The thirtysomething Burnside surely knows a thing or two about juke joints, having spent more than a few nights backing both his father and Junior Kimbrough, in addition to leading the house band in his own Memphis club. Burnside's highest-profile gig to date was his three-year stint trading leads with Luther Dickinson in the North Mississippi All-Stars. He appears on that band's 2003 disc, Polaris, as well as on a pair of EPs. This past April, Burnside and his re-formed Mississippi Mafia issued Under Pressure, a 10-song mix of hard-edged blues and bare-skinned soul that's been the mainstay of bar-band blues sets since the '60s. Fortunately, he's someone who still knows how to play 'em.
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