James Armstrong will perform on Friday

CHAMPAIGN — The Prairie Crossroads Blues Society will present Catfood Recording artist James Armstrong at 9:30 p.m. Friday at Memphis on Main, 55 E. Main St. Admission to the show will be $5 for the public and $3 for society members.

Born in Los Angeles in 1957, Armstrong has enjoyed a career that spans several decades and includes working with such greats as Albert Collins, Smoky Wilson and Big Joe Turner. He also won a 2001 W.C. Handy Award.

His latest release, "Blues At The Border," on the Catfood label, is his fourth.

In 1997, Armstrong survived a brutal attack that almost put an end to his career, but he worked hard to overcome his injuries and to this day impresses fans with his amazing slide guitar work and vocal ability.

Opening for Armstrong will be the James Jones Trio from Danville. The trio recently competed in the 2012 PCBS Blues Band Challenge.

Established in 2010, the Prairie Crossroads Blues Society is a nonprofit organization and affiliate of the Blues Foundation. Both are dedicated to preserving, promoting and educating the community about the blues. For more information, visit http://www.prairiecrossroadsblues.org.

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