My wife and I recently attended the 5th annual North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic in Potts Camp, Mississippi. We’ve attended every one so far and it has become an annual tradition for us. The two-day festival features over 20 bands from the hill country of north Mississippi, an area with rich musical traditions and some very musically talented families.
One of those families is the Burnside family. R. L. Burnside was a blues legend who passed away a few years ago. I loved his music and was thrilled to get to meet him and interview him for my documentary on Richard Johnston. R. L.’s son, Duwayne is great guitarist and was one of the featured artists at the picnic.
Duwayne Burnside toured with the North Mississippi Allstars for a while and that’s Luther Dickinson of the Allstars trading guitar licks with him. The sound quality on my video is not perfect because it comes only from an on-camera microphone and I was standing right at the foot of the stage behind the main speakers. That’s Duwayne Burnside, Jr. that jumps on the stage and bumps the camera.
The North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic is a great event which I highly recommend!