Live(ish) at SpragueLand Episode 26 Peter Sprague Plays Songs of Home
January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Peter Sprague and the Tribute Rebels
Songs of Home
Ladies and gents, the pandemic marches on and we’re all spending a good part of our life barricaded at home just out of reach from the mighty covid. I’m super fortunate to be able to work from my house and if you’re like me, you make that space have all of the cool things going on—creative environment, music, comfortable, family, and restful. I love my home and I love my life there.
For this livestream concert we’re assembling The Tribute Rebels and we’re composing brand new songs about different aspects of our life at home.
Who are the Tribute Rebels you ask?
Currently there exists a movement all over the country for bands to put on “themed” concerts focusing on the music of some famous artist. Many wonderful things come from this—you learn the fine details of the artist’s music at a level that’s much deeper than you would from just listening to it, plus it’s a cool ride playing a tune you’ve only heard on record and then taking it live. For the audience there’s an added attraction and interest, “how are they going to pull off bringing Paul Simon’s songs into the jazz realm?” A lot of us do it for both the musical enrichment and the hope of garnering up solid interest at the box office.
And then on the other side of this “themed” concert idea, sometimes it’s nice to do a 180 and focus only on our own music. For us composers, coming up with new music breathes new life into our art.
To address this current state of affairs we’re bringing together the Tribute Rebels (Peter, Tripp, Danny, Justin, and Duncan) for a night of freshly composed music that has its own “themed framework” at play. For this installment the theme is Songs of Home.
Danny is going to write two songs, I’ve got three pieces written (one about our little house called “The Bliss Station,” one about our cozy “Fireplace,” and one about a weird kitchen appliance called “Convection Oven,” hah!), Tripp’s coming up with a collaboration song with his daughter Kate, and Justin’s inventing a tale about his perfect pitch enabled sons. Sounds fun and to add some vocal spice to the mix, all the way from the hardcore winters of Copenhagen, Sinne Eeg is our singing corespondent phoning in a performance of “Fireplace” that’s sure to warm up the cabin and bring some visual trance experiences into the fray.
The band includes some of the best with Danny Green on piano, Tripp Sprague on sax and flute, Justin Grinnell on bass, Duncan Moore on drums, and me on guitar. We’ll also have a special guest appearances from vocalists Sinne Eeg and Kate Sprague
Price of admission? Actually the concert is free but we will have a “virtual tip jar” complete with PayPal, Zelle and Venmo info for you to donate whatever you feel good about. Also, old reliable snail mailing checks works too. You folks have been super generous with this and it makes us happy.
(It’ll show up as Satyam Music, that’s my music company)
Be sure when asked “Paying for an item or service” to hit the Change button and select the “family or friends” option to bypass the fees.
Zelle: Peter Sprague firstname.lastname@example.org
mail checks via snail mail to: Peter Sprague
311 East Glaucus St.
Encinitas, CA 92024
To see past gigs, go HERE