Friends, we’re leaning towards 2008 and the way we like leaving the old year behind is to play some music in it’s honor. It’s been a good roll with lots of innovation and laughs and I know there’s a lot more to come.

On Christmas eve we’ll assemble the tribe to spice up the holidays, to tune up the good will and to release the hurricane of gift buying frenzy—let it go by this point and ease into the flow. We’ve gathered an outstanding consortium of creative musos and we’ll play a few holiday favorites that have been properly morphed to fit our jazz view of music. Added into the mix is some samba, some Beatles, some blues, and the supreme Joni Mitchell. The Wrong Trousers will take us to new territory and through Fred Benedetti we’ll hang with a modernized Bach. Kate Sprague is singing some Milton Nasciemento and Coral is updating Jobim’s “Wave”. A couple of my original tunes are riding in good hands with Allison Tucker, Lisa Hightower, and Mark Lessman at the helm. And the supreme visionary guru of the band, father Hall Sprague, will be with us with his gaucho hat on.

Life will be great in the heart of Del Mar and we’re hoping the weather is with us too. Remember—warm weather = fast guitaring, cold weather = ballads only…

The concert is free so please join in.

The scene last year with ultra Cali weather and a fine gathering of folks...

I recorded a solo guitar version of the Vince Guaraldi classic “Christmas Time Is Here” and I’ve put it up on my online store. Check here for a listen.

Also, I have the sheet music for the arrangement too and it’s hiding out here.

And yep, the store is still running the 10% discount until the end of the month.

Here’s the magic code:


That’s it good people and to all a good night, Peter
Monday December 24, 2006   Peter Sprague and the Whole Gang Play a Free Christmas Eve Concert!  

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

Peter Sprague — guitar
Tripp Sprague — sax and flute
Coral Macfarland-Thuet —vocals
Gunnar Biggs — bass
Hall Sprague — percussion
Fred Benedetti — guitar
Dylan Savage — drums
Allison Tucker — vocals
Regina Benedetti — vocals
Julia Benedetti — Vocals
Kate Sprague — vocals
Kylie Sprague — vocals
Mariana Jolly — vocals
Lara Fleck — vocals
Mark Lessman — saxophone
The Wrong Trousers
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...

Saturday, December 29, 2007   Tokeli
with Peter Sprague
Manhattan Restaurant / Empress Hotel,
7766 Fay Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037
Tokeli — vocals
Peter Sprague — guitar
Danny Weller — bass
Tom Aros — percussion
  8:30-11:30 PM   Hanging in La Jolla with vocalist Tokeli and Danny on bass. This will be fun for sure!

Wednesday January 2, 2008   Peter Sprague and
Pass The Drum
2nd Annual LizFest
La Jolla, CA
(more details to follow)
Peter Sprague — guitar
Leonard Patton — vocals
Coral Macfarland-Thuet — vocals
Tripp Sprague — sax and flute
Tom Aros — percussion
Gunnar Biggs — bass
Dylan Savage — drums
  6:30 PM   more details to follow...

Thursday January 3, 2008   Peter Sprague solo guitar  
The Roxy Restaurant
517 First Ave.
Encinitas, CA
Peter Sprague — guitar
  7 PM   Playing the Tao at North County's Transcendental Factory.

Sunday January 6, 2008   Peter Sprague and Leonard Patton  

Seaside Church
1613 Lake Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024

Peter Sprague — guitar
Leonard Patton — vocals
  9 AM and 11 AM   Playing music at a church service with bro' Leo...

Thursday January 10, 2008   Peter Sprague solo guitar  
The Roxy Restaurant
517 First Ave.
Encinitas, CA
Peter Sprague — guitar
  7 PM   Playing the Tao at North County's Transcendental Factory.

Saturday January 12, 2008   Peter Sprague Group
plays the Music of
Stevie Wonder
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.
Peter Sprague — guitar
Geoffrey Keezer — piano
Leonard Patton — vocals
Rebecca Jade — vocals
Tripp Sprague — sax and flute
Gunnar Biggs — piano
David Anderson — drums
  8 PM   Unreal band coming together to celebrate Stevieland Morris' magic contribution to music. We'll play his great tunes and bring a jazz influence to the mix.


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