The Doppler Effect

Friends, here’s a short one ‘cuz life’s heading towards tornado alley. Warm air meeting cool, it’s all part of nature but it still packs a punch.

Here’s a good item of note, a couple weeks back I blocked out an afternoon and tuned up my guitar and performed to the microphone and video camera. The song this time was “Here, There, and Everywhere” with all of my added twists and turns. It came out pretty good and it lives happily ever after on YouTube, patiently waiting for folks like you to take it for a spin. Let me know…


Up for this week we’ll be at Croce’s on Thursday night. The band is Leonard on vocals, Tripp on sax and flute, and me on guitar. I LOVE this combination and we’ve got killer tunes to launch and explore. Hope to see you there!

Peter, Leonard, and Tripp.

Peter, Leonard, and Tripp.

And next, Friday morning I jump on a plane headed for South Carolina to play a hit with Dianne Reeves and the band. I don’t think I’ve ever been there so that’ll be cool. But the reality is it’s a tight schedule and the real deal will be the concert on Saturday evening. Dianne’s voice is amazing and that’s the reason to travel all that way. Wish you could be there…

The one and only Dianne Reeves!

The one and only Dianne Reeves!

There it is for this week. I’m warming up the doppler radar machine to help predict the path where the life cyclone will lead. Spinning…

all best, Peter

Circulating the World!

Hey Everyone, it’s a learning tricking tunes cramfest going on over here today as TONIGHT I’m playing at the Blue Whale in LA. It’s vocalist Denise Donatelli’s gig and she’s got some great tunes but not ones that you can just cruise through. Geoffrey Keezer’s on piano along with Dave Robaire on bass and Walter Rodriguez on drums. As soon as I’m done with this gig email I’m going to hit the road.


Last weeks solo guitar Beatle vid that I put out on YouTube has been having a fun time CIRCULATING the world. As of this moment 2,351 folks have taken it for a spin plus loads of folks have written in reporting that it’s a worthy ride. It was a joy to put together and has inspired me to continue on. Look for a new vid coming next week…


Up for the rest of the week, on Thursday night I’m back at the Roxy stirring up the solo guitar exploration stew complete with Beatles, PS Tunes, jazz swingers, and Hendrix sound FX warps all as part of the MIX. Hope to see you there for the fun!

On Friday night I’ll be playing a show with pianist Danny Green and my brother Tripp on sax and flute. We’ll be at the La Jolla Community Center and we’ve got some cool tunes worked up. I think they have nice food and wine included with the entry fee. Big fun!


For the last hit of the week Leonard and I will be at Solterra Winery in Leucadia, right down the road from my house, on Sunday night. Life is good around here and we’d love to share the north county beach atmosphere with you! We play at 7pm and we’ve had some really fun nights of music at this place. Check it out!

Leonard and Peter winning in Chula Vista! photo by Kevin Kinnear

photo by Kevin Kinnear

That’s it for now, the freeway beckons and the tires are anxious to start rolling…all best, Peter

Can’t Buy Me Rain!

Greetings Good People, it’s raining in SoCal and the Encinitas foliage consortium is digging the H20!

Me too, I’ve been staying dry in the main room at SpragueLand exploring the inner workings of “Can’t Buy Me Love.” I documented it on video and thought I’d share it around. Turns out it’s a blues tune (never really realized that) and it feels good swinging and expanding out with improvisation. BeatleJazz once again taking over the universe!


That’s it for this week. I’ve been gigging every night but they’re all private hits. Tonight in San Clemente for a rainy day wedding — fingers crossed for the freeway Friday afternoon hell drive.

I’ll be back with you next week with some cool gigs.

Stay inspired and stay dry, Peter