2004. Spencer Dryden Benefit at Slims: San Francisco: 5/22/04 Benefit organizer Pete Sears goes over the evenings schedule with master of ceremonies Wavy Gravy.

2004. Spencer Dry­den Ben­e­fit at Slims: San Fran­cis­co: 5/22/04 Ben­e­fit orga­niz­er Pete Sears goes over the evenings sched­ule with mas­ter of cer­e­monies Wavy Gravy. I put this ben­e­fit togeth­er to help Spencer who was hav­ing med­ical prob­lems as well as hav­ing had his house burned down. A spe­cial thanks to Dawn Hol­l­i­day and the staff […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

1999. Rich Kirch “Augusta Boulevard Blues”

  1999. Rich Kirch “Augus­ta Boule­vard Blues”. A solo record by my close friend Rich, fea­tur­ing John Lee Hook­er, Big Wal­ter Hor­ton, Sam Lay, Char­lie Mus­sel­white, Fred­dy Roulette, and many more. A solo record by my close friend Rich, fea­tur­ing John Lee Hook­er, Big Wal­ter Hor­ton, Sam Lay, Char­lie Mus­sel­white, Fred­dy Roulette, and many more. I […]

1999. “Even More Bay Area Blues”

1999. “Even More Bay Area Blues” A col­lec­tion of con­tem­po­rary blues songs from the San Fran­cis­co Bay Area Vol 3. Rich Kirch, John Lee Hooker’s gui­tarist and band leader for thir­teen years & I con­tributed a tune for this com­pi­la­tion album.

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 […]