Monday, August 23, 2010

James Superharp Cotton LIVE at Fitchburg State University

Living blues legend James “Superharp” Cotton, a Grammy-winning member of the Blues Hall of Fame in Memphis, comes to Fitchburg State University in his 66th year in the entertainment business. Cotton performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at Weston Auditorium on the Fitchburg State campus as part of the CenterStage at Fitchburg State University arts and culture series.
Tickets are $28 for adults, $25 for seniors and $10 for students.
Born in Mississippi in 1935, Cotton’s earliest memories include his mother playing chicken and train sounds on her harmonica. He learned to play on a 15-cent harmonica and by age 9 was playing with Sonny Boy Williamson. Soon he was playing with the legendary Howlin’ Wolf and was recording on Sun Records by the time he was 15 years old. And he was just 19 when Muddy Waters came to him in need of a harp player.
Cotton’s performance at Fitchburg State is co-sponsored by Worcester Magazine.
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1 comment:

  1. James Cotton is also playing the Regent Theater in Arlington, MA on Friday, Nov. 5. Opening the show will be Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers!