LUCKY PETERSON @ Shipley (26/01/2018) 20:00
Blues concert "Tribute to Jimmy Smith.
Lucky Peterson is the most dangerous triple threat working in the blues. He has gained a reputation as one of the most preeminent performers of the modern era. A searing lead guitarist, fantastic organist, and first-rate vocalist, Lucky's many talents are truly mind-boggling. Peterson is prime-rich in roots but performs in the present, and that's just what one would expect from an artist with Peterson's resumé. His career began when he was just a child. Growing up in Buffalo, Peterson was exposed to music his whole life; his father owned The Governor's Inn, one of the area's most renowned blues clubs. Willie Dixon produced Peterson's first record when he was but five years old, the R&B hit "1-2-3-4". This resulted in television appearances for the blues prodigy on such shows as The Tonight Show, The Ed Sullivan Show, and What's My Line. As a teenager, he attended Buffalo Academy of Performing Arts before paying dues in the bands of Etta James and Otis Rush. One of the most versatile players working in the blues, Peterson has since performed with a long list of greats, including B.B. King and Albert Collins. Released in October 2017, his latest album is a tribute to the music of the late great Hammond organ legend Jimmy Smith.
Lucky Peterson: Hammond organ, vocals
Kelyn Crapp: guitar
Nicolas Folmer: trumpet
Ahmad Compaoré: drums
FEE: £15 / £13
Tel: +44 (0)12 7458 5140
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The Live Room (Caroline Social Club), Caroline Street, Saltaire, Shipley BD18 3JZ, U.K.