The blues runs deep in the veins of Cedric Burnside. He was literally born to the blues, more specifically, the “rhythmically unorthodox” Hill country variant which emerged from Mississippi, where he grew up surrounded (and influenced) by Junior Kimbrough, Jessie May Hemphill and Otha Turner, as well as delta musicians T-Model Ford and Paul “Wine” Jones. His own grandfather was none other than iconic blues man R.L. Burnside for whom Burnside played the drums from his childhood. Grammy-nominated in 2015 for Best Blues Album for the Cedric Burnside Project’s Descendants of Hill Country, as well as the recipient of the Blues Music Awards honor as Drummer of the Year for four consecutive years, Cedric’s latest album offers a showcase for his electric and acoustic guitar, recording 26 tracks in just two days with drummer/slide guitarist Brian Jay in the latter’s Brooklyn home studio in a rush of creativity. Cedric Burnside is a musician who truly keeps the blues alive and vital while also paying tribute to the ones who came before him. And we’re proud to present this terrific musician at ALICE.