Cedric Burnside Project plays Eagle-Vail Friday
Cedric Burnside is the grandson of North Mississippi blues legend R.L. Burnside. He is the winner of the Blues Music Awards “Best New Artist Debut” for the record “The Two Man Wrecking Crew” in 2009 and “Drummer of the Year” in 2010. After many successful years of touring the world with Lightnin’ Malcolm as the Juke Joint Duo, he has a new band, The Cedric Burnside Project, which will perform a free show at Paddy’s in Eagle-Vail Friday at 9:30 p.m. Cedric plays guitar, drums and sings; his brother Cody Burnside sings; and Jesse Hiatt plays guitar and drums. The two brothers, along with their uncle, Garry Burnside, hooked up in 2010 to create the Cedric Burnside Project. The collaboration infuses Mississippi Hill country blues, funk, R&B and soul that keeps audiences moving. Cody supplies funky and entertaining raps to the project. He freestyles, and is constantly writing new lyrics. Hiatt not only performs with the group, but also produced and recorded Cedric’s album “The Way I Am,” and played bass and Hammond B3 on several tracks.Cedric and crew offer crowds a true southern flavor that ranges from blues, motown and soul, to jazz, reggae, West African, funk and rock.