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Live(ish) at SpragueLand Episode 27: Peter Sprague Plays Pat Metheny – Watercolors
March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
For those who know me, know that over here at SpragueLand we are big fans of Pat Metheny’s music. We’ve already produced two Metheny music livestreams and played numerous live concerts over the years. For me his blend of melodicism, jazz meets Americana, and Brazilian influences is just the right blend and truly the guiding light into how to present music. He’s the real deal!
It turns out, for the first time in my life, Pat has asked me and the band to back him up for a private concert in L.A. in mid-March. What a thrill and we’re already working on the setlist. Pat has in mind some of his older songs — New Chautauqua, Sea Song, River Quay, and Watercolors. — these are all new to me. To these classics we’ll had songs that Leonard sings including, Song to Bilboa, Lone Jack, Are You Going With Me, Better Days Ahead, and Travels — all of them outfitted with lyrics by Randy Phillips.
So the idea of this show is to work up the new songs in rehearsal, play the Live(ish) From SpragueLand broadcast, later in the week rehearse the program with Pat, and then the next day play the actual concert. We want to be prepared and given that the Metheny gig is a private event we thought it’d be nice to share our progress with you folks. Just to be clear, Pat won’t be on the livestream show but only the private gig later in the week.
The band includes some of the best with Leonard Patton on vocals, John Opferkuch on piano, Mack Leighton on bass, Duncan Moore on drums, and me on guitar.
It’ll be fun, best, Peter
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:
311 East Glaucus St.
Encinitas, CA 92024
To see past gigs, go HERE