The Cedric Burnside Project Returns to Memphis for a Valentine's Day

Article Contributed by Whitney Entert… | Published on Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Cedric Burnside Project (CBP) returns to Young Avenue Deli on Valentine’s Day for a concert that is sure to be a sweet treat for music lovers across the Mid-South. This show will be the band’s first time back in Memphis since August 2014 and as always, their progressive style of Hill Country Blues and Rock will be a crowd pleaser in the “Home of the Blues.”

After a successful year in 2014, including a performance at the Blues Music Awards where Cedric Burnside took home Best Instrumental Drummer, The Cedric Burnside Project are reaching for new heights in 2015 with a brand new album.

CBP’s Valentine’s Day show will be the official album release party for their new album, “Descendants of Hill Country.”  This album officially releases in February 2015 and was partially recorded and mixed locally at Scott Bomar’s Electraphonic Records. For CBP, “Descendants of Hill Country,” offers a sound that is a new exploration of Hill Country Blues that will thrill long-time Cedric Burnside Project fans and newcomers alike.

Doors at Young Avenue Deli open at 9pm and The Cedric Burnside Project will take the stage at 10pm for a special, two-set Valentine’s Day show. Tickets for the event are available at the door for $15.00 for couples and for $10.00 for anyone solo and looking to find love. AS Barboro and Young Avenue Deli will provide domestic and craft beer drink specials, along with a Young Avenue Deli style Valentine’s Day Hunch Punch all night long.

About Cedric Burnside Project

North Mississippi drummer Cedric Burnside has been a known musician in the Holy Springs hill country area for some time now. At the age of 13 Cedric began touring worldwide with his grandfather blues legend and Hall of Famer R.L. Burnside as his drummer. Since founding The Cedric Burnside Project he has become a household name in the blues community.

Since the bands formation in 2006 the CBP hit the ground running winning Best Debut Artist at the 30th Blues Music Awards. In the nine year history of the CBP, Cedric has received four of the last five Best Instrumental Drummer Awards at the Blues Foundations Blues Music Awards. With the lineup now consisting of childhood friend and North Mississippi local Trenton Ayer, the CBP looks to reach new heights in not only the Blues community, but music in general. In 2013 the duo released the album “Hear Me When I Say” from which Cedric received his 4th Blues Music Award for his drumming.  This year CBP prepares to release a follow up album titled “Descendants of Hill Country” in February of 2015 as it explores the progression of the Hill Country Blues.