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James Armstrong Blues Band
July 21, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday July 21, 2018: 8:00 PM
$25.00 Admission at door
$20.00 in Advance: BYOB, Air Conditioned
In his twenties James was the youngest guitar player to play in Smokey Wilson’s legendary band. Then, just as he was about to tour with his critically acclaimed first album Sleeping With A Stranger, tragedy struck. The events surrounding a home invasion left Armstrong without the use of his left hand and arm, including permanent nerve damage. This threatened to end his career forever. But, thanks to the support of friends, fans and the blues community Armstrong came back two years later with a second album, Dark Night. Armstrong’s third album, Got It Goin’ On garnered two WC Handy award nominations for best blues guitarist and for best song of the year with Pennies and Picks.
Over the years Armstrong has performed in around the world and he has worked beside Albert Collins, Keb Mo, Chaka Khan, Coco Montoya, Walter Trout, Tommy Castro, Roy Brown, Shemekia Copeland, Charlie Musselwhite, Ricky Lee Jones, Joe Louis Walker, Mitch Michell (Jimi Hendrix’s drummer), Peter Tork (The Monkees), and Jan & Dean, just to name a few.