SongoftheDay: LET MY BABY RIDE by R.L. BURNSIDE

SongoftheDay: LET MY BABY RIDE by R.L. BURNSIDE

Just hours before I was to have the chance to finally meet the man, word came down the wire that he had cancelled his performances for the foreseeable.  Illness had caused him to be unable to fly, and his dates across North America were all hqdefaultcancelled.  A few years later, his grandson and adopted son came to our town as part of the Fat Possum Caravan tour, and that was awesome, but something was missing.  R.L. Burnside had passed away.  His gumption and energy fused into those Fat Possum recordings did more to bridge the gap between our generation and the generation still embracing blues music than any other blues man in history.   Be sure to check out this week’s podcast, when Cedric Burnside, R.L. Burnside’s grandson and long time drummer and tour mate, tells us all about the wonderful life he had with his “Big Daddy”. – FATS