- Boys’ basketball holiday tournament tips off tonight
- Ribbon-cutting for Children’s Holiday Shoppe Nov. 26; shop is open Nov. 29-Dec. 21
- Rockford Rescue Mission invites community to Thanksgiving banquet Nov. 26
- Rockton’s new business district welcomes family owned Dr. Detail U.S. Cellular
- 2014 Illinois Emerging Writers Competition winners named
- Open house for new library executive director tonight
- Freeport murder suspect Damon Dixson taken into custody in Rockford
- Local gas station employee arrested for selling liquor to minor
- Renewable Fuel Standard delay ‘a mixed blessing,’ Bustos says
- Rockford delegation presents inaugural ‘Rockford Award’ to Norwegian Air
Blues legend Lucky Peterson at Big Cities April 2
The incomparable Lucky Peterson will be making a special appearance at Big Cities Lounge, 905 E. State St., in Rockford, at 9:30 p.m., Saturday, April 2.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Crossroads Blues Society Members can get advanced tickets for $10 and a portion of all ticket sales will go to Crossroads’ “Blues in the Schools” program.
Peterson plays a unique and interesting blend of contemporary blues, fusing soul, R&B, gospel and rock and roll into his blues. He plays both guitar and keyboards.
Music journalist Tony Russell, in his book The Blues—From Robert Johnson to Robert Cray, has said, “he (Peterson) may be the only blues musician to have had national television exposure in short pants.”
Peterson was discovered by blues legend Willie Dixon when he was 3 years old, released his first record at 5 and soon after appeared on The Tonight Show.
His new album, You Can Always Turn Around, on the Dreyfus label, has received rave reviews and has gotten extensive national airplay on blues radio programs.
Tickets are available at Big Cities by calling (815) 965-6026, or through Crossroads Blues Society by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the March 30-April 5, 2011, issue