Duwayne Burnside and North Mississippi AllStars
Rejoin for Special Tribute to R.L. Burnside

NMA with Burnside
DONELLEY, Idaho -- Duwayne Burnside will rejoin North Mississippi AllStars for a very special show dedicated to Duwayne's late father, the great R.L. Burnside, on Saturday, July 22 at the Tamarack Amphitheatre in Donnelley, ID.

Burnside, whose new Lucky 13 / B.C. Records album, Under Pressure, was nominated for a Handy Award recently, became a member of the acclaimed North Mississippi AllStars beginning in 2001, when he sat in with the group for the first time in Birmingham, AL. It was the missing link of sorts. His rhythm and leads were so perfectly played and placed that one could have never known that was his first show with the band. For the next three years he toured 250 days a year with the AllStars and recorded on their third record Polaris and was also featured on two E.P.'s. He also recorded the Grammy-nominated Hill Country Revue: Live At Bonnaroo, which also features Garry and R.L. Burnside (his last recording).

In the beginning of 2004, Duwayne felt the need to pull in the reins again and settle back in at home for awhile, opening another club, Burnside Blues Cafe, and forming a new band with a few old friends. The result is a heavy continuation of hill country and soul blues fusion that makes you thankful this music is still being made.

The North Mississippi AllStars were founded in 1996, a product of a special time for modern Mississippi country blues. R.L. Burnside, Jr. Kimbrough, Otha Turner and their musical families were at their peak; touring the world, making classic records and doing the all-night boogie at Jr's Juke Joint and Otha's BBQ Goat Picnics - the music and the culture rich as the black Mississippi dirt.

Brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson soaked up the music of their father, Jim Dickinson and with bassist Chris Chew formed The North Mississippi AllStars. The AllStars' latest release is the Grammy-nominated Electric Blue Watermelon, which is perhaps best described as "loud, psychedelic southern folk rock blues." The album includes Duwayne's "Teasin' Brown."

Lucky 13 / B.C. Records was formed with Duwayne's manager Scott Hatch as a way to continue the tradition begun by R.L., Kimbrough and Otha Turner. The label's first release was Duwayne's Under Pressure, followed by Burnside Exploration: The Record and David Kimbrough, Jr.'s Shell-Shocked.

[Published on: 6/8/06]

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beadiamondsomday starstarstarstarstar Thu 6/8/2006 09:43PM
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wish he was doing the whole summer tour, all in attendance at this show are lucky

oysteria starstarstarstar Mon 6/12/2006 07:44PM
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Duwayne belongs with the allstars, the only reason i can think of keeping them seperate is creative differences. North miss is moving on and duwayne is stickin to the old school. Both are awesome

MELVIN TAYLOR starstarstarstarstar Fri 6/16/2006 09:31AM
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No doubt the reunion will be the bomb. Now it's time for Duwayne to let his star shine. The Allstars and Burnside are family. Duwayne is spreading his artistry his way. "God Bless The Child That's Got His Own".

bluesdrf starstarstarstarstar Thu 8/3/2006 01:07PM
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I was there and it was awesome...one of the best blues shows of my life!!! Duwayne was on stage the whole night...NMA opened the show with him, then the Mafia took the stage while NMA took a break...then NMA finished the show...to a clear mountain star filled sky. I feel very blessed that my family and I were in the audience this one, very special night!