Renowned bluesman Cedric Burnside has released his newest single “Ain’t Gonna Take No Mess” from his upcoming album BENTON COUNTY RELIC (out September 14 on Single Lock Records). Billboard said, “Ain’t Gonna Take No Mess,” …rides a tough, muscular groove that would be a comfortable fit for Led Zeppelin or Jack White.”
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In addition, Burnside has been tapped to perform at the 19th Annual AmericanaFest, which takes place September 11-16, 2018 in Nashville, TN. Other celebrated artists playing the festival include Amanda Shires, Richard Thompson, John Prine, Roseanne Cash and many more. Confirmed show details will be announced shortly.
“Ain’t Gonna Take No Mess” follows the first single “We Made It.” Afropunk premiered the “We Made It” video and claimed, “It’s a song about strength, resilience, and hope that shows there’s a lot of life left in the classic country blues sound.”
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 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.
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.)