Tuesday, June 22

Lucky Peterson

When we moved back to the States in July 2009, I purchased an iPhone & was assigned a very lucky number! Apparently, my current phone number used to belong to a famous jazz musician - Lucky Peterson. In the year that I've owned my phone, I've received numerous phone calls & texts for Lucky. They average about 1 a day... for a year! This guy is definitely in demand!

Within the course of all those calls & texts, I had pieced together that Lucky was a musician & either lived or lives in Dallas. Until one day, I received a call from a very chatty man telling me all about Mr. Peterson. He finally told me I needed to Google him to learn more about this amazing musician. So, I did. And, I was amazed at what all this guy has done in his 45 years on earth.

He started entertaining at the age of 3 & has since been on the Ed Sullivan Show & The Tonight Show. He's played with Etta James & B.B. King. He's toured all over the world & he volunteers his time with a children's choir at a church somewhere in Dallas. (This I know from receiving multiple texts from the choir director.) I've received calls & texts from New York City, Chicago, St. Louis, San Francisco & many more. From Paris, London & the Virgin Islands. I've received calls from managers & club owners, all wanting to book Lucky. I've received texts from friends asking to be put on the event list so they can get in to hear his music. Everybody wants a piece of Lucky!

However, it seems the one thing Lucky hasn't yet done is forward his mobile number & inform his friends/fans of his new information. I can't tell you how many times I've been asked for his new number. I might have been able to book some additional shows for him...

So, Lucky Peterson, if you happen to read this post, I have a few texts to send your way. (I had a few voicemails, as well, but I might have already deleted those.) And, if you want to pass on your new contact number, I will be glad to inform all those who continuously ask me how to reach you. Because, I can assure you, they get quite a shock when this white Texas girl answers their call! It's very comical to hear them get so flustered.

And, just for kicks, I'll include my very favorite text for you... one that I'll never erase:

"Peace to my blues brother- guess I may won't be seein you much ever agin. Dats da blues & ya gots to deal w it. Got another bluesfest dn here. Johnny walker bluesfest on St John. Last month was St Thomas. Somebody gots to gets you down here. The livins easy & womens hot cha cha cha cha. Peace Luck & hairgrese. Funky Ray"

You can't let Funky Ray down!! This guy needs you, Lucky!! ;-)

And, if you ever have a show in Dallas, I think my husband & I need to come meet you. We would LOVE to hear you play!

(Signing out with my new favorite closing line...)
Peace, Luck & Hairgrease,
A

10 comments:

BECKY said...

this is so awesome! you're linked to a celebrity! i'm jealous!

Amberly said...

I just answered my "Lucky call of the day". A gentleman had just missed his show somewhere & was trying to contact him. Sure wish I knew how to find him myself...

Dana Lynne said...

that is AWESOME!!!! love it!

Amberly said...

I just received my "Lucky call of the day" this morning. Poor guy wanted to book Lucky for a shows in Jersey & California. Lucky, where are you??

Gulley Gang said...

LOVE it! You are lucky to have Lucky's number, what a story! Would be awesome if he finds you and somehow you all connect one day! Can not stop laughing at that text, ha! Funny stuff!

Anonymous said...

After reading this, I did some youtubery to find out more since I've never heard his name before, and there he is, being called a blues prodigy. On one clip he plays da blues just like Stevie Ray Vaughan, one of my favorites. He sings and plays other instruments also. I'll be watching more of his videos and try to jam along. Thanks to your blog, i discovered another talent. (btw, i've been a blog reader of yours since you were in my country and i visit this site from time to time since you came home just to see how you're all doing.

Brian O'Neal said...

Hey, check out Lucky Peterson's new record. it's called You Can Always Turn Around.
http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=60022

Leah (Galloway) Flores said...

That's so cool abouy lucky. I enjoyed seeing you and your fam. Now you have my blog!

Julian said...

I'm not sure what to do but I need to get intouch with lucky because I just found out that the guitar that I bought last year was owned and played by him, I just wanna here the story behind this guitar.

Mandy Indonesia said...



Im glad to read you again. Thanks for this post.
Best for you Buddy!