Anyone of a certain age who grew up in New England knows James Montgomery’s band and now you have the chance to see them live in Marblehead. The iconic bluesman will perform at Gerry 5 VFA Hall to kick off the 2022 season of the ‘Rockin’ 4 Vets Home Grown Rock’ benefit concert series.
Montgomery and his band will play Saturday, April 9, 2022. Rockin’ 4 Vets (formerly V is for Veterans) is an organization created to help veterinarians, primarily with substance abuse and PTSD issues, through live music events . Proceeds from this show will help veterans in the Marblehead area. Also on the ticket is local musician Fia James with the Fia James Band with Gus Percy.
VIP tickets are available for the event and include:
- Wine and cheese before the Meet & Greet show with the band
- Photo session with James
- Free James Montgomery Band Live CD
- – Autographed event poster
- Front row reserved seats
A multi-talented musician, Montgomery has been an iconic figure in blues music for over 40 years. He is an accomplished blues harpist, vocalist, frontman and bandleader, lending these talents to his own band, The James Montgomery Band, and countless sessions and tours over the years with Gregg Allman, Johnny Winter, BB King, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, Joe Cocker, James Brown and many more. He also hosted his own syndicated blues radio show, interviewing and playing the music of many blues and blues-rock luminaries. This man has stories to tell!
Montgomery was inducted into the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame in 2018 and the New England Music Hall of Fame in September 2021. His latest album, The James Montgomery Blues Band: A Tribute to Paul Butterfield was released on Cleopatra Records.
See what he’s been up to and check out his new music here https://jamesmontgomerybluesband.com/index.html.
For tickets to the Gerry 5 event, visit Three Cod Tavern, 141 Pleasant St. or online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/home-grown-rock-veterans-benefit-feat -the-james-montgomery-band-tickets-274553445747.