It was a cold night in Memphis just a few weeks back. I had no real expectations for the evening, only to meet a few friends for a drink or two, but as I was walking down the Highland Strip towards the bar, I heard something radiating out of Newby’s that I hadn’t heard in Memphis in quite some time.
It was something familiar, something I’d known since childhood. It was a sound that defined my adolescence, and the sound that continues to be a driving force as I grow musically and otherwise. Suddenly, my plans had changed and I found myself in the midst of an incredible event. This was more than a concert. It was therapy, it was a healing, but above all it was a homecoming. Strangers became family if only for a night, all of us together digging the sounds of a new kind of Hill Country Blues impeccably executed by Cedric Burnside Project.