Blues and Bourbon Wednesdays: Mark Hummel’s Tribute to James Cotton with James Cotton Blues Band

Jul 24

Add to Calendar 24/07/2024 6:30 pm America/Los_Angeles Blues and Bourbon Wednesdays: Mark Hummel’s Tribute to James Cotton with James Cotton Blues Band

The iconic harmonica maestro, James Cotton, passed away in 2017 at the age of 81. Considered by many as the …

Harlow's
2708 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
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Member $30
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Doors: 5:30pm

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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2708 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
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The iconic harmonica maestro, James Cotton, passed away in 2017 at the age of 81. Considered by many as the last great harp titan of the generation that included legendary figures like Little Walter (whom James replaced in Muddy Waters Band), Sonny Boy Williamson 2 (who mentored Cotton from the age of 12), Jr. Wells, Big Walter, and numerous others. James’ remarkable career spanned over six decades, firmly establishing him among the pantheon of all-time blues greats.

The James Cotton Blues Band comprises notable members: Steve Freund (known for collaborations with Boz Scaggs, Sunnyland Slim, Koko Taylor, Lonnie Brooks, Otis Rush, Bo Diddley, and a 12-year stint alongside Cotton), Tom Holland (recognized for his work with Eddie Clearwater, Mississippi Heat, John Primer, and a 15-year tenure with Cotton), Cros Charles Mack (bass player for a decade with James and an IBC winner), June Core (drums for Musselwhite, James Cotton, Robert Lockwood), and Mark Hummel, who takes on the role of both playing and singing in James’s stead. Hummel is renowned for producing The Blues Harmonica Blowouts (featuring luminaries like Mayall, Musselwhite, Huey Lewis, Lee Oskar, and Magic Dick) for 30 years, which included Cotton in seven national tours as part of that event. Cotton once remarked, ‘Mark is All About The Music.’ Mark holds a Grammy nomination from 2013, two Blues Music Awards, and boasts an impressive repertoire of 30 albums.