Cedric Burnside and Lightnin' Malcolm/Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble (#1511)

The drums-and-guitar sound of Cedric Burnside and Lightnin' Malcolm pulsates with raw energy, and Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble dish up zydeco steeped in contemporary rhythm-and-blues at the 2010 W. C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival in Henderson, KY.

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This double dose of Southern-style blues begins with Cedric Taylor and his band, who get the zydeco party started with a lawn packed full of festival goers. Born and raised in Louisiana, Taylor has been around music his entire life. As a teenager, he began playing drums in his fatherís band, where he learned deep Louisiana blues, soul and zydeco. By the time he was 25, Taylor had played drums for some of the stateís blues legends, including C.C. Adcock, Steve Riley and John Hart.

Cedric Burnside and Lightnin' Malcolm joni forces as a "Mississippi duo," delivering an authentic, swampy, backwoods sound that the audience loves.

burnside, the grandson of the legendary R.L. Burnside and son of drummer great Calvin Jackson, is a drummer in his own right. Growing up at his grandfatherís side, he began touring at age 13, playing on stages around the globe. Burnside has also played with Junior Kimbrough, Kenny Brown, North Mississippi Allstars, Burnside Exploration, Bobby Rush and Widespread Panic.

Born in rural Missouri, Malcolm grew up near a railroad, and today the train remains a theme in his music, serving as inspiration for his steady, insistent bass rhythms. He has played throughout the years with many of the best Mississippi blues artists, including CeDell Davis, R.L. Burnside and Hubert Sumlin.

This program was recorded at: 2010 W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival