Friends, it’s hailing outside and just when I thought summer was around the bend. Love it all nonetheless…

Last weekend we had a fun show at Dizzy’s with Lisa and Leonard singing and Gunnar and Tommy holding down the groove factor. What a joy for me drifting on the new tunes and hearing them sung so beautifully. I’ll let you know the next time we lean this way for a show and many thanks to all of you that came to the concert…

Also last week we had a stellar recording session at SpragueLand documenting the music for Kelly Jocoy’s upcoming CD project. Kelly was in our early band Dance of the Universe and his drumming was heard on my very first record called “You Make Me Want To Sing”. Along with bassist John Leftwich, vocalist Kevyn Lettau, bro Tripp on sax and me on the guitar, Kelly was the rhythmic dynamo in that spirited era. He has since moved to L.A. and has kept his music alive interweaving it with a wonderful family life and a day gig as a bonds trader. For this session we had pianist Mike Wofford in the house along with bassist Darek Oles, Tommy Aros on percussion, Leonard on vocals, Tripp on sax, Gary Meek on sax, me on guitar and of course Kelly on drums. We tracked Wayne’s “Lester Left Town”, a Thad Jones tune called “De Samba”, a gorgeous slowster by Kenny Garrett called “Tsunami Song”, and an old Rob Schneiderman tune that we couldn’t even find the name of. It was a fun day with creative musos putting it out and I’ll let you know when the disc surfaces. 
top row (left to right): Leonard, Tripp middle row: Tommy, Kelly, Darek, Mike bottom row: Peter

Coming up for this week is the fun and weird hit out in Del Dios featuring Tripp, Leonard, myself and hopefully my Dad on percussion too. We take the turn off the Del Dios highway and mysteriously a new set of rules start to apply. Hope to see you there…

Best, Peter

Saturday March 3, 2007   Peter Sprague Trio
featuring Leonard Patton
Del Dios Bar and Grill
20154 Lake Drive
Escondido, CA
Peter Sprague — guitar
Leonard Patton — vocals
Tripp Sprague — sax and flute
  8 to 11 PM   Inland soul for sure on this one!

Friday March 9, 2007   Paul Seaforth Group Dizzy's
where the music matters most
344 Seventh Avenues (betweek J & K)
Paul Seaforth — trumpet, vocals, and sax
Peter Sprague — guitar
Bob Magnusson — bass
Duncan Moore — drums
  8 PM   Paul plays and sings and brings a great feeling to the music. We've tracked on his last two projects and for this evening he's presenting some of the new tunes.

Friday March 16, 2007   Peter Sprague Trio
Inn L' Auberge
1540 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA
Peter Sprague — guitar
Lisa Hightower — vocals
Gunnar Biggs — bass
  7:30 PM to 10:30 PM   Great setup in lovely Del Mar.

Sunday March 25, 2007   Peter Sprague Group 101 Artists Colony
90 C North Coast Highway
A Street and Coast Highway
Encinitas, CA
Peter Sprague — guitar
Leonard Patton — voice
Lisa Hightower — vocals
Gunnar Biggs — bass
  7 PM   Nothing like having a concert close to home. This place is cool and we've got some new music and a great band. Come on out of the house and and we'll make some music.

Friday March 30, 2007   Peter Sprague and
Fred Benedetti
Pitch Perfect Concerts at the
Bonita Golf Course
more info
(619) 921-7820
Peter Sprague — guitar
Fred Benedetti — guitar
  7:30 PM   Fred and I are thrilled to be included in this concert series and it's another chance for us to go to that special creative music place that we hanging out in. Come and join us...


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