In 2018 Lucky Peterson is touring extensively on his “The Blues are back!” tour which in the summer included shows ant many major festivals in Europe. Radios across France, including RFI, will pay tribute with special programmes this week to the American blues legend Lucky Peterson who died suddenly from a stroke at the age of 55 on Sunday. Lucky Peterson was born as Judge Kenneth Peterson; December 13, 1964 in Buffalo, New York. Peterson's father, bluesman James Peterson, owned a nightclub in Buffalo called The Governor's Inn. Clarence first heard of Lucky because his then-manager Scott Goldman ran a nightspot called Blues Street in Clarence’s homebase of Scranton, Pennsylvania during the 1990s. Making his professional debut at an age when most kids are in kindergarten, Peterson matured into a skillful instrumentalist with a sharp, incisive attack on guitar and a funky keyboard sound that splits the difference between soul and gospel, as … The son of blues guitarist James Peterson… One of the most riveting performers of the modern blues era, Lucky Peterson was a lead guitarist, organist and vocalist. Lucky Peterson was Buffalo’s ambassador for the blues, master of a deeply funky, soulful and virtuosic form of the earthy, visceral American music that seemed to be his birthright. American blues musician Lucky Peterson died suddenly Sunday at age 55 in Dallas, Texas. French music critic and journalist Alex Dutihl said Peterson died of a massive brain hemorrhage. James coached young Lucky on the organ, and he soon became a remarkably strong player for his age. He was pretty much on the rotation at Blues Street. The club was a regular stop for fellow bluesmen such as Willie Dixon. Lucky Peterson, a keyboardist, guitarist and singer whose blues career kicked off with a novelty hit at age 5, eventually sprawling over dozens of albums and thousands of high-octane gigs, died in Dallas, Tx. He plays guitar and keyboards. He was known as both a guitarist and an organist as well as an evocative vocalist. Lucky Peterson (born Judge Kenneth Peterson in Buffalo, NY, on 13 December 1964; died 17 May 2020) was an American musician who played contemporary blues, fusing soul, R&B, gospel and rock and roll. b. December 13th, 1964 in Buffalo (New York) d. May 17th, 2020 in Dallas (Texas) OUR FUTURE. This Sunday, Lucky Peterson died in his Dallas home at age 55. Perception. He was 55. Below left, Mr. Peterson … Lucky Peterson (born Judge Kenneth Peterson, December 13, 1964, Buffalo, New York) is an American musician who plays contemporary blues, fusing soul, R&B, gospel and rock and roll. Blues/soul keyboardist and guitarist Judge Kenneth ‘Lucky’ Peterson was born on December 13, 1964 in Buffalo, New York. What can one say again about Peterson? A onetime child prodigy on keyboard, Peterson celebrates his past with the B3 organ–driven rave-up “You Lucky Dog,” and with the piano on the aptly named “Boogie-Woogie Blues Joint Party.” His last studio effort, You Can Always Turn Around , emphasized delta blues; he returns to that on “Joy,” with help from his wife in a vocal duet. 1969. The blues musician Lucky Peterson in performance in 2001. The two were already good friends and musical compatriots by then. Lucky Peterson discography and songs: Music profile for Lucky Peterson, born 13 December 1964. Still Paving the Way. Discovered by Willie Dixon when he was just three years old, Lucky Peterson released his first record at five and scored a hit at the tender age of 6 earning him a slot on The Ed Sullivan Show. A prodigy in blues and R&B, Lucky Peterson matured from being a boy wonder to a respected veteran musician over the course of a half-century. Legendary American Bluesman Lucky Peterson, master of the blues guitar and the Hammond B3, has died at the age of 55. He was an international blues star. Lucky Peterson (born December 13th, 1964, Buffalo, New York, USA; died May 17th, 2020, Dallas, Texas), son of James Peterson, was an American keyboardist and guitarist who played contemporary blues, fusing soul, R&B, gospel and rock 'n roll. Legendary American Bluesman Lucky Peterson, master of the blues guitar and the Hammond B3, died May 17, 2020 in Dallas, TX. Blues Great Lucky Peterson Dies At Age 55. by Paul Cashmere on May 28, 2020. in News. In March 2018 Lucky Peterson was nominated alongside, Taj Mahal, Keb Mo and Robert Cray, by JAZZ FM in the UK for this year’s “Best Blues Act” award. Blues singer, keyboardist and electric guitar player Lucky Peterson died on May 17 at his home in Dallas. His father, James Peterson, was a musician who also ran a nightclub that catered to blues acts. Genres: Electric Blues, Blues, Blues Rock. Since then his name has graced over 30 subsequent album covers as well as venue marquees and festival programs all over the world. “His father, James Peterson, used to come to town. Move 1997 Move 1997 The Son of a Bluesman (Deluxe Edition) 2014 Triple Fret 2005 Every Second a Fool Is Born 2011 Plays the Blues for You (Blues Power) [feat. Born Judge Kenneth Peterson in 1963, Lucky was raised on music in his hometown of Buffalo, New York, His father, James Peterson, was a blues singer and owner of the Governor’s Inn, a northern version of a Deep South "chitlin’ circuit" roadhouse club. He is a multi-instrumentalist and a riveting performer. Blues-soul entertainer and recording artist Lucky Peterson died yesterday (17) at his home in Dallas, at the age of 55. Peterson was 55 years old. Artists like Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Muddy Waters and Koko Taylor played there regularly. Artists like Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Muddy Waters and Koko Taylor played there regularly. In 2019, he celebrated his 50th anniversary of performing professionally. Peterson played his first gig at age three. Lucky Peterson was a child prodigy of the Blues, and played guitar with some Blues Legends as a teenager, before going on to a fine solo career. He was 55 and survived by his wife, Tamara Peterson and four children. Roger Wood 2019-05-24 05:20:54. The multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Lucky Peterson recorded his first album 50 years ago. Albums include The Alligator Records 20th Anniversary Collection, Can You Stand the Heat, and Spirituals & Gospel: Dedicated to Mahalia Jackson. He became interested in the organ and began performing at … Today. “It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Lucky Peterson on Sunday, May 17, 2020, at 2:25 PM CST in Dallas, Texas,” read a statement on his official Facebook page . Lucky Peterson. Born Judge Kenneth Peterson in 1963, Lucky was raised on music in his hometown of Buffalo, New York, His father, James Peterson, was a blues singer and owner of the Governor’s Inn, a northern version of a Deep South “chitlin’ circuit” roadhouse club. A message on his Facebook page, announcing the death "with great sorrow," said Peterson was rushed to a hospital in critical condition after falling ill at his home. This Saturday, the Lucky Peterson Blues Band takes the stage. Judge Kenneth Peterson. Lucky translated gospel, soul, R&B, rock and jazz into 21st century blues. Find Lucky Peterson bio, music, credits, awards, & streaming links on AllMusic - Former child prodigy whose musical instincts… Child prodigy Lucky Peterson has died at the age of 55. Lucky Peterson (aka Judge Kenneth Peterson) was born in Buffalo, New York on December 13, 1964. Lucky Peterson, the Dallas blues artist who vaulted to fame as a child and later evolved into one of the genre’s most versatile and spirited musicians, died Sunday in Dallas. A prodigious talent, “Little” Lucky Peterson gave his first concert when most of us were still learning to use cutlery and his talents were spotted early on by blues legend Willie Dixon. Lucky Peterson was a baby then but due to his father James Peterson owning a nightclub in Buffalo NY he got to see many great blues & jazz legends play at a young age including organist Bill Doggett. on May 17. Peterson was 55 years old. 1999 Preview SONG ... More by Lucky Peterson. He has the blues in his blood. He says so himself, many times. Lucky Peterson is the son of a bluesman.