Grammy winner James Cotton was born into poverty among the cotton fields of Tunica, Mississippi, just nine years old when he ran away from home to travel with his musical mentor, Sonny Boy Williamson. That was the beginning of a life long-odyssey in the world of blues harmonica. Cotton recorded with Howlin' Wolf and Willie Nix, and in 1954 joined Muddy Waters' band. Winner of numerous Handy awards, Cotton continues to dazzle us with his depth as a blues musician. We're talking about the blues, loud and fast and getting down and dirty, we're talking about James Cotton...harp-player extraordinaire raves the New York Daily News.