American Routes Shortcuts: Cedric Burnside

Aug 17, 2018

Cedric Burnside heard hill country blues from his grandfather, R.L. Burnside, also known as Big Daddy. As a youth, Cedric toured with Big Daddy playing drums in his band and with elders Junior Kimbrough and Jessie Mae Hemphill. Once of age, Cedric formed the “Juke Joint Duo” with friend Lightnin’ Malcolm, and later the Cedric Burnside Project. His 2015 album Descendants of Hill Country was nominated for a Grammy. But it began for him living with his grandparents in Holly Springs, MS.


Week Long Guitar Festival to be Held at ULM

Feb 7, 2015
Dan Sumner & Benedetto Guitars

If you love guitar, whether it be classical or jazz, then the week of February 9-13 is for you!  Dan Sumner, University of Louisiana at Monroe assistant professor of music, plays host to over ten events this week all centered around the guitar.  

"This is my favorite week of the year," explains Sumner.