Cotton’s music is a blend of rock, blues, and soul, and her powerful vocals have been compared to those of Janis Joplin and Tina Turner.
It’s telling that after so many years, the Hopewell, N.J. native—who first picked up a guitar at age 12, released her debut album in 2005 and has opened for the likes of Buddy Guy, Derek Trucks and Bon Jovi—is still looking for fresh ways to say hello to audiences. Though she’s constantly evolving as an artist, Cotton’s quick to point out that she’s always managed to remain herself.
“I still stayed true to myself because to me, I had to keep redefining success along the way and decide what it is I truly wanted,” she says. “Did I want adoration or did I want a certain level of artistry and acknowledgement from my peers versus fans? And I keep redefining and answering that question over and over again. I believe I’ve stayed true to who I was in the process, so that’s a deep thing. I went the long route, but I wouldn’t do it any other way. My first entertainment lawyer, Jaimie Roberts, always said ‘if it comes quick, it doesn’t last.’ If it’s a slow build, you’ll get there and you are much more likely to have longevity.”
Gates open 5pm, music begins at 6pm. Raindate Sunday, June 18. Suggested donation $10.
Hosted by Friends of Ramsaysburg, the annual Memorial Day Community Picnic will take place on Monday, May 29th, 2023. All are welcome to attend from the community and surrounding region. The event begins at 12:00 noon, rain or shine. The event is FREE with on-site parking available. The event will be held rain or shine. Pets are welcome on a leash.
2023 Memorial Day activities will include: a flag raising ceremony, self-guided scenic walks along the Delaware River; and music by Don Elliker. An open table pot-luck picnic will include a dish and drink of your choices well as a grill available for burgers, dogs and other assorted BBQ delicacies.
Don Elliker is a songwriter focusing on what is typically called Americana, however other styles get in the mix.
Don has performed at The MusikFest in Bethlehem PA, The Blues Bash / Centenary College in Hackettstown NJ. The Black Potatoe Festival in Clinton NJ, the WNTI Music Festival in Delaware, NJ and Roy’s Hall in Blairstown, playing in support of such artists as Bill Payne, David Bromberg and Chris Smither and sharing the stage with many others. Don is also a past winner of the MTV Beach House Band Search competition, a nation-wide original music and performance competition. Learn more about Don at Reverbnation.
If not by automobile access at 140 Route 46, all are invited to arrive by canoe or kayak. Take a self-guided kayak and canoe journey by floating down the Delaware River from the Columbia, NJ boat launch to the landing at the Ramsaysburg site. The distance between the two points is approximately three miles down-river. River travelers should look for the large brown sign stating “Ramsaysburg – Landing” at marker 204.0 along the left bank (NJ side).