Saturday, October 15, 2011

Blues great James Cotton to take hiatus because of hip surgery; Viper Alley show postponed

Grammy-winning blues harmonica master and Alligator artist James Cotton  will be postponing and rescheduling a number of appearances because of hip replacement surgery. He will be off the road from Nov. 10 through mid-January 2012.

His Nov. 19 show at Viper Alley in Lincolnshire is among those dates being postponed. In a message to his many fans around the world, the 76-year-old Cotton said, "I'm sorry to have to disappoint my fans by postponing and rescheduling some dates, but I need to get this taken care of so I can be back at full force early next year. You can expect me to be dancing across the stage next time you see me."