|Birth name||Cedric O. Burnside|
August 26, 1978 |
Holly Springs, Mississippi, United States
Hill country blues
|Occupation(s)||Drummer, singer, guitarist, songwriter|
|Instruments||Drums, guitar, vocals|
|Labels||Delta Groove Productions, CD Baby, various|
|Associated acts||R. L. Burnside, Lightnin' Malcolm|
Cedric O. Burnside (born August 26, 1978) is an American electric blues drummer, singer and songwriter. He is the grandson of R. L. Burnside, whilst his father was the blues drummer Calvin Jackson.
Amongst many others, Burnside has either played drums live with, or on recorded work by, R. L. Burnside, Jessie Mae Hemphill, John Hermann, Kenny Brown, Richard Johnston, Jimmy Buffett, T-Model Ford, Bobby Rush, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Widespread Panic, and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.
Life and musical career
A short term partnership of Cedric with his uncle Garry Burnside in 2006, saw them record The Record, billed as Burnside Exploration.
Later in 2006 in Clarksdale, Mississippi, Burnside teamed up with Lightnin' Malcolm, and they both toured and recorded the Juke Joint Duo album. In addition they released Two Man Wrecking Crew in 2008. Jason Ricci played harmonica and Etta Britt performed backing vocals on Two Man Wrecking Crew. It won a Blues Music Award for 'Best New Artist Debut' in 2009. The duo also toured with the Big Head Blues Club, a collaboration which led to them jointly recording the album, 100 Years Of Robert Johnson in 2011, to mark the centennial of the birth of Robert Johnson.
Another collaboration followed, this time with his younger sibling, Cody Burnside, plus his uncle, Garry Burnside, which created the Cedric Burnside Project. Following the death of Cody, Cedric Burnside incorporated Trenton Ayers into the group. In 2011, The Way I Am album was released.
Burnside's latest recording was 2013's Hear Me When I Say, issued under the Cedric Burnside Project name and again using the guitar playing of Trenton Ayers.
In 2013, Burnside won the Memphis Blues Award as 'Drummer of the Year' for the third time.
Burnside has performed at the following festivals in recent years (all with Lightnin' Malcolm): Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival (2008), Memphis in May, Notodden Blues Festival (both 2009), and Voodoo Experience (2010).
|2007||Juke Joint Duo||Soul Is Cheap||Cedric Burnside and Lighnin' Malcolm|
|2008||Two Man Wrecking Crew||Delta Groove Productions||Cedric Burnside and Lighnin' Malcolm|
|2011||The Way I Am||CD Baby||Cedric Burnside Project|
|2013||Hear Me When I Say||CD Baby||Cedric Burnside Project|
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- Extended discography
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