Legendary blues harmonica player JAMES COTTON has asked Billy to sit in with him at his Blues Summit concert at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater on June 24th. The two recently met at the May 21-22 Boston Legends shows put together by James Montgomery, and got on so well that Cotton rang Billy a few days later to invite him to the New York event. Other guests include Taj Mahal and Pine Top Perkins, along with reigning blues diva, Shemekia Copeland. Billy says he is “truly honored to be able to play in the company of such extraordinary talents and get down to what I enjoy the most…playing guitar…” about Cotton,”Aside from his pedigree and talent, the man’s simply a lot of fun to play with.” Don’t miss this show if you’re in the NYC area!
BLUES SUMMIT: JAMES COTTON & FRIENDS
“BIG EYES” SMITH & HUBERT SUMLIN
June 24, 2010, 8PM, Rose Theater
Inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2006, the Smithsonian Institute in 1991, and winner of countless W.C. Handy Blues Awards, James Cotton will perform with an all-star line-up of contemporary blues giants including legendary Blues men Pinetop Perkins and Taj Mahal. In two distinct sets, one electric and the other unplugged, Cotton will also be joined by vocalist Shemekia Copeland, daughter of the late great Johnny Copeland, the guitarist and Howlin’ Wolf alumnus Hubert Sumlin, plus Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Darrell Nulisch, David Maxwell, and others.
The Philadelphia Weekly has posted a blog about the fake booker. Its good to see word is getting out.