Take one glance at the iconic tintype photograph which serves as the cover to his latest album, 2018’s absorbing Benton County Relic, and you know immediately that Cedric Burnside is the real deal and when he toured Australia earlier this year, audiences realised very quickly that this is true.
So due to demand Love Police are delighted to announce Cedric Burnside will return to Australia in March 2020 for a 13 date national tour and will play shows in NSW, Victoria, ACT, South Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland and Western Australia. The tour will start on March 4 and roll through to March 22.
Cedric Burnside tickets are on sale now from http://lovepolice.com.au/cedric-burnside-2020/
The grammy-nominated 39-year-old still lives on several acres not far from the Holly Springs, Mississippi, home where he was raised by “Big Daddy,” his grandfather, the late singer/ songwriter/guitarist R.L. Burnside whom Cedric famously played with, just as his own father, drummer Calvin Jackson, did. Cedric 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.
Cedric’s latest album Benton County Relic 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. It’s his first release for Single Lock Records, the Florence, Alabama label headquartered across the Tennessee River from the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studio and responsible for critically acclaimed records by John Paul White, Nicole Atkins, Dylan LeBlanc and St. Paul & the Broken Bones.
To coincide with the tour Cooking Vinyl Australia will be releasing an exclusive Australian tour colour vinyl of Benton County Relic on Jan 31.
The real deal? You bet. Come and see why.
Australian Tour March 2020
Tickets at: http://lovepolice.com.au/cedric-burnside-2020/