Roll over, Stevie. The Peterson Brothers are here to stay.
Years ago Glenn and Alex Peterson seized an opportunity to play onstage with legendary bluesman Pinetop Perkins. It became immediately apparent from that debut at Antone’s in Austin, Texas that these two very talented young musicians showed great promise for the future. Since then The Peterson Brothers Band has appeared in front of thousands of enthusiastic fans at numerous clubs and Blues festivals across the country, including the prestigious Chicago Blues Festival and The King Biscuit Festival in Helena AR. They have also opened shows for such major artists as B.B.King, Los Lonely Boys, Lisa Marie Presley, Michael Burks, Pinetop Perkins & Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Marcia Ball, and The Fabulous Thunderbirds.
In addition to their ever growing list of touring dates, including a Monday night residency at Austin’s renowned Continental Club, Glenn and Alex have received numerous accolades along the way from their musical hometown of Austin and from their hometown of Bastrop, Texas, including the recognition of Thursday the 3rd of October (Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Birthday) as “Peterson Brothers’ Day” in the City of Austin. The instinctive bond between the two brothers is most apparent when they take to the stage. Live, they are inspiring and their combination of traditional and contemporary songs, together with some new original material, continues to capture audiences of all ages. Their instrumental prowess holds crowds in awe and their abilities on stage rival that of much older, more seasoned players. Needless to say, The Peterson Brothers have solidified their place on the Austin music scene and are becoming recognized across the country as true prodigies with a deep Blues sensibility that belies their years while fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of their debut self-titled album.
You can check out the Peterson Brothers on Thursday, August 20th at Half Step or Monday nights at The Continental Club and you can stream them right here at KUTX!