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Opening Act: BILLIE’s BLUES – A Theatrical Tribute to BILLIE HOLIDAY
starring Tamara Peterson and Lucky Peterson

WINNER – BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR – 2010

Grand Prix du Disque (FRANCE)

NOMINEE – BEST ACOUSTUC BLUES ALBUM – 2011

Blues Music Awards (USA)

Lucky Peterson was discovered by blues legend Willie Dixon when he was three years old, released his first record at five and soon after appeared on The Tonight Show. Trained by keyboardists Bill Doggett and Jimmy Smith, Peterson went on to play behind Little Milton, Bobby “Blue” Bland and Kenny Neal. On return from the “Young Blues Giants” tour of Europe, he signed first with Alligator, then Verve, Blue Thumb and Birdology/Dreyfus, where he recorded what Amazon.com called “his finest album,” Black Midnight Sun, in 2003. The New Yorker called him “a master of the guitar, organ and microphone.

His journey was not a smooth one, and Peterson spent the next few years in transition. In 2010, Lucky came back stronger than ever, releasing the aptly titled You Can Always Turn Around. An acoustic album recorded in New York’s Hudson Valley, it soared to the top of the Blues and Americana charts with radio hits (now concert favorites) “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free,” “Trouble” and “Statesboro Blues.” Downbeat gave the album Four Stars (? ? ? ?), and Chicago’s Illinois Entertainer called it “”Perhaps the most moving and innovative blues CD of the year.” Lucinda Williams raved that “Lucky Peterson’s version of my song, “Atonement” just blew me away! It is just spectacular!!!”

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