triumphant arrival on the blues scene was a thrilling discovery
for blues fans, especially those serious aficionados worrying
about the future of the genre. In Eddie Cotton, they celebrated
the rebirth of authentic traditional blues just as the revered
generation of 20th century blues icons passed.
Eddie Cotton found
inspiration in traditional blues masters like Little Milton,
Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, and Albert King, as well as soul
singers like O.V. Wright, Little Willie John, and Otis Redding.
Eddie shines on
creative arrangements and interpretations of Willie Dixon’s
scorching “Same Thing” and Hound Dog Taylor’s “She’s
Gone.” These two great tracks are from Eddie’s LocoBop album
“Live at the Alamo Theater.”