2015. June 6th. Dr. John with musical director Sarah Morrow (Trombone), Pete Sears (Bass), Vernon Black (Guitar), David Rokeach (Drums), and Annie Sampson (Back-up vocals). Private high ticket price Benefit for Wavy Gravy’s Camp Winnarainbow.

Just had a fan­tas­tic gig play­ing bass with Dr. John, Sarah Mor­row, David Rokeach, Ver­non Black, and my old Stone­ground band-mate Annie Samp­son. What an amaz­ing piano player…and gui­tar play­er. I’ve always loved his play­ing, but live he’s some­thing else. Espe­cial­ly when your inter­act­ing with him on stage. All pro­ceeds for this ben­e­fit go to […]

2013. (1966) “You’ve Got To Earn It”. Fleur De Lys.

2013. (1966) “You’ve Got To Earn It”. Fleur De Lys. Acid Jazz Records just released this CD of a band I played piano in for a while back in 1966, Eng­land. I’m sec­ond from the left on the cov­er pho­to. Singer, gui­tarist Phil Sawyer stand­ing in the back sec­ond from the right next to drum­mer […]

2012. “Regeneration” Los Cenzontles. Pete Sears, guest keyboards.

2012. “Regen­er­a­tion” Los Cen­zon­tles. I played some key­boards on this amaz­ing album. After many many months of song writ­ing, record­ing, mix­ing, mas­ter­ing, and every­thing else that goes into pro­duc­ing a record, Los Cen­zon­tles is excit­ed to announce the release of their newest album, Regen­er­a­tion. Regen­er­a­tion cel­e­brates the emerg­ing Lati­no-boom youth gen­er­a­tion by fus­ing Lati­no roots […]

2011. “The Storm That Swept Mexico”. Documentary Film by Ray Telles and Paradigm Productions.

2011. “The Storm That Swept Mex­i­co”. I wrote and record­ed the orig­i­nal score for this doc­u­men­tary on the “Mex­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion”. Aired on 300 PBS sta­tions nation­wide, as well as film fes­ti­vals and major Uni­ver­si­ties Direct­ed by Ray Telles. and pro­duced by Ray Telles and Ken Rabin. Par­a­digm Pro­duc­tions. I co-pro­­duced the Tra­di­tion­al music with Pan­cho […]

2009. Harvey Mandel and the Snake Crew LIVE. Recorded at Biscuits & Blues, San Francisco, California.

2009. Har­vey Man­del and the Snake Crew LIVE. Record­ed at Bis­cuits & Blues, San Fran­cis­co, Cal­i­for­nia. Har­vey has been one of my favorite gui­tar play­ers since I first heard his “Cristo Reden­tor” album in 1969. Har­vey Man­del gui­tar. I played piano. Mick Mar­tin Vocals & Harp. Bil­ly John­son Drums. Steve Evans Bass. Jose Najara Con­gas, […]

2007. Floyd “Red Crow” Westerman. Photo of Pete Sears and Floyd taken backstage at the “Mint” in Los Angeles before a show they played together. Floyd went into hospital the next day.

2007. Floyd “Red Crow” West­er­man. Pho­to of Pete Sears and Floyd tak­en back­stage at the “Mint” in Los Ange­les before a show they played togeth­er. Floyd went into hos­pi­tal the next day. I lost a good friend. Floyd passed away at 5:00am, Dec 13, 2007 in Los Ange­les, Cal­i­for­nia, he was 71 years old. Floyd […]

2007. “Learning Piano with Pete Sears”. I forgot to put this in the mix. It’s the learning piano 3 hr DVD that I showed earlier…but I’ve added a book to go along with the DVD.

2007. “Learn­ing Piano with Pete Sears”. I for­got to put this in the mix. It’s the learn­ing piano 3 hr DVD that I showed earlier…but I’ve added a book to go along with the DVD. I’ll just show the one review the book got on Ama­zon. The DVD alone (with­out book) got almost all 4 […]

2005. Eric McFadden & Wally Ingram. “Alektorophobia”.

2005. Eric McFad­den & Wal­ly Ingram. “Alek­toro­pho­bia”. I played Ham­mond B3 organ, Accor­dion, and Piano on this album. Eric’s a won­der­ful gui­tarist, singer and songwriter…he and Wal­ly work well togeth­er. They asked me if I’d like to sit in at a show at the Casper Inn…but I already had a gig that day. Eric and […]

2005. “Learning Piano” with Pete Sears. DVD.

2005. “Learn­ing Piano” with Pete Sears. DVD. I release a three hour piano instruc­tion DVD for the “Icons of Rock” series. We shot it at “Hyde Street Stu­dios” on their white Yama­ha 6ft grand piano. It was the same stu­dio that I record­ed “Red Octo­pus” with Jef­fer­son Star­ship in 1975 when it was “Wal­ly Hei­der […]

2003. Davey Pattison “Pictures”.

2003. Dav­ey Pat­ti­son “Pic­tures”. A won­der­ful album by my old Dawn Patrol band-mate Dav­ey. I played a bit of piano and accor­dion on these ses­sions. Dav­ey sang on my “Pete Sears The Long Haul” album. He is from Glas­gow, Scot­land, and was asked to join “Hum­ble Pie” but turned it down. He was in Ron­nie […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]