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Sing Out Loud Festival Presents: Cedric Burnside
September 19 @ 8:30 pm
Cedric Burnside is the real deal.
The 39-year-old still lives on several acres not far from the Holly Springs, Mississippi, home where he was raised by and played music with his grandfather, the late singer/songwriter/guitarist R.L. Burnside. Cedric was literally born to the blues, more specifically, the Hill Country variant which emerged from Mississippi, where he grew up influenced by the likes of by Junior Kimbrough, Jessie May Hemphill and T-Model Ford.
Burnside has brought a music that started as an expression of grief and a will to survive and coaxed those Blues into a modern-day form – a glimpse of myth and insight into the human condition. “Back in the day, it wasn’t heard as music, but more like ‘somebody help me, I want to get out of this situation,’” says Cedric. “These days, anybody can have the blues…the blues is about surviving through those hard times, telling the world what you’ve been through, and how you came out of it.”
Burnside will take the stage at 8:30PM.
These local entertainers will open the days performances:
-ZF Lively – 2:30 PM
-SugarBeats – 4:00 PM
-Strayin’ Anchors – 5:30 PM
-Danger Bird – 7:00 PM