Blues legend Lucky Peterson at Big Cities April 2

Staff Report

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

From the March 30-April 5, 2011, issue

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