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 […]
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2005. July 29th. Tribute to Chet Helms. Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California. I spoke with Chet while he was very ill in his hospital bed not long before he passed away. Although he was very concerned about his health, as he had been for quite some time, he was at that point optimistic […]
2005. “Learning Piano” with Pete Sears. DVD. I release a three hour piano instruction DVD for the “Icons of Rock” series. We shot it at “Hyde Street Studios” on their white Yamaha 6ft grand piano. It was the same studio that I recorded “Red Octopus” with Jefferson Starship in 1975 when it was “Wally Heider […]
Pete Sears on Piano at The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
2004. Spencer Dryden Benefit at Slims: San Francisco: 5/22/04 Benefit organizer Pete Sears goes over the evenings schedule with master of ceremonies Wavy Gravy. I put this benefit together to help Spencer who was having medical problems as well as having had his house burned down. A special thanks to Dawn Holliday and the staff at […]
2004. May 22nd. Spencer Dryden Benefit organized by Pete Sears at Slims, San Francisco, CA. Flying Other Brothers onstage with Warren Haynes and Bob Weir. — with Ann Atomic Moonalice, Roger McNamee, James Sanchez, Bob Weir, Warren Haynes Presents: The Christmas Jam, Warren Haynes and Barry Sless.
2004. Hot Tuna “Live at Sweetwater Two”. More music from our 1992 live performance at the famous “Sweetwater Club” in Mill Valley, California. My first gig with the band as a guest on keyboards…I ended up staying ten wonderful years. All my love to Jeannie Patterson who made the club one of the classiest and most sought […]
2003. Jefferson Starship “Platinum Gold Collection”. As usual, David Freiberg and I would share bass & keyboard duties on all songs. I wrote the music for four of the songs in this collection; “Stranger” lyrics by Jeannette Sears, “Play On Love” lyrics by Grace Slick, “Save Your Love” lyrics by Jeannette Sears, “Hot Water” lyrics by […]
2003. Steve Kimock & Pete Sears. “High Sierra Festival”. July 4th. Steve & I did a duo show together in a large hall on one of the festival nights. Steve on guitar and me on piano. The place was packed and we just sort of winged it. Lots of fun. — with Steve Kimock. Tags: High […]
2003. Flying Other Brothers N0.2 with new members, Barry Sless and Jim Sanchez. — with Tony Bove, Roger McNamee, Pete Sears, Ann Atomic Moonalice, James Sanchez and Barry Sless.
2002. I first met my good friends in “The Flying Other Brothers” after Roger McNamee had held a private “Not New Years” party at the Fillmore West with Hot Tuna & Bob Weir. I sat in with The Flying Other Brothers that night. Roger and the FOB had hired Hot Tuna as part of Jorma’s “Fur Peace […]
2002. STEVE KIMOCK and PETE SEARS. November 24, 2002 Boulevard Cafe — Chicago, IL Review in: “THE DAILY CONTRARIAN” Where Music is the Best! I just found a foobar plugin that allows me to convert SHNs to MP3s. This will open up more possibilities in terms of shows I can share, as many of my older shows are in SHN. […]
2002. Pete Sears “The Long Haul” is released in Germany and other European countries by “Altrichter-Music” at Oher Weg 9, 29355 Beedenbostel. I thank Hans-Werner Altrichter for releasing my CD in Europe. www.altrichter-music.de
2001. Morty Wiggins puts out my album “The Long Haul” on Tower Records label…33rd St Records.
2001. “Jorma Kaukonen Trio Live” recorded 1999. Jorma Kaukonen, Michael Falzarano, Pete Sears. I loved playing with these guys. — with Jorma Kaukonen and Michael Falzarano.
2001, May 25th. John Lee Hooker with Rich Kirch, Pete Sears, Ron Perry, Bryant Mills. Gold Country Casino, Oroville, California. I was filling in for their regular keyboard player Liz Fisher who was ill. A few songs from the show are up on YouTube. I liked hanging out with John, whom I’d got to know through […]
2001. Pete Sears & the Dawn Patrol” logo. I designed it and came up with the name “Dawn Patrol” because of my love of old open cock-pit bi-planes (not war). The “Dawn Patrol” was made up of planes like the famous Sopwith Camel during WW1 in Europe, where they would fly across enemy lines at dawn. […]
2001. “Pete Sears & the Dawn Patrol” back up our close friend “Francis Clay” who was drummer with “The Muddy Waters Band” and many other blues greats. Francis had become a poet of some renown, and had recited a p he wrote called “Mississippi” on my “The Long Haul” album. I had asked him to […]
2001. “Pete Sears & the Dawn Patrol” I formed a band to promote my “Long Haul” album. The great Davey Pattison (Robin Trower Band) on rhythm guitar & lead vocals, Rich Kirch (John Lee Hooker) on lead guitar, Ernest Carter (Bruce Springsteen) on drums. Bass, David Hayes (Van Morrison) or Bobby Vega (Sly & the […]
2000. Pete Sears “Watchfire” released in Japan. Americana Records. Manufactured By Omagatoki Co Ltd. Distributed by: Shinseido Co. Ltd. Saito Tomatsu