Pete Kartsounes is no stranger to the life of a full time musician. He has spent the past 13 years writing, recording and touring nationally and internationally. Now living in Boulder, Colorado, Pete has established himself as a dominant figure in todays music scene.
Apart from playing festivals and venues nationwide as a member of the Wayword Sons "featuring Benny Galloway" (writer behind the songs of Yonder Mountain String Band), Pete also plays as a solo act, and with his own band "Pete Kartsounes Band" (P.K.B). The band consists of an amazing group of musicians, who's skill set has the ability to fit the genre of any event. Pete's mixture of musical genres is extensive, making his music unique. He writes ballads, blues, jazzy, bluegrass, standard-like and sometimes music that isn't so easy to describe other than to say that they are "story-telling" songs. He is also known for his strong, soulful voice, and encompassing lyrics. Referred to as a "must see" and "truely one of a kind" from critics, he is becoming one of the most prolific songwriters of today.
Pete's newest release "Out of Nowhere" is his 3rd and most essential albumn to date. Getting rave reviews throughout the country, it is a tasteful blend of Bluegrass, Jazz, folk, and blues, entwined with acoustic overtones and superb musicianship. The disc includes many well known artists, some of which are Grammy Award Winner Sally Van Meter, Jeff Austin (Yonder Mtn String Band), Drew Emmitt (Leftover Salmon), and Travis Book (The Infamous Stringdusters). It was also recorded in DSD (Direct Stream Digital) format by Gus Skinas. It is truely original and visual music.