Cody Burnside, the musician and grandson of the legendary Hill Country Bluesman R.L. Burnside, has passed away. The cause of his death is not immediately known. He was 29.
In 2010, Cody collaborated with his younger brother, Cedric Burnside, and his uncle, Garry Burnside, to create The Cedric Burnside Project. Together, they created a new genre of music by infusing Mississippi Hill Country Blues, Funk, R&B and Soul. Along the way, they’ve performed / recorded With: R.L. Burnside, Burnside Exploration, Bobby Rush, Jimmy Buffett, T Model Ford, Bobby Rush, Honey Boy Edwards, North Mississippi Allstars, Galactic, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, Widespread Panic, John Spencer Blues Exploration, and more.
Cody followed in his grandfather’s musical footsteps: R.L.’s music is known as something of an influence in fusing the seemingly very different sounds of the droning, Hill Country-style with punk and hard rock, a trademark that emerged late in his career.