1999. Nick Gravenites and Animal Mind. “Kill My Brain”.

1999. Nick Graven­ites and Ani­mal Mind. “Kill My Brain”. I play piano and Ham­mond B3 on this album. Nick and I go way back. Nick sings and plays lead gui­tar, Doug Killmer plays bass, Roy Blu­men­feld drums, Sam­my Hager gui­tar and back­ground vocals on a cou­ple of tracks, Huey Lewis harp on a cou­ple of tracks. Recorded […]

1999. Jorma Kaukonen Trio. “Live at the Higher Ground”

1999. Jor­ma Kauko­nen Trio. “Live at the High­er Ground” Record­ed in Winoos­ki, Ver­mont. The JKT was Jor­ma Kauko­nen, Michael Falzara­no, and me. Trey Anas­ta­sio of Phish sat in on three of the tracks. — with Jor­ma Kauko­nen and Michael Falzarano.

1999. July 3rd, Allman Brothers Band concert in Charlotte, North Carolina.

1999. July 3rd, All­man Broth­ers Band con­cert in Char­lotte, North Car­oli­na. Hot Tuna tours as an open­ing act for the All­man Broth­ers. I sat in on Greg All­man’s piano while he played organ on sev­er­al shows…and this was one. Not an offi­cial release…but they sent me a copy of the show on CD. Here’s part of […]

1999. Phil Lesh & Friends. Warfield Theater, June 4th & 5th 1999.

1999. Phil Lesh & Friends. Warfield The­ater, June 4th & 5th 1999. Phil Lesh bass and vocals, Prairie Prince (drums), Jor­ma Kauko­nen (gui­tar and vocals), me on (keys), Zoe Ellis (vocals), Cailan Corn­well (vocals). — with Steve Kimock, Prairie Prince, Phil Lesh and Jor­ma Kaukonen. 

1999. “The Best Of Grace Slick”.

1999. “The Best Of Grace Slick”. I wrote two of the songs with Grace on this com­pi­la­tion album. “Hyper­drive” and “Bet­ter Lying Down”. I wrote the music and Grace the lyrics. I also played on a few of the oth­er tracks on the CD. Grace had an amaz­ing stage pres­ence when we played togeth­er in Jef­fer­son Starship; […]

1999. “Silver Metre” re-released on CDS.

1999. “Sil­ver Metre” re-released on CDS. CD release of the 1969–70 vinyl album release fea­tur­ing the band that I formed with Leigh Stephens (Blue Cheer), Micky Waller (Jeff Beck, Rod Stew­art), and Har­ry Reynolds (Hair Band). There is a cool live boot­leg of a “Sil­ver Metre” show from the Fill­more West in 1970…we played on the same […]

1998. Rod Stewart. “Smiler” Released on C.D.

1998. Rod Stew­art. “Smil­er” Released on C.D. This was the fourth Rod Stew­art album I played on, and the final album for Mer­cury Records, released on vinyl in 1974. Now on CD. My favorite track is “Sweet Lit­tle Rock n Roller” with Mick­y’s Box­er dog “Zak” bark­ing over the intro…one of those beau­ti­ful­ly spon­ta­neous moments […]

1998. Rod Stewart. “Never a Dull Moment”. Pete Sears, Piano, Bass.

1998. Rod Stew­art. “Nev­er a Dull Moment” This is the third album I record­ed with Rod Stew­art. It was orig­i­nal­ly released on vinyl in 1972…now on CD. It became a UK num­ber-one album (for two weeks) and reached num­ber two on the US Album chart the same year. The track, “You Wear It Well”, co-written […]

1998. Sky “Sunlight” Saxon, “Summer Of Love”. Seeds.

1998. Sky “Sun­light” Sax­on, “Sum­mer Of Love”. I played key­boards and bass on the title track “Sum­mer Of Love”. I enjoyed play­ing and hang­ing out with Sky and Mike Oak­land. Sky was leader and singer of the orig­i­nal 1960’s Psy­che­del­ic band “The Seeds”…considered by many to be the first of its kind. He recent­ly passed away. — […]

1998. Alvin Youngblood Hart “Territory”

  “Danc­ing With Tears In My Eyes”. Alvin Young­blood Hart. Pete Sears on accor­dion. 1998. Alvin Young­blood Hart “Ter­ri­to­ry” One of my favorite albums. I played accor­dion on Alv­in’s ver­sion of a song Lead­bel­ly used to per­form, “Danc­ing With Tears In My Eyes”. 

1998, Jan 14th. John Lee Hooker & Pete Sears recording the song they wrote together “Elizabeth”. For the album, “The Long Haul”.

1998, Jan 14th. John Lee Hook­er & Pete Sears record­ing the song they wrote togeth­er “Eliz­a­beth”. For the album, “The Long Haul”. They record­ed it togeth­er with no over­dubs at Bayview Stu­dio’s in Rich­mond, Cal­i­for­nia for Pete’s solo album, “The Long Haul”. Also on the ses­sion, engi­neered and co-pro­­duced by Paul Stub­blebine were: Bryant Mills on drums, […]

1997. Pete Sears “Millennium”. Capacity Records. Tokyo, Japan.

1997. Pete Sears “Mil­len­ni­um” Solo piano project released in Japan with the help of pro­mot­er Saitoh Tomat­su. I was going through a very exper­i­men­tal peri­od at this point…I would just sit at the piano, push record and make it all up as I went along. Total impro­vi­sa­tion with a delib­er­ate­ly non-conformist…sometimes dis­so­nant approach. I later […]

1997. Hot Tuna “Live in Japan” Relix Records.

1997. Hot Tuna “Live in Japan” Relix Records. We had a fun trip to Japan for this tour that includ­ed cities like, Tokyo, Yoko­hama, and Osa­ka. We record­ed this at a small club called Stove’s in Yoko­hama that was so packed with peo­ple we could­n’t get in the door, so we had to climb through a […]

1996. Pete Sears “Watchfire”. Relix Records.

1996. Pete Sears “Watch­fire”. Relix Records. Re-released on “Relix Records” NYC after “Grate­ful Dead Records” dis­solved. “Watch­fire” fea­tured many guests includ­ing Jer­ry Gar­cia, Mick­ey Hart, David Gris­man, Mimi Fari­na and Kit­ty Beethoven and was orig­i­naly released as an LP on Red­wood Records, then again on Grate­ful Dead Records. — with Mick­ey Hart, Jer­ry Gar­cia, Mimi […]