Thursday 28th July 2016
£25.00 - £42.50
LUCKY PETERSON – vocals/keys/guitar, NICOLAS FOLMER - trumpet, KELYN CRAPP - guitar, AHMAD COMPAORE - drums
Contemporary blues icon, 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 the likes of Little Milton, and Bobby “Blue” Bland, learning his craft and become one of the finest blues musicians in the world. He has been hailed by The New Yorker as “a master of the guitar, organ and microphone”. Appearing here performing the music of the late great Hammond Organ legend Jimmy Smith
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 Sub, in 2003. The New Yorker called him “a master of the guitar, organ and microphone.”
But his journey was not a smooth one, and Peterson spent the next few years in transition, with personal troubles preventing a proper follow-up to Black Midnight Sun.But you can always turn around. These words took on special meaning for the 45-year-old Peterson, which is why the first album since his rehabilitation is titled You Can Always Turn Your Life Around. It is an uplifting collection of songs that speak of struggles and salvation, using the gritty clarity of acoustic roots-blues (with modern touches) as its main musical vehicle.
Peterson continues to tour, doing dates big and small. This new album should increase awareness of and demand for this one-of-a-kind musician.
Katie Bradley is an award-winning vocalist, songwriter & harmonica player who continues to gain momentum and accolades for her uncompromising performances, vocal depth and range. Katie Bradley’s talents were recognized, when she was awarded ‘songwriter of the year’ and nominated ‘Female vocalist of the year’ in the British Blues awards.
Katie is constantly touring around the world and she is a favoured name on the London Blues scene. Katie Has toured in the UK, Europe and the USA supporting or joining artists such as Suzanne Vega, Kirk Fletcher, Lisa Mann, Taildragger, Luther Allison, Georgie Fame, Mud Morganfield (son of Muddy Waters), Bernard Allison, Hamish Stewart, Paul Jones, Bernie Marsden, Geno Washington and many more..
Katie’s latest album ‘C’est la vie’ received instant acclaim with the music press, international radio and airplay on BBC music programmes such as The Paul Jones Blues Show. Songs from the album will feature as part of her live set of Rhythm and Blues, providing an exciting twist on a beloved genre.
Katie Bradley Band:
Katie Bradley – Vocals and Harmonica
Mal Barclay – Guitar
Jamie Lawrence – Bass
Jason Ribeiro - Drums
"Katie’s voice becomes an instrument and her stage presence leaves you in no doubt that she is a 21st century Lady of the Blues” Blues in Britain
“Katie has the heart of Memphis, and the voice of Big Mama Thornton” –
The Sunday Times
“A masterpiece!” Jason Elliot –
The Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival.
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