Press Release: "Bonnie Blue" Screening and James Montgomery Concert May 23

Apr. 30, 2023 / Press Release
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Cotuit Center for the Arts presents
Bonnie Blue: James Cotton's Life in the Blues, a feature documentary plus a live performance with James Montgomery and Friends

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

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Film Screening: 7 pm; Live Concert at 8:45pm

BONNIE BLUE: JAMES COTTON'S LIFE IN THE BLUES is a feature documentary film by Bestor Cram.

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.

James Montgomery is no stranger to Cotuit audiences. Following the screening, James will be joined on stage with special guests Christine Ohlman (the Beehive Queen), Willie J. Laws, Jerry Prtnoy and Cheryl Arena. The James Montgomery Blues Band.

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Bonnie Blue: James Cotton’s LIfe in the Blues film screening followed by James Montgomery and friends in concert

Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Route 28, Cotuit

May 23, 2023 on the Main Stage 7pm

Tickets $40, $5 discount for members, $2 discount for seniors

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