Hi Out There! Can you believe this day? I was up early taking my daughter off to school and after dropping her off I went down to check the surf. From the hill it was so clear you could faintly see in the distance one of the islands off the coast. This doesn't happen that often. Add in some small but ultra blue clean mini waves with air as clean as Aspen in the fall — superb California doing what it does best. A full on poster child day for the rest of the world that lives knee deep in snow and sleet. I’m in!

The first Christmas present that I've received this year is such a thrill. Dig the mini twin neck guitar! I put my hand in the photo so you could how small this thing is. I’m laughing! Thanks Gunnar and Bonnie…

Tomorrow night I’m thrilled to be back in the loop playing solo guitar at the Roxy. Before my Euro tour the solo shows at the Roxy were doing it all for me—super fun playing solo, great folks stopping by to check it out, amazing food and only 2 stoplights from my house. I’m getting it going again although tomorrow night is the only night I’ll do it this month. I’ve got a recording session next week and the following week after that is Christmas day. So tomorrow is it for a nourishing dose of music and classic north county bohemia.

On Friday night, guitar avatar Fred Benedetti and I will bring on the mayhem for a duo concert at Grossmont College. Fred is one of the best and it’s always an inspired time playing music with him. Look below for the fine print.

Fred and Peter poking fun at the absurdity of making a living playing music.
And ending out the week I’m heading to L.A.’s Jazz Bakery for a duo concert with vocalist Kevyn Lettau. Kevyn and I have a new CD out and we’ll be playing music from the record plus a few new ones. Looking forward to it and please pass along the word to any L.A. folks that you know.

That’s it for now. I’m heading to the studio and hoping for an interlude near the end of the day to catch some more of the amazing movie going on outside.

adios, Peter

Thursday December 11, 2008   Peter Sprague Plays Solo  
The Roxy Restaurant
517 S. Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA
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

Peter Sprague — guitar
Fred Benedetti — guitar
  8 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

Peter Sprague — guitar
Tripp Sprague — sax and flute
Gunnar Biggs — bass
Hall Sprague — percussion
Fred Benedetti — guitar
Duncan Moore — drums
Coral McFarland Thuet — vocals
Regina Benedetti — vocals
Julia Benedetti — Vocals
Kate Sprague — vocals
Mark Lessman — saxophone
  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
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
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. It's part of the Jazz 88.3’s Jazz Live Series and will also be available both over the air on Jazz 88.3 and on the web at www.jazz88.org.

Saturday February 14, 2009 Peter Sprague Trio
featuring Leonard Patton
Founders Hall UUFSD
1036 Solana Drive
Solana Beach, CA
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

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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