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      May 4, 2012

      Friday   8:00 PM (on various days)

      1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW
      Washington, District of Columbia 20007

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      James Cotton "SuperHarp"

      One of the last surviving links to the glory days of Chicago blues, harp legend James Cotton, recently won a Grammy Award for his all-acoustic Verve Records album Deep in the Blues, featuring guests Joe Louis Walker, pianist David Maxwell, and composer/bassist Charlie Haden.
      He's still one of the most exuberant and crowd-pleasing living blues legends.


      At his high-energy, 1970s peak as a bandleader, James Cotton was a bouncing, sweaty, whirling dervish of a bluesman, roaring his vocals and all but sucking the reeds right out of his defenseless little harmonicas with his prodigious lung power. Due to throat problems, Cotton's vocals are no longer what they used to be, but he remains a masterful instrumentalist. Cotton had some gargantuan shoes to fill when he stepped into Little Walter's slot as Muddy Waters' harp ace in 1954, but for the next dozen years, the young Mississippian filled the integral role beside Chicago's blues king with power and precision.

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