Kent Burnside was born into the blues. He hails from Holly Springs, Mississippi, as the oldest Grandson and pupil of blues legend, R.L. Burnside. His playing dots the globe and the style is unlike any other type of blues: dark, hypnotic, and inviting... and very dance-able.
An internationally recognized performing artist, he has performed across Europe and the USA. He recently won the 2019 Blues Challenge in Iowa and can be found performing at festivals across Mississippi and the American South at all times of the year.
Kent's appearance at Queenscliff Music Festival marks his first live appearance in Australia. Accompanying the QMF show is a tour across the East Coast with The New Savages, who Kent met in Mississippi at a Hill Country Picnic.