The Blues Hall of Fame celebrates those most significant artists who have forged and advanced blues history. Since its inception in 1980, the Blues Foundation has inducted members for their historical contribution, impact, and overall influence on the blues. This package tour features a rare opportunity to see three living blues legends and Hall of Fame inductees together on one stage!
Charlie Musselwhite: With 27 Blues Music Awards to his credit and eight Grammy nominations, this harmonica virtuoso has truly earned legendary status as one of blues music’s most important artists. He recently teamed up with Ben Harper on the new studio album Get Up!, which follows collaborations over the years with musical legends including John Lee Hooker, Tom Waits, Bonnie Raitt, and many more. Charlie also continues to add to his wins by being voted the 2013 Living Blues Awards’ Most Outstanding Musician (Harmonica) for the 5th time.
James Cotton: A Grammy Award-winning blues legend and harmonica master, Cotton has recorded almost thirty solo albums throughout his career – his latest CD, Cotton Mouth Man, features guests Gregg Allman, Joe Bonamassa, Ruthie Foster, and Keb’ Mo.’ The album has garnered rave reviews, with features in Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, and The Chicago Tribune. Cotton has performed and collaborated with blues giants from early mentor Sonny Boy Williamson to Howlin’ Wolf, B.B. King, Freddie King, Muddy Waters, and many more.
John Hammond: Hammond has won the Blues Music Award for Acoustic Artist of the Year a record six times. He is generally regarded as one of the world’s most important acoustic blues musicians, and Blues Revue named his Wicked Grin album one of the top twenty-five albums of the decade. In addition to his Blues Hall of Fame honor, John has shared the stage and/or recorded with many of the greatest legends of the blues, including Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker, and Howlin’ Wolf.