Grammy Award-winning harmonica master James "Mr. Superharp" Cotton and his tough, road-tested band are celebrating the of his Grammy-nominated Alligator Records CD, COTTON MOUTH MAN. Darrell Nulisch, who has been singing in Cotton's band for many years, expertly handles the vocals on five tracks, while the other members of Cotton's road band-Tom Holland, Noel Neal and Jerry Porter-are also on board on some of the songs.
Helping Cotton tell his stories and showcase his music on the CD are guests Gregg Allman, Joe Bonamassa, Ruthie Foster, Warren Haynes, Delbert McClinton and Keb Mo. Forming the core of the backing band on the CD are Hambridge (drums), Rob McNelley (guitar), Chuck Leavell (keyboards) and Glenn Worf (bass). Tommy MacDonald and Colin Linden each add guitar to one track.
COTTON MOUTH MAN is a joyous celebration of Cotton's 69 years as a professional musician (starting at the age of nine). The album was produced by Tom Hambridge (Buddy Guy, Joe Louis Walker, Susan Tedeschi). It's filled with new, original songs inspired by Cotton's colorful and sometimes perilous life, from his childhood in the Mississippi Delta to his apprenticeship with Sonny Boy Williamson II and Howlin' Wolf, to his twelve years in the Muddy Waters band, to his four decades of leading his own band. Cotton has recorded almost 30 career albums, including two highly-regarded releases for Alligator (one a Grammy nominee) in the 1980s and the famed Harp Attack! with Junior Wells, Carey Bell and Billy Branch in 1990.
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