“Sad to say another Giant has passed away. James Cotton, aside from later having the baddest funky blues bands in the 70’s, toured and recorded with both Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf for many years prior (during their most fertile, influential years) and played on some of the greatest blues records of all times including the timeless Howlin’ Wolf classic SMOKESTACK LIGHTNING. He was one of the handful in the Pantheon of the greatest blues harp players of all times. I was fortunate enough to have known James and played with him many times. Perhaps the most memorable for me was the 2 of us performing together (just us) on a radio station in Memphis- a moment that was, for me, both enlightening and intimidating. He was a kind soul and contributed an enormous amount to the music world. A Giant indeed.”-WH
Ashes & Dust Out Now!
Warren Haynes' new album ft. Spots Of Time, Gold Dust Woman, and more!