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 […]

2005. “Learning Piano” with Pete Sears. DVD.

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 […]

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.

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 […]

2004. Hot Tuna “Live at Sweetwater Two”.

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 […]

2003. Jefferson Starship “Platinum Gold Collection”.

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 […]

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.

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 […]

2001. Pete Sears & the Dawn Patrol” logo.

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 […]

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.

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”

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 […]