|Greetings Friends, the gig email is coming up short and sweet this week as the recording studio bustles and the woodshed is yelling out, “loads of new music to learn for the upcoming gigs.” Also, the surf is up a little after a month of nonstop slopfest— one to two foot mini’s with fluxing water temps. Summer, what’s happening, yo?
It’s a Peter and Leonard music weekend coming up! First we’re playing at the Harbor Breakfast Music Hall in Little Italy on Saturday night. A month back I played this spot solo and had a wonderful time. It’s run by an old friend of mine from way back when I lived at the Go-Home off of Carmel Valley Road in Del Mar. Ted is the architect that designed the crazy house and now he’s opened this cool breakfast spot downtown. During the week in the mornings it’s all about ham and eggs but come Saturday night it’s jazz that’s on the menu. Pretty cool scene and we’re hoping you can come out and hang with us in the city!
On Sunday late afternoon Leonard and I are taking the music outside and we’ll be playing at the Del Mar Plaza with the ocean as our backdrop. Magic setup and free music in the heart of Babylonia (that’s what we call Del Mar these days). Come and be part of the revolution!
there it is fine folks and see you soon, Peter
|Hello Friends, I’m hoping these words arrive at a good time. It’s summer, Edu Lobo is singing “Pontieo” over here and the baião groove never felt so good! It’s a tune he recorded with Sergio Mendes and the chorus hook is absolute perfection.
Last week was a wonderful collection of concerts leading off with the Guitar Masters gig at the Embarcadero with Russell Malone, Anthony Wilson, and happily me. These guys rip and it was an inspired night of what can happen when you practice for three quarters of your life and you’re fortunate enough to start out talented already. Masters of the six string plus good humans too! Thanks emanating out to Gilbert Castellanos for including all of us and organizing this music series and also SD Tribune writer George Varga for helping spread the word in the paper.
Next I steered the Element to Carlsbad Music Festival to play a solo set. For me, no matter how it plays out, I love taking on solo guitar and searching for the magic. Attempting transcendence, often falling short, but digging the ride!
Last for last week, we Blurred the music on Sunday down at Liberty Station with Fred Benedetti and brother Tripp. What a cool show and can’t wait to hang with them again.
I came across this music and video the other day and I’m moved! Jacob Collier with the Metropole Orkest! It’s gorgeous…
In the works for this week, I’m happy to report that The Roxy Encinitas has reopened. It’s newly renovated and ready for more good times and music. I’ll be there on Thursday night for a solo hit. Hopefully the falafels will be in the flow and the welcome sight of you, good people of jazz. See ya’ there!
Leonard and I will bring it on Friday night to Ki’s in Cardiff. Always a good scene and great food!
The solo guitar concert revolution continues on Sunday afternoon, this time in east county at the Mission Trails Visitor Center. They have a wonderful theatre with great acoustics and it’s a full on listening setup. Can’t wait!
Rounding the bend into early next week, on Tuesday evening I’m sharing songs at the Julian Library. I’ve said it before and I’m still thinking it’s true, libraries rock for live music! It’s all there, silence to set the stage, usually top level acoustics, and no margarita blender hogging the air waves. The Julian setup is perfecto and I’m looking forward to it.
There it is friends! Thanks for tuning in and hope to see you in the realtime.
|Hola Fine Folks, just back from a whirlwind, cross country, go through customs, rent the car, trip to Toronto and back and all I can say is the surf was up on Lake Superior! It was barreling!
I’ve got musos coming over in an hour to record so I’ll zip through the niceties and great right into what’s up for this week.
On Thursday night I’m so very fortunate to be included in an all-star jazz guitar night at the Embarcadero Marina Park South. The lineup includes me along with Russell Malone, and Anthony Wilson. These guys are six string heroes and what a joy! Look below for the deets and hope to see you there!
Next up I’m stoked to be included at the Carlsbad Music Festival and I’m playing a solo hit on Friday night at 6pm. Music in the village!
And last up, the Blurring the Edges posse is pulling together the notes and rhythms for a concert down in Liberty Station. It’s Sunday at 5pm and it’ll be Tripp, Fred, and I manipulating the sound waves. Surfs up in the aural sphere as well!
thanks friends and see you there, Peter