Hi Friends, it’s a good day and I’m in an exceptionaly good mood! I’ve had two long days free of interuptions and filled with creativity and concentration, working on my comissioned string piece for the Chamber Music America grant. It’s been on my mind and the deadline is coming up and I was a little worried that I’d fall behind. It takes long days in a row to get in the flow, hey that rhymes, Hah! Didn’t mean to do that. Anyway it’s going well and I can’t wait to hear the piece in 3D. It traverses some new sonic vistas and I know the band will rip it up!

Tonight I’m heading up to Carter’s place in Santa Ana for our first rehearsal on the other comissioned piece I’ve put together. This one is for string quartet, guitar, bass, drums and choir. We’re performing it in May at Sherwood Hall in La Jolla and I’ll get the details up on the site soon. Wild music—a lot of hairpin curves that open up to a pastoral field in Missouri, late summer out on the porch waiting for the tornado skies to pass by. Can’t wait to hear if this is really the case once the real instruments come alive. I’ve been living with the electronic version of this story for months and it falls short compared to real wood and taught metal strings with a real live breathing human at the helm.

Here's a sample of what'll be going down at Carter's place tonight. This opening lick is a tricky little dervish and it's only the beginning!

Tomorrow night we’re meeting up at the Oceanside Art Museum for a night of samba music. This will be my first time playing there but Tripp has been there before and said it’s a great scene for music. Look below for the details and I know we’ll have fun. Hope to see you there!

And next up, Tripp, Bob Magnusson and I are heading down to Cabo on Friday for a bunch of gigs mixed in with some warm water surfing. We’ve done this same little tour for the last couple of years and it’s a hoot to share the vibe with our friends at the tip. Pass along the word if you know folks in the area and have them say hi to us during the break. Maybe you should zip away too and join us! Stoke and snorkels!

that’s it and stay well, Peter

Stoke and snorkels indeed! This is where we'll watch the days ease by. Wish you we're here!

PS. Thanks to all of you that made it to our Beatles concert a week or so back. This concert was sponsored by a grant and part of what they'd like from us is some feedback from folks that went to the show. If you were there and have the time, please respond back to me with your thoughts to these questions. Thanks and I appreciate you taking the time.

How was the venue?

What did you think of the music program (Peter Sprague Plays the Beatles)?

Did the program appeal to people of all ages?

Did you think the 2PM concert time allowed more people to attend?

Please let us know if you have any suggestions for future music programs, and any other comments.


Thursday April 14, 2011   Peter Sprague
Latin Jazz Quartet
Oceanside Museum of Art
704 Pier View Way
Oceanside CA 92054
(760) 435-3720
Peter Sprague — guitar
Kevyn — vocals
Gunnar Biggs — bass
Tripp Sprague — sax, flute and percussion
  7 PM   We'll play a night of samba and jazz at the beautiful O'side Art Museum.

April 15 through April 20, 2011   Peter Sprague
Cabo Tour 2011
Various Clubs and the Pacific Ocean
Peter Sprague — guitar
Tripp Sprague — sax and flute
Pedro Cervera — drums
Bob Magnusson — bass
Sabino — bass
  7 PM   We're heading south for our yearly visit to the tip of Baja. We've got gigs on a bunch of the nights and of course there will be a ton of ocean time to even out. If you're going to be down there, let me know and I'll give you the details.

Thursday April 21, 2011   Peter Sprague Trio  

Fallbrook Library
124 South Mission Road
Fallbrook, CA 92028-2825
(760) 451-9606

Peter Sprague — guitar
Leonard Patton — vocals
Tripp Sprague — sax and flute
  7 PM   They've got a brand new library in Fallbrook and we're thrilled to bring some music for this new space!

Friday April 22, 2011   Peter Sprague Trio  
San Diego Airport
Terminal 2 Baggage Claim
Peter Sprague — guitar
Leonard Patton — vocals
Tripp Sprague — sax and flute
  7 PM   We set up right there and as the weary travelers come and hunt for the luggage there we are playing some jazz to welcome them home! It's a cool scene.

Sunday April 24, 2011   Peter Sprague
and Leonard Patton

San Diego Center for the Arts
2141 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego CA 92104

Peter Sprague — guitar
Leonard Patton — vocals
  6 PM   Leonard and I are playing a house concert in the San Diego area.

Thursday April 28, 2011   Peter Sprague
Plays Solo
The Roxy Restaurant
517 S. Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA
Peter Sprague — guitar
  7 PM   The earth has spun another revolution around the sun and to follow in the spirit of change, I've changed my guitar strings. Solo sonic explorations at the world famous Roxy in Encinitas!


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