Grammy Award Nominee: 2019 Best Traditional Blues Album & 2016 Best Blues Album; Blues Music Award: 4-time winner
The 39-year-old lives on several acres not far from the Holly Springs, Mississippi, home where he was raised by his grandfather “Big Daddy,” the late singer/songwriter/guitarist R.L. Burnside, whom Cedric famously played accompanied, 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.
Grammy-nominated in 2015 for Best Blues Album for the Cedric Burnside Project’s Descendants of Hill Country, as well as the recipient of the Blues Music Awards honor as Drummer of the Year for four consecutive years, Cedric’s latest album offers a showcase for his electric and acoustic guitar, recording 26 tracks in just two days with drummer/slide guitarist Brian Jay in the latter’s Brooklyn home studio in a rush of creativity. It’s his first release for Single Lock Records, the Florence, Alabama label headquartered across the Tennessee River from the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studio and responsible for critically acclaimed records by John Paul White, Nicole Atkins, Dylan LeBlanc and St. Paul & the Broken Bones.
Music and more at https://www.cedricburnside.net/