Whether recording with Kid Rock, sitting in with Gregg Allman or fronting his hot band of 30 years, blues harmonica master James Montgomery plays with authority. He will bring a top-notch supporting band and hotshot opener to the Camden Opera House Sunday, Sept. 4, to cap Camden Windjammer Festival weekend with a 7:30 p.m. concert.

While growing up in Detroit, Montgomery he learned first-hand from the masters — James Cotton, John Lee Hooker and Jr. Wells — at the legendary Chessmate club. In his 50-year career, he has performed with everyone from the Allman Brothers and Rolling Stones to B.B. King and Bonnie Raitt; and was a key member of the Johnny Winter Band.

Montgomery currently is supporting his new record, “From Detroit to the Delta.” At the Camden Opera House, he will play with old friends Bruce Marshall and the Nor'Easters as his supporting band. The Nor'Easters, who have supported Montgomery many times over the years, have some notoriety of their own: Bruce Marshall was a member of the Toy Caldwell Band (Marshall Tucker); bassist Al Hospers was with Blood Sweat and Tears, as well as Buddy Rich; and guitarist Chuck Farrell performed with members of Starship, Chris Isaac Band and Boston.

Acoustic dynamo Charlie Farren will open the show; folks may remember him as the leader of the Joe Perry Project and Fahrenheit. The high-energy Farren recently served as opening act for Lynyrd Skynyrd, Fabulous Thunderbirds and Lou Graham of Foreigner.

Tickets are $28 in advance and will be $30 at the door. They are available at camdenoperahouse.com; by calling 536-5850; or for no additional fees at the Camden Town Office, weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. For more information about the three-day festival, visit camdenwindjammerfestival.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.