Burnside Exploration

Burnside Exploration is the duo of singer/guitarist Garry Burnside, the youngest son of R.L. Burnside, and his nephew, singer/drummer Cedric Burnside, R.L. Burnside's grandson, who is only two years younger. They began playing music together as children, and were appearing on the juke joint circuit on weekends with Junior Kimbrough at the ages of 13 and 11, respectively. As Burnside Exploration, they have appeared at blues festivals and as the opening act for such bands as Widespread Panic and the North Mississippi Allstars. (Garry Burnside was also a member of the North Mississippi Allstars for a time.) Their debut album, The Record, was released in February 2006 on Lucky 13 Records. ~ William Ruhlmann