Dry Cali Crying the H20 Blues!

Greetings Friends, we’ve got rain and it’s a joy, it’s desperately needed, and it also complicated our gear load in last night at Cal State San Marcos. Leonard and I were trying to find the right room where the music was to take place all the while dodging raindrops and puddles, trying to keep the music gear dry, trying to keep my trusty Birkenstocks from floating down the river. Ah, such a big deal in dry Cali when a storm comes through!

This rain reminds me of my “Rain”, which is a tune that’d fit right in on this blustery day. Think wide open space, gentle Americana diatonic guitar chords, Lisa’s beautiful voice, Randy’s poetic lyrics, all painting a portrait of love with rain as the backdrop. It’s on my Calling Me Home recording and it might be worth checking out here.

The folks over at Ocean Magazine released the December issue and included in the middle is an interview where they highlighted my life as a muso / surfer / family man / land baron / vegan warrior / wanna-be humorist / writer of weekly gig emails among other little ditties. Robert Wald is the fellow that ran the questions by me and I think he steered things in an interesting direction. Especially his last question about “car-guitars” which both he and I keep handy for when the 5 / 805 merge turns into quicksand. Check ‘er out here


Up for this week, I’ll be holding court over at the Roxy in Encinitas on Thursday night. The first set will be solo guitar explorations and for the second set I usually have some guests sitting in and telling their sonic stories. Come and join the classic bohemian north county swirl and tune ‘em up…


On Friday night I’ll be joining trumpet master Gilbert Castellanos and bassist Mac Leighton for a hit at the Westgate Hotel in downtown San Diego. Gilbert plays up a storm and the setting for music there is as intimate as it gets. Folks are literally 2 feet away from us and LISTENING intently. Good stuff and come on out if you can make it.

Playing the Westgate gig with Gilbert on the left, Rob Thorsen on bass, and me on guitar.

Gilbert, Rob, and Peter playing the Westgate gig.

There it is, a rainy day scribe filling in the details. Stay dry, stay warm and stay inspired.
all best, Peter