Friends, I’m under the radar on this gig email ‘cuz we’re on a family vacation and I’m keeping the biz element on the down low. We’re hanging with the extended family in a house right on the beach and immersing ourselves into the magic and mystery of the Wild Blue. Speaking of which, the surf was great this morning and as I was making my way down the rocks I slipped and carved a fairly cool swath into my shin. I’m including a photo just to share the saltwater sting that took place once the scrape met the ocean. Yeoowwwww! Oh well, just part of the flow when you you’re attempting to get beyond the endless stream of data flowing at you via a screen of some sort. Get out, live wild and let it go…

Just what you want to see to start your day. Gashes a la Pietro!

For this week I’m thrilled to play a show with my old pal Deborah Liv Johnson. I’ve known her forever and we’ve recorded and played live and always come up with a cool blend of folk music and jazz. For this concert we’re heading to the Summit Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Santee. I’ve done one show there before and it’s an excellent environment for music. I hope you can make it out.

Peter and Deborah Liv Johnson.
That’s it friends and see you in the surf...Peter
Saturday August 8, 2009   Peter Sprague and
Deborah Liv Johnson
Summit Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
8778 Cottonwood Avenue
Santee, CA 92071

Peter Sprague — guitar
Deborah Liv Johnson — vocals and guitar
  7 PM   It'll be great reconnecting with Deborah again for our unique blend of jazz and folk music.

Thursday August 13, 2009   Dianne Reeves  

Arvada Center Amphitheatre
Arvada, Colorado

Dianne Reeves — voice
Peter Martin — piano
Peter Sprague — guitar
Reginal Veal — bass
Terreon Gulley — drums
  7 PM   I'm stoked to be heading out for another hit with the amazing Dianne Reeves.

Sunday August 16, 2009   Peter Sprague Group
Summer Concert

Inn L' Auberge Amphitheatre
1540 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA

Peter Sprague — guitar
Tripp Sprague — sax and flute
Gunnar Biggs — bass
Leonard Patton — vocals
  7 PM to 9 PM   We play a free concert on Christmas eve every year and it's a wonderful moment. The fine folks at the Inn L' Auberge are sponsoring this free concert in the same place but now it's summer! What a potential magical evening it'll be.

Thursday August 20, 2009   Sacha Boutrous Quintet  
The Westgate Hotel on the Terrace
San Diego, CA
Sacha Boutrous — voice
Peter Sprague — guitar
Mikan Zlatovich — piano
Bill Andrews — bass
  7:30 PM   Sacha is heading off to NYC and I'm joining her for her farewell concert.

Thursday August 27, 2009   Peter Sprague Trio Quail Gardens
230 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas CA
(760) 436-3036
Peter Sprague — guitar
Kevyn Lettau — vocals
Gunnar Biggs — bass
  5:30 PM   Playing some trio music in a magical spot!

Saturday August 29, 2009   Peter Sprague String Consort  

Idyllwild Jazz In The Pines Festival
52500 Temecula Dr,
Idyllwild, CA 92549


Peter Sprague — guitar
Bridget Dolkas — violin
Jeanne Skrocki — violin
Pam Jacobsen — viola
Carter Dewberry — cello
Duncan Moore — drums
Bob Magnusson — bass
  2:30 PM   Taking the Consort to the tree bliss of Idyllwild!

Sunday August 30, 2009   Peter Sprague Group
Plays Stevie Wonder
1337 India St.
San Diego, CA
Peter Sprague — guitar
Rebecca Jade — vocals
Leonard Patton — vocals
Joshua Nelson — piano
Tripp Sprague — sax and flute
Gunnar Biggs — bass
Duncan Moore — drums
  7 PM   We all grew up with the hypnotic grooves of Stevie and what a thrill to play his music with our jazz point of view in the mix. This will be a night of Stevie Wonder songs like you've never heard them before. I wish!


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