Born into a legacy of music, Cedric Burnside is the son of drummer Calvin Jackson and the grandson of R.L. Burnside. He was born in Memphis, TN but raised in the country hills of MS by R. L Burnside, also known as 'Big Daddy', and MS Hill Country Blues. Cedric began his music career at an early age, teaching himself to play drums and then touring with R.L Burnside at the age of 13.
Throughout his teenage years, Cedric Burnside continued to perfect his skills on the drums. He learned to play several different styles of music playing with Kenny Brown, T-Model Ford, Paul Wine Jones, Robert Cage, JR Kimbrough, Robert Belford, Othar Turner, and Jessie Mae Hemphill. Through this experience, Cedric gained wisdom not only about music but about life beyond his years, and he developed his own unique style of playing music.
Cedric Burnside’s hard work and passion for music propelled him to being a sought-out drummer as he has shared the stage with renowned artists North Mississippi Allstars, Widespread Panic, Bighead Tod and the Monsters, Bernard Allison, Jimmy Buffett, Bobby Rush, Honey Boy Edwards, Hubert Sumlin, Galactic, and Black Joe Lewis. As seven-time BMA best drummer of the year, Cedric Burnside is widely known as one of the best drummers in the world. He has two BMA best album of the year awards, and his most recent album, ‘Descendants of Hill Country’ received a Grammy nomination for best blues album of the year in 2015.
Cedric Burnside tour dates listed on Ents24.com since Jul 2018.
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