Christmas Eve with the Del Mar Mind Meld!

Greetings Fine Folks! The whirlwind is upon us! It’s full blast and it’s full of good things. Here’s a last minute blip letting you know that the free Christmas Eve concert is in positive motion and will be happening tomorrow at 1pm in Del Mar. Look below for the details.ChristmasConcertGraphicWe had a rehearsal yesterday and the group and the guests sound fantastic. We’ve got Lizzi Trumbore back from college playing up a storm on trombone and singing and you’ve got to hear her live in 3D. Coral will be there tomorrow and we’ve discovered a new (to us) Jobim gem. Leonard’s funkin’ it up and we’re pulling two of our wild Cream arrangements into the fold and unleashing them into the Del Mar mind meld. Fred’s tuning up the sitar guitar as we speak prepping for his trademark flamenco jam. Young Kate Sprague is singing “It Don’t Mean a Thing (if it ain’t got that swing)” and she and Duke have got that right! Kevyn Lettau will be there along with vocalist’s Allison Adams Tucker, Kekoa Trent, and the Benedetti girls. Lefty will be in the house penciled in for a romp through “Musica Del Mar” along with the famous drummer from TOPS, Riley Fleck! That’s the plan and it’ll be all that much better with you in the loop to absorb the sound and the vibe.

See you soon!
adios, Peter

This is the setup and it's looking like the weather is going to be perfect. Break away if you can and we'll celebrate the moment with some music!

This is the setup and it’s looking like the weather is going to be perfect. Break away if you can and we’ll celebrate the moment with some music!

Noble Twangy Guitar Strums

Ace Folks of San Diego, I’m over here listening to country music and spamming about gig fun! One week it’s Chet Baker, then it’s Hendrix, always Coltrane and Metheny, but yes, somedays the day demands the noble beauty of a twangy guitar strumming a G major chord on the 3rd fret. You know the one, right?

It’s been a good week with lots of surf. Lets start there with a few photos that Uncle Paul snapped while I bubbled around in the wild blue.

PS dropping in at Beacons. photo by Paul Fleck

PS dropping in at Beacons.
photo by Paul Fleck

PS surfing Beacons last week.  photo by Paul Fleck

PS surfing Beacons last week.
photo by Paul Fleck

The surfing blended in with professional studio button pushing and that dovetailed into a few gigs including a fun hit up in Seal Beach with pianist Scott Wilkie with a killer band. Here’s a photo from that eve.

Scott Wilkie on piano along with Jeff Olson, drums, Nate Brown, bass and Peter on guitar.

Scott Wilkie on piano along with Jeff Olson, drums, Nate Brown, bass and Peter on guitar.

Next up, I’ve been in a musical arranging hurricane pulling the sonic details together for next week’s big Christmas Eve concert in Del Mar. We’ve got a wild show in store and hope you can be there with us. Look below for the deets…

And YES, the Roxy night of music is happening this week on Thursday night leading off with a solo guitar set, followed by a few guests joining in for the second set. Good times ahead!

PSScottWilkieGig

That’s the word friends and see you out and about, Peter