Mississippi, where Cedric grew up surrounded by Hill Country Blues pulsing from R.L. Burnside’s or “Big Daddy’s” front porch.
The brand of Hill Country Blues that The Cedric Burnside Project performs is distinctive from what’s typically known as the “Delta Blues.” North Mississippi Hill Country Blues is the stuff of juke joints, with its raw driving beats, tight rhythms, and R.L.’s signature “Burnside Style” of playing. R.L.’s music influenced everyone from The Black Keys, The North Mississippi Allstars, and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion to, naturally, The Cedric Burnside Project.