'Chasing the Sky' has 6 original songs and 4 cover songs by: Van Morrison, Jack Johnson, Jimmy Buffett and Bob Dylan. The CD was recorded and produced by Pete in his home studio from 2005-2007 and released in November of 2007. The album features guest artists on several tracks as follows: Rush & Julie Clement sing harmonies on 'You Ain't Going Nowhere", Patrick John Dawdy on acoustic rhythm guitar & harmony vocals (Going My Way & Mother Natures Wine), Doug Gluckin on Saxophone & Flute (Talk To Me Lady, Mother Nature's Wine & Going My Way), Jerry Krause on keyboards & bass (Chasing the Sky & Talk To Me Lady), Patrick T. Malloy on lead guitar (Going My Way), Mike Willemin (drums and percussion (Chasing the Sky & Talk To Me Lady). All other songs were performed by Pete on lead & rhythm guitars, harmonica, bass, & sequencer keyboards. The cover photo 'Sails' was shot by Kevin Phillips www.kevinphillips.co.uk
I got my first guitar at about the age of 8. It was a beat up old acoustic guitar that was so warped the strings were about 2 inches off the fretboard. But I learned to play that thing and eventually saved up enough money to buy a cheap electric guitar from Sears. That was all I wanted to do. And I have been a professional musician now for over 30 years. I sound kinda like Jimmy Buffett meets Jim Morrison in a roadhouse in the backwoods of Michigan. My guitar style is finger-picked with a genenous dose of Eric Clapton & Mark Knopfler on one hand and the Stooges and Ramones on the other. Since 2005, I've been playing all over Michigan as a solo artist using backing tracks and loops doing Classic Rock, Blues and Buffett for clubs, deck parties, backyard BBQ's and recording original music with friends. I recently recorded and produced a new CD called 'Chasing the Sky' with 6 original songs and 4 cover songs.
My solo acoustic show is Trop-Rock Floribean, Classic Rock & Blues, a handful of current tunes and a bit of country. It features artists such as: Jimmy Buffett, Van Morrison, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Bob Seger, Tom Petty, John Fogerty and many original songs as well. ...a vast array of excellent music.