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Cedric Burnside Album Release Show w/ Duquette Johnston

We're proud to have Cedric Burnside celebrate the release of "Benton County Relic," his new album with Single Lock Records

Cedric was literally born to the blues, more specifically, the "rhythmically unorthodox" Hill country variant which emerged from Mississippi. Starting at an early age, he played drums for the man he called "Big Daddy": his grandfather, blues legend R.L. Burnside. 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. But Benton County Relic is anything but history, the rich tradition of Hill country blues dragged kicking and screaming into the modern-day with crackling electricity amid its nod to life’s essentials. If the blues has traditionally been about getting through hard times, Benton County Relic offers the kind of deep baring of the soul that enables us to transcend oppression, whether in the 19th century or in the precarious present. Read more of this incredible album's story here: http://www.singlelock.com/cedric-burnside

A mainstay of the Alabama music scene, Duquette Johnston has been making incredible records with his feet planted in Birmingham for over 20 years. With a palette that pulls from rock, Americana, and a plethora of more adventurous sonic roads, excellent songwriting stays at the heart of what Johnston is known for.

Doors at 7PM. Tickets are $10. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

Earlier Event: September 20
Tyler Young & Cody Gaisser w/ Guests
Later Event: September 27
Toby Driver: US/Mexico Tour