Hi Good People, I’m back! It’s so great to be in the loop here again. My sleep patterns are still a little whacked but nothing that a few dips in the cold pacific won’t cure.

The tour was fantastic in every way. Wonderful music with Dianne and the band and the opportunity to visit all of those beautiful cities and to meet good people everywhere. I'm happy to report that the world is good shape and that music is helping to keep it in balance.

We were in Sarajevo at the American Embassy on election night. How’s that for a weird juxsiposition?

The tour kept going on and on and by the end we were all ready to return home. The circular cycle of hotel, airplane, van to the venue, soundcheck, dinner, concert, back to hotel to pack and a little sleep—repeat all of this over and over again—started to wear thin. The bus episode was a cool alternate reality and one of the highpoints was the drive early one morning through the Alps right after a snowstorm. Unbelievable Disneyland views!

Playing a concert in Madrid, Spain. Left to right: Peter Martin, Dianne Reeves, and Peter Sprague
Getting ready to go on stage for the last show of the tour in Chiasso, Switzerland. Top row left to right: Gregory Hutchinson, Peter Martin and Peter Sprague. Lower left to right: Darryl Hall and Dianne Reeves.

For this week we’re corralling the gang and playing a show at the Escondido Library. It’s a free concert for the public and I’ve played the space before and it’s a good room for music. I hope to see you there.

That’s it! Look below for the updated details of where we’ll be in the upcoming months. I hope to see you out there.

best, Peter

 
Thursday December 4, 2008   Peter Sprague Group
featuring Lisa Hightower
 
Escondido Public Library
239 South Kalmia St.
Escondido, CA 92025
760-839-4329
Peter Sprague — guitar
Lisa Hightower — vocals
Tripp Sprague — sax and flute
Gunnar Biggs — bass
Duncan Moore — drums
  7 PM   I'm back from Europe and we're rounding up the gang again. This time for a concert in Escondido. It's a free concert to the public.

Thursday December 11, 2008   Peter Sprague Plays Solo  
The Roxy Restaurant
517 S. Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA
760-436-5001
Peter Sprague — guitar
  7 PM   I'll play 2 sets of solo guitar music at this classic North County hangout.

Friday December 12, 2008   Peter Sprague and Fred Benedetti

Grossmont College
Fine Arts Hall room 220
Grossmont College, San Diego
619-644-7254

Peter Sprague — guitar
Fred Benedetti — guitar
  7 PM Bringing it together with guitarist Fred Benedetti. We'll venture off into my epic "Width of the World" music...

Sunday December 14, 2008   Kevyn Lettau and
Peter Sprague
 
The Jazz Bakery
3233 Helms Ave.
LA, CA 90034
Kevyn Lettau — vocals
Peter Sprague — guitar
  8 PM   Kevyn and I have a new recording out called "What Is Enough?" and we're having a celebration playing the music from the project.

Wednesday December 24, 2008   Peter Sprague Group
Christmas Eve Concert!
 

Inn L' Auberge Amphitheatre
1540 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA
858-259-1515

Peter Sprague — guitar
Tripp Sprague — sax and flute
Gunnar Biggs — bass
Hall Sprague — percussion
Fred Benedetti — guitar
Dylan Savage — drums
Coral McFarland Thuet — vocals
Regina Benedetti — vocals
Julia Benedetti — Vocals
Kate Sprague — vocals
Kylie Sprague — vocals
Mariana Jolly — vocals
Lara Fleck — vocals
Mark Lessman — saxophone
Lisa Hightower — vocals
  1 PM to 4 PM   This is our annual show where we set up in the outdoor amphitheatre at the corner of 15th Street and the Coast Highway in Del Mar. Unbelievable fun complete with jazzed up Christmas tunes and creative excursions involving musos that are in town for a visit and young musos that might be related to us. I hope you can make it to this free event.

Sunday January 11, 2009   Denise Donatelli Group Dizzy's
where the music matters most
The San Diego Wine & Culinary Center ground floor of the Harbor Club Towers, directly facing the Convention Center. The entrance is on the Martin Luther King Jr. Promenade & can be accessed from either side of the Harbor Club Towers at 2nd & J Street or 3rd & K Street.
Denise Donatelli — vocals
Geoffrey Keezer — piano
Peter Sprague — guitar
Hamilton Price — bass
Duncan Moore — drums
Bob Sheppard — woodwinds
Carl Saunders — trumpet
  8 PM   I was fortunate to play on Denise's newest CD release "What Lies Within" and had a great time. Keezer wrote some amazing arrangements!

Sunday January 18, 2009   Peter Sprague
featuring Leonard Patton

 

Serra Mesa/Kearny Mesa Library
9005 Aero Drive
San Diego, CA 92123-2312
(858) 573-1396

Peter Sprague — guitar
Leonard Patton — vocals
  2 PM   Bringing it together with the ultra creative Leonard Patton on vocals.

Monday January 19, 2009   Peter Sprague Trio  
New Village Arts Theatre
2787 State St
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 729-8747
Peter Sprague — guitar
Tripp Sprague — sax and flute
Gunnar Biggs — bass
  7:30 PM   Playing trio music in a new setting for us in Carlsbad.

Saturday January 31, 2009   Peter Sprague Plays Solo  
The Fret House
309 N Citrus
Covina 91723
626/339-7020
Peter Sprague — guitar
  8 PM   I'm stoked to play a solo show at this famed guitar store in L.A.

Sunday February 1, 2009   Peter Sprague Trio Encinitas Community Library
540 Cornish Avenue
Encinitas, CA
(760)753-7376
Peter Sprague — guitar
Tripp Sprague — sax and flute
Gunnar Biggs — bass
  2 PM   Playing a trio set in one of my favorite settings for live music...

Tuesday February 10, 2009   Peter Sprague String Consort  

Saville Theatre
San Diego City College
1313 Park Blvd
San Diego, California 92101
(619) 388-3400

Peter Sprague — guitar
Bridget Dolkas — violin
Jeanne Skrocki — violin
Pam Jacobsen — viola
Carter Dewberry — cello
Duncan Moore — drums
Bob Magnusson — bass
  8 PM   I'm thrilled to bring the group together for a show in downtown San Diego.

Saturday February 14, 2009 Peter Sprague Trio
featuring Leonard Patton
Founders Hall UUFSD
1036 Solana Drive
Solana Beach, CA
858-755-9225
Peter Sprague — guitar
Leonard Patton — vocals
Bob Magnusson — bass
7 PM We've done this concert almost every year and it doesn't get any better than this. Paramount acoustics, no clinking glasses and espresso machine but just a special environment for a live music moment. Add in the ever creative Leonard on voice and Bob's low end mastery of the bass—good times ahead!

Thursday March 5, 2009   Peter Sprague String Consort  

Del Mar Powerhouse Park
The Del Mar Foundation
1442 Camino Del Mar, Suite 202
Del Mar, CA 92014
858-635-1363

Peter Sprague — guitar
Bridget Dolkas — violin
Jeanne Skrocki — violin
Pam Jacobsen — viola
Carter Dewberry — cello
Duncan Moore — drums
Bob Magnusson — bass
  7 PM   Returning to my favorite town and thrilled to be presenting the String Consort group.

 

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