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 […]

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. Parkinsongs Volume One. “38 Songs of Hope”.

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 & […]

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 […]

2003. Matt Ward “Turn It Over”

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”.

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 […]

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 […]

2003. Marianne Segal & JADE “Fly On Strange Wings”. CD.

      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 […]

2003. Harvey Mandel. “Nightfire”.

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, […]