Texas blues great Lucky Peterson hits Daddy Jack's for the weekend

Lucky Peterson (Jean Marc Lubrano)
Lucky Peterson (Jean Marc Lubrano)

Lucky Peterson's not complaining.

But if Peterson was truly "Lucky," he'd be one of the biggest blues stars in the world. At 5, Peterson was discovered by Willie Dixon. Soon thereafter, he appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show." About the time he got his driver's license, Peterson was leading Little Milton's Band.

No worries, though. Now 54, the Dallas-based Peterson is as fine a blues guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist as you could hope to be blown away by. Have you heard of him? If not, there's still time. Peterson's released dozens of albums, including 2016's simmering "Long Nights" (recorded live in the studio) and last year's beautiful homage, "Tribute to Jimmy Smith."

In terms of immediate opportunity, maybe it's time YOU were lucky. Peterson plays Friday in New London at Daddy Jack's. Peterson's wife, the chops-happy R&B vocalist Tamara Trammel, joins the fun. Plus, on Saturday, Peterson hangs around and shares the stage with another whip-crack blues guitarist, New York's Dave Fields. It's guaranteed host and chef Jack Chaplin will cook up something appropriately spicy.

Lucky Peterson with Tamara Trammel, 8 p.m. Friday, Daddy Jack's, 181 Bank St., New London; $20; (860) 444-8888.

Dave Fields and Lucky Peterson, 8 p.m. Saturday, Daddy Jack's, 181 Bank St., New London; $20; (860) 444-8888.


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