Ben Nichols w/ Cedric Burnside - Celebrating the music photography of Adam Smith 8/24/18Friday, August 24 2018 6:00pm Doors / 8:00pm Start
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Ben Nichols w/ Cedric Burnside - Celebrating the music photography of Adam Smith 8/24/18
In this special exhibit, Smith’s collection of works, titled See That My Grave Is Kept Clean: A Look Into the Music and Landscapeof the Deep South, features moments he captured with blues legends such as Junior Kimbrough, R.L. Burnside, and T-Model Ford, as well as the fertile musical landscape of the Mississippi Delta.
Also included will be pieces from his collection of Georgia rockers such as Drive-By Truckers, Jason Isbell, and Memphis' Lucero as well as country artists like as Marty Stuart, Porter Wagoner, and others.
His collection of 35mm, medium-format, and large-format photography will be on display and available for purchase will be limited edition Silver Gelatin prints of negatives from his darkroom.
In addition to the exhibit will be sets from Ben Nichols and opener Cedric Burnside.
During breaks from Lucero, Nichols began recording more acoustic-based material and an EP featuring a stripped-down trio of Nichols on acoustic guitar, Rick Steff (Cat Power) on accordion and piano and Todd Been (Glossary) on pedal steel and electric guitar appeared under Nichols' name in 2009 from Liberty & Lament Records. Titled "The Last Pale Light in the West," the EP's seven songs are all based on characters and situations drawn from Cormac McCarthy's novel Blood Meridian.
Born and raised around Holly Springs, Mississippi, Cedric Burnside, grandson of legendary R.L. Burnside and son of drummer Calvin Jackson, has been playing music all his life. He has developed a relentless, highly rhythmic charged style that takes the blues to another level. This four-time winner of the prestigious Blues Music Award’sDrummer of the Year (2010-2014) is widely regarded as one of the best drummers in the world and has begun to make a name for himself as a traditional blues guitarist, as well.
In addition to “Big Daddy,” Cedric has also played and recorded with countless musicians, including, Junior Kimbrough, Kenny Brown, North Mississippi Allstars, Burnside Exploration, Widespread Panic, Jimmy Buffett, T Model Ford, Bobby Rush, Honey Boy Edwards, Hubert Sumlin, Galactic, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, and The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, among many others.
Cedric Burnside Project’s last album, Descendants of Hill Country, was nominated for a 2015 Grammy for Best Blues Album of the Year.