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.

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 […]

2001. Barry Flast “Like A Phoenix”.

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.

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”.

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).

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”

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. 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. 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. “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. “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. Jorma Kaukonen “Too Many Years”.

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. 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. Rod Stewart “Gasoline Alley”, now on CD.

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 […]