R. L. Burnside
In addition to his 35 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren, members of his extended family continue to play blues in the Holly Springs area and in wider circles:
- His son Duwayne Burnside has played guitar with the North Mississippi Allstars. He has operated music venues named after Burnside and Alice Mae in Chulahoma, Memphis, Waterford, and Holly Springs.
- His grandson Cedric Burnside has released six albums with four musical partners and toured with Kenny Brown and others.
- His son Garry Burnside used to play bass guitar with Junior Kimbrough, North Mississippi Allstars, and Hill Country Revue; in 2006 he released an album with Cedric.
- His son-in-law Calvin Jackson (died 2015) recorded with blues musicians of Burnside’s generation and younger.
- His grandson Kent Burnside is also a touring blues musician. Kent is currently touring with the Flood Brothers and released an album with them in 2016.
- His grandson Cody (died 2012) was also a musician. Kenny Brown has released four albums and toured with the family and his own band.
Final Resting Place:
Free Springs C.M.E. Church
Co Road 511
Como, Mississippi, 38619
Grave Location Description
To get to the Free Springs C.M.E. Church, turn south from Highway 310 onto County Road 511. The GPS location of the turn off is 34.536883, -89.650300
As you approach the cemetery, park in front and walk around to the back of this small, rural cemetery. His heart-shaped monument is in the back near the forest.
Grave Location GPS34.518317, -89.652383
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