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From Newport, RI: James Montgomery

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From Newport, RI: James Montgomery

Blues lovers rejoice! You are about to hear some of the finest Blues harmonica on the planet. And it will be coming from a man who has recorded six albums and toured with artist like Johnny Winter, Bonnie Raitt, Aerosmith, The Allman Brothers, The Blues Brothers, and many more. So please let me introduce to you the current number one Blues player on The Spotlight Zone, James Montgomery!

James has really made his mark in a genre that stays true to tradition while at the same time brings more musicians together to jam than any other style of music. Think about it, how many times do you see "Thursday Night Rock, Country, or folk jam sessions" on a sign? Those genres are too formatted for individual jamming and at the most wind up on an "open mic night" if  solo performers want to express themselves. The band versions of these genres are structured and not meant for jamming. But when you hear James Montgomery play it just makes you want to grab your axe and jam with the band!

With harmonica chops that are hard to equal James Montgomery is a true ambassador to the Blues genre. And with his band of fine Blues players he lights a fire when he hits the stage that not only can be seen in his performance, but can be heard every time you hear him play. This is real Blues played with all the heart and guts that you would expect from a style that does not give way to fads or experimentation. This is James Montgomery!
So if you love great Blues harmonica please stop by his profile on The Spotlight Zone and show some love in his comments section. I'm sure he would love it!

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Here is a link to his music: