Duwayne Burnside at the 2014 North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic

Duwayne Burnside performs at the 2014 North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic, an annual music festival which celebrates the rich heritage of north Mississippi music traditions. Duwayne is the son of legendary north Mississippi musician R.L. Burnside and his wife, Alice Mae. He has been a frequent performer with the North Mississippi Allstars, operated music venues in Memphis and Holly Springs, Mississippi, as well as continuing to tour.

Duwayne Burnside Band with Kenny Brown on guitar and Stud (T-Model Ford’s grandson) on drums at the 2014 North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic.

Duwayne Burnside does his father R. L. Burnside ‘s song at the 2014 North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic with Kenny Brown and others on slide guitar. As the other guitarists follow Kenny Brown’s solo, Duwayne says, “It’s contagious!” Other musicians move to the stage as the song progresses for the Friday night jam, a time when all the musicians who have played that day at the picnic get together to jam. The North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic is an annual two-day festival celebrating the rich musical heritage of north Mississippi made famous by Mississippi Fred McDowell, R. L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough and others.

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