Hello Good People, coming to you after a really inspired and busy weekend hanging out with the stringers from Orange County. We had 2 fabulous concerts with the String Consort group plus one bomb scare show thrown in for good measure. Thanks to all that made it out. We’re hoping to record the group and play more shows.

And speaking of more shows — I’m working the phone to drum up more concerts for the group. Do you have any ideas of places to play that I might not be thinking of? I welcome your thoughts and ideas. Let’s take this 7 piece entourage on the road…

Navigating some fairly charged sonic particles...

Tomorrow night, jazz guitar hero Jim Hall is playing with one of my favorite musos Geoffrey Keezer at the Neuroscience Institute in La Jolla. Geoffrey made it out to one of our string concerts and I was talking to him about the upcoming Jim Hall concert. He loves playing with Jim and has gained a lot of respect for how Jim loves SPACE in his music. It’s a good road to take. Check out Keezer’s interview on YouTube here to learn more about the angle they're taking with the duo concerts. I’m for sure going to be there and I’ve loved Jim’s playing over the years and have never had the good fortune of hearing him live. Hope to see you there and here are the details:

Jim Hall and Geoffrey Keezer
Wednesday, September 19, 8:00 P.M.
Call the Athenaeum at 858-454-5872 to reserve. The performance takes place at The Neurosciences Institute, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive, San Diego 92121

Also this week, our band Pass The Drum plays at Anthology on Sunday. We’ve got the whole crew dialed in plus Monette Marino-Keita is back in town and will be joining us. She has a new baby and some new grooves and I can’t wait! Together we’re playing Djavan, Edu Lobo, The Beatles, Caetano Veloso, Bruce Hornsby, Sergio Mendes, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, and songs by some surfer muso named Spray or Sprague or Sprouts….

Love ya, P

Monette and baby Nasira exploring motherhood and African poly rhythms...
Sunday September 23, 2007   Peter Sprague
and Pass The Drum
1337 India St.
San Diego, CA
Peter Sprague — guitar
Leonard Patton — voice
Coral MacFarland Thuet — vocals
Gunnar Biggs — bass
Duncan Moore — drums
Monette Marino-Keita — percussion
Tripp Sprague — sax and flute
  7:30 PM   For this show we've got the bigger group and again we're showcasing the music that Sergio Mendes and Brasil "66 made famous back in the day.

Tuesday September 25, 2007   Peter Sprague Trio
featuring Leonard Patton
Paroli Restuarant
647 S. Highway 101
Solana Beach, CA
Peter Sprague — guitar
Leonard Patton — vocals
Tripp Sprague — flute, sax
Gunnar Biggs — bass
  7 PM   Trio music in Solana Beach, summertime '07!

Thursday September 27, 2007   Peter Sprague solo guitar  
The Roxy Restaurant
517 First Ave.
Encinitas, CA
Peter Sprague — guitar
  7 PM   Playing the Tao at North County's Transcendental Factory.

Friday September 28, 2007   Peter Sprague Group  
Seaside Center For Spiritual Living
1613 Lake Drive
Encinitas, CA
Peter Sprague — guitar
Tripp Sprague — sax and flute
Leonard Patton — voice
Gunnar Biggs — bass
Duncan Moore — drums
  7:30 PM   Bringing the band together for a performance in a wonderful space in North County. Good times ahead!

Tuesday October 2, 2007   Peter Sprague Trio  
Los Angeles
Peter Sprague — guitar
  7 PM   Land of LA with guitarist John Pisano...


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