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 […]
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Barry Flast “Like A Phoenix”. This solo album by Barry features all of his best material from his post-spellbound period (1979 on) and hosts an all-star collection of musicians such as, Paul Stookey, Garth Hudson, Richie Zito, Chuck Rainey, Marlo Henderson, Ray Pounds, Keith Crossan, Pete Sears, Banana, and everyone from Kingfish. I enjoyed playing […]
2001. David Grisman. Grateful Dawg. David Grisman documentary about his series of recordings with Jerry Garcia. I only put it on here because David mentions in the film that he and Jerry, who hadn’t been speaking to each other for something like fifteen years, reconnected in the kitchen of the recording studio while I was recording […]
2000. Pete Sears “The Long Haul”. My second solo project. As before I brought down many musical friends to the studio, including John Lee Hooker, Wavy Gravy”, Maria Muldaur”, “Davy Pattison”, “Shana Morrison”, “Steve Kimock”, “Levon Helm”, “Jorma Kaukonen”, “Nick Gravenites”, “Mark Naftalin”, “David Grisman”, “Michael Falzarano”, “Charlie Musselwhite”, “Mal Sharpe”, “Clint Baker”, “Alvin Youngblood Hart”, […]
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.
2000 January “Tibet’s Stolen Child” I wrote and recorded the original score for this documentary film. The greatest peacemakers of our time search for the truth about Tibet’s Panchen Lama, a boy whose fate could affect the destiny of a country struggling to avoid the destruction of its spiritual traditions. A young boy, the Panchen Lama, […]
1999. Jorma Kaukonen Trio with special guest, the great Vassar Clements on fiddle. — with Jorma Kaukonen, Michael Falzarano, Pete Sears, and Vassar Clements.
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. June 4th & 5th. Phil Lesh & Friends. “And Love Will See You Through” One of the early versions of the Phil & Friends series. I played piano, accordion and Hammond B3. I was joined by my Hot Tuna band-mate Jorma Kaukonen, along with Steve Kimock, Prairie Prince, Zoe Ellis, Cailin Cornwell, and of […]
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. “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 […]
1999. Hot Tuna “And Furthurmore” Live album from the “Further Festival” tour. I play Keyboards. We had a great time on this tour.
1998. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Tribute Concert — John Lee Hooker & Friends. John Lee Hooker was honored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a concert in his honor entitled ” A 50th Anniversary Boogie”. The sold out concert took place on October 30 at Stanford University. Those friends […]
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. Jorma Kaukonen “Too Many Years”. I played piano and accordion with my band-mates, Jorma and Michael Falzarano. Recorded at Hillside Farms Studio at the Fur Peace Ranch, Darwin, Ohio. A studio in the woods of south eastern Ohio. Good times.
1998. Handwritten note to Pete Sears from Sky Saxon of “The Seeds”. — with Sky Saxon.
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. Rod Stewart “Every Picture Tells a Story”. Released on CD. — with Rod Stewart, Pete Sears, Martin Quittenton, Ronnie Lane, Ian McLagan, Ronnie Wood and Micky Waller. Kenney Jones
“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. Rod Stewart “Gasoline Alley”, now on CD. This was the second solo album by Rod Stewart, and the first one I played on. It was recorded at Morgan Studios in Willesden, North London and released in 1970. It is included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. The Vertigo Labeled album […]