A Blues Master Swings Through
Grammy Award-winning harmonica master James “Superharp” Cotton brings his James Cotton Blues Band to the Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center in Plymouth, N.H., on Friday night at 7:30. Cotton began his career playing for the Muddy Waters Band, and wound up arranging Waters’ blues anthem, Got My Mojo Workin’. He formed his own band in 1966, and has been touring the world and collaborating with artists across genres ever since, while recording almost 30 solo records. His guest for this performance will be J. Geils. For more information and tickets ($34-$69), visit flyingmonkeynh.com or call 603-536-2551.
∎ The Honeymooners will lead a parade of Upper Valley vocal groups to the microphone at Lebanon Opera House on Sunday afternoon at 3. Other longtime favorites include the North Country Chordsmen, A Cappella Addiction, Poprocks, Valley Chords, Harmony Hunks, Aged to Perfection, Sha Na Na, Harmony Night, Showtime, Workin’ Progress, Harmony Divas, Superlatives, Fast Track, and The Girls. Tickets cost $5-$10, Tickets cost $5 to $10, with proceeds benefiting the opera house. For more information, visit lebanonoperahouse.org.
∎ And now for something completely different, at least for our time: On Tuesday night at 7 at the Bridgewater Grange, John Atwood will re-enact the kind of evening entertainment that many Vermonters would have enjoyed in gatherings large and small during the 1800s. In addition to playing the many of the popular songs of that century on his reed organ, he will discuss their back stories. Admission is free; the grange is on Route 100A.
— David Corriveau