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Grammy-nominated blues musician and songwriter Cedric Burnside—a descendant of blues royalty—continues the rich tradition of Mississippi Hill Country, imbuing the genre with modern-day sensibilities and a biting timeless flavor. Burnside has both played and recorded with North Mississippi Allstars, Widespread Panic, Jimmy Buffett, Bobby Rush, Hubert Sumlin, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and is now embarking on a tour with collaborator and Pimps of Joytime bandleader Brian Jay. For this very special appearance at the Atrium, Burnside brings his stinging guitar licks, raw, cutting rhythms, and soul-baring vocals to a blues set that will enthrall a new generation of listeners.
“Cedric's music, though, is no mere retread of the past; connected intimately to his own life, each song feels like it has been hewn from his soul.”– Clash Magazine
“Fusing delta and hill country with elements of jam-band rock, he and his drummer packed an incredible punch, and never let the momentum die down.”– Nashville Scene