Kent Burnside is certified “Blues Royalty”! He is the grandson of Blues legend R.L. Burnside, the nephew of Blues musicians Duwayne and Dan Burnside, and the cousin of Blues performer Cedric Burnside. While he continues to follow in the footsteps of his royal Mississippi Blues lineage, Kent blends his Blues with a dominant twist of 60’s Psychedelic Rock and Contemporary Soul……marrying an authentic, traditional Blues sensibility and a contemporary edge to create a dynamic, soulful, Blues/Roots fusion.
Elwood’s Blues Breaker – The grandson of blues giant RL Burnside is looking to make his mark, my friends. Kent Burnside’s new release is called MY WORLD IS SO COLD. When he was a kid, his granddad told him, quote: “You gotta take a groove and just keep on driving it til you come up with your own style.””— The Blues Mobile
“The legacy of some recognized blues masters is at the heart of My World Is So Cold by Kent Burnside. Kent was taught the guitar by and is the grandson of the late R.L. Burnside. On this album, Kent shows off some of the musical talent that seems to be part of his family heritage. His uncles are also established blues players in their own right. This is an interesting mash up of that Mississippi country blues style with some more modern rock influences. Kent starts out the album with a track that has him sounding a bit more as if he is from Chicago with vocals that are reminiscent of Buddy Guy with the driving rock beat of “Country Boy.” Things slow down from there quickly with the brooding sounds of the title track slow blues “My World Is So Cold.” On “Spoonful” we get a little bit of ’60s psychedelic sound thrown into the mix. This is not Cream’s version though. It is a lot more down and dirty sounding then that. This cover stays closer to the feel of Howling Wolf.” — Blues Rock Review