2015. June 6th. Dr. John with musical director Sarah Morrow (Trombone), Pete Sears (Bass), Vernon Black (Guitar), David Rokeach (Drums), and Annie Sampson (Back-up vocals). Private high ticket price Benefit for Wavy Gravy’s Camp Winnarainbow.

Just had a fan­tas­tic gig play­ing bass with Dr. John, Sarah Mor­row, David Rokeach, Ver­non Black, and my old Stone­ground band-mate Annie Samp­son. What an amaz­ing piano player…and gui­tar play­er. I’ve always loved his play­ing, but live he’s some­thing else. Espe­cial­ly when your inter­act­ing with him on stage. All pro­ceeds for this ben­e­fit go to […]

2015. “Shades of Brown” Los Cenzontles & Andre Thierry, featuring David Hidalgo. Pete Sears on Hammond B3 and Electric Piano.

For gen­er­a­tions, Zyde­co and Mex­i­can music have thrived side by side in Rich­mond, Cal­i­for­nia; home to Cre­oles from Louisiana and Chi­canos with deep roots in Cal­i­for­nia and Mex­i­co. Now, in “Shades of Brown”, Andre Thier­ry and Los Cen­zon­tles unite their ances­tral voic­es in cel­e­bra­tion. Joined by the music leg­end David Hidal­go, they cre­ate a joy­ful […]

May 2013. “Red River”. Los Cenzontles. Pete Sears, keyboards.

May 2013. “Red Riv­er”. Los Cen­zon­tles. Pete Sears, key­boards. From the brand new full-length vinyl album PURO JAM…with David Hidal­go, elec­tric gui­tar and guiro. David Bautista, har­mon­i­ca. Pete Sears, key­boards. Eugene Rodriguez, steel string gui­tar. Hugo Arroyo, bass. Sage Bag­gott, drums. Los Cen­zon­tles proud­ly announces it first full-length vinyl album PURO JAM fea­tur­ing instru­men­tal jams […]

2012. “Regeneration” Los Cenzontles. Pete Sears, guest keyboards.

2012. “Regen­er­a­tion” Los Cen­zon­tles. I played some key­boards on this amaz­ing album. After many many months of song writ­ing, record­ing, mix­ing, mas­ter­ing, and every­thing else that goes into pro­duc­ing a record, Los Cen­zon­tles is excit­ed to announce the release of their newest album, Regen­er­a­tion. Regen­er­a­tion cel­e­brates the emerg­ing Lati­no-boom youth gen­er­a­tion by fus­ing Lati­no roots […]

2011. “The Storm That Swept Mexico”. Documentary Film by Ray Telles and Paradigm Productions.

2011. “The Storm That Swept Mex­i­co”. I wrote and record­ed the orig­i­nal score for this doc­u­men­tary on the “Mex­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion”. Aired on 300 PBS sta­tions nation­wide, as well as film fes­ti­vals and major Uni­ver­si­ties Direct­ed by Ray Telles. and pro­duced by Ray Telles and Ken Rabin. Par­a­digm Pro­duc­tions. I co-pro­­duced the Tra­di­tion­al music with Pan­cho […]

2010. Los Cenzontles “raza de oro”.

2010. Los Cen­zon­tles “raza de oro”. I strong­ly advise you to go and see “Los Cen­zon­tles” if you get a chance…you won’t be sor­ry. I joined Eugene on organ for one track as a guest. Oth­er guests on the album include David Hidal­go and Ry Cood­er. — with Los Cen­zon­tles, Ry Cood­er, Los Cen­zon­tles, Los […]

2009. Harvey Mandel and the Snake Crew LIVE. Recorded at Biscuits & Blues, San Francisco, California.

2009. Har­vey Man­del and the Snake Crew LIVE. Record­ed at Bis­cuits & Blues, San Fran­cis­co, Cal­i­for­nia. Har­vey has been one of my favorite gui­tar play­ers since I first heard his “Cristo Reden­tor” album in 1969. Har­vey Man­del gui­tar. I played piano. Mick Mar­tin Vocals & Harp. Bil­ly John­son Drums. Steve Evans Bass. Jose Najara Con­gas, […]

2008. “The Life & Rebirth of Hospitalito Atitlan”. Narration by Isabel Allende.

2008. “The Life & Rebirth of Hos­pi­tal­i­to Ati­t­lan”. Nar­ra­tion by Isabel Allende. I wrote & record­ed part of the orig­i­nal score, and record­ed Isabel Allende ‘s nar­ra­tion at my “Wind­jam­mer Studio’s” in San Rafael, Cal­i­for­nia. A fundrais­ing DVD for the hos­pi­tal­i­to, in San­ti­a­go, Ati­t­lan, Guatemala. It was wrecked by the gov­ern­ment army dur­ing the civ­il […]

2008. “Songs of Wood & Steel” Los Cenzontles with David Hidalgo. Pete Sears played piano on “Red River Road”.

2008. “Songs of Wood & Steel” Los Cen­zon­tles with David Hidal­go. Pete Sears played piano on “Red Riv­er Road”. Oth­er guests were: Lin­da Ron­stadt, Julian Gon­za­lez, and the Estra­da Broth­ers. Pete lat­er played a show with Los Cen­zon­tles and Dave Hidal­go at Yoshi’s in Oak­land. He said it was one of the most enjoy­able shows […]

2007. Floyd “Red Crow” Westerman. Photo of Pete Sears and Floyd taken backstage at the “Mint” in Los Angeles before a show they played together. Floyd went into hospital the next day.

2007. Floyd “Red Crow” West­er­man. Pho­to of Pete Sears and Floyd tak­en back­stage at the “Mint” in Los Ange­les before a show they played togeth­er. Floyd went into hos­pi­tal the next day. I lost a good friend. Floyd passed away at 5:00am, Dec 13, 2007 in Los Ange­les, Cal­i­for­nia, he was 71 years old. Floyd […]

2007.“Haight Ashbury Free Clinic” Benefit album.

2007.“Haight Ash­bury Free Clin­ic” Ben­e­fit album. They used two tracks I played on…one with “Moon­al­ice” called “Blink of an Eye”, and one from my solo album “The Long Haul” of a song I wrote and record­ed with John Lee Hook­er called “Eliz­a­beth”. — with John Lee Hook­er and Moon­al­ice. Tag Pho­toAdd Loca­tionEd­it

2006. “Old-Fashioned Fun on Route 66”. Documentary soundtrack written and recorded by Pete Sears.

2006. “Old-Fash­ioned Fun on Route 66”. Doc­u­men­tary sound­track writ­ten and record­ed by Pete Sears. A doc­u­men­tary con­tain­ing vin­tage 8mm footage. A sto­ry of the road trav­el­ing between two eras. I wrote the orig­i­nal score for this film. I used gui­tarist Chris Collin’s and drum­mer Vince Lit­tle­ton. — with Chris Collins, Thomas J. Cau­dle and Vince […]

2006. Feb. “Sacred Run” Benefit. Recorded live at Studio Z, San Francisco. Floyd “Red Crow” Westerman, Pete Sears, Dennis Banks, Wavy Gravy.

2006. Feb. “Sacred Run” Ben­e­fit. I played Accor­dion on this live album. Sacred Run His­to­ry | Tracks | Pur­chase Record­ed live in Feb­ru­ary 2006, fea­tur­ing: DENNIS BANKS, FLOYD RED CROW WESTERMAN, PETER COYOTE, PETE SEARS, ROBBY ROMERO, DAVID AMRAM, MARTHA REDBNE, CHARLIE HILL, WAVY GRAVY AND MORE. The 2006 Sacred Run kick-off con­cert was record­ed […]

2005. DVD of the Chetfest Show at the GAMH…unfortunately no longer available.

2005. DVD of the Chet­fest Show at the GAMH…unfortunately no longer avail­able. Chet had a lot left to give the world; but the waves of spir­it, gen­eros­i­ty and quite strength that peo­ple like Chet send out, will con­tin­ue for eter­ni­ty. Its peo­ple like Chet who give us hope that the human species won’t self destruct […]

Pete Sears and Chet Helms. Article from Haight Street Music News — 2005

Pete Sears and Chet Helms. Arti­cle from Haight Street Music News — 2005 PETE SEARSMUSICIAN & HUMANITARIAN I always liked and admired Pete Sears, a par­a­digm in the para­dox­i­cal world of music and spent sev­er­al years tak­ing images of him dur­ing the sev­en year run of The Gath­er­ing On The Moun­tain in Blakeslee, […]

2005. Great American Music Hall Marquee sign. 2005 fundraiser and tribute for Chet Helms…hosted by Pete Sears, Roger and Ann McNamee, and Dawn Holliday.

2005. Great Amer­i­can Music Hall Mar­quee sign. 2005 fundrais­er and trib­ute for Chet Helms…hosted by Pete Sears, Roger and Ann McNamee, and Dawn Hol­l­i­day.   Here’s a piece writ­ten about Chet in the Haight Street Music News by my friend Don Aters…Don was close to Chet. Don Aters – Haight Street Music News 2005. A […]