Petey is a unique artist, and the original material that he writes is eclectic to say the least. Running the gamut from straight ahead Rock & Roll, Americana, Electric and Acoustic Blues, Country, Singer-songwriter, and Alternative music, Pete is able to communicate his roots, yet convey a style all his own. Equal parts guitar player, singer and songwriter, Pete’s diversity and dexterity are the strength and basis of his style.
As the youngest of 7 children, Pete was exposed to all kinds of music as a child. His parents were swing babies who loved the likes of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, The Dorseys, Sinatra and Duke Ellington. His six brothers and sisters gave him the influences of R&R like The Beatles, The Stones, The Who, Cat Stevens, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Neil Young, and many others.
After studying his teenage years with ex Peter Frampton Alumni, Ed Monteleone, who opened his eyes to Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed and others, Pete went on to study at G.I.T., eventually graduating with honors. Through his studies Pete was able to create a well developed fingerpicking style and deep understanding of the roots musics.
Working mostly in the trio format for over 15 years, on over 3500 live dates. Pete is equally comfortable as a solo acoustic performer, small combo rocker or big ensemble player.
In addition to being an accomplished singer/frontman, Pete is a sought after sideman. gracing the legendary Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage of Carnegie Hall. Mitch Woods regularly calls him to be one of his East Coast Rocket 88’s, even taking him to Greece for a two week residency at the Half Note Jazz club in Athens in ‘08-’09. With Mitch, Pete has played The Rhythm and Roots festival, The Michael Arnone Crawfish Festival, The Chenango Blues festival. Pete was also lucky enough to share the stage once with one of his idols, Hubert Sumlin, and twice w/ Pinetop Perkins.
Petey has been featured on; WPDH, WDST’s “Blues Break”, WVKR, WRIP, and The Listening Room and on WPKN’s “Antique Blues”.
With one original R&R album to his credit, “Stepping Stone” for sale through iTunes, as well as other tracks from The Listening Room. Pete has a new album produced by Duke Robillard due out very soon and lots more music still to come.