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Hey folks, we are making a new album. Everyone knows, it takes a lot of money to do so. Please help us make our dream a reality, Thanks
Hey folks, we are making a new album. Everyone knows, it takes a lot of money to do so. Please help us make our dream a reality, Thanks
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"I dont just sing about the blues, but I live it everyday."   -Cedric Burnside                                                                         

About Myself

Hello, my name is Cedric Burnside. I started playing drums at a very early age growing up in Holly Springs, MS. My family didnt have money for drums so I would beat on things like pots and buckets and such. After lots of playing I caught the eye of my "Big Daddy", Mr. R.L. Burnside. At the ripe age of thirteen, I started touring with my grandfather all over the world; spreading that Mississippi Hill Country Blues. After "Big Daddy" passed away in 2005 I continued to play music. I continue to play music to this day and will most definitely play music until I no longer can. "I don't just sing about the blues, but I live it everyday." Words from a song I wrote truly gives you the idea of my life in the blues. I have performed and recorded with R.L. Burnside, Burnside Exploration, Jimmy Buffett, T Model Ford, Bobby Rush, Honey Boy Edwards, North Mississippi Allstars, Galactic, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, John Spencer Blues Explosion, Big Head Todd & the Monsters and Mr. Charlie Musselwhite.

"I was born a blues baby, raised a blues child and I'm gonna die a blues man."  -Cedric Burnside

The Story

The music is recorded and now the hard part begins.  Funding this wonderful project and making one incredible Mississippi Hill Country Blues album is the reason we are here.

The Players

(left to right) Amos Harvey, Cedric Burnside, Garry Burnside, Scott Bomar & Trenton Ayers at Electraphonic Recordings Memphis, TN
(left to right) Amos Harvey, Cedric Burnside, Garry Burnside, Scott Bomar & Trenton Ayers at Electraphonic Recordings Memphis, TN

We are very excited that we had the priviledge to go into Electraphonic Recordings Studio in Memphis, Tn to record this new album with Producer/Engineer Scott Bomar.  Scott has been Grammy nominated for his work with Cyndi Lauper, Al Green and Anthony Hamilton.  His credits also include the soundtracks to the movies Hustle & Flow and Black Snake Moan. Also in the studio helping with the mixing is longtime friend Amos Harvey, who definitely has an ear for our music.

As you know, or don't know; after the death of my brother, Cody Burnside, the Cedric Burnside Project has been myself and lifelong friend and guitarist Trenton Ayers.  With this new album, we will be adding multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Garry Burnside to the mix. Garry is my uncle and the son of Blues Hall of Fame inductee, Mr. R.L. Burnside. We are very excited to be adding Garry to this band.

How The Money Will Be Spent

Recording & Mixing     $1200.00

Mastering                    $1600.00

Photography, Artwork& CD Layout     $1500.00

CD  Manufacturing        $2500

Postage & Packing, etc            $450

10% Kickstarter & Amazon Fees     $750.00

We are hoping to reach our goal and then some. If we exceed our $8,000 campaign, any money received over our initial goal, up to $15,000 will be used to help us finance a new van.  Our current vehicle is 2000 Dodge Ram van with over 260,000 miles and rolling!!!  We would really appreciate any help in reaching our goal(s).

I want to thank you so very much for taking the time to visit my Kickstarter!! I'm very excited to make this album come to life and bring it to the world!!  I hope you can be a part of it too!!!

Well Well Well,

Cedric Burnside

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge with this album is gonna be funding it. We really hope that this Kickstarter campaigns reaches enough people that we will meet our goal and bring you one of the best Mississippi Hill Country Blues albums ever!!!!! Thank You.

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    Cedric Burnside Project CD/ Poster Package Deal Reward. If you purchase this reward you will receive (1) copy of The Way I Am, (1) copy of Hear Me When I Say, (1) copy of Allison Burnside Express and (1) copy of the new CD and (1) Signed Limited Edition Poster

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    Spend the day with Cedric Burnside!! If you purchase this reward you will be able to come to Cedric Burnside's house, hang out, he will cook you a home cooked meal with cornbread and maybe and jam on the porch. If you ask nicely we might even throw in a guitar or drum lesson.
    (travel to/from Cedric's house is not included)

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    Cedric Burnside Songwriting Reward. If you purchase this reward, Cedric Burnside will personally write a song for you. You give him a subject or an idea or even a line or two and Cedric will write an original sing and we will record and perform the song and post to youtube. You will also receive a handwritten lyrics of the song framed.

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    Cedric Burnside Project House Party Reward. If you purchase this reward the Cedric Burnside Project will come to your house and play a house party in your living room or backyard. If you have a venue you want to use we can play there too.
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