Lucky Peterson CD Release Party
Lucky Peterson (born Judge Kenneth Peterson, December 13,1964, Buffalo, New York ) is a talented musician who plays contemporary blues fusing soul, R&B, gospel, and rock and roll. Lucky is considered to be a virtuoso guitarist/ keyboard player with powerful blues vocals to match. Music journalist Tony Russell, in his book "The Blues - From Robert Johnson to Robert Cray" has said, "he may be the only blues musician to have had national television exposure in short pants." Peterson's father, bluesman: "James Peterson", owned a nightclub in Buffalo, called "The Governor's Inn", a popular New York blues nightclub that booked the legends such as Jimmy Reed, Muddy Waters, and Bill Doggett. The club was a regular stop for fellow bluesman Willie Dixon. Dixon saw a five-year-old Lucky Peterson performing at the club and, in Peterson's words, "Took me under his wing." Months later, Peterson performed on "The Tonight Show", "The Ed Sullivan Show", and "What's My Line". Millions of people watched Peterson sing "1-2-3-4", a cover version of "Please, Please, Please" by James Brown. At the time, Peterson said "his father wrote it". Around this time he recorded his first album, "Our Future": 5 Year Old Lucky Peterson for Today/Perception Records and appeared on the public television show "Soul". As a teen, Peterson studied at the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts, where he played the French Horn with the school symphony. Soon, he was playing backup guitar and keyboards for well known artists such as: Etta James, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Kenny Neal, Otis Rush and Little Milton. The 1990s were a prolific period for Peterson. Two solo Bob Greenlee produced albums for the Chicago-based Alligator Records (1989's Lucky Strikes! and the following year's "Triple Play") . He then released four more for the record label, Verve Records: "I'm Ready" found him boldly mixing contemporary rock and soul into his simmering blues stew. "Beyond Cool", "Lifetime", and "Move" were also released on the same label. Lucky recently released "Son of Blues Man", in 2014. His new CD "Tribute to Jimmy Smith" Recorded in Paris at the Studio Sextan is due to be released in March 2017. In July, 2016 Lucky recently received a "Victory of Music" Jazz Lifetime Achievement Award in Paris, France.