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Blues Harmonica Legend James Cotton: July 1, 1935 - March 16, 2017
The Chicago Blues Festival is deeply saddened by the passing of the legendary James Cotton - a true giant and blues harmonica master. Mr. Cotton was scheduled to perform at the festival this year with Billy Branch. We were honored to have him perform on the festival stage in 2013 for a Chicago Blues set like no other! May he rest in peace.
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James Cotton last performed at the Chicago Blues Festival on June 9, 2013. Mr. Cotton is pictured on stage with Billy Branch, John Primer, Matthew Skoller and Deitra Farr.
The Chicago Blues Festival is the largest free blues festival in the world and remains the largest of Chicago's Music Festivals. During three days on five stages, more than 500,000 blues fans prove that Chicago is the "Blues Capital of the World." Past performers include Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, B.B. King, the late Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy and the late Koko Taylor.
Headliners include: Billy Branch and the
Sons of Blues with special guest Rhymefest, William Bell, Gary Clark Jr., Rhiannon Giddens, Ronnie Baker Brooks.
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