There's nothing like blues music to awaken the soul, and especially when the harmonica is involved. Musician James Cotton
knows how to sing the blues like few other artists in the realm, and this Mississippi-hailed star will soon come stomping
onto the big stage with his rhythmic tunes. Check out concert
tickets to see James Cotton perform live!
James Cotton has played with some of the biggest names in Southern blues, including Sonny Boy Williamson II, who was his
mentor during his younger years. Cotton got his big break in the 1950s, starting as a blues harp player in Howlin' Wolf's
band and then moving on to play with the Muddy Waters Band. Cotton's harmonica playing has been featured in Muddy Waters songs,
and his own band, the James Cotton Blues Band, has also become a widely known outfit on the music scene.
During his tenure on the music scene, James Cotton has received several Grammy nominations, including one in 1984 for Live
From Chicago: Mr. Superharp Himself! and in 1987 for Take Me Back. The James Cotton Blues Band took home the Grammy for Best
Traditional Blues Album in 1996 for Deep in the Blues, and despite a bout with throat cancer in the mid-'90s, Cotton continues
to tour still today with his band.
James Cotton's harmonica-playing blues music has earned him national praise for decades, and this Mississippi native is
still wowing audiences with his live music. If you haven't yet seen him live, now's your chance to do so! Check out blues music tickets from StubHub to
see James Cotton live in concert before it's too late!