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Bonnie Blue: James Cotton's Life in the Blues, a feature documentary plus a live performance with James Montgomery and Friends

  • May 23, 2023 @ 7:00pm

A special event evening of film and music presented by the Woods Hole Film Festival and Cotuit Center for the Arts.

Film Screening: 7 pm

BONNIE BLUE: JAMES COTTON'S LIFE IN THE BLUES, feature documentary film by Bestor Cram, USA, 2022, 86 mins.

Born in 1935 on Bonnie Blue plantation in Tunica, Mississippi, apprenticing with Sonny Boy Williamson II and Howlin’ Wolf, and schooled by Muddy Waters, James ‘Super Harp’ Cotton became a mentor to harp players around the globe as he brought the delta blues into mainstream rock ‘n roll. Orphaned at nine, Cotton’s journey tracks America’s history and his story is one of empowerment during a time when the weight of racial inequity made the journey seem impossible. Bonnie Blue – James Cotton’s Life in the Blues is a unique portrait of an era and its impact today. Cotton’s music made history; his musical voice was unique, and the blues were never the same.

Music 8:45. The James Montgomery Band with special guests Christine Ohlman (the Beehive Queen), Willie J. Laws, Jerry Portnoy and Cheryl Arena

The James Montgomery Blues Band
Christine Ohlman - vocals
Willie J. Laws - guitar
Jerry Portnoy - harmonica
Cheryl Arena - harmonica

Tuesday, May 23 at 7:00pm
Tickets $40, $38 for Seniors/Veterans, $35 for Members

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