Dear Good Ears of Jazz, I made it back from Roswell with semi-sanity intact. It turns out that Bill Watrous couldn’t make the hit because of health problems. This was too bad and his brilliant playing was really missed. Let’s all share a few good thoughts and send them Bill’s way for a quick recovery. The Roswell trip was a hit and run, fly in, drive a zillion miles through some expansive outback, arrive in a small beaten up town, plug into a relic Fender Twin Reverb with grounding problems, play through some standards with a rather large band for a somewhat small but devoted audience, get lost on the way back from the gig, sit in on a late night jam session, sleep in a Holiday Inn with a little too much air conditioning taking place, bust out early in the morning to various airport hops up and down making my way back to San Diego, and then ta-daaaaa—I’m back home safe and I once again realize how much I love living here. It’s a deluxe feature getting to inhale this ocean air everyday and not for even a second do I take it for granted. Long live our luxurious Babylon!

For this week I’m stoked to be playing Ki’s with Tripp, Leonard and signing up for the mischief is our dad Hall. The classic beatnik will add the bongo chill to the Brazilian mix and we’re venturing into a few new tunes that Leonard and I have been working on. I hope you can make it out…

Also this week is the Peter Pupping guitar show with an excellent band and music from his latest release. We’ll be doing it at the Belly Up and it should be loads of fun…

That’s what I know so far. Stay creative, Peter

Friday October 20, 2006   Peter Sprague Trio
featuring Leonard Patton

Ki's Restaurant
2591 South Highway 101
Cardiff, CA

Peter Sprague — guitar
Leonard Patton — vocals
Tripp Sprague — sax and flute
Hall Sprague — bongos
  8:30 PM   Hanging in the beach zone playing the samba with two creative musos.

Sunday October 22, 2006   GuitarSounds Extravanganza
CD Release Concert
Peter Pupping
The Belly Up Tavern
143 S. Cedros Ave.
Solana Beach, CA
Box Office 858-481-8140

Peter Pupping — guitar
Fred Benedetti — guitar
Peter Sprague — guitar
and the Peter Pupping Quartet
  1:30 PM   Guitarist Peter Pupping just finished a recording here at the studio and he's bringing in a great gang of guitarists to help for the launch. I'm in there too!

Saturday October 28, 2006   Peter Sprague and Fred Benedetti in Concert  
Chalice UU Church
2324 Miller Avenue
Escondido, CA

Peter Sprague — guitar
Fred Benedetti — guitar
  7:30 PM   Fred is one of the greats and we're zeroing in on an adventurous evening of jazz, Beatles and bossa nova...


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