Live From Spragueland Peter Sprague Plays Metheny
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Encinitas, CA, U.S.A 92024
Here's the YouTube link: https://youtu.be/jpHsWYBvmMQ
Sometimes we call it the Lyricized Metheny and it’s a combination of Pat’s perfect instrumental songs outfitted with lyrics.
The innovative guitar playing and the gorgeous compositions of Pat Metheny have had an enormous influence with me and my music. When I got out of high school I spent a sweltering summer in Boston and that’s when I first heard him play. I was blown away and followed him around town and eventually had the good fortune of taking a few lessons with him. It was one of the big moments of my musical life and I remain a true believer in the messages he’s sending out through the wind.
For this livestream concert we’re playing a collection of his music set to lyrics and sung by Leonard Patton. We’re traveling the airwaves with Pat’s ballads and burners plus an Ornette Coleman tangent and a tribute piece I wrote for Pat and his hometown “Lee’s Summit”.
I told Pat about this concert and he’s contributing a brand new hot off the press composition of his that’s never been heard or played. We’re thrilled and honored to launch this new gem into the universe.
The band includes some of the best with Leonard Patton on vocals, John Opferkuch on piano, Mack Leighton on bass, Duncan Moore on drums, and Peter Sprague on guitar.
Price of admission? Actually the concert is free but we will have a “virtual tip jar” complete with my PayPal and Venmo info for you to donate whatever you feel good about. We’d love for this to work out too.
See you in outer space!