EDDIE COTTON, JR.
Eddie Cotton (aka Eddie Cotton, Jr.) HIS SHOWS EXPLODE WITH ENERGY!
Eddie Cotton was born in Clinton, Mississippi where he grew up singing and playing gospel music in his father’s church. He studied music theory at Jackson State University, all the while playing at local jukes and sitting in with local artists, including bluesman King Edward Antoine in the venue featured in “Last of The Mississippi Jukes.”
“Cotton has shared line-ups with Honey Boy Edwards, Hubert Sumlin, Bobby Rush, King Edward, B.B. King, Little Milton Campbell, Ike Turner, Buddy Miles, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, John Mayall, Sony Rhodes, Grady Champion, Zac Harmon, Smokey Wilson, Cassandra Wilson, Mable Staples, Brandy, The William Brothers, Paul Overstreet, Charlie Pride, Marty Stewart, Dorothy Moore, Johnny Lang, Etta James, Gladys Knight, Pattie Labelle, Chaka Khan, Nannette Workman, Ohio Players, The Temptations and more”. https://www.theclintoncourier.net/2021/06/27/eddie-cotton-jr-brings-a-special-energy-to-the-blues/ Cotton performs in many clubs such as Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, MS and Club Ebony in Indianola, MS and numerous festivals nationally and internationally.
Recordings include producing live recordings, such as “Live at the Alamo” and “Back to the Alamo,” as well as several studio recordings “You’re the Girl” and “Extra.” "In these recordings, Cotton displays his musicianship with an unrelenting charismatic energy that critics say cannot be duplicated, only felt." (“Eddie Cotton, Jr. brings a special energy to the blues”)
Eddie Cotton has been featured in Vanity Fair‘s 2003 Music issue, Billboard Magazine, Anne Leibovitz’s book American Music, and more. Cotton has grooved audiences from Mississippi and beyond, including performances at the Chicago Blues Festival, Baton Rouge Blues Festival, Mississippi Day in Central Park in Manhattan, the Skanevik Blues Festival in Norway, and the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. Cotton has also been featured in several films, including Jon Jon in the Sky, The Rising Place, The Robert Johnson Story, and The Last of the Mississippi Jukes a film that focuses, on Jimmy King's legendary Subway Lounge in Jackson, MS and Morgan Freeman's and Bill Luckett's Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, MS.
Eddie Cotton honors:
Winner of the International Blues Challenge 2015.
Jackson Music Awards ENTERTAINER of the YEAR 2016
Jus' Blues Awards ENTERTAINER of the YEAR 2016
Album Discography – includes several albums, with many original music.
Eddie Cotton, Jr. is honored to be noted on several Mississippi Hwy Blues Markers.
Clinton’s Blues Legacy, Clinton, MS
Queen of Hearts, Jackson, MS
Subway Lounge, Jackson, MS
The Alamo Theatre, Jackson, MS – (The in 2000 Jackson bluesman Eddie Cotton, Jr., recorded his CD Live at the historic Alamo Theatre here followed by Live – Back at the Alamo Theater in 2010)
WEB LINK – www.msdeltablues.com/eddiecottonjr
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