Lucky Peterson: Roots of Acoustic Blues @ Jazz at Lincoln Center
January 20 & 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm & 9:30 pm
Free pre-concert discussions nightly, 6pm and 8:30pm.
With deeply moving baritone vocals, jaw-dropping technique on the Hammond B-3 organ, and a dynamic, emotive presence on guitar, Lucky Peterson is perhaps the most powerful bluesman alive. Ever since the incomparable Willie Dixon produced Peterson’s first single at age five, Lucky has won fans around the world through uncompromised musical authenticity and natural showmanship. In Roots of Acoustic Blues, he will explore the early styles at the core of the blues, exemplifying the music’s honest optimism in the face of hardship. Famously versatile and also a rare master of the blues in its true original form, he is the perfect artist for such a program. In the intimacy of The Appel Room, you will truly experience the blues, reaching soul-stirring depths you may not have experienced before – but won’t soon forget.