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, […]

2003. “The Beautiful Losers”

2003. “The Beau­ti­ful Losers” Released on “Rear Win­dow Music”, pro­duced by John Rewind. I played Accor­dion on this album. The Beau­ti­ful Losers are the musi­cal duo made up of singer/songwriter Raj Ramayya and gui­tarist Brett Boyd. Self-described as “elec­tro-acoustic Indi­an alter­na­tive rock”, Lat­er released in Japan on March 23, 2005 by Neo­plex Records and Vir­gin Music Japan. Other […]

2002. I first met my good friends in “The Flying Other Brothers” after Roger McNamee had held a private “Not New Years” party at the Fillmore West with Hot Tuna & Bob Weir.

2002. I first met my good friends in “The Fly­ing Oth­er Broth­ers” after Roger McNamee had held a pri­vate “Not New Years” par­ty at the Fill­more West with Hot Tuna & Bob Weir. I sat in with The Fly­ing Oth­er Broth­ers that night. Roger and the FOB had hired Hot Tuna as part of Jor­ma’s “Fur Peace […]

2002. A Little Warmth / Steve Gillette.

2002. A Lit­tle Warmth / Steve Gillette. I played some piano on this many moons ago. Here’s a descrip­tion of the CD re-release from Steve’s own web­site. Pro­duced by Gra­ham Nash in 1976 this album is won­der­ful­ly remas­tered and now avail­able as a CD. The new ver­sion con­tains two songs not includ­ed on the original […]

2002. April 21. Bimbo’s 365 Club, San Francisco, CA 94901. Pete Sears and the Dawn Patrol Bob Weir The Flying Other Other Brothers.

2002. April 21. Bim­bo’s 365 Club, San Fran­cis­co, CA 94901. Pete Sears and the Dawn Patrol Bob Weir The Fly­ing Oth­er Oth­er Broth­ers. Ben­e­fit for Camp Win­narain­bow and The Gesund­heit Insti­tute. As well as my own band The Dawn Patrol, I played with Bob Weir and The Fly­ing Oth­er Broth­ers. I always enjoy play­ing with Bob…I remember […]

2002. “Reason To Believe”. The Complete Mercury Studio Recordings.

Pete Sears played piano on most tracks and some bass on all the albums except Rod’s first album…The Rod Stew­art Album. Ian McLa­gen played the Ham­mond B3 except for one track per Rod Stew­art solo album when Rod would bring in the “Faces” as a band…Mac (Ian) would play piano as well as B3 on those […]

2002. “Wake”.

2002. “Wake”. I pro­duced this album for this very cool band. I also played bass. Band formed by the Collin’s brothers.

2002. John Lee Hooker. “That’s My Story”. DVD.

2002. John Lee Hook­er. “That’s My Sto­ry”. DVD. Aired on TV 2001. A doc­u­men­tary about John Lee Hook­er’s life, which also fea­tures a con­cert I played with him at Stan­ford Uni­ver­si­ty. I was inter­viewed for the film at the show. From the DVD lin­er notes: A teenage run­away who nev­er went to school, John Lee Hook­er had trouble […]

2002. John Lee Hooker. “That’s My Story”. DVD.

2002. John Lee Hook­er. “That’s My Sto­ry”. DVD. Aired on TV 2001. A doc­u­men­tary about John Lee Hook­er’s life, which also fea­tures a con­cert I played with him at Stan­ford Uni­ver­si­ty. I was inter­viewed for the film at the show. From the DVD lin­er notes: A teenage run­away who nev­er went to school, John Lee Hook­er had trouble […]

2001. Pete Sears & the Dawn Patrol” logo.

2001. Pete Sears & the Dawn Patrol” logo. I designed it and came up with the name “Dawn Patrol” because of my love of old open cock-pit bi-planes (not war). The “Dawn Patrol” was made up of planes like the famous Sop­with Camel dur­ing WW1 in Europe, where they would fly across ene­my lines at dawn. […]

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. “Pete Sears & the Dawn Patrol”

2001. “Pete Sears & the Dawn Patrol” I formed a band to pro­mote my “Long Haul” album. The great Dav­ey Pat­ti­son (Robin Trow­er Band) on rhythm gui­tar & lead vocals, Rich Kirch (John Lee Hook­er) on lead gui­tar, Ernest Carter (Bruce Spring­steen) on drums. Bass, David Hayes (Van Mor­ri­son) or Bob­by Vega (Sly & the […]