Blues great Lucky Peterson visits school, performs at Moe’s |

Blues great Lucky Peterson visits school, performs at Moe’s

Sky-Hi News staff

WINTER PARK, FRASER —Thursday morning the 4th- and 5th-graders of Fraser Valley Elementary School will be treated to a rare Blues in the School presentation. Blues artist Lucky Peterson will bring his wife Tamara and Canadian guitarist Shawn Kellerman, into the classrooms for some musical education.

Later that night, the Grand County Blues Society will present Lucky and his band at Smokin’ Moe’s for a rousing live show, which Grand County Blues Society founder Jon Catt says is “sure to blow the roof off the place.” Lucky was the big hit of this past Blues From the Top festival. He is deemed one of the most sought-after performers in the country.

According to his website, Willie Dixon produced Peterson’s first record when he was but 5-years-old. This resulted in television appearances for the blues prodigy on such shows as The Tonight Show, The Ed Sullivan Show, and What’s My Line. As a teenager, he attended Buffalo Academy of Performing Arts before paying dues in the bands of Etta James and Otis Rush. One of the most versatile players working in the blues, Peterson has since performed with a long list of greats, including B.B. King and Albert Collins.

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