James Montgomery Band Comes to Bridge Street Live, 3/22
International Blues Legend James Montgomery and his band play Collinsville, Connecticut for the first time, making a one-of-kind appearance at Bridge Street Live on Saturday, March 22nd to celebrate the release of their highly acclaimed CD "From Detroit to the Delta". The CD which was on the nominating ballot for a Grammy and also a Blues Music Award features Johnny Winter, Joey Kramer and Brad Whitford from Aerosmith, Blues Legend James Cotton, The Uptown Horns (J.Geils, Rolling Stones) and DMC from the seminal rap group RunDMC. The album chronicles Montgomery's musical journey from the urban blues and soul of his native Detroit to the rural blues of the deep South as played in the Mississippi Delta. His first trip to the Delta was inspired by a movie that he made with Morgan Freeman and Willie Nelson, among others, called "Delta Rising" that led to the James Montgomery Band playing the Ground Zero Blues Club as the personal guests of Freeman's and significantly changed their lives as musicians.
Over the years Montgomery has toured with every major act including Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, The Allman Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, Lynyrd Skynyrd and many more. He has been a member of the Blues Brothers with Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi and once a member of the Johnny Winter Band for over 4 years. He has jammed with Mick Jagger, Les Paul, Bonnie Raitt, Gregg Allman, Buddy Guy, Steven Tyler and a host of others. He has also been a featured artist in a series of "Supergroups" with artists such as Alice Cooper, Huey Lewis, Joan Osborne, Skunk Baxter of Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers, former members of Boston and the Cars, Chad smith from the Chili Peppers and many, many more.
Montgomery's HOT BAND features David Hull (Joe Perry, Farrenheit, and one time sub with Aerosmith) Jeff Thompson (Bellevue Cadillac) and "Best in the Business" George McCann who has been a Blues Brother and played with one of Steven Tyler's solo bands.