The Peterson Brothers were born and raised deep in the “Lost Pines” of Bastrop, Texas. Alex, 14, on bass and violin and vocals; and Glenn Jr., 16 guitar and lead vocals are two brothers, two hearts and one sound. Their music combines the classic blues sounds of legends with their own unique blend of soul-infused inspiration.
In just a few short years they have had the opportunity to open for B.B. King; and play with Buddy Guy, Michael Burks, and Pinetop Perkins. Voted as one of the top 10 bands in the Austin Music Awards in 2010-2011 in the blues, soul and funk category; the boys gained the attention of the legendary Bootsy Collins who has become one of their mentors.
The band is currently in the studio working on their debut album with Michael Freeman, who produced the Grammy Award Winning “Joined at the Hip” by Pinetop Perkins and Willie “Big Eyes” Smith.
Although much of their time is spent honing in on their musical gifts, they put precedence on volunteering and ensuring that their academics are a top priority. The Peterson Brothers are on a mission to help “Keep the Blues Alive”.
Honors & Awards:
2013 Austin Music Awards 1st place for Best “Under -18” Band”
2013 Austin Music Awards 6th place for Top 10 Bands in “Blues Soul and Funk”
2013 Austin Music Awards Alex Peterson 6th place Top 10 "Best Bass” Category”
2012 Best of Bastrop County 1st Place Winner
2012 Austin Music Awards 7th place for Best “Under -18” Band
2011 Aspire to Be Me Talent Competition 1st Place Winner (Austin, TX)
2011 Local Honey's 6th Annual Holiday Mix Show Early Bloomers Awards Dallas, TX)
2011 Austin Music Awards 10th place for Top 10 in the "Blues, Soul and Funk" Category
2011 Austin Music Awards 9th place for Best “Under -18” Band
Partial list of Festival:
Chicago, Illinois -2013 Chicago Blues Festival
Jacksonville Beach, Florida -2013 Springing in the Blues Festival
Austin, Texas 2013 Austin City Limits music Festival (A.C.L.)
Helena, Arkansas – King Biscuit Festival (2011, 2012, 2013)
Linden, Texas – T- Bone Walker Festival (2011, 2012, 20013)
Indianola, Mississiippi - B.B. King Homecoming Festival
Wortham, Texas – Wortham Blues Festival
Tulsa, Oklahoma – Mayfest
Allen, Texas- Allen City Blues Festival
Clarksdale, Mississippi - Pinetop Perkins Homecoming
Freeport, Texas – Summertime Bike and Blues Festival
Bedford, Texas - Bedford Labor day Blues Festival
San Antonio, Texas- Gardens by the Moon Light “Botanical Gardens San Antonio
Web Site: http://www.petersonbrothersband.com/