After “Benton County Relic”, the drummer and guitarist announces his new album with the title “Step In”, a true contemporary anthem of Mississippi Hill Country blues.
Grandson of the great bluesman R.L. Burnside and son of drummer Calvin Johnson, Cedric Burnside perpetuates and modernizes the heritage of the Mississippi Hill Country blues, a singular music, born on the lands of the hills north of the Mississippi Delta, with its hypnotic boogie and African rhythms. The artist made his stage debut at the age of thirteen accompanying his great–father on drums, his first instrument. He has honed his musical discourse with the big names in the blues like Richard Johnston, T–Model Ford, Bernard Allison or The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion before releasing the album Benton County Relic. Three years later, the songwriter is about to release I Be Trying, his second album on the Single Lock Records label expected on June 25.
Recognized four times in a row as best drummer of the year at the Blues Music Awards, Cedric Burnside has added the guitar to his musical spectrum, freely electrifying his Mississippi Hill Country blues heritage.. Rough and angry soul music recorded in three days at Royal Studios in Memphis, Al Green’s home studio in the 60s and 70s, with the help of Boo Mitchell, producer among others of Solomon Burke, Al Green , John Mayer, Snoop Dogg or Cody Chesnutt. On his thirteen new tracks, the bluesman is joined by guests such as Luther Dickinson, guitarist of the Black Crowes and founder of the North Mississippi Allstars as well as by bassist of Alabama Shakes, Zac Cockrell.