Less Road Traveling Ahead!

Widespread Friends! It’s a good week to be alive and making music. I’m just back from a little spin up to Santa Barbara with Leonard and we had an inspired concert at the SB City College. What a neat town and it’s a whole lot like here. Maybe that’s why I felt right at home. Can’t wait to go back!

Looking south with endless blue and pristine sand. Santa Barbara magic!

Looking south with endless blue and pristine sand. Santa Barbara magic!

The news for this week is that we’re doing two concerts with our group Road Work Ahead. A semi sad slant on things is that this may be our last little bebop romp with the boys. It turns out that Bob’s been having pain in his hands and wants to slow down his playing activities and he’s the sole reason that this group exists in the first place. So without him, we wouldn’t really be Cal Trans’ favorite sons. The music writer for the San Diego Union Tribune George Varga aptly called it “The Road Less Traveled” in his article in this week’s art section. Click here to read it for yourself.

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And if you want a little back story on RWA, here are the roots and here’s the low down on our most recent recording.

We’re playing two concerts this week with the first one taking place on Thursday night at The Merc in Temecula. It’s a first rate listening venue and has all of the right elements to help the music lift off.

Halloween is a night off and then on Saturday evening we’ll be at Dizzy’s in Pacific Beach. Here again, it’s a great sounding room and it’s all about the music. Plenty of free parking is available and it’s a great vibe.

Please come on down and we’ll celebrate some of the best things in life, friendship and music!

Road Work Ahead with Jim Plank on the drums, Bob Magnusson on the bass, Bill Mays on piano, and Peter Sprague on guitar. photo by Dwight Harrington

Road Work Ahead with Jim Plank on the drums, Bob Magnusson on the bass, Bill Mays on piano, and Peter Sprague on guitar.
photo by Dwight Harrington

Peeking around the bend, looking to next week on November 5th I’m joining up with pianist Geoffrey Keezer and vocalist Gillian Margot for a night of music at Dizzy’s. Big fun and I’ll be back with you at the top of the week with more info about this concert.

There it is folks and thanks for following along and being part of our quiet revolution. Life is precious, life is sweet!

all best, Peter

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