Seven-time Grammy nominee James Cotton will perform in concert at Wildwood Park’s Lucy Lockett Cabe Festival Theatre on October 9 at 7pm.

Cotton is considered the greatest living harmonica player and won a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album in 1996. Cotton’s collaborators include Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, B.B. King, Otis Reading, and Carlos Santana.

Check out a track from Cotton’s 2013 album Cotton Mouth Man and see what you’re in store for on October 9!

Praise for James Cotton:

Conjure up a list of all-time great blues harmonica players, and high up on it you’ll see the name James Cotton.


James Cotton is a world-class harmonica-playing bluesman. Cotton Mouth Man is an upbeat, warm blues album boasting fine musicianship and Cotton’s undeniable spirit.
–Rolling Stone

The greatest blues harmonica player alive today….Riveting, aggressive, rock-ready blues-harp.
–Wall Street Journal

This is one of Cotton’s most rollicking albums, full of spirit and power. Cotton Mouth Man is as good as anything he’s ever done, proving that despite his vocal hardship, James Cotton is still one of the greatest blues communicators of all time.
–No Depression

Bluesman James Cotton has lived the kind of life they make movies about. But Cotton tells that tale more explicitly and eloquently than ever in his newest recording. Listen to Cotton’s harmonica playing on the album — gritty, gutsy, ferociously uninhibited — and you’re hearing what great blues harp work is all about. No wonder they call him Superharp…One of the most dynamic harpist-bandleaders in the business. 
–Chicago Tribune