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About Lucky Peterson

"Incredible blues vocals...insanely lively guitar...it’s amazing." -USA Today

"Searing and soul-stirring" -San Francisco Examiner

The multi-instrumentalist Lucky Peterson has garnered a reputation as one of the most
riveting and meaningful performers of the modern blues era. A searing lead guitarist, a rich and thoughtful organist, and a first-rate vocalist, Lucky’s musicianship effortlessly translates gospel, rock, and jazz into a 21st century blues presentation.

A child prodigy, Lucky Peterson’s first record at five years old was produced by Willie Dixon, and included the R&B hit “1-2-3-4. This resulted in television appearances on the Tonight Show, the Ed Sullivan Show, and What’s My Line?, and his debut recording Our Future: 5 Year Old Lucky Peterson (Today/Perception Records 1969). Growing up in Buffalo, NY, he attended the prestigious Buffalo Academy of Performing Arts before joining the touring groups of Etta James and Otis Rush. He has since performed and recorded with the most illustrious names in Blues and Gospel including Albert Collins, B.B. King, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Little Milton, and Mavis Staples.

His debut as an adult bandleader came in 1993 with I’m Ready on Verve. Following the
success of I’m Ready, Peterson released three more recordings for Verve: Beyond Cool
(1994), Lifetime (1996), and Move (1997). However, it was Lucky Peterson’s electrifying live performances that cemented his reputation as a modern Blues maverick.