James Cotton Tribute Show

The Duke Live
1225 Queen Street EAST • Toronto, ON

Doors: 8:00PM | Show Starts: 9:00PM
Ages 19+

Featuring: James Cotton Tribute

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Event type: Ages 19+

Back upon request, night of honouring James Cotton.


James Henry Cotton (July 1, 1935 – March 16, 2017)[1] was an American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter, who performed and recorded with many of the great blues artists of his time and with his own band. He played drums early in his career but is famous for his harmonica playing.

Cotton began his professional career playing the blues harp in Howlin' Wolf's band in the early 1950s.[3] He made his first recordings in Memphis for Sun Records, under the direction of Sam Phillips. In 1955, he was recruited by Muddy Waters to come to Chicago and join his band. Cotton became Waters's bandleader and stayed with the group until 1965.[4] In 1965 he formed the Jimmy Cotton Blues Quartet, with Otis Spann on piano, to record between gigs with the Muddy Waters band. He eventually left to form his own full-time touring group. His first full album, on Verve Records, was produced by the guitarist Mike Bloomfield and the singer and songwriter Nick Gravenites, who later were members of the band Electric Flag.[5]

In the 1970s, Cotton played harmonica on Muddy Waters' Grammy Award–winning 1977 album Hard Again, produced by Johnny Winter.

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The Duke Live
1225 Queen Street EAST, Toronto, ON


James Cotton Tribute Show

James Cotton Tribute Show will be at The Duke Live in Toronto, ON on Saturday, March 31, 2018. The doors open at 8:00PM, and the event will get underway around 9:00PM. James Cotton Tribute Show line-up includes James Cotton Tribute. The Duke Live is located at 1225 Queen Street EAST, Toronto, ON.

Cutoff for Online Ticket Sales is Saturday, March 31, 2018 5:59 pm EST unless the event sells out earlier.