JAMES COTTON'S LIFE IN THE BLUES

JAMES COTTON'S LIFE IN THE BLUES

Call it A Movie and a Show!!!

Featuring The James Montgomery Band

The Fallout Shelter - 61 Endicott Street, Norwood, MA, 02062

We're calling this one "A Movie AND A Show" We'll be screening the full length documentary film Bonnie Blue - James Cotton' s Life In the Blues andit will be followed by an ALL-STAR performance of some of Jame's Cotton's most memorable songs
featuring:
James Montgomery - (far too many accolades to mention here) - harmonica
David Hull (Joe Perry Project, Buddy Miles, 4 tours as Aerosmith) - bass
Marty Richards – (Roomful of Blues, Duke Robillard, J. Geils Band) - drums
George McCann – (The Blues Brothers) - guitar
Christine Ohlman – (Beehive Queen from Saturday Night Live) - vocals
Cheryl Arena – Award winning Blues Harmonica Ace and Instructor in Clarksdale MS - harmonica



JAMES COTTON'S LIFE IN THE BLUES a feature documentary film

Born in 1935 on Bonnie Blue plantation in Tunica, Mississippi, apprenticing with Sonny Boy Williamson II and Howlin’ Wolf, and schooled by Muddy Waters, James ‘Super Harp’ Cotton became a mentor to harp players around the globe as he brought the delta blues into mainstream rock ‘n roll. Cotton’s journey tracks America’s history and his story is one of empowerment during a time when the weight of racial inequity made the journey seem impossible. Bonnie Blue: James Cotton’s Life in the Blues is a unique portrait of an era and its impact today. Overcoming early poverty, racism, and other challenges, Cotton toured with some of the greatest musicians of his day: Steve Miller, the Rolling Stones, and B.B. King, to name a few, as he developed a unique musical style and put the harmonica on the map, ultimately winning a Grammy and being inducted into the Blues Hall of
Fame. In addition to stunning archival footage, the film includes contemporary interviews with other notable blues musicians filmed in music sessions in a Fall River mill and at the Narrows Center for The Arts. Cotton’s music made history; his musical voice was unique, and the blues were never the same.

Original interviews with many of today’s most prominent musicians including Buddy Guy, Billy Branch, Bobby Rush, Steve Miller and Jimmie Vaughan are combined with unique live performances and found archival footage to create an authentic rendering of Cotton’s harmonica power and enduring musical influence.

The Fallout Shelter is an all ages performance venue welcoming worldwide, world class music in an intimate setting. Our studio audience attends to watch the creation and production of the music television series The Extended Play Sessions. The Fallout Shelter events are immersive experiences for both audience and performers alike...a live music experience like no other. We have a wide selection of beer and wine for your adult beverage pleasures and each show comes with a free commemorative event poster. Our doors open at 6PM. Seating is General Admission. We recommend you arrive at the time the doors open.

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The Fallout Shelter - 61 Endicott Street, Norwood, MA, 02062