“The Last Soul Company”

Eddie Cotton Jr.

On the heels of their latest Grammy-nomination, Malaco is making more noise on the Blues front with the new release from yet another International Blues Competition winner, Eddie Cotton.  Cotton’s drive and unshakable passion for the blues landed him an opportunity to be featured in Vanity Fair‘s 2003 Music issue, Billboard Magazine, Anne Leibovitz’s book American Music, as well as the winner of the 2015 International Blues Competition.  He has grooved audiences from Mississippi and beyond including performances at the Chicago Blues Festival, Mississippi Day in Central Park (New York), The Skanevik Blues Festival (Norway, Sweden) and the Grammy Museum (Los Angeles).  Additionally, Cotton has been featured in several films like Jon Jon in the SkyThe Rising PlaceThe Robert Johnson Story and The Last of the Mississippi Jukes.

Eddie Cotton, Jr. is an electric blues guitarist who had an affinity for the blues at an early age. Born in Clinton, Mississippi, Cotton grew up singing and playing gospel music in his father’s church. He began listening to the blues as a youth, it would not be long before that foot stomping down home music would stir in his soul, inspiring him to pick up the electric guitar and cleverly interpret the blues with an original modern flare.

Eddie 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, Patti Labelle, Chaka Khan, Nannette Workman, Ohio Players, The Temptations and many, many more.

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