Doing the Laundry!

Solid Folks!

We’re just back from a great trip to Madison, Wisconsin for the Jazz at Five Festival. It was Leonard, Tripp, and I and we took in the town and had two concerts. Loads of folks came out and it was neat to meet the natives who LOVE their town. I can see why!

A wide view of the good folks of Madison who came out to hear the music.

I took my single neck guitar to Madison and it sounded great. Wish I had the twin neck though but the airlines razz me and take all my money when I fly with that guitar.

Leonard and Tripp sharing the sound waves.

And then fly home and slide into the Carlsbad Music Festival!

Enjoying the music ride in Carlsbad.
photo by James Kaspar

We love to travel for music but it’s also transcendental playing for a few friends a few blocks from home. 

Basic rocks true!
After enlightenment, the laundry!
Tune ‘em up and launch!

If we had the volume turned up you’d notice that she’s playing ‘Trane’s solo to “Giant Steps” on that washboard!

For this week on Friday night it’s the Return of the Sprague Brothers! With Tripp on sax and flute and me on guitar we’re planning on a fun night of music at Ki’s in Cardiff. Tripp’s daughter Kate will join in for a few tunes and it promises to be an evening of good sounds and good vibes. Come on out if you can!

The Sprague Brothers back in the day, when water time slightly overshadowed music time. Tripp on the left and Peter on the right.

We’re all sharpened up for a Saturday night show in Los Angeles at a new venue for us called Au Lac Restaurant. It’ll be me, Rebecca, Tripp, Gunnar, and Duncan exploring the Planet Cole Porter music. We’ve never played there but we’re told it’s a great environment for music with good listening and good food. I know it’s a mega drive for our San Diego friends but this note is also going out to our LA fans too and hoping a few of you can check out our trip. Should be good!

Planet Cole Porter with (left to right) Gunnar Biggs, Tripp Sprague, Rebecca Jade, Peter, and Duncan Moore.

There it is, good vibes from SpragueLand…

best, Peter

Converting Garbage?

Good People!

Who do you know in Madison, Wisconsin? Turns out next week we’re braving it once again with that volatile mix of guitars and airplanes and it’ll be me, Leonard, and Tripp flying east to share the good news of jazz with the Madisonites. We’ve got two concerts lined up and one of them is outdoors and I’m told that the humidity gauge will most definitely be turned up along with the bug factor. Bring it on home and if you’ve got friends there, maybe share the gig details below and let ‘em know we’ll do our best to represent. 

Cool Madison fact: the band Garbage formed in Madison in 1994. I was never a fan but I’ll bet once I’m there I’ll convert!

Up for this week, two hits on Friday! First up, a rare visit to the Flower Hill Mall in Del Mar to join in on their on going noontime concerts. Look for Leonard and I in front of Starbucks doing what we do best. Hope to see you there!

Leonard and Peter.

And then in the evening on Friday we’re returning to Ki’s in Cardiff to share the sound with great food and great ocean views. In the loop with me will be vocalist and guitarist Nina Francis along with Gunnar Biggs playing the big wood bass. Folk music, jazz, blues, and originals will be the sonic direction and we might even work in a tune by Garbage for dramatic effect. Snap!

Peter and Nina rehearsing at SpragueLand

There it is friends and thanks for shuffling along with the revolution, best, Peter

Barometer Bustin’ Hurricane Humidity!

Heya Good Folks, hope all goes well and I’ll bet not everyone is in agreement with this thick air. Me and my gang are up at a beach house in Oceanside with cousins, siblings and friends living life in slow motion and the extra warm humid conditions are fitting the scenario perfectly. Hawaii comes to Cali and I’m all in! Surfing without a wetsuit, practicing up for some weekend gigs out on the upper deck overlooking the wide expanse of blue, and early evening walks to the pier with mind expanding sunsets. Our daughter Kylie is down from Portland too and that’s always an added reason to celebrate!

Thrilled to have Kylie down for a visit! PS, Kylie, and Stef.

My friend Billy had a water camera and shot this one of me from behind. Flow!
photo by Billy Stern

Super psychedelic sunset at the O’side Pier were nightly events!

After my return back to SpragueLand I’m jumping into 2 concerts planned for Sunday. First up, I’ll be at the Vista Library for a solo hit starting at 1:30pm. I love solo guitar and this place has a good setup for a music. it’s a free event. Hope you can join me there.

Next, at 5pm the same day, it’ll be Lisa Hightower on vocals, Gunnar Biggs on bass, and me playing a concert at the San Diego Dance Theatre in Liberty Station. We’ve got a great program planned including a few songs that we haven’t played in a long time. The classic Hendrix song “Wind Cries Mary” along with my funkified “Weird Science, Modern Times” are on the bill. We’d love to see you there and look below for the details.

The Trio with Gunnar, Lisa, and Peter photo by Barbara Rix

There it is and I’ll catch a wave for you before the week’s out, best, Peter