A child prodigy, at the age of six Lucky Peterson scored a national r&b hit with the Willie Dixon-produced 1-2-3-4, a cover version of Please, Please, Please by James Brown, which landed him appearances on both the Tonight Show and the Ed Sullivan Show. As a teen, Peterson studied at the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts, where he started out playing the French horn but soon added the guitar and keyboard. In addition, he's also a first-rate vocalist. He now has an extensive catalog of albums to his name on which he plays a mix of blues, funk, soul, and gospel and has performed with legendary singers such as Etta James and Mavis Staples. With his latest album The Son of a Bluesman Peterson pays tribute to his father, James Peterson, who owned a blues club in Buffalo, New York, called The Governor's Inn where all the blues greats used to play. Lucky Peterson is considered one of the preeminent blues artists of the modern era.