Cedric Burnside (USA)

43 year-old Cedric Burnside is a singer, guitarist, songwriter and drummer and one of the most sought-after performers of his generation on the American blues scene. Cedric Burnside combines classic country and delta blues and electric city blues, with a sure grasp of blues music’s authentic nerve. This is not so strange: Cedric Burnside was born into the blues. He comes from Memphis and is the grandson of blues musician R. L. Burnside. His father was the famous drummer Calvin Jackson, and Cedric began his career in music as a drummer. Aged only 13, he toured with his grandfather’s band, and he won several Drummer of the Year titles at the annual Memphis Blues Awards. His first recording came out in 2006, followed by a series of albums, some under his own name, some by the Cedric Burnside Project. The album Descendants of Hill Country was nominated for a Grammy in 2016 in the category Best Blues Album, and his album Benton County Relic (2018) was Grammy-nominated as Best Traditional Blues Album in 2019. His latest album is I Be Trying from 2021. Cedric Burnside appears at Tønder Festival 2022 alongside drummer Reed Watson, and this is their only Danish festival concert of the year.