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All Music Guide - J. Poet
Lucky Peterson shows off his instrumental versatility on this mostly acoustic set by switching between piano, Duolian resonator guitar, and electric guitar. Vocally he's still at the top of his game and shows plenty of fire and versatility on this set by mixing renditions of blues and gospel classics with tunes from the pens of more contemporary writers like Ray LaMontagne and Tom Waits. He turns in a gritty vocal and shows off his considerable slide guitar chops on Robert Johnson's "I Believe I'll Dust My Broom," moving from icy slides to flurries of muted staccato notes. He plays Willie McTell's "Statesboro Blues" like a straightforward Chicago blues using his slide to ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - J. Poet
Lucky Peterson shows off his instrumental versatility on this mostly acoustic set by switching between piano, Duolian resonator guitar, and electric guitar. Vocally he's still at the top of his game and shows plenty of fire and versatility on this set by mixing renditions of blues and gospel classics with tunes from the pens of more contemporary writers like Ray LaMontagne and Tom Waits. He turns in a gritty vocal and shows off his considerable slide guitar chops on Robert Johnson's "I Believe I'll Dust My Broom," moving from icy slides to flurries of muted staccato notes. He plays Willie McTell's "Statesboro Blues" like a straightforward Chicago blues using his slide to support his wailing vocals. Larry Campbell adds some unexpectedly funky blues mandolin to the track. "Death Don't Have No Mercy," the Rev. Gary Davis tune that became a folk hit in the '60s, is taken at a slow, soulful pace with several long, chilling Resonator excursions. LaMontagne's "Trouble" gets a slow reading with Peterson bringing a gospel flavor to his piano work, while his vocals are full of long, sustained notes and sanctified moans of emotion. "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free" was written by Billy Taylor, but became a civil rights anthem due to a recording of the tune by Nina Simone. Peterson's wife, Tamara, joins him on the track to trade lead vocal chores. She proves herself a worthy vocal partner with her powerful vocals matching her husband's in fervor and power. Their playful give and take on the tune's coda is one of the album's high points. Peterson closes by turning Curtis Mayfield's "Think," from the Superfly soundtrack, into a country blues with his electric guitar solos sharing space with Campbell's pedal steel.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/28/2010
  • Label: Dreyfus
  • UPC: 764911696720
  • Catalog Number: 36967

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lucky Peterson Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Electric Guitar, Vocals, National Duolian
Larry Campbell Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Pedal Steel Guitar, National Duolian
Gary Burke Drums
Scott Petito Bass, Shaker, Octave Mandolin
Tamara Peterson Vocals
Technical Credits
Blind Willie McTell Composer
James Peterson Composer
Lucky Peterson Arranger, Producer
Curtis Mayfield Composer
Tom Waits Composer
Lucinda Williams Composer
Bobby Charles Composer
Kathleen Brennan Composer
Gary Burke Arranger
Larry Campbell Arranger
Rev. Gary Davis Composer
Francis Dreyfus Producer
Robert Johnson Composer
Ray LaMontagne Composer
Scott Petito Arranger, Engineer, Mastering
Billy Taylor Composer
Bill Callahan Composer
Dick Dallas Composer
Beth Reineke Inside Photo
Judge Peterson Composer
Doug Yoel Arranger, Producer, Liner Notes, Cover Photo
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