Miss. Blues Trail marker to honor James Cotton

Published 6:12 pm Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Grammy award winner James Cotton will be honored with a Mississippi Blues Trail marker.

Ceremonies are scheduled for Wednesday in Tunica at the intersection of U.S. Highway 61 and Bonnie Blue Road.

The renowned harmonica player is scheduled to perform at the event.

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Cotton, 72, was born on the Bonnie Blue Plantation near the town of Clayton, south of Tunica.

Cotton played in blues great Muddy Waters’ band for 12 years in Chicago before forming the James Cotton Blues Band in 1966. Cotton was honored with a Grammy in 1997 for best traditional blues album.

On the Net

Mississippi Blues Commission, http://www.MSBluesTrail.org