2010. “Hippie Uprising” a recording I did with many of my old San Francisco Bay Area friends.

2010. “Hip­pie Upris­ing” a record­ing I did with many of my old San Fran­cis­co Bay Area friends. Includ­ing, Nick Graven­ites, Maria Mul­daur, Nor­ton Buf­fa­lo, Skip Yoder, Lorin Rowan, Yana Zegri, Boom Carter, Kathi McDon­ald, and a bonus remix of a John Cipol­li­na track. Many oth­er friends were involved on the pro­duc­tion end. — with Nick […]

2001. John Cipollina “Electric Guitarslinger”. Pete Sears was interviewed.

2001. John Cipol­li­na “Elec­tric Gui­tarslinger”. Doc­u­men­tary about my old friend and “Cop­per­head” band-mate. I lived with John in his antique gun room on King St in Mill Val­ley for quite a while…just down the road from his par­ents house on Shady Lane. We had many good laughs togeth­er as well as shar­ing some very spe­cial […]

2000. “Gathering On The Mountain”. Jorma Kaukonen Trio, Jorma Kaukonen (lead guitar), Michael Falzarano (rhythm guitar), Pete Sears (keyboards & keyboard bass).

2000. “Gath­er­ing On The Moun­tain”. Jor­ma Kauko­nen Trio, Jor­ma Kauko­nen (lead gui­tar), Michael Falzara­no (rhythm gui­tar), Pete Sears (key­boards & key­board bass).   I played with the “Jor­ma Kauko­nen Trio”. Upstate New York. — with Jor­ma Kauko­nen, Melvin Seals, Michael Falzara­no and Merl Saun­ders.      

1995. Jerry Garcia & Friends. “Boston Blues”.

1995. Jer­ry Gar­cia & Friends. “Boston Blues”. This CD includes a 1970 live jam from the famous KSAN FM Radio record library at the sta­tion when it was on Sut­ter St in San Fran­cis­co. It was the Richard Gos­sett show. Jer­ry was on Ped­al Steel, Bob Weir on vocals & rhythm gui­tar, John Cipol­li­na on […]

1980. “Blue Star”. Nick Gravenites.

Down In The Bot­tom”. Nick Graven­ites. “Nobody’s Fault But Mine”. Nick Graven­ites. 1980. “Blue Star” by Nick Graven­ites. I played Bass, Piano, and Ham­mond B3 on this album by my old friend Nick. Oth­er play­ers include Huey Lewis, John Cipol­li­na, Roger Troy, Willy Toast, Greg Dou­glas, Joey Cov­ing­ton, Mar­la Hunt and Diane Hursh. Track­list 1 […]

1977. 17th November. Old Waldorf, “Seven Deadly Sins”

1977. 17th Novem­ber. Old Wal­dorf, “Sev­en Dead­ly Sins” John Cipol­li­na and Pete Sears at the “Sev­en Dead­ly Sins” show at the Old Wal­dorf, San Fran­cis­co, Cal­i­for­nia. Oth­er per­form­ers includ­ed, Nick Graven­ites, Bil­ly Robert’s, Joey Cov­ing­ton, Spencer Dry­den, Lisa Kendricks, Jar­rett Wash­ing­ton, Pamala Tillis, David Cohen, Steve Gurr, Boots Housten, and oth­ers.

1975. Quicksilver Messenger Service. “Solid Silver”. Capitol Records.

1975. Quick­sil­ver Mes­sen­ger Ser­vice. “Sol­id Sil­ver”. Capi­tol Records. I made a guest piano appear­ance on three tracks for this Quick­sil­ver album. It was good to play with my old friend and Cop­per­head band-mate John Cipol­li­na again. David Freiberg and I were mem­bers of Jef­fer­son Star­ship at the time. Anoth­er old friend, Nicky Hop­kins, also played […]

1973. Kathi McDonald “Insane Asylum”. Capitol Records.

  1973. Kathi McDon­ald “Insane Asy­lum”. I co-pro­­duced, arranged the music and played bass and keys on this album that was released on Cap­i­tal Records. David Brig­gs was Co-Pro­­duc­er, engi­neer and Exec­u­tive pro­duc­er along with his man­ag­er Art Lin­son. We had many won­der­ful play­ers on that album includ­ing Sly Stone, The Point­er Sis­ters, Neil Schon, […]

1972. Pete Sears takes John Cipollina for a flight.

1972. Pete Sears takes John Cipol­li­na for a flight. Top. Pete Sears pre-flight­ing the air­craft at Nutree Air­port. Pho­to tak­en by John Cipol­li­na. Bot­tom: John Cipol­li­na stands in front of the Chero­kee before fly­ing back to Gnoss Field in Nova­to with Pete. Pho­to by Pete Sears. 1972. I fly my old “Cop­per­head” band-mate John Cipol­li­na […]

1972. My old friend Mark Unobsky. “Trader Mark”. 1943–1996

    My old friend Mark Unob­sky. “Trad­er Mark”. 1943–1996 Mark was a won­der­ful blues gui­tarist from the south. I met him in 1970 through John Cipol­li­na. We became very close friends. Mark was famous for start­ing and own­ing the infa­mous, “Red Dog Saloon” in Vir­ginia City, Neva­da. His sis­ter Mary was a well known […]

My old friend Mark Unobsky. “Trader Mark”. 1943–1996

    My old friend Mark Unob­sky. “Trad­er Mark”. 1943–1996 Mark was a won­der­ful blues gui­tarist from the south. I met him in 1970 through John Cipol­li­na. We became very close friends. Mark was famous for start­ing and own­ing the infa­mous, “Red Dog Saloon” in Vir­ginia City, Neva­da. His sis­ter Mary was a well known […]

1972. Copperhead (1972).

1972 Cop­per­head (ear­ly 1972). Left to Right: David Weber, Jim McPher­son, Gary Philipet (seat­ed), John Cipol­li­na, Pete Sears.

1971. Another shot of “Copperhead.”

1971. Anoth­er shot of Cop­per­head 1971. Left to Right: John Cipol­li­na, Gary Phillipet, Pete Sears, Jim McPher­son, David Weber. I lat­er left the band just before sign­ing a record­ing con­tract to which I did­n’t want to com­mit, and returned to Eng­land to record on Rod Stew­art’s “Nev­er a Dull Moment”. I had also agreed to […]

1971…the original “Copperhead” hanging out at Jim Jensen’s pad in the Delta.

  1971…the orig­i­nal “Cop­per­head” hang­ing out at Jim Jensen’s pad in the Delta. Left to right: David Weber, Pete Sears, John Cipol­li­na, Gary Phillipet, Jim McPher­son. Jensen had an amaz­ing place full of strange antiques and weird arti­facts from around the world…he was a pret­ty intense fel­low. Mark Unob­s­ki was also there that day.