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Jazz Banner Oitman's Performers
James Armstrong
Friday October 6, 2017: 8:00 PM
$25.00 Admission at door
$20.00 in Advance: BYOB
James Armstrong
Guitarist, singer and songwriter James Armstrong was born to play the blues. His mother was a blues singer. His father played jazz guitar. Born in LA, Armstrong formed his first band in the seventh grade and by the age of 17 he was touring the country. Today he travels the world and continues to infuse his voice and guitar playing with his unique personality and seasoned skills.

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.
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