The Monday Night Blues series continues Nov. 14 with The Cedric Burnside Project, playing 7 to 10 p.m. in the upstairs music room of Time Out Pub, 275 Main St. Admission at the door will be $15.

Mississippi-bred Cedric Burnside, grandson of legendary R.L. Burnside and son of drummer Calvin Jackson, has been playing music all his life. His relentless, highly rhythmically charged style is no surprise from a four-time winner of the prestigious Blues Music Award’s Drummer of the Year (2010-2014) honor.

Growing up at his grandfather’s side, he began touring at age 13 and also played and recorded with countless musicians. Burnside was featured in Craig Brewer’s critically acclaimed feature film “Black Snake Moan,” playing drums alongside Samuel L. Jackson (the film is a loose tribute to his grandfather); and has begun to make a name for himself as a traditional blues guitarist, as well.

In 2010, Burnside collaborated with his younger brother, Cody Burnside, and his uncle, Garry Burnside, to create The Cedric Burnside Project. Following the untimely, tragic death of his brother, Burnside has kept the flame burning, recording and touring the world with guitarist and lifelong friend Trenton Ayers.

The Cedric Burnside Project celebrates and advocates for Mississippi hill country blues, which emphasizes a steady, hypnotic groove and sparse, percussive and highly energetic guitar riffs. The style often features meandering song structures with less conventional, usually fewer chord changes, than the related Delta blues.

Possibly due to its gritty sound and because its re-emergence coincided somewhat with the blues-oriented garage rock revival of the late 1990s and early 2000s, hill country blues had a considerable impact on alternative and garage rock acts. The Cedric Burnside Project’s most recent album, 2015’s “Descendants of Hill Country,” was nominated for the Best Blues Album Grammy Award.

Up next in the weekly series are: Nov. 21, Funky Blu Roots ($10); Nov. 28, Paul Speidel Band featuring Toni Lynn Washington ($10) Dec. 5, Between Dead Stations fundraiser for trip to Memphis for the International Blues Challenge ($10 or more); and Dec. 12, season-closing party with Slam Alan Band ($15).

For more information, contact producer Paul Benjamin at 596-6055 or; or visit and click on the Time Out Blues link.