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Cedric Burnside to bring “Benton County Relic” to New Orleans

Cedric Burnside is a renowned blues musician whose talents arrived at birth. As the grandson of R.L. Burnside (and son of celebrated drummer Calvin Jackson), the GRAMMY-nominated Cedric also hails from Mississippi and has forged for himself a successful solo career with a critically acclaimed discography.

In September, Burnside released Benton County Relic, which showcases his prowess at acoustic and electric guitar.

Throughout the course of his solo recording career, which began with 2006’s The Record, he has played or recorded with an impressive array of artists including Junior Kimbrough, Kenny Brown, Widespread Panic, North Mississippi Allstars, Jimmy Buffett, T Model Ford, Bobby Rush, Honey Boy Edwards, Hubert Sumlin, Galactic, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, and The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.

Some may remember Burnside’s 2006 appearance in the film Black Snake Moan, in which he played drums and shared a scene with Samuel L. Jackson. The film is loosely based on the life of his grandfather, R.L.

On Saturday, December 15, his band, the Cedric Burnside Project, will perform at d.b.a. The show is at 11 p.m. and admission is $10 at the door.

In 2016, the Cedric Burnside Project performed at the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival in New Orleans. Click here to revisit an OffBeat interview with him.