Pete Sears and Chet Helms. Article from Haight Street Music News — 2005 PETE SEARS – MUSICIAN & 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., […]
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2005. Rusted Root. 20th Century Masters — The Millennium. Pete Sears, Piano. Collection: The Best Of Rusted Root CD — with Rusted Root and Hot Tuna.
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 […]
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. Rod Stewart — Chronicles CD — with Rod Stewart, Ian McLagan, Pete Sears, Martin Quittenton, Ronnie Wood, Kenney Jones and Micky Waller.
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
2005. “Live on the Dharma Wheel ” Vol 2. FM Community Radio. Flying Other Brothers. Track on a compilation CD to benefit KBOO.
2004. Parkinsongs Volume One. “38 Songs of Hope”. A song I co-wrote with Robert Hunter called “Darien” was included on this beautiful album to help raise money and awareness for Parkinson’s Disease Research. It was taken from my “Pete Sears & The Long Haul” album. There are songs on the album from Crosby Stills & Nash, […]
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. Julie Larson “Awakening”. I played Keyboards & accordion on this album. Great songs. My good friend Bill Laymon played bass.
2003. Matt Ward “Turn It Over” I played bass on this album. Matt Ward guitar & vocals, Prairie Prince on drums, Tim Gorman on keys, Steve Kimock guitar, Gary Vogensen guitar, Dallis Craft vocals, Mooka Rennick arrangement’s. Recorded at Mooka Rennick’s Prairie Sun Recording Studios, Cotati, California. — with Steve Kimock and Tim Gorman.
2003. Davey Pattison “Pictures”. A wonderful album by my old Dawn Patrol band-mate Davey. I played a bit of piano and accordion on these sessions. Davey sang on my “Pete Sears The Long Haul” album. He is from Glasgow, Scotland, and was asked to join “Humble Pie” but turned it down. He was in Ronnie Montrose’s […]
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. Marianne Segal & JADE “Fly On Strange Wings”. CD. Album originally released on vinyl in 1970. I played bass on this album…a Gibson EB0…one of my favorite sessions. Micky Waller played on the album. Terry Cox from “Pentangle” also played on these sessions, and Elton John’s manager Jon Miller produced the album. Quote: […]
2003. Steve Kimock & Pete Sears. Live at the Jenner Playhouse, Jenner, California. July 23. We played a duo show at the Jenner Playhouse, in Jenner, California. Jenner is a beautiful village on the rocky Pacific coastline of Highway 1. I played a grand piano, and Steve played an eclectic mix of acoustic and electric instruments from […]
2003. Eric McFadden Trio “Diamond’s To Coal”. I played accordion on a couple of tracks as a guest. — with Eric McFadden.
2003. Harvey Mandel. “Nightfire”. I played keyboards on a few tracks of this wonderful album. I have always admired Harvey’s guitar playing since his ground breaking instrumental album “Cristo Redentor” in 1968. Harvey was considered for the Rolling Stones after Mick Taylor left the band. Other players on the album include Freddie Roulette, Norton Buffalo, […]
2003. “Got a Revolition” by Jeff Tamarkin. It talks about Jefferson Airplane…Jefferson Starship…and Starship. — with Jefferson Starship, Jeff Tamarkin and Hot Tuna.
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. […]