Greetings, I’m gearing it up for a long day in the studio and then I’m off to a private gig in La Costa. It’s a busy time and a wonderful time.

This chapter also includes a big white Ford car in the mix. It turns out that a couple of weeks back I got rear-ended driving home on the freeway from the Jazz Camp at U.C.S.D. Luckily no one was hurt but it involved 3 cars and the other cars really took a beating. A total memorable traffic jam ensued! My Honda Element held up pretty well and was drive-able so I’ve been using it until the fix it place procured the new rear-end bumper parts. Now the car is getting updated and the insurance company is providing a BIG white car. Scary! I have to drive that behemoth to L.A. next week so I’m heading to the bank tomorrow to take out a mortgage to pay for the gas. Happy to be mobile though!

Up for tomorrow night is The Psychedelic Roxy Experience. The plan is to play “Castles Made of Sand” and massage in a little feedback. Can’t wait!

That's me in front of the fish tank at The Roxy!
photo and pyschedelia by Karen Winter.

Also up, on Saturday night I’ll be joining NYC pianist Diane Moser and her band for a night of music at 98 Bottles. Diane used to live in SD and returns every now and then. A couple of years back we did a recording in my studio and we’ll be playing that music and celebrating that CD at this concert. It’ll be a hoot and I hope to see you there!

One last thing, the good folks at the Museum of Making Music asked me to share this info with all of you. Also on Saturday night they are sponsoring a concert featuring a great rock group from L.A. Here are the details:

On Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 7 PM, the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad is presenting Quetzal, an ensemble of highly talented musicians, joined for the goal of creating good music that tells the social, cultural, political, and musical stories of people in struggle.   

Martha Gonzalez (lead singer, percussionist, and songwriter) calls it an "East L.A. Chicano rock group," summing up its rootedness in the complex cultural currents of life in the barrio, its social activism, its strong feminist stance, and its rock-and-roll musical beginnings. Besides being a rock band, the group and its members participate in a much larger web of musical, cultural, and political engagement.  

Tickets are $18-$25.  For tickets and information, please call (760) 438-5996 or visit: http://www.museumofmakingmusic.org/events/events/details/66-quetzal2012

 
Thursday July 19, 2012   Peter Sprague
Plays Solo
 
The Roxy Restaurant
517 S. Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA
760-436-5001
Peter Sprague — guitar
  7 PM   Finally I'm back playing a solo hit at my favorite Roxy!

Saturday July 21, 2012   Diane Moser Group  
98 Bottles
2400 Kettner Blvd
Suite 110
San Diego, CA
details
Diane Moser — piano
Peter Sprague — guitar
Duncan Moore — drums
Will Parsons — percussion
Rob Thorsen— bass
  8 PM   Great night of music!

Thursday July 26, 2012   Peter Sprague
Plays Solo
 
The Roxy Restaurant
517 S. Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA
760-436-5001
Peter Sprague — guitar
  7 PM   Finally I'm back playing a solo hit at my favorite Roxy!

Thursday August 2, 2012   Peter Sprague
Plays Solo
 
The Roxy Restaurant
517 S. Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA
760-436-5001
Peter Sprague — guitar
  7 PM   Finally I'm back playing a solo hit at my favorite Roxy!

 

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