Tuesday, 30 June 2020

RIP Lucky, "Son of a Bluesman" Peterson dies at 55!

Bluesman Lucky Peterson died after a long and prolific 50 years career at just 55!
A child protegee, who was discovered by Willie Dixon and recorded his first album at the age of 5 and his album "Our Future" came out on Chess records:


Here live on TV  at just 7 years old!


Judge Kenneth Peterson (December 13, 1964 – May 17, 2020), known professionally as Lucky Peterson, was an American musician who played contemporary blues, fusing soul, R&B, gospel and rock and roll. He played guitar and keyboards and drums.

Lucky Peterson - "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free" 2010

Lucky was the "son of a Bluesman" and club owner,
who was friends with many Blues greats of the 50s & 60s.

Throughout his long career he would also perform with a range of famous musicians from different backgrounds like BB King, Winton Marsalis or Bill Laswell:



He was an amazing versatile and energetic live performer singer  and on piano, organ and guitar.


I saw him last year on this tour in the packed Jazz Cafe in London!
Man, did Lucky know how to work the crowd including walking through the audience 
while playing his guitar and singing like in this video.

"Is it because I'm Black?"

Looking back over his life in 2014:

Lucky Peterson, sings in his hotel "The Coronavirus Blues" after his European tour was cancelled due to the Coronavirus safety measures that went into effect around Europe (March 2020):

Obituaries:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/21/arts/music/lucky-peterson-dead.html

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/news/bluesman-lucky-peterson-dies-at-55/

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RIP Lucky, "Son of a Bluesman" Peterson dies at 55!

Bluesman Lucky Peterson died after a long and prolific 50 years career at just 55! A child protegee, who was discovered by Willie Dixon an...