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Cedric Burnside

Cedric Burnside is an American electric blues drummer, guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is the son of blues drummer Calvin Jackson and grandson of blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist R. L. Burnside. Amongst many others, Burnside has played drums, either live or on record, with R. L. Burnside, Jessie Mae Hemphill, John Hermann, Kenny Brown, Richard Johnston, Jimmy Buffett, T-Model Ford, Paul “Wine” Jones, Widespread Panic, Afrissippi, and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. Burnside won his fourth overall, and third consecutive Blues Music Award in May 2014, in the category of ‘Instrumentalist – Drums’.