Blues great and Newport resident James Montgomery will be inducted into the Rhode Island Music Hall Of Fame this weekend. James joined WUN’s Frank Prosnitz on this edition of The Open Forum on AM 1540 WADK. James talks about his 50-year career in music, the blues, his commitment to raising funds to help veterans and more.

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