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St. Paul Peterson (The Time, fDeluxe, The Family) Interview

PrincediscoveredPaul Peterson, aka “St Paul,” at the age of 17. He enlisted him as a keyboard player inThe Time”for the moviePurple Rain.”

Paul took the lead vocalist spot in the Prince produced groupThe Familybefore becoming a solo artist and scoring hits forMCAandAtlantic Records.

St. Paul has recorded, toured or written withSteve Miller,Peter Frampton,Daryl Hall,Prince,George Benson,Oleta Adams,The Corrs,Kenny Loggins, andMorris Day and The Timeto name a few.

His band,fDeluxe(formerly The Family) is celebrating the35th anniversary of their Prince produced record with a few select shows around the country. Paulhas recently put together “St Paul and the Mpls Funk All Stars,” consisting of musicians and producers who helped to create the Mpls Sound.

He also hosts a hugely successful video podcast “Music On The Run”.

When St. Paul isn’t recording, herunsPeterson Music and Events, a music and event consulting service originally started by his father Willie Peterson back in the 1940’s. He also has a 16 piece orchestra that plays at many of the top galas in the Mpls/St Paul area, appropriately titled thePaul Peterson Orchestra.

2018 Highlights include playing in Australia twice!Once as the musical director ofNothing Compares 2 Prince, an all-alumni tribute concert to the one and only Prince. He played two sold-out shows at the Sydney Opera House, and one in Melbourne.St Paul returned to Melbourne and played Birds Basement with his band TheMpls Funk All Stars

2017 highlights include touring with his new band,St Paul and the Minneapolis Funk All Starsin Australia and Maui, where Mick Fleetwood and Steven Tyler sat in.

2016 Highlights include a summer tour with classic rockerPeter Frampton, and a #1 Smooth Jazz penned hit withBrian Culbertson.


Originally aired March 9th, 2020

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