|Cedric O. Burnside|
August 26, 1978 |
Memphis, Mississippi, United States
Hill country blues
|Drummer, singer, guitarist, songwriter|
|Instruments||Drums, guitar, vocals|
|Labels||Delta Groove Productions, CD Baby, various|
|R. L. Burnside, Lightnin' Malcolm|
Cedric O. Burnside (born August 26, 1978) is an American electric blues drummer, guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is the son of blues drummer Calvin Jackson and grandson of blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist R. L. Burnside.
Amongst many others, Burnside has played drums, either live or on record, with R. L. Burnside, Jessie Mae Hemphill, John Hermann, Kenny Brown, Richard Johnston, Jimmy Buffett, T-Model Ford, Paul "Wine" Jones, Widespread Panic, Afrissippi, and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.
He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, United States, to Calvin Jackson and Linda Burnside, and raised in Holly Springs, Mississippi, in the house of his grandfather, R. L. Burnside, and the extended family. By the age of 13, he began to tour with his grandfather's band, as a drummer. He had overlapped his father's time in the band, and would eventually replace him on the drums.
A short term partnership of Cedric with his uncle Garry Burnside in 2006, saw them record The Record, billed as Burnside Exploration. They have had tour dates as opening act and jam partners for Widespread Panic.
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. Since 2011 he has recorded and toured with Trenton Ayers. In 2011, The Way I Am album was released. Burnside's brother, Cody, died in 2012, and their father followed in 2015.
Burnside's 2013's Hear Me When I Say, and the later Descendants of Hill Country (2015), were issued under the Cedric Burnside Project name and using the guitar playing of Ayers. The latter was funded using a Kickstarter campaign.
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).
|2006||The Record||Harvest Media Group||Burnside Exploration|
|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|
|2014||Allison Burnside Express||Jazzhaus||Cedric Burnside and Bernard Allison|
|2015||Descendants of Hill Country||Cedric Burnside Project||Cedric Burnside Project|