With the passing of James “Jimmy Guy” Cottengim last week local music lost both a biological and metaphorical father figure. In response to Cottengim’s death, and with the goal of raising money for his family, the Blues Society of the Ozarks is organizing a concert in his honor, and it’s bringing out some of local music’s leading lights for it. Read more after the jump.
The show is scheduled for Sunday, June 28 at the American Legion Post #639 (2660 S. Scenic Ave.) and it will get underway starting around 1 p.m. Among the artists currently scheduled to perform:
Tripwire, which counts Cottengim’s sons, Stoney Lee and Jody, as members
Bud Johnson & the Ringers
Bobby Lloyd Hicks
Anticipate more names added to the list in the near future. Also, the BSO is asking for a $10 minimum donation at the gate, all of which will go to the Cottengim family. (Children 12 and under get in free, or sans donation, as the case may be.) Food and beverages will be available on the premises. Get out and see a talented lineup of musicians pay tribute to a peer, forebear and friend.