Benton County Relic by Cedric Burnside
Produced by Single Lock Records in Florence, Alabama, Benton County Relic is the new record from Grammy-nominated Mississippi Hill Country bluesman Cedric Burnside,
"Grammy-nominated and multi-BMA Award winner Cedric Burnside continues to carry the torch for authentic Mississippi Hill Country Blues on his latest release, Benton County Relic. He was born into it, growing up as the grandson of the most famous progenitor of the blues variant, 'Big Daddy' R.L. Burnside. Being surrounded and impacted by Junior Kimbrough, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Otha Turne, and absorbing the Delta influences of T-Model Ford shaped Cedric's vision.
The album is a pouring out of personal experience and Burnside finds it both natural and cathartic. He could, like so many others, comment on the current state of the work but sees it this way instead. 'But I try to give it all to God and let Him handle it. Politics divides people. The blues brings them together. A bluesman has to find a way to make it through.'"