I Dare You You Won't

Kent Burnside


January 27 @ 6:30PM – 10:30PM
All Ages

Gypsy Highway is excited to welcome Mississippi Bluesman Kent Burnside to the stage for his first appearance at our venue. This is a very special performance.

Kent Burnside was born in 1971 in Memphis Tennessee and spent his early years in Holly Springs, Mississippi. He is the oldest Grandson and one of the closest pupils of the legendary R.L. Burnside. Kent first heard the blues while watching his grandfather R.L. perform on the family farm to the locals. Kent used to sell sandwiches to audience members for a dollar a piece during these performances. The first lesson RL taught Kent was that to be a bluesman you have to find your own rhythm on the guitar. You can’t play someone else’s rhythm – as rhythm comes from your heart. It started with Buddy Guy. Kent got his real start in the music business playing with Jimbo Mathus (Fat Possum Records) and going on tour with Buddy Guy in the early 2000s. That was when he started developing his signature style of blues: dark, hypnotic, inviting and very danceable. Kent performed for Samuel L. Jackson to help Jackson prepare for his role in Black Snake Moan (2007). He has also worked on The Blues Brothers’ stage shows with Dan Aykroyd.

$8 cover charge at the door.

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