But the torch for the hill country blues burns brightly with Burnside Exploration.
Twenty-seven-year-old Cedric Burnside began playing drums at the age of 10 and was backing his grandfather at the age of 13. His uncle, Garry, only a year older and R.L.'s youngest son, began playing guitar at the same time.
In a phone interview from his home outside Holly Springs, Cedric says, "Coming up in Junior Kimbrough's club, we were so young. We weren't even old enough to be in the club, but we were part of the band. They had to have us. Sometimes the cop's would come in there, and they would have to hide us behind the coolers to keep the band going. It was crazy."
Today, the two men aren't hiding in the clubs and instead are onstage front and center. The backbone of their music is undeniably derived from the hill country blues, anchored with a trance-inducing drum beat and layered with a guitar that is at times reminiscent of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Albert King, with Cedric's vocals rounding out the sound. The duo released its first CD last year ' recorded in only three and a half hours ' simply titled The Record. A second release is scheduled for release by year's end.
"We've just been around each other a long time, and we connect," Cedric says. "I know where he's going without even looking at him. He ain't even got to look at me, and he knows where I'm going and every little lick I'm fixing to hit."
The Burnside Exploration will be hitting several licks on Thursday night in Lafayette, and Cedric promises a powerful performance. "If you're wearing any hats," he says, "I suggest you tie 'em down because we're going to blow 'em off."
The Burnside Exploration performs live at Grant Street Dancehall's Air Conditioned Lounge, Thursday Aug. 3, at 9 p.m. Tickets are $8 at the door. For more info, call 237-8513.
Louisiana Board of Ethics hopes to recover all fees paid to development consultant, plus one-half, along with what could amount to hundreds of thousands in additional penalties.
Oh, the irony... or something like that.
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Hopefully he’ll be better prepared today than he was in that Feb. 20 deposition.
They came by the hundreds, arriving from all regions of the state to gather on the steps of our capitol in protest of the Legislature’s long tradition of giving industry the go-ahead to abuse our air, our water and our coastline, all in the name of good economics.
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s recent rhetoric against President Barack Obama has failed to boost his standing among the conservative base.
Louisiana's annual legislative session begins.
The state has hired marksmen to shoot feral hogs from helicopters at two wildlife management areas in south Louisiana.
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The former star of Saturday Night Live throws in his 2 cents on the Big Oil lawsuit.
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday, March 10, 2014:
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The Cane Fire Film Series screens “MaidenTrip” on Monday, March 10, at the AcA.
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The Louisiana Workforce Commission said Friday that initial claims rose to 2,125 from the previous week's total of 1,964. There were 2,887 initial claims during the comparable week in 2013.
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has stalled action on a $3.5 billion annual school funding formula due to state lawmakers by March 15.
The New Orleans Saints have yet to make it official as of this writing, but popular wide receiver Lance Moore has reportedly been cut by the team to free up salary-cap space on the roster.
While two medical marijuana bills are slated for the upcoming legislative session, what some Louisianans might not know is that the plant was approved for therapeutic use by state lawmakers in 1991.
The agenda is shaping up to be lighter than in previous years. But Jindal is term-limited, with fewer than two years remaining in office, and he saw his last big initiative — a proposed rewrite of Louisiana tax law — collapse without getting a vote in 2013.
Sharper has been held without bail because of an arrest warrant issued by Louisiana authorities accusing him and another man of raping two women.
Two Lafayette men have been revealed by police as the infamous duo behind a caper that shook our fair city to its core.
She’s the daughter of the legendary Johnny Cash, but she’s been a gifted artist in her own right for three decades, and she’s coming to Lafayette.
The Lafayette Parish School Board has received a second letter of demand related to last year’s insurance debacle, this time from Key Benefit Administrators claiming it’s owed $93,000 from the school system.
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The Louisiana coastline is vanishing faster than mappers can keep track.
A bill that would have overridden local ordinances prohibiting public and private employers from discriminating against lesbian, gay and transgender people has been pulled within less than a week of being filed.
The panel that selects nominees for a controversial New Orleans area flood control board — a board that is suing more than 90 oil, gas and pipeline companies — is set to discuss legislation affecting its independence.
State prison officials cannot keep secret the seller and manufacturer of the two drugs purchased for executions at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.