Blues

James Cotton to Bring Decades of Blues Experience to Phoenix

On James Cotton's new CD, Cotton Mouth Man, there's a song, "He was There," that makes the point that the blues harmonica icon has performed just about everywhere. Well, on May 17 the Cotton Mouth Man will perform somewhere he hasn't performed before: The Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix.

Cotton, who has been touring nonstop for decades, has performed on five continents and has lost count of how many countries in which he's performed. He has performed in Phoenix before but it was so far back he couldn't remember when.

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