“RL Burnside is the ultimate paradox of blues music--he is the last genuine performer of raw Mississippi hill country sound, as well as the most cutting edge crossover artist the blues has had in the past 30 years.
His new record Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down proves it. It is the accumulation of 73 years of hard-earned experience and contains some of R.L.'s best singing ever.
His voice has gained maturity and depth, while his phrasing is detailed and emotional.”
With two shows remaining this year, I’m pulling all stops and featuring the late great RL Burnsides final studio album Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down. With guests Cedric Burnside and Rick Holmstrom sharing their thoughts and memories of the great man.
Plus tracks from the latest releases from Buddy Guy. Eric Bibb, Annika Chambers and Paul DesLaurier, John Nemeth and GA20.