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CEDRIC BURNSIDE 2022 WOMADELAIDE/AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

Cedric Burnside returns to Australia for the fourth time following his third Grammy nomination – a Best Traditional Blues Album nod for this year’s ‘I Be Trying’, which he recorded at Royal Studios in Memphis, where Al Green cut his classic sides for Hi Records in the 60s and 70s.

Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips caught up with Cedric Burnside again to chat about the upcoming Australian tour, his WOMADelaide appearance, his new album ‘I Be Trying’, his guitars and tells us he’s already got another album in the can.

Cedric is blues royalty. The grandson and longtime drummer of the late great RL Burnside, he carries the mantle of Mississippi Hill Country blues – with its commitment to polyrhythmic percussion and its refusal of familiar blues chord progressions – to new audiences around the world. These days predominantly a guitarist, Cedric plays stripped back, and sizzles like a live-wire. Cedric’s music echoes the past, present and future all at once and expands upon the traditional darkness of blues with themes of love and hope. You don’t know soul-stirring until you know Cedric Burnside.

Cedric will also be making his second appearance at WOMADelaide at it’s spiritual home in Botanic Park / Tainmuntilla, along with an amazing line up which includes:

A.B. Original
Azymuth & Marcos Valle
Baker Boy
Barkaa
The Cat Empire
Cedric Burnside
Courtney Barnett
Electric Fields
Floating Points
Gaby Moreno
Goanna
Gordon Koang
Haiku Hands
Inner City (Live)
Jerome Farah
Joseph Tawadros w/ the ASO
King Stingray
L.A.B
L-FRESH The LION
Melbourne Ska Orchestra
Motez (Live)
Paul Kelly
The Shaolin Afronauts
Springtime
+ many more

https://www.womadelaide.com.au/

 

 

Cedric at Spotted Mallard, Melbourne. Pic by Greg Phillips

Cedric during his last WOMADelaide appearance. Pic by Wicked Rock Photography

CEDRIC BURNSIDE’S COMPLETE AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES

MARCH

4 – ARCHIE’S CREEK HOTEL, ARCHIE’S CREEK,  VIC Tickets

5 – THEATRE ROYAL, CASTLEMAINE, VIC Tickets

6 – WESTWOOD, MELBOURNE, VIC Tickets

9 – THE ESPY, MELBOURNE, VIC Tickets

10 – NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB, MELBOURNE, VIC Tickets

11,12 – PORT FAIRY FOLK FESTIVAL, PORT FAIRY, VIC Tickets

14 – WOMADELAIDE, ADELAIDE, SA Tickets

16 – ROYAL OAK HOTEL, LAUNCESTON, TAS Tickets

17 – REPUBLIC BAR, HOBART, TAS Tickets

18 – PORT CYGNET CANNERY, CYGNET, TAS Tickets

19 – CITY RECITAL HALL, SYDNEY, NSW Tickets

20 – THE ZOO, BRISBANE, QLD Tickets

https://www.lovepolice.com.au/tours2022/cedricburnside