As the son of drummer Calvin Jackson and the grandson of the iconic bluesman R.L. Burnside, Cedric Burnside knows a thing or two about the blues. And unlike so many revivalists who water down the blues with slick arrangements and flashy solos, Burnside draws from the rawer and rhythmically driving style of Hill country blues. Although Cedric first made his name as a drummer for T-Model Ford, Jessie Mae Hemphill, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Paul “Wine” Jones and R.L. Burnside, among others, he revitalizes the blues on guitar in recent performances. His 2018 album, Benton County Relic, is a stripped-down collection of funky blues tracks like “Get Your Groove On” and such primal, throbbing passages as “Typical Day.” Burnside proves that the blues can still be chilling on haunted, scarifying songs like “Death Bell Blues.” With Leroy From the North.
The Echo, 1822 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park; Tues., Jan. 7, 8:30 p.m.; $17; all ages. (213) 413-8200, www.spacelandpresents.com/events.