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James Cotton

James Cotton

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For Immediate Release Contact: Becki Gervin, 408.961.5814September 15, 2010 bgervin@montalvoarts.org
James Cotton “Superharp” Kicks Off the Fall/WinterCarriage House Concert Season October 16
Blues legend and Grammy Award Winner brings hismusical stylings to Montalvo
"Among the greats of all time... He blazes on harp with brilliant virtuosity." –
Rolling Stone
"James Cotton is an inimitable blues legend. His wailing harmonica blowsthem away. His improvisations on the blues are full of fun and good humor.The blues don't get much better!" –
The San Francisco Examiner 
  “We’re talking about the blues, loud and fast and getting down dirty, we’retalking about James Cotton, a singer, stomper, and harp-playerextraordinaire.” –
New York Daily News
SARATOGA, Calif. – Montalvo’s Carriage House Theatre will be transformedinto a bona fide blues club when James Cotton “Superharp” performs onOctober 16. The blues great, who celebrated his 66
th
year as a musician in
 
2010, will perform at Montalvo in support of his new album,
Giant 
, which isset to be released on September 28 by Alligator Records. The show starts at8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now through the Montalvo Box Office andTicketmaster.com.Cotton, who started his career as a musician at the age of nine, has recorded28 solo albums, including two highly-regarded releases for Alligator in the1980s and the famed
Harp Attack!
with Junior Wells, Carey Bell and BillyBranch in 1990. He has shared the stage with an impressive roster of performers during his career, including B.B. King, Muddy Waters, JohnnyWinter, the Allman Brothers, Santana, Bonnie Raitt, Led Zeppelin, JanisJoplin, Sam and Dave, and The Grateful Dead among many others.Recorded by Stuart Sullivan at Wire Recording in Austin, Texas,
Giant 
features 12 tracks, including four new Cotton originals and co-writes,alongside songs made famous by Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Ivory Joe Hunterand others. Throughout his career, Cotton has always had great bands, andthe players on
Giant 
are no exception. With guitarists/vocalists Slam Allenand Tom Holland, bassist Noel Neal (Ronnie James Weber on one song) anddrummer Kenny Neal, Jr.,
Giant 
is not just a reminder of Cotton's legendarystatus, it is a remarkably vibrant and hard-hitting album made by one of thetrue blues masters.This performance is the first in Montalvo’s Fall/Winter Carriage House concertseries. The series includes a wide genre of performances, including pop/rock,world, jazz, a piano masters series and more. A full list of events is availableon Montalvo’s website.www.montalvoarts.org.
Ticket Information
Tickets are $42/$37 for the general public; $38/$33 for Montalvo members.Tickets are available through the Box Office, open Monday through Friday, 10a.m. – 4 p.m. and through Ticketmaster.com

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