Serrado

Good People, I’m back from a great trip to Denver and now it’s about learning some new music from vocalist Alicia Olatuja. We’re playing a hit at the Loft (at UCSD) on Thursday night. Alicia is an amazing vocalist! We’ve both been doing a fair amount of touring this last year with the Billy Childs group. Good times waiting at airports!

For the Loft gig it’ll be Alicia singing with Josh Nelson on piano, Christian Euman on drums, Ben Williams on bass, and me on guitar. I’m stoked that she plays Djavan’s “Serrado” as part of her repertoire as this has long been a favorite of mine. Alicia sings—

Serei feliz de novo,
Meu povo, deixa eu chorar com você
Alicia Olatuja

Alicia Olatuja

Onwards to other news, last summer we had a cool moment at the Summer Fun on 101 concert series up here in Leucadia. This clip made it to YouTube and it captures our version of Hendrix’s “Castles Made of Sand” complete with some rare PS guitar fuzz tone…

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And that’s the story for this week. It’s good to be in touch and see you out there soon, Peter

Six String Liverpoolian Harmony!

Greetings Gifted Folks, the word on the street over here in Leucadia is you got to get your life into buying love in the sky with diamonds coming together with my dear Martha here there and everywhere, oh darlin’ within without you while my guitar gently weeps as you aquire a little help from my friends.

As you can imagine, Fred Benedetti and I are immersed in the details of Beatles music attempting to slide it around the corner for a Saturday night concert. I’ve got these arrangements that bring forth a jazz element in their music. Lots of tricky moves and even after the rehearsal there’s still some work to be done. That’s the RX for the week ‘cuz folks, we want to share only the BEST with you. From the raunch to the gentle ballads, it’s going to be a cool night of six stringed Liverpoolian harmony. Look below for the details.

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Last week we zipped to Fallbrook:

Shapeshifting at the Fallbrook Library with Tripp, Leonard and Peter. photo by Steve Grant

Shapeshifting at the Fallbrook Library with Tripp, Leonard and Peter.
photo by Steve Grant

and then we took in Solana Beach:

Beating the drum at the Belly Up with Leonard and Peter. photo by John Hancock

Beating the drum at the Belly Up with Leonard and Peter.
photo by John Hancock

and looking off into the future, next week I’ll be in Denver with Billy Childs and Dianne Reeves and come mid-May we’re venturing north to Tacoma to take in our daughter Kylie’s college graduation. This trip of living on earth is a mind blower! Time is just floor to the pedal one moment and then it’s chilled honey as you wait on hold through some mean spirited telephone cue. “Roll with it” a street sadhu once told me…

rolling, all best, Peter

Radical Red Tape!

Hi Good People, the red tape of modern living is overtaking me at the moment. The sun is out, there’s a little surf, yet the merchants of details beckons at the door. Thus, a short gig email is how it’ll unravel today. It’s a good life always, and it’s great to be in touch with you!

Killer last week concerts with the new music. Thanks to all of you that ventured out into the real world of live music and we had fun, yes? The new piece had a cool dynamic flow and there are plans to record it and release it downwind. Arc-ananda…

Camarada at Liberty Station with Fred, Gunnar, Beth, Duncan, and Peter photo by Barbara Wise

Camarada at Liberty Station with Fred, Gunnar, Beth, Duncan, and Peter
photo by Barbara Wise

The setlist.

The setlist.

Gearing for this week, it’s Tripp, Leonard, and I ditching the red tape and going for transcendence at the Fallbrook Library on Thursday night. They have a wonderful space for music and we hope to see you there!

Peter, Leonard, and Tripp.

Peter, Leonard, and Tripp.

And on Sunday Leonard and I are part of the latest installment of the Six String Society, lifting off from the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach. The theme is New Orleans with loads of great players and stage props. Sounds fun and we’re looking forward to the hoopla!

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there it is and thanks for hanging with me, best, Peter