James Montgomery & the Sax Attack Horns

Saturday July 30, 2016
$24 public | $20 members

James Montgomery returns to TCAN for a special appearance with his great blues band backed by a full horn section!

When blues legend James Montgomery plays the harmonica, he "brings it on home". Whether it's recording with Kid Rock, sitting in with Gregg Allman, or fronting his hot band of thirty years, Montgomery plays with authority. While growing up in Detroit he learned first-hand from the masters - James Cotton, John Lee Hooker, and Jr. Wells - at the legendary "Chessmate." Over the years, he's carried on in the tradition and continues to be a vital presence in Blues as one of the most dynamic performers on the scene.

Over the years Montgomery's band has been a springboard for many musicians. Members of his band have included Billy Squire, Wayne Kramer (MC-5), Jeff Golub (Rod Stewart), Jim McCarty (Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels), Nunzio Signore Bo Diddley), Jeff Pevar (Ray Charles Orchestra, Crosby, Stills & Nash), Bobby Chouinard (drummer with Ted Nugent, Squire and Robert Gordon), Jeff Levine (Joe Cocker), Aerosmith's Tom Gambel, and many others.

Opening Artist

Hirsh Gardner

Drummer-producer Hirsh Gardner, was a member of the hard rock band NEW ENGLAND, formed in 1976  in the Boston area. Their first single “Don’t Ever Wanna Lose Ya” became a national hit and cracked the Billboard Top 30. NEW ENGLAND was produced by Mike Stone and Paul Stanley (Kiss).  The album was recorded at multiple studios including Davlen Sound (Toto, Fleetwood Mac,) in Los Angeles, Jimi Hendrix’s famous Electric Ladyland Studios in New York City and the legendary Trident Studios (the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Peter Gabriel) in London, England.  The band promoted the album touring across North America with Kiss and special guest of Journey / ACDC throughout 1979.

Nowadays, Gardner has put aside his musician hat and become a producer where his greatest personal joy of being a producer is pushing the artist to be the best he can be.