Cedric Burnside’s ‘Hill Country Love’ Album: A Soulful Exploration of Roots and Resilience – Available Now

Cedric Burnside’s ‘Hill Country Love’ Album: A Soulful Exploration of Roots and Resilience – Available Now

8th April 2024 0 By Jon Deaux

This week marks the eagerly anticipated release of ‘Hill Country Love,’ the latest album from GRAMMY Award-winning artist Cedric Burnside, via Provogue Records/Mascot Label Group. This collection not only solidifies Burnside’s position in the contemporary blues scene but also serves as a deeply personal narrative, weaving together the threads of his rich family legacy and the distinctive sounds of Hill Country Blues. Born from the soulful depths of Northern Mississippi, ‘Hill Country Love’ embodies the raw, rhythmic essence that defines the genre, offering listeners a journey through the heart of blues music.
The album’s latest single “Juke Joint” brings to life the vibrant spirit of the local nightlife establishments fundamental to Burnside’s musical and personal development. Accompanied by a video featuring Burnside performing the track, “Juke Joint” pays homage to these essential gathering places of the Hill Country community. “The juke joint was more than just a venue to me,” Burnside reflects. “It was where I learned about life and music. It was my sanctuary from a young age, shaping who I am as an artist today.”

‘Hill Country Love’ represents a pivotal moment in Burnside’s career, blending his storied heritage with innovative musical exploration. Recorded in an old building in Ripley, Mississippi, that Burnside had once envisioned as a juke joint, the album captures the authentic vibe and spontaneous energy that are hallmarks of his sound. Working alongside producer Luther Dickinson, Burnside has crafted a collection of songs that resonate with authenticity and passion, pushing the boundaries of the Hill Country Blues genre while honoring its roots.
Burnside is gearing up to take ‘Hill Country Love’ on the road with an expansive tour across the United States, Canada and Europe. From intimate venues like The Burl in Lexington, KY, to larger stages such as the Chesterfield Amphitheater in MO, Burnside’s tour promises a dynamic showcase of Hill Country Blues. This tour not only celebrates the release of ‘Hill Country Love’ but also Cedric Burnside’s enduring connection to his roots and his evolution as a leading voice in contemporary blues. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.cedricburnside.net.

2024 Hill Country Love Tour Dates
April 18 – Charlotte, NC – The Amp Ballantyne*
April 19 – Lexington, KY – The Burl
April 20 – Chesterfield, MO – Chesterfield Amphitheater*
April 21 – Bloomington, IL – Castle Theatre*
April 23 – Roanoke, VA – The Spot on Kirk
April 24 – Greensboro, NC – The Flat Iron
April 25 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater*
April 26 – Maryville, TN – The Shed*
April 27 – Birmingham, AL – Avondale Brewing Company*
April 28 – Chattanooga, TN – The Signal*
April 30 – Athens, GA – The Foundry
May 1 – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium*
May 2 – Decatur, AL – Princess Theatre
May 3 – New Orleans, LA – The Broadside
May 4 – Hattiesburg, MS – Saenger Theater*
May 9 – Houston, TX – Continental Club
May 10 – Austin, TX – 3Ten
May 11 – San Antonio, TX – Jo Long Theatre
May 13 – Santa Fe, NM – TumbleRoot Brewery & Distillery
May 15 – Phoenix, AZ – Music Instrument Museum
May 16 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
May 17 – Fresno, CA – Tower Theatre
May 18 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
May 20 – Bend, OR – Volcanic Theatre Pub
May 21 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
May 23 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
May 24 – Bellingham, WA – Wild Buffalo
May 25 – Vancouver, BC – Fox Cabaret
May 26 – Victoria, BC – Wicket Hall
May 28 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
May 29 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room
May 30 – Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
May 31 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall
June 1 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall
June 16 – Kansas City, MO – Knuckleheads
June 19 – Minneapolis, MN – Dakota
June 21 – Aspen, CO – JAS June Experience
June 22 – Aspen, CO – JAS June Experience
June 25 – Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern
June 26 – Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern
June 27 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
June 30 – Montreal, Canada – Montpellier Blues Festival
July 6 – Cognac, France – Cognac Blues Passions Festival
July 14 – Rotterdam, Netherlands – North Sea Jazz Festival
August 12 – Notodden, Norway – Notodden Blues Festival
September 12 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
September 14 – Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle
September 15 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle (Back Room)
September 17 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern Cafe & Music Hall
September 20 – Camden, NJ – XPoNential Music Festival
*With JJ Grey & Mofro

1.) I Know
2.) Hill Country Love
3.) Shake’em on Down
4.) Juke Joint
5.) Smile
6.) Closer
7.) Coming Real to You
8.) Thank You
9.) Love You Music
10.) Toll On Your Life
11.) You Got to Move
12.) Strong
13.) Funky!
14.) Po Black Mattie

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