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Friday April 17
Lucky Peterson! with Tamara Tramell
"Peterson... is exactly the kind of musical product that thrived 80 or 90 years ago on the South’s famous “Chitlin Circuit.” It’s an authentic, original rendition that’s born-and-bred American blues and soul, and there just plain isn’t enough of that anymore." - Michelle Parsons/Pegasus News
The most dangerous triple threat working in the blues, Peterson 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 - what one would expect from an artist with Peterson’s resumé;. His career began as a child. Growing up in Buffalo, NY, 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. Peterson has since performed with a long list of greats, including B.B. King and Albert Collins. His 1993 Verve debut "I’m Ready" announced the arrival of a new force, while his 1996 collaboration with the legendary Mavis Staples saw him displaying his gospel chops and influences. In addition to establishing himself through these recordings, Peterson has made his name through his electrifying live performances - the attributes of a legend.
Southern Bell, Tamara Tramell is a Dallas, TeX native with deep musical roots in the community. This natural-born star has toured worldwide singing at major festivals and the stages of prestigious music and arts venues in the world. As the wife of Blues Legend Lucky Peterson she brings fresh fire and energy to the show. When on stage, she's unstoppable! An international recording artist with an awe-inspiring sound and stage presence.
Tamara has released two acclaimed albums, relaunching her solo career, with producer/songwriter Steve Washington delivering a fascinating mix of southern soul and modern R&B, combining tough, edgy blues and the sass of a female pop vocalist. Check out Tamara's album Best Night of My Life (2016).