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James Peterson Performs
February 14, at Desperados

Singer/Songwriter James Peterson will be performing in Jonesboro, Arkansas at Desperados on Caraway Road on Saturday, February 14th. Peterson's style is described as gritty and reminiscent of Freddie King. Born and raised in rural Alabama he learned the blues in his father's juke joint. He left home at age 14 and moved to Indiana where he began performing as a vocalist with a band. Peterson, a self taught guitarist, formed his first band in the 60's. This band often backed such blues legends as Muddy Waters, Koko Taylor, and Howlin' Wolf.

While living in New York during the 60's he opened a blues club. This gave him a place to showcase his talent as well as a venue for the many musicians who were enjoying the blues revival of the 60's.

In 1970, Peterson recorded his first album, "The Father, Son, and the Blues", produced and co-written with Willie Dixon. He followed this album with "Tryin' to Keep the Blues Alive". He recorded "Rough and Ready" twenty years later in 1990. His fourth album, "Too Many Knots for the Kingsnake", was recorded in 1991.

"Don't Let the Devil Ride", recorded in 1995 brought him a tremendous amount of recognition. An in demand show stopping performer James Peterson has been touring and performing nationally and internationally with almost nonstop energy. A master showman, he works his audience, giving them a roller coaster ride through the blues.

James Peterson Live At Desperados
February 14, 1998
Doors Open at 7:00 PM - Performance at 10:00 PM
Tickets $8.00 in advance - $10.00 at the door.
Advance tickets available at Backbeat Music
This is a PBB Showcase Production