Big Pete Pearson is considered to be Phoenix’s King of the Blues. Big Pete is simply an amazing blues singer. He has been fronting bands in the Southwest since the 1950’s. Bob and Big Pete have a long history of playing and recording together which started almost immediately upon Bob’s arrival in Phoenix in 1981. Here are some memorable photos of this master of the blues.
Early 1980s! Bob Corritore, Big Pete Pearson, Bob Tate, Larry Rhymes.
Big Pete Pearson needs no mic!
Big Pete Pearson In A Groove
Big Pete Pearson Blues Band – 1984
(front row – Matt Roe, Big Pete Pearson, Emerson Carrethers
back row – Bob Tate, Jed Allen, Elmer Scott, Bob Corritore)
Big Pete Pearson & B.B. King
Big Pete Pearson With Then-Wife Karen After Receiving A Keeping The Blues Alive Award From The Phoenix Blues Society
The Original Hymn Revivers Publicity Photo – Big Pete Pearson’s Gospel Roots – 1950s
Big Pete Pearson Is To The Far Left, His Wife Is The Woman With The Beehive Hairstyle Two Down From Pete
Big Pete Pearson Blues Band – Elmer Scott, Big Pete Pearson, Bob Corritore, Bernard Williams (Former Sax Player of Dyke & The Blazers), Larry Rhymes, Matt Roe, Dr. Fish – 1983
Big Pete Pearson Blues Band, early 1980s.
Top row: Bob Corritore, Big Pete Pearson, Elmer Scott. Middle row: Bob Tate, Dr. Fish.
Bottom row: Emerson Carrethers, Matt Roe, Larry Rhymes.
Patti Williams sings as Big Pete Pearson and Sam Taylor watch! Early 1990s, Rhythm Room, Phoenix.
Big Pete Pearson, a fan, Finis Tasby, Marco Fiume Blues Passions Festival, Italy, 2005. Photo by Bob Corritore.
Big Pete Pearson and Rhythm Room All Stars (Bob Corritore, Chris James, Big Pete Pearson, Patrick Rynn, John Rapp) at the 2006 Bay-Car Blues Festival, Grande-Synthe, France. Photo by Jocelyn Richez.
Bob Corritore, Big Pete Pearson at the Rhythm Room, Phoenix, 2007. Photo by Dave Blake.
Photo by Dave Blake
Bob Corritore and Big Pete Pearson, 2008 at the Rhythm Room. Photo Dave Blake.
With The Rhythm Room All-Stars – Chris James, Brian Fahey, Big Pete Pearson, Bob Corritore, Patrick Rynn – 2009 (Photo by David Blake)
Big Pete Pearson at the 2009 Ottawa Blues Festival. In the background to the left are the Texas Horns and to the right Bob Corritore.