Harp Tribute to James Cotton with The James Cotton Band, Mark Hummel, Kyle Rowland and Al Chesis
The iconic harmonica man James Cotton passed in 2017 at the age of 81. Cotton’s considered by most the last great harp titan of the generation that produced Little Walter( who James replaced in Muddy Waters Band), Sonny Boy Williamson 2( who raised Cotton from 12 yrs old), Jr Wells, Big Walter and many more. James’ career spanned more then six plus decades and put him on the map of All Time Blues Greats!
The James Cotton Blues Band is Rico McFarland, Tom Holland( guitars), Cros Charles Mack( bass), Mark Mack( drums) plus Mark Hummel playing and singing James’s role as front man. Hummel produces The Blues Harmonica Blowouts(Mayall, Musselwhite, Huey Lewis, Lee Oskar, Magic Dick)for 30 years that featured Cotton on seven national tours as part of that event. James commented “Mark is All About The Music”. Mark has a Grammy nom in 2013 and two Blues Music Awards, 30 albums to his credit.
Kyle Rowland -“Blues harmonica player of the year” and “Blues New Artist of The Year” in 2009 from the West Coast Blues Hall of Fame, Kyle Rowland, has been dominating the stage since the tender age of 10 years old. With help from a few of his heroes such as James Cotton, Hubert Sumlin, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, Lazy Lester and many others he learned the tricks of the trade.
Rico McFarland & Tom Holland-guitars