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 with […]

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 music […]

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 Lobos and Eugene […]

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, Per­cus­sion. Michael Bor­bridge Per­cus­sion. Joli […]

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 he […]

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 “Red […]

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 Littleton. 

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 Feb­ru­ary 10, […]

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, Penn­syl­va­nia, i.e., […]

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 Farewell For […]