A Crazy Mini Hit and Run!

Friends, a new year, new plans to play the guitar, new tunes to write and learn, new friends to make. Hope to see you out there for live music in the brave new world!

I’m playing a solo show at the Roxy on Wednesday night. During the holidays I’ve been having fun completing a new solo guitar CD. It’s nearly done! Solo guitar is on my mind — Etude Z, tip of the hat to Billy Strayhorn, is on the setlist. See you there at the Roxy!

And rounding out the week on Saturday night is an amazing 2 song gig at the Poway Arts Fest. There will be a zillion performers and we’re in there for a mini hit and run…Crazy!

that’s it, Peter

Guinnevere Had Green Eyes

Hi Friends, Crosby, Stills, and Nash’s “Guinnevere” is on LOOP play over here and oh my, what a mood it’s setting up. The sky is gray, rain is on the horizon, Christmas is coming. That section of the tune where Crosby sings “as she turns her gaze, down the slope, to the harbor of L.A.”…well, it just seems like this is the right soundtrack for this moment.

And this moment has been one of slight confusion as we’re trying to figure out where to hold this year’s Christmas Eve concert. Weather maps and trained weather folk are calling for rain on December 24th and our electronic gear, fancy instruments, and Einstein inspired hairdos won’t exist well with water falling from the sky.

So, with a little help from a bunch of folks we’re moving the concert indoors, up to Encinitas, at the Seaside Center for Spiritual Living. This is a great space, seats LOTS of people, free parking, good sounding room, big stage, and paramount—protected from the elements. They are so kind to let us use the space so lets have some FUN! Bring the family, bring friends, bring the warmth of Christmas and community.

Look below for details on the address, etc.

We just finished a rehearsal with the band and it sounded just right. Well, not right off the bat, it took some going over but ended up sounding clean as a whistle.

Can’t wait!

The whole band comfortably smashed into the main room at SpragueLand. photo by Steve Grant

The whole band comfortably smashed into the main room at SpragueLand.
photo by Steve Grant

Leonard and Rebecca singing up a storm! photo by Steve Grant

Leonard and Rebecca singing up a storm!
photo by Steve Grant

Duncan and Fred following along on the iPads. photo by Steve Grant

Duncan and Fred following along on the iPads.
photo by Steve Grant

Lizzi going sideways, Tripp on sax, Kate on vocals, and Gunnar on bass. photo by Steve Grant

Lizzi going sideways, Tripp on sax, Danny on keyboards, Kate on vocals, and Gunnar on bass.
photo by Steve Grant

That's me in the corner along with Lizzi on trombone and Tripp on sax. photo by Steve Grant

That’s me in the corner along with Lizzi on trombone and Tripp on sax.
photo by Steve Grant

Also up this week, Leonard has a concert planned in Santee that I’m thrilled  to be part of. Details for that too are below…

stay well and hope to see you soon, Peter

PS. my hand is doing well and few of the kind members of the band said I ought to get hand surgery more often…

Tune Up That Guitar!

Friends, I write to you and I’m all bundled up with my little Rocky doggie inside my jacket. He too is hunting for warmth on this crispy cold Cali morning! 

Rocky rockin' his Christmas outfit!

Rocky rockin’ his Christmas outfit!

My hand is returning to normal and I’m back to playing the guitar. It’s so nice that when you do something forever, even after a hiatus, the skills return. I laid off for 2 weeks and I can still tune the guitar!

This Sunday I’m playing a solo concert at the El Cajon Library. I hit at 2pm and I’ve got a few new ditties in store. Hope to see you there!

PSSoloGit

all best, Peter