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REFLECTIONS

Every morning I listen to a Pandora station that I seeded a long time ago with one of my favorite artists, Shawn Colvin. (I saw one of her shows in NYC when she was just coming up, and have been a fan ever since.) About six months ago, the station played a live version of Sara Bareilles performing “King of Anything”.

In this particular version, Sara forgets the lyrics and stops singing for a while, and then makes fun of herself. I love that she decided to release this recording as opposed to one without a flub. I tagged it as a “favorite,” so I hear it quite often, and it still makes me smile.

Artists are human and no matter how much we prepare, we will always make mistakes.
How we react to those mistakes determines how the rest of a show goes, and how the audience feels about it. To get better I’ve found it really important to push and practice as hard as I can, but also to be content with whatever happens.  

It’s a curious juxtaposition of dissatisfaction (which makes you want to improve things) and acceptance (which brings peace and happiness). They’re both necessary!

I'm so psyched about the new record we’re working on… We’re almost done with 15 songs, and now we have to choose which ones will make the cut. Mixing will be happening in December, and the album will be released in early 2019. Very exciting!

SHOW UPDATES

Two full band shows coming up, one on each coast:

If you’re in or near Santa Barbara, we’ll be doing a benefit at SOhO on November 29 for Surf Happens Foundation.

If you’re in NYC, come check us out at Rockwood, on December 12. 

VIDEO OF THE MONTH

The day before our Main Stage gig at the Telluride Jazz Festival, seven of us piled into a solar-powered psychedelic van along with a film crew, and recorded “Let You In,” one of the tunes on the new record.
"Let You In" (Live at Telluride Jazz 2018) with Jam In The Van

PHOTOS OF THE MONTH

Planning another tour for the spring where I open for an established artist, and was reminiscing about the great time I had with Brendan James earlier this year.

We did five shows together and became great friends.
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Hanging out with Brendan before our Highline Ballroom show.

FULL CALENDAR

Thursday October 25
at Hard Rock Cafe, NYC

A Leg to Stand On's Rocktoberfest Benefit

Friday November 2
at Benaroya Hall, Seattle

The Feast 
Mateo Messina's 21st Symphony benefitting Seattle Children's Hospital
(I’ll be playing “Alive in Me” with the Northwest Symphony Orchestra!)

Thursday November 29
at
SOhO, Santa Barbara
Surf Happens Foundation Benefit

Wednesday December 12
at Rockwood Music Hall, NYC
Debut show at a new NYC venue for us
(RIP Caffè Vivaldi)

Wednesday February 6
at Joe's Pub, NYC
Thanks for listening,

-Pete
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