Cedric Burnside - Blueberry Hill Duck Room - STL, MO - 06.15.24

Hill Country Love Tour

Cedric Burnside

with Kingdom Brothers

About Cedric Burnside

The official credit tells it like it is. “Recorded in an old building in Ripley, Mississippi” – that’s all the info we get, and all that we need.

When Cedric Burnside prepared to record Hill Country Love, the follow-up to his 2021 Grammy-winning album I Be Trying, he set up shop in a former legal office located in a row of structures in the seat of Tippah County, a town with 5,000 residents that’s known as the birthplace of the Hill Country Blues style.

“That building was actually going to be my juke joint. Everything was made out of wood, which made the sound resonate like a big wooden box,” said Burnside. He called up producer Luther Dickinson (co-founder of the acclaimed North Mississippi Allstars and the son of legendary Memphis producer/musician Jim Dickinson), who brought recording equipment into the empty space. “We recorded in the middle of a bunch of rubbish – wood everywhere and garbage cans,” Burnside says. “We just laid everything out the way and recorded the album right there.”

The 14 songs on the record were finished in two days,...

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About Kingdom Brothers

“The Blues Don’t Have to be Sad”

Hailing from St. Louis, Missouri, Kingdom Brothers combines blues, R&B, and gospel influences into a powerful sound with a positive message. They credit their sound to the timeless influence of the blues greats-Albert King, Freddie King, Muddy Waters, Otis Rush, to name a few, and the power and spirit of groups like the Blind Boys of Alabama and the Dixie Hummingbirds.

Featured Artists in The National Blues Museum. Internationally recognized powerhouse guitar and vocals that have dazzled audiences from the heartland of the Blues to Australia and back.