7/16/2016 MUSIC: Blues and jazz – Michael Williams is a jazz and blues guitarist and Waltham resident. He has recently been performing with Grammy winner James Cotton, and has performed throughout the U.S. and Canada with Michelle Willson and others, including Mighty Sam McClain, David “Fathead” Newman, Sugar Ray Norcia, Darrell Nulisch, Tone Cool recording artists The Love Dogs, and blues piano virtuoso David Maxwell. Toni Lynn Washington is an American blues singer. She took to music at an early age, singing with her school and church choirs. She has had seven Blues Music Award nominations. Washington received the 1999 Boston Blues Festival Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2003 she released her fourth CD since 1997, and her first on the NorthernBlues label.