Guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Eddie Cotton Jr. is a truly signficant talent who is gradually becoming known to audiences beyond his native Mississippi. He was born
in 1970 in Jackson, Mississippi, and earned a degree from Jackson State before joining the band of King Edward. Two years later he started his own band, the Mississippi Cotton Club.
Independently he released You’re the Girl in 1998 and followed up with three live recordings.
He has traveled to both coasts as well as to Scandinavia, but mainly stays close to home, performing on local stages when not making music at his father’s Clinton, Mississippi church, where he serves as music minister.
One at a Time is Eddie Cotton’s most recent release a quick follow-up to Here I Come in 2014—and his second studio recording to be issued on Grady Champion’s DeChamp label. Both of these feature Cotton’s superior, all-original material, accompanied by his broad-ranging voice and crisp and judicious guitar playing.
He shows a master’s touch with clever wordplay and phrasing, making the lyrics the focus for the listener, even at the risk of relegating his new guitar work to serve the needs of the song. He is a true craftsman and is certain to present a tremendous and memorable show. Eddie Cotton took top honors at the 2015 International Blues Challenge in Memphis.