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CEDRIC BURNSIDE Returns to Australia for National Tour in May.

Renowned bluesman Cedric Burnside, returns to Australia and New Zealand this May, in support of his latest album BENTON COUNTY RELIC.

The grandson of legendary R.L. Burnside, Cedric Burnside draws upon a tradition that’s decades old, yet cuts deeper than any other artists recent attempt to interpret the blues. Burnside will showcase his electric and acoustic guitar prowess joined by his full band for a string of special intimate shows. The tour will kick off with a performance in Auckland on May 10, followed by six headline dates in Australia taking in Castlemaine, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.


As the grandson of Burnside and son of drummer Calvin Jackson, Cedric has been playing music his whole life. He has performed and recorded with countless musicians, including Junior Kimbrough, Kenny Brown, North Mississippi Allstars, Burnside Exploration, Widespread Panic, Jimmy Buffett, T Model Ford, Bobby Rush, Honey Boy Edwards, Hubert Sumlin, Galactic, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, and The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion among many others. In 2006, he was featured in Craig Brewer’s critically acclaimed feature film Black Snake Moan, playing drums alongside Samuel L. Jackson. (The film is a loose tribute to R.L. Burnside, and gives many nods to the late bluesman.)

Burnside was Grammy-nominated in 2015 for Best Blues Album for the Cedric Burnside Project’s Descendants of Hill Country, and was the recipient of the Blues Music Awards honor as Drummer of the Year for four consecutive years. With his latest record BENTON COUNTY RELIC, Burnside showcases his electric and acoustic guitar prowess, recording the record in just two days with drummer/slide guitarist Brian Jay in the latter’s Brooklyn home studio. While Burnside draws upon a tradition that’s decades old,the tracks on BENTON COUNTY RELIC sound more immediate and cut deeper than any other artists recent attempt to interpret the blues.

Ticket pre-sale and general on-sale details here


Saturday May 11 - Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine Sunday May 12 – Spotted Mallard, Melbourne Wednesday May 15 -  Caravan Music Club, Melbourne Thursday May 16 – The Lansdowne, Sydney  Friday May 17 & Saturday May 18 – Blues on Broadbeach, Gold Coast Sunday May 19 – Junk Bar, Brisbane

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