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SEPTEMBER 2018

Welcome to our first monthly newsletter!
 
First, let me say thank you - If you're a long-time friend who's been watching my musical journey, or a new fan that has discovered us during our recent shows, I really appreciate your support!


I’ll be sending these out the third Tuesday of every month. I'm always happy to get feedback (just reply to this email.) If you'd rather not receive them, please hit “unsubscribe” at the bottom of this email.

REFLECTIONS

Why do you do this?
 
It’s a question I’ve been asked a few times.
 
When people tell me that my music touches them, it makes me happy. When the opposite happens, it bums me out. If you’re an artist or know one, you know that the pans affect you far more than the praise. 

Why put myself out there for the world to judge? Why go through the emotional roller coaster?

 
My answer is pretty simple.
I have to. I love creating. I love performing. 

Playing and writing music gives me energy and keeps me young.
It opens my heart, increases my awareness, and puts a huge smile on my face.
 
I love it when my music resonates with someone so much that they feel compelled to tell me.


PHOTOS OF THE MONTH


My son and I take an annual trip to Jackson, WY.

I push him to hike and bike and explore.

He reminds me to take it slow and enjoy every moment.

We had a blast playing the Main Stage at the Telluride Jazz Festival in August!  Here’s a shot of the band en route…
...and a shot from the stage. It's one of the most beautiful places we’ve had the privilege to play.

VIDEO OF THE MONTH

“Alive in Me” is a song I wrote about my Mom, who left us earlier this year after living a great life (she made it to 89!). I was partially inspired by a premise in the recent animated film “Coco,” that people stay alive only as long as they are remembered by others who are still living. I’ve had a lot of people come up to me after shows and tell me that the song made them cry, usually because it reminded them of someone they lost.
 
This was filmed at our last show at the Public Theater (Joe’s Pub) in NYC.
We can't wait to play there again next February!

"Alive In Me" from Joe's Pub NYC
NEWS

We’ve been having a blast working on the new record. At the end of July, we spent two weeks at Power Station in NYC recording 15 tracks, under the loving guidance of uber-maestro Rob Mathes.

Rob’s worked with a ton of famous artists, including Sting, 21 Pilots, and Panic at the Disco.

I’ll be listening to “roughs” over the next few weeks and couldn’t be more excited. The record will be ready at the end of the year, with the official release in early 2019. 

Stay tuned!


LIVE
 
We just had a couple of great shows in CA (thank you Divine Fall!) and Westport, CT (thank you Friends of Sherwood Island).  Most of my musical attention the rest of the year will be focused on finishing the record, but we do have a few fun shows coming up (hope to see you at one):

Saturday October 6
in Santa Barbara

Table of Life
Gala benefitting the
Foodbank of Santa Barbara County


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
BIG show - details coming soon

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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