Personalities | Lucky Peterson | Contemporary Era | Jazz & Blues

(Keyboards, guitar, bass, drums, trumpet, vocals, b. 1963)

Born Judge Kenneth Peterson in Buffalo, New York, this child prodigy keyboardist had played on The Ed Sullivan Show by the age of six. His father is soul bluesman James Peterson. At 17, Lucky became Little Milton’s bandleader and then played with Bobby Bland. In 1988 he focused on guitar and began a solo career that has become increasingly experimental, culminating in the racial themes and heavy rock and funk of 2003’s visceral Black Midnight Sun, produced by Bill Laswell.

Styles & Forms | Contemporary Era | Jazz & Blues
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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel


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