Blues Harmonica Legend James Cotton Receives Grammy Nomination
Grammy Award-winning harmonica master James Cotton received a Grammy Award nomination for his 2013 Alligator CD, Cotton Mouth Man. Cotton won a Grammy in 1996 for his album, Deep In The Blues. Grammy winners will be announced in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 26, 2014. 2014 marks Cotton’s 70th year as a professional musician.
Living Blues says, “James Cotton is one of the great harmonica innovators of his generation. Cotton Mouth Man is a star-studded affair that makes James Cotton’s best recording for Alligator. It is an autobiographical narrative of Cotton’s eventful life and soul-deep relationship with the blues. He plays with an authority and energy that belies his age.”
Cotton Mouth Man was recorded in Nashville and produced by Grammy-winning producer/ songwriter/ drummer Tom Hambridge (Buddy Guy, Joe Louis Walker, Susan Tedeschi). The album is a trip through sounds and scenes from Cotton’s long and storied career. Helping Cotton tell his stories and showcase his music are guests Gregg Allman, Joe Bonamassa, Ruthie Foster, Warren Haynes, Delbert McClinton and Keb Mo. Other vocals are handled by Darrell Nulisch, who has been singing in Cotton’s road band for many years.