The New Crawdaddy Blues club celebrates its 20th Anniversary with a ‘not to be missed’ gig on Friday 23rd August with the appearance of American Blues Legend Lucky Peterson. This is a double anniversary celebration as Lucky Peterson is also celebrating his 50th Anniversary of performing professionally.
Multi-instrumentalist Lucky Peterson, is one of the most riveting performers of the modern era. A searing lead guitarist, a rich and powerful organist, and a first-rate vocalist, Lucky’s musicianship effortlessly translates gospel, rock and jazz into 21st Century blues. Many reminisce about the bygone days of the blues, but its flame still burns hot in the hand of Lucky Peterson.
Lucky was born in Buffalo NY, in 1964, the son of James Peterson, a renowned blues guitarist and owner of “The Governor’s Inn”, a popular roadhouse club in the city and regular stop for some of the most famous bluesmen of the day. With all of the incredible talent and music going through the club, Little Lucky Peterson, as they called him at the time, learned very early in his life that his true calling was music, and in particular the Blues!
Already, at the age of 3, Little Lucky Peterson gave his first concert and, instead of going out and playing with the other children, he was hanging around the club learning from, and starting to play with, the numerous artists that passed through. One of the top artists of the day – Willie Dixon, who recognized his talent, produced Little Lucky Peterson’s first album “Our Future” when he was only 5 years old, released on the label “Today/Perception Records”.
Invitations immediately started to pour in for him to perform live on national TV from such major television programs such as the; “Ed Sullivan show”, the “Tonight show” and “What’s my line” and many others….. With this first album Little Lucky managed to reach out and grab the attention of the whole country with a hit song written for him by his father “1-2-3-4” a cover version of James Browne’s big hit “Please, Please, Please”. And the rest is, as they say, history! In his teenage years Lucky toured and recorded with such notable artists as: Etta James, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Little Milton, Otis Rush, Kenny Neil and others. You can find him on many of their albums and he was also a favourite with the public wherever in the world these artists toured their live shows!
In the early 90’s, he started to record his own albums on such prestigious labels as; Alligator Records, Verve, Gitane, Universal, Dreyfus, JSP Records, and others and has since spent his years touring extensively, worldwide, with his group “The Organization” playing his own original style of contemporary blues, fusing soul, R&B, gospel and rock and roll. In March 2018 Lucky Peterson was nominated alongside, Taj Mahal, Keb Mo and Robert Cray, by JAZZ FM in the UK for the year’s “Best Blues Act” award.
2018 saw Lucky touring extensively on his “The Blues are back!” tour which, in the summer, included shows at many major festivals in; France, Germany, Bosnia Herzegovina, the UK and other European countries before finishing the tour in North America. The show at the New Crawdaddy Club will also feature a talented singer from Texas, who is also Lucky Peterson’s wife, Tamara Tramell, who performs a fascinating mix of southern soul and modern R&B which manages to also combine both tough bluesy edges and a pop sassiness-a truly unique artist!
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