Date(s) - September 17, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
128 W Broadway Ave
The Smoky Mountain Blues Society
at Bluetick Tavern, Maryville TN
On Sunday, September 17th, the Smoky Mountain Blues Society and Bluetick Tavern will be pleased to present Duwayne Burnside.
Tickets cost $20 for SMBS members and $25 for the general public. Doors open at 5 pm and the performance will run from 6 pm – 9 pm. Sorry no advance tickets are available.
Bluetick Tavern has a wonderful selection of food, beer, and liquor available to purchase and is located on 128 W Broadway Ave, Maryville, TN 37801
Guitarist, singer, and songwriter Duwayne Burnside is one of 14 children born to legendary North Mississippi musician R.L. Burnside and his wife, Alice. He has been a frequent performer with the North Mississippi Allstars since the early 1990s, when that group, fronted by Luther and Cody Dickinson, formed. The young Burnside learned his first few guitar licks and chords from his father, but proved a quick study and soon began playing with local club owner Junior Kimbrough and the Soul Blues Boys. Growing up in Holly Springs, he was close to Memphis, and as soon as he was able to get to Memphis, he did, and soon had the chance to sit in with Little Jimmy King, Albert King, B.B. King, Bobby “Blue” Bland, and others.
Duwayne also began playing in his Dad’s band, Sound Machine Groove, where he further honed his skills as a guitarist and showman. He recorded for Hightone and Fat Possum Records with his father’s group before moving to Memphis, where he opened his own club, Burnside Kitchen and Grill, near Highway 61. He booked the music, cooked the food, sold the beer, and had his own band perform there on a weekly basis.
One of the last things he asked his father to do — R.L. Burnside passed at age 80 in 2005 — was sing with him at the massive, popular Bonnaroo Festival in Tennessee. Burnside continues to tour, helping to keep the North County, Mississippi hill-style blues flourishing.
Duwayne Burnside will be joined by Kevin Spight on Bass, Tim Scruggs on drums and Chris Richmond on keyboard.
“…continuing the legacy of his father…he is an amazing electric guitarist, who has managed to combine the Hill Country tradition with other influences, such as the electric guitar styles of Albert King, B. B. King and Stevie Ray Vaughan” JOHN SHAW,THEDELTAREVIEW.COM
Duwayne Burnside – Under Pressure Check this out and you must see this band live…
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