Ricky Peterson - Musician's Musician. Plays With David Sanborn, Prince, Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt And Many Others!
Ricky Peterson is a Musician's Musician. He's a keyboard player, producer and composer who has played with saxophone star David Sanborn for 20+ years, and also with Prince, Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac, Bonnie Raitt, John Mayer, George Benson and so many others. We discuss his Minnesota background, his musical family, his celebrated career, and much more. And of course we do a Songfest.
My featured song in this episode is “Metro Shuffle”. Spotify link here.
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Ricky and I discuss:
- Famous Minnesota born rock musicians
- His musical family, including his parents playing organ for the Twins
- Playing at teen dances
- 1970s fusion
- David Sanborn
- Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Nicks/John Mayer/George Benson
In the Songfest portion we play portions of and discuss the following:
- Spooky (David Sanborn)
- The Most Beautiful Girl In The World (Prince)
- P Park (George Benson)
- Under The Radar (The Peterson Brothers)
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“All Of The Time” is Robert’s new single by his band Project Grand Slam. It’s a playful, whimsical love song. It’s light and airy and exudes the happiness and joy of being in love. The reviewers agree. Melody Maker gives it 5 Stars and calls it “Pure bliss…An intimate sound with abundant melodic riches!”. Pop Icon also gives it 5 Stars and calls it “Ecstasy…One of the best all-around bands working today!”. And Mob York City says simply “Excellence…A band in full command of their powers!” Watch the video here. You can stream “All Of The Time” on Spotify, Apple, Amazon or any of the other streaming platforms. And you can download it here.
“The Shakespeare Concert” is the latest album by Robert’s band, Project Grand Slam. It’s been praised by famous musicians including Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad, Jim Peterik of the Ides Of March, Joey Dee of Peppermint Twist fame, legendary guitarist Elliott Randall, and celebrated British composer Sarah Class. The music reviewers have called it “Perfection!”, “5 Stars!”, “Thrilling!”, and “A Masterpiece!”. The album can be streamed on Spotify, Apple and all the other streaming services. You can watch the Highlight Reel HERE. And you can purchase a digital download or autographed CD of the album HERE.
“The Fall Of Winter” is Robert’s single in collaboration with legendary rocker Jim Peterik of the Ides Of March and formerly with Survivor. Also featuring renowned guitarist Elliott Randall (Steely Dan/Doobie Brothers) and keyboard ace Tony Carey (Joe Cocker/Eric Burden). “A triumph!” (The Indie Source). “Flexes Real Rock Muscle!” (Celebrity Zone). Stream it on Spotify or Apple. Watch the lyric video here. Download it here.
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