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R. L. Burnside: Burnside On Burnside (Fat Possum)

Andria Lisle, Living Blues, January 2002

IN THE LAST decade R.L. Burnside, the best-known purveyor of Mississippi hill country blues, has become almost an anti-hero of the blues scene. His label, Fat Possum Records, has sent him on tours with white punk rock bands, slapped racy portraits on his album covers, and commissioned hip-hop remixes of Burnside grooves. Meanwhile, Burnside has remained unchanged, and the music he plays on the road is essentially the same hypnotic country blues that he plays at juke joints and house parties in Marshall County, Mississippi.

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