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Sunday 25th August 2019: 8:00 PM - doors open at 7:00 PM

The festival proudly presents the legendary American Bluesman Lucky Peterson. Lucky Peterson is the master of the blues guitar and the Hammond B3 organ and makes a very special journey from the states to perform at Rye Jazz & Blues festival.

Recently nominated by Jazz FM for ‘Best Blues Act’ in 2018, Lucky Peterson and the Organisation are in ever huge demand performing to sell out audiences across the world at all of the major international festivals and clubs. Lucky recently formed four sell out shows at the legendary Ronnie Scott’s jazz Club in London and for those that really appreciate their blues then this show is an absolute must to attend at the festival. Lucky has worked with all of the greats in the blues world including the late legendary BB King!

On his upcoming “The Blues are back!” tour, Lucky will be accompanied by his band The Organization (guitar, keyboards, bass & drums) and his show will feature a talented singer from Texas – Tamara Tramell – who performs a fascinating mix of southern soul and modern R&B which manages to also combine both tough bluesy edges and a pop sassiness-a truly unique artist!Tickets for this intimate solo concert will be in high demand so book early to avoid disappointment.

Unreserved Seated Ticket Price: £50
Booking fee applies.

Doors open at 7.00pm Concert 8.00pm

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Artist: Lucky Peterson

Listen to Lucky Peterson

On his upcoming “The Blues are back!” tour, Lucky will be accompanied by his band The Organization (guitar, keyboards, bass & drums) and his show will feature a talented singer from Texas – Tamara Tramell – who performs a fascinating mix of southern soul and modern R&B which manages to also combine both tough bluesy edges and a pop sassiness-a truly unique artist!

The debut album from Lucky Peterson, “Our Future”, was produced by Willie Dixon and released in 1969 when Lucky was only 5 years old. Immediately he was booked to appear on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ and ‘The Tonight Show’.

Lucky continued his career in the bands of Etta James, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Little Milton and Otis Rush throughout the 1970’s. His solo career started again in the 1980’s and Lucky has released albums on Alligator Records, Verve, Universal, Blue Thumb and more. His latest album was 2017’s ‘Tribute to Jimmy Smith’.

Born in Buffalo, NY in 1964, the son of James Peterson, a renowned blues guitarist and owner of “The Governor’s Inn”, a popular roadhouse club in the city and regular stop for some of the most famous bluesmen of the day.

With all of the incredible talent and music going through the club, Little Lucky Peterson, as they called him at the time, learned very early in his life that his true calling was music, and in particular the Blues!

Already, at the age of 3 Little Lucky Peterson gave his first concert and, instead of going out and playing with the other children, he was hanging around the club learning from and starting to play with the numerous artists that passed through.

One of the top artists of the day - Willie Dixon, recognised his talent and produced Little Lucky Peterson’s first album when he was only 5 years old - “Our Future” released on the label “Today/Perception Records”.

Invitations immediately started to pour in for him to perform live on national TV from such major television programs as the; “Ed Sullivan show”, the “Tonight show” and “What’s my line” and many others….. With this first album Little Lucky managed to reach out and grab the attention of the whole country with a hit song written for him by his father “1-2-3-4” a cover version of James Browne’s big hit “Please, Please, Please”. And the rest is history!

Venue: St Mary’s Church

St Mary’s Church

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St Mary’s provides a wonderful setting for our Rye headline concerts throughout the year and we are proud to have hosted artists including Jose Feliciano, Courtney Pine, Kandace Springs, Eric Bibb, Nigel Kennedy, KT Tunstall, Mica Paris, Kyle Eastwood and Joan Armatrading. We’re sure you’ll love the venue as much as our artist’s have loved performing here!

Situated in the heart of the citadel, St Mary’s has stood for the best part of 1000 years and is home to the oldest still-functioning pendulum clock in the country . It has some fine stained glass, including a window designed by the pre-Raphaelite Burne-Jones in the north aisle and offers breathtaking views over the surrounding area and coast from its tower.

St Mary’s Church, Church Square
Rye, East Sussex TN31 7HF

Facilities at St Mary’s Church
Please note all performances will have an interval of approximately 20 minutes. The church has no dedicated toilet facilities and we thank our friends at Kino Cinema (one minute walk) for allowing our concert attendees to use their facilities.

  • Fully licensed bar for pre-concert & interval drinks & snacks
  • Unreserved theatre style seating
  • Wheelchair access (please email [email protected] to book special access once you have booked your tickets)

We would like to thank the staff & volunteers at St Mary’s Church for their support and assistance at the concerts.

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