Five-time Blues Music Association Award winner, Blues Drummer of the Year, and Grammy-nominated Cedric Burnside brings his North Mississippi Hill Country Blues to Arlington Heights for this special concert event.
Born into a legacy of music, Cedric Burnside is the son of drummer Calvin Jackson and the grandson of R.L. Burnside. Cedric began his music career at an early age, teaching himself to play drums and then touring with R.L Burnside at the age of 13. He learned to play several different styles of music playing with Kenny Brown, T-Model Ford, Paul Wine Jones, Robert Cage, JR Kimbrough, Robert Belford, Othar Turner, and Jessie Mae Hemphill. Through this experience, Cedric gained wisdom not only about music but about life beyond his years, and he developed his own unique style of playing music.