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Bluesman James Cotton to lead Music Haven’s 25th celebration

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“Superharp” bluesman James Cotton: the perfect choice to headline Music Haven’s 25th anniversary gala on Sunday in Schenectady’s Central Park. Precocious, prodigiously durable, Cotton played with Sonny Boy Williamson at 9, Howlin’ Wolf a few years later, and Muddy Waters at 17. Recording his first singles at 15, he’s released nearly 30 albums and led his own band since the early 1970s. In October 1973, he and his crew, featuring Matt “Guitar” Murphy, nearly levitated, ...

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