The Cedric Burnside Project‘s afternoon set was one of the highlights of Saturday’s Revival Fest. Of the dozen acts that performed inside and outside the old paint shop at the Georgia State Railroad Museum, none seemed a better fit for the setting.
The blues just conjures the past, and work, and labor, and the resilience of the spirit.
The band consists of drummer and singer Cedric Burnside, a native of Holly Springs, Mississippi and the grandson of R.L. Burnside, and Trenton Ayers, a childhood friend of Cedric whose easy stage presence can’t hide the fact that he can rip into that guitar whenever he wants.
The Cedric Burnside Project’s The Way I Am came out more than two years ago, so it’s certainly time for a new record from this stunningly talented act.
Burnside and Ayers also got on stage late Saturday night at The Jinx for a latenight jam. I got a few pics of that too, but I’ll put those in another post.
Here’s one shot, 16 more after the jump: