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It’s not easy to figure out where the boundaries of this anthological bluesman lie. While he was still a teenager, Lucky Peterson was a member of Willie Dixon’s band, and down through the years he has succeeded in amassing a legion of fans who will now have the opportunity to enjoy his music once again.
The beauty of the thing is that, just around now, Lucky will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first time he appeared on a stage, even though he is only five years older than that. Journalist Tony Russell, author of the book “From Robert Johnson to Robert Cray”, sums the phenomenon up quite neatly: “It is quite possible,” he says, “that Lucky Peterson is the only blues musician ever to appear on TV wearing short trousers.
He had everything going for him. He grew up in the right ambience. His father, James Peterson, ran a blues club in Buffalo, the Governor’s Inn, and it was there that the musician met giants like Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Willie Dixon or Junior Wells in person. His maestros would come later. Jimmy Smith taught him all the secrets of the organ keyboard and he deciphered the mysteries of the guitar by listening to the three Kings: B.B., Albert and Freddie.
In this concert, Lucky Peterson will be performing songs from his latest album “50 – Just warming up!” Smooth and solid blues, all the way from Buffalo.
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