Greetings Friends, Family, and Fans!

Once again its time for your monthly entertainer. If you no longer wish to get this epistle of awesomeness, just hit the unsubscribe button and you will forever be removed or send me an email and I'll take you off until you want to be added back on later. In the meantime....

NEW NEWS:

It's hard to believe, but we're already a month into 2017.  Things are rolling along with The Plaza Club - we start our first events this month and have March and April filled with all sorts of musical good stuff. 

But wait, there's more!  The Paseo Del Rio aka The San Antonio Riverwalk Association - yes THAT Riverwalk - aka the number one tourist attraction in the state of Texas has brought on Peterson Entertainment, Llc to help out with a couple of events.  Our first event with them is the Paseo Del Rio Mardis Gras.

February 25th at the Arneson River Ampitheatre at La Villita will be the site for San Antonio's Mardis Gras celebration.  Peterson Entertainment, Llc has a stellar line-up put together for all kinds of jazzy fun!   Kicking off the celebration is the Jim Cullum Reunion Jazz Band at 1pm.  The original line-up from Jim Cullum's "Jazz at the Landing" is back to help the Riverwalk celebrate Mardis Gras in style.  Rising star and the king of smooth jazz in San Antonio, BillyRay Sheppard and his band, take the stage for a more contempoary take on America's classical music form "jazz." Local legend and West Side Horn saxophonist Henry Rivas will be doing strolling jazz on the backside of the ampitheatre in La Villita from 3 to 5pm.  During the Rio parade The Maria Williams Band will be on the barge crooning jazz standards and to all those out for a party on the Riverwalk.  And wrapping up the night, all the way from Dallas Texas is Zydeco Blanco delivering some real-deal accordion/rubboard powered zydeco.  We're very exctied to be putting this event on. 

I wanted to give D'Addario/Rico Reeds a huge thank you for providing me an artist pass for NAMM.  It was a very interesting trip - got to see some cool gear, old friends, and made some new ones!  Thank you Rico Reeds & D'Addario!

BANDS:

West Kings Highway is continuing it's Friday Night Residencies. The band is getting pretty tight.  If you haven't heard us in a while.  Come see us again.  We're a different beast!  Southtown 101 has us for Frist Fridays!  8-11pm and Sancho's most other Fridays from 7 to 9pm. www.westkingshighway.com

The Noah Peterson Trio - First show in a long time for my jazz groups is right around the corner. 

GrooveTron-X: Here's the newest thing: GrooveTron-X.  We're calling it "livetronica" - electronic music and live instruments.  It's a pretty fun little project. This is a rapidly developing group and we're very excited about it. Next performance is March 4th at Bang Bang Bar. Here's a clip from a recent show: GrooveTron-X Video

La Chichada:  The hiatus is over.  We're back for a couple of shows coming up.  Feb 24th - we're missing our drummer so we're masquerading as "Jo Jo Dancer" at Sancho's, and March 25th we're hosting a night at Jandro's on St. Mary's Strip.

Spotify playlists.  I wanted to remind y'all what we have and make it easy to add to YOUR playlist.

Tip the Band - Beer Drinking Songs. This is my first attempt at doing any lead singing. Although I don't do all the singing on this little record. My musical partners are the late Jim Miller, and folk lengend Dick Weissman (The Journeyman).  This trio puts guitars, banjo, bass, and washboard together for some folked-up, Americana, bluesy fun.  Funny lyrics about the life of a musician are to be found throughout; especially on songs like "I'm Broke, Busted" and "Tip the Band!"  And of course, it being February you have to listen to "I'm Heading Down to Mardis Gras."

River Barons - Things that Happenned.  This is a great alt-country/southern rock group that was the first band I joined in San Antonio.  And while I'm no longer in the band, I remain good friends with all of them and occasionally join the band for a jam or two at their gigs.  These are good guys and this EP rocks!  If you've got a hankering some soulful southern rock - this is it.

NEW VIDEOS FOR OLD MUSIC:  nada, nil, zlich.. still not quite the season for getting on these.  But I haven't forgotten! (Still doing loopfest videos!!!)

LOOPFESTS: Thanks to the loopers who participated, the attendees, and our sponsors for 2016: www.morleypedals.com, TC-Helicon, Loopinglive.com, and Pigtronix! 

Video Playlists: NW LoopFest, (New videos almost daily!) Rocky Mountain LoopFestTexas LoopFest at both fully posted.

 Residencies:

  • Friday nights, 7-9pm, at Sancho’s Cantina with West Kings Highway - 801 Jackson St in San Antonio, TX
  • First Fridays, 8-11pm, at Southtown 101 with West Kings Highway - 101 Pereida St in San Antonio, TX

FUN FACTS:

Top streamed tracks on Spotify according to CD Baby for the month:

  1. Pulsar - Noah Peterson             (Ambient Space Sounds)
  2. Deep Space - Noah Peterson         (Ambient Space Sounds)
  3. Scavengers in the Wasteland   (Ambient Space Sounds)
  4. Elegant Space Noise - Noah Peterson           (Ambient Space Sounds)
  5.  The Vastness of Space                          (Ambient Space Sounds)

Crazy how this is always the top streamed stuff. The tunes shuffle around for which is in what spot - but that's about it. The consistent popularity of this record on Spotify is a continuing mystery. 

This month's most watched Youtube videos: 

  1. 2016 NW LoopFest: Riley Tyrel Carter - Eulogy
  2. Los #3 Dinners - Take a Walk on the Wild Side
  3. 2016 Texas LoopFest: Deferlow
  4. Cosmic Dust - Journey
  5. DJ FlipFlop at NAMM

Riley Carter is a huge leader in video views this month.  A couple of the usual suspects with Los #3 Dinners and Cosmic Dust - those guys seem to always be bringing in the views.  Although it's nice to Derferlow pop in the top 5 with some pretty creative looping and DJ FlipFlop pops in at number 5 even though that video has just been up a week.  Kinda thinking he'll be back next month as well.

SHOWS: Grab yer calendars and dancing shoes!   

Feb 03 West Kings Highway, 8pm

Southtown 101

101 S Pereida, San Antonio, TX

 

Feb 05   Noah Peterson Trio, 11am

Sunday Jazz Brunch at the Plaza Club     

Pvt Event, San Antonio, TX                                        

 

Feb 10   Solo Sax Sessions, 4:30pm

Carroll Bell Elementary 

Pvt Event, San Antonio, TX                                        

 

Feb 10   West Kings Highway, 7pm

628 Jackson St

Sancho's, San Antonio, TX

 

Feb 17   West Kings Highway, 7pm

628 Jackson St

Sancho's, San Antonio, TX

 

Feb 24   West Kings Highway, 7pm La Chichada 8pm

628 Jackson St

Sancho's, San Antonio, TX 

 

Mar 03 West Kings Highway, 8pm

Southtown 101

101 S Pereida, San Antonio, TX

 

Mar 04  GrooveTron-X, 10pm

Bang Bang Bar

119 El Mio Dr, San Antonio, TX

Greetings Loopers!

The Loopfest season is over and it was a great year.  Here’s the video
index for the 2016 Texas LoopFest.  (www.texasloopfest.com).

We moved the event inside to a smaller venue and live-streamed it.  I hope
some of you got to watch it.  The videos are all posted on youtube and
I’ve been promoting them on facebook.  As always, if you want to skip it
and get right to it – here’s the whole mess:

Texas LoopFest Collection
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hIvfP2BLcQ&list=PLjiWJF83CBilSNckraSDbOmA7TN1zyoct

This years artists were mostly from Texas and we were lucky to have some
out-of-staters as well as Cian from Mexico.   It’s really tough to pick
out exceptional performers from this year as everyone did a great job. 
James Sidlo was sublime with his ambient guitar work.  Butch Ross was
great performing songs with his mountain dulcimer, the duo Momentary
Gamelan Ensemble was fascinating as always, Lost Son is a personal
favorite of mine – I always enjoy his shows, Derferlow was a unexpected
treat as he whipped out video game controllers half-way through his set
and starting slicing loops like a crazed butcher, Breaking Light was
musically delightful, Daves Device never ceases to impress me with how
hard he works on his sets and considerable improvement from show to show, 
The Winkler had some pleasant audio surprises this year, Spookstina
brought performance art to a whole new level, Cian is clearly taking
things to a whole new level,  Troll Foot Frass brought funky fun down from
up North, Arte Sacre Atelier brought the noise, and Xandra Wong was
spectacular.    I hope you can watch something from all of them.    It was
a very special night.

We gave away some great pieces of gear from our sponsors, we had a great
time, and we did had a few technical trip-ups losing most of Cian’s set,
although I did manage to save about 9 minutes of it.

Here’s the index if you want to click and watch.  There’s some great stuff
in there.

James Sidlo – San Antonio, TX.  Guitar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hIvfP2BLcQ

Butch Ross – Tennessee. Guitar, Mountain Dulcimer, Vocals, Banjo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoqYUqQluVE&list=PLjiWJF83CBik_Sm_XFgtiHYLZ_FLRhWuk

Momentary Gamelan Ensemble – Fort Worth,  Texas.  Homemade instruments,
laptop
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKLbV6AThck

Lost Son – Austin, TX. Guitar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWNloqJeQm0

Deferlow – Austin, TX.  Guitar, Ableton, MAX/MSP, video game controllers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4Vj46Ubudk

Breaking Light – Burleson, TX.  Guitar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkAazoihU04

Daves Device – San Antonio, TX. IPADs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOtsJxQTD-g

The Winkler – Houston, TX. Guitar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGssmSU0MCk&list=PLjiWJF83CBikzzqKXTogm7I82wL7Y4p2G

Spookstina – Raleigh, North Carolina. Guitar, toys.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJnZh_Gw7YM&list=PLjiWJF83CBikpeBY3Yu7IMTIUTdqvqU5D

Cian – Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.  Bass, Vocals.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jzpW1m3ZaE

Troll Foot Frass – North Branch, Minnesota.  Guitar, live painting
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeQAn78vP78&list=PLjiWJF83CBinZeoklU6w7GNN_I781QBdn

Arte Sacra Atelier – San Antonio, TX.  Keys, laptop, bass, guitar, vocals
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrkWoPcZkgw&list=PLjiWJF83CBikAShzKHWaCvLW1zRF4Kyzd&index=1

Xandra Wong – New Orleans, LA.  Keys, resonator banjo, vocals
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXE0__X78R4&list=PLjiWJF83CBinXeFtW59ehSmvchLUg6QFH

Huge thanks to our 2016 sponsors!  TC-Helicon, Loopinglive, Morley Pedals,
Pigtronix

I hope to see y’all out and about some time.

Noah
www.texasloopfest.com
Greetings Friends, Family, and Fans!

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NEW NEWS:

Happy New Year!  2016 was a great year for Peterson Entertainment, Llc and 2017 is shaping up to be even better.  Just to kick things off, we have landed our first corporate client in San Antonio:  we are now the music services provider for The Plaza Club.  We've started putting our roster of artists and musical contractors into The Plaza Club for Feb events and will be taking over more of their events in the coming weeks.  We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with them.

D'Addario is the parent company of Rico Reeds.  Rico Reeds is a sponsor of mine and they were kind enough to provide me with an artist pass to winter NAMM in Anaheim.  I'll be heading to California in a couple of weeks to check out new gear, meet some reps, and rub shoulders with some great musicians.  Thank you Rico Reeds & D'Addario!

BANDS:

West Kings Highway is continuing it's Friday Night Residency at Sancho's Cantina for 2017!  We'll be there most Fridays from 7 to 9pm.  Mostly with the 5 piece version, but occasional shows will feature some of our favorite drummers and, of course, the fabulous Henry C. (Johnny's dad) sitting in to jam with the band.  And Southtown 101 is going to continue to have us for Frist Fridays!  8-11pm  www.westkingshighway.com

The Noah Peterson Trio - It's been a long time since I've been doing any jazz.  Mostly I've been doing my loop station show and playing a lot of rock and roll.  But I've been getting a lot of inquiries in the past 6 months or so about doing some jazz and I've got my first trio gig booked.  Looks like I'm literally getting back into the swing of things!

GrooveTron-X: I try very hard to not start or join new projects these days, but I just can't help myself!  GrooveTron-X is a new duo of chill electronic music with live instruments.  Me and Johnny Carrera are doing something different, something cool, downtempo beats with extended instrumental jams for a more ambient setting of digial background noise. Our debut public performance is at Halycon (Blue Star location in San Antonio) with shows on Jan 5th and 26th, 9pm.  Come and enjoy cocktails, tapas, your friends, and some cool music. GrooveTron-X

Spotify playlists.  I wanted to remind y'all what we have and make it easy to add to YOUR playlist.

Noah Peterson - Solo Sax Sessions. This is my debut live looping recording.  I named it after the show I've been touring across the U.S. for the past 6 years.  It's a very interesting and fun recording that captures some ferocious jams.  There's an exceptional rendition of "Follow Me" which has been streamed over 1,000,000 times. Great versions of "Poortown Scrub," "Bump," and "I Just Can't Believe It," as well as a handful of original music written specifically for the loopstation.

Cosmic Dust - Journey.  This is a great jazz fusion recording. My old friend Jim Templeton put this group together a long time ago in a city far, far away.  The band is Jim Templeton on keys, Gary Edighoffer on reeds, Clipper Anderson on bass, Scott Reuser on drums, and Myles Kennedy on guitar.  (Yes... THAT Myles Kennedy, the rock star!)  This recording earned Jim and the band a Washington State Artist's Grant and is packed with fantastic music from start to finish.  If you love jazz, fusion, improvisation, and exceptional music - please check out this recording.  I'm pleased to have it in my catalog.

NEW VIDEOS FOR OLD MUSIC:  nada, nil, zlich.. still not quite the season for getting on these.  But I haven't forgotten! (Still doing loopfest vidoes!!!)

LOOPFESTS: The LoopFest Season is over, which means the 2017 season is being planned.  Things are going to be very different this year.  Huge thanks to the loopers who participated, the attendees, and our sponsors for 2016: www.morleypedals.com, TC-Helicon, Loopinglive.com, and Pigtronix! 

Video Playlists: NW LoopFest, Texas LoopFest (These are both being updated with new videos almost daily!) Rocky Mountain LoopFest (Fully posted - 26 videos.)

 Residencies:

  • Friday nights, 7-9pm, at Sancho’s Cantina with West Kings Highway - 801 Jackson St in San Antonio, TX
  • First Fridays, 8-11pm, at Southtown 101 with West Kings Highway - 101 Pereida St in San Antonio, TX

FUN FACTS:

Top streamed tracks on Spotify according to CD Baby for the month:

  1. Pulsar - Noah Peterson             (Ambient Space Sounds)
  2. Elegant Space Noise - Noah Peterson           (Ambient Space Sounds)
  3. Deep Space - Noah Peterson         (Ambient Space Sounds)
  4. Uncertainty - Noah Peterson         (Ambient Space Sounds)
  5. Anxiety - Noah Peterson                 (Ambient Space Sounds)

Only one change in the line-up from last month - "Hope" dropped off and "Anxiety" leaped up. The consistent popularity of this record on Spotify is a bit of a mystery to me.  For ambient music this is a very good recording, but I had no idea it would outperform everything else in my catalog.

This month's most watched videos: 

  1. 2016 NW LoopFest: Riley Tyrel Carter - Clockwork
  2. 2016 NW LoopFest: Riley Tyrel Carter - Eulogy
  3. Cosmic Dust - Journey
  4. Los #3 Dinners - Take a Walk on the Wild Side
  5. 2016 Texas LoopFest - Cian

SHOWS: Grab yer calendars and dancing shoes!    


Jan 05, 9pm
GrooveTron-X    
Halcyon @ Blue Star
San Antonio, TX              

Jan 06, 8pm
First Friday with West Kings Highway    
Southtown 101
101 Pereida St, San Antonio, TX              

Jan 07, 11:15am
Solo Sax Sessions
San Antonio Coffee Festival
La Villita, San Antonio, TX         

Jan 07, 3pm
West Kings Highway
San Antonio Coffee Festival    
La Villita, San Antonio, TX         

Jan 13, 7pm
West Kings Highway Friday Night Residency
Sanchos Cantina
628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX              

Jan 20, 7pm
West Kings Highway Friday Night Residency
Sanchos Cantina
628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX                 

Jan 26, 9pm
GrooveTron-X    
Halcyon @ Blue Star
San Antonio, TX                      

Jan 27, 9pm
West Kings Highway Friday Night Residency
Sanchos Cantina
628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX                  

Feb 03, 8pm
First Friday with West Kings Highway    
Southtown 101
101 Pereida St, San Antonio, TX    


Greetings Friends, Family, and Fans!

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NEW NEWS:

My weekly residency on Wednesday nights has come to an end.  It was a great two and half years of music from locals, touring bands, and the occasional international artist.  Big thanks to Dave Gentle for giving me a spot to host music and for being such a great bartender and friend.  I'm looking for a new spot to set-up shop - so we'll see what the future brings!

BANDS:

West Kings Highway has a special New Year's Eve show!  We're going to be getting down at the Elks Lodge #216 in San Antonio, TX.  Doors are at 8pm and the night features heavy hor d'oeuvres, champagne toast, and door prizes.  Here's the Facebook event link for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/698506936997596/

La Chichada has a special show on Dec 10th at the Bang Bang Bar in San Antonio - Bigwood opens the night and Volcan closes the show!  No cover - come on down to the hippest spot in town and enjoy your favorite Rock Arte band!

Spotify playlists.  I wanted to remind y'all what we have and make it easy to add to YOUR playlist.

Irie Impressions - I Like It Like This. Irie Impressions is based out of Cottage Grove, OR.  And while I've been a member of the band I'm not on this recording.  Led by Alton Thomas and Lori Davis this is a true roots reggae album.  The title cut "I Like It Like This" sets the mood for some mellow Jamaican vibes. From there the record jumps into some political commentary/protest songs including a 9/11 tribute piece "September Morning."  The tunes and vibes are never heavy or depressing and there's always a message of hope. I think this is best represented by "Mr. Garvey Says."  From there the album changes direction and stays in the fun zone.  "Pai" is a hip cut featuring Marko and some tasty sax.  "Sky Juice" is a great tune about Alton selling his own sugary drink for money in Montego Bay, Jamaica.  My personal favorite is "Works Is Never Done," a rootsy groove that suits me!  The album wraps with the upbeat and funny "Human Bones"  Everybody Come Down!

Noah Peterson - Music for Film, Vol 1: Sax and Bass.  This is a great little recording.  Just me and bassist extraordinarie, David Captein.  I had been working with a lot of duos and trios in jazz, folk, and indie music.  I asked Dave to start doing sax and electric bass gigs.  He was a little concerned at first as he'd never done anything quite like that. He was surprised at how nice our little duo turned out.  I said it was because he was free from the neurotic, harmonic prisons of piano players.  (He thought that was pretty funny!)  The album starts off with "Why Mock Me," a tune originally composed for the Emmett Wheatfall poem. And it's a swinging little ditty.  Next is a lovely version of "Waltz for Tom," a tune written for an old friend and patron, Tom Irey.  Next is the only recording I have of "Plantains and Bananas," my answer to the "Chiquita Banana" song. I love how it came out.  The feel is great, the space is open, the groove is good, and the vibe is Irie! Dave's bass solo is sweetly fantastic.  "One Summer Day" is my favorite tune that I've written.  I love to record in all kinds of settings.  Dave really nails the intention of my writing on this and it's a lovely version. "Ethan's Blues" with the intro! We get to get down a little bit on this. "Coming Home to You," a tune written for my wife. This version is very artsy and expressive.  The final track is my best approximation of a Yaravi.  Titled "Peruvian" this is a free tempo piece full of flourish and feeling.

NEW VIDEOS FOR OLD MUSIC:  nada, nil, zlich.. still not quite the season for getting on these.  But I haven't forgotten!

LOOPFESTS: The 2016 LoopFest Season has come to a close.  Huge thanks to the loopers who participated, the attendees, and our sponsors: www.morleypedals.com, TC-Helicon, Loopinglive.com, and Pigtronix! 

Video Playlists: NW LoopFest, Texas LoopFest (These are both being updated with new videos almost daily!) Rocky Mountain LoopFest (Fully posted - 26 videos.)

 Residencies:

  • Friday nights, 7-9pm, at Sancho’s Cantina with West Kings Highway - 801 Jackson St in San Antonio, TX

FUN FACTS:

Top streamed tracks on Spotify according to CD Baby for the month:

  1. Pulsar - Noah Peterson             (Ambient Space Sounds)
  2. Elegant Space Noise - Noah Peterson           (Ambient Space Sounds)
  3. Deep Space - Noah Peterson         (Ambient Space Sounds)
  4. Uncertainty - Noah Peterson         (Ambient Space Sounds)
  5. Hope - Noah Peterson                 (Ambient Space Sounds)

This month's most watched videos: 

  1. 2016 NW LoopFest: Saundra's Electric Night Life opening selection 
  2. Cosmic Dust - Journey
  3. 2016 NW LoopFest Tyler Carson - opening selection
  4. Cosmic Dust - Spiritus
  5. SuperTall Paul Newman - 2014 SoCal LoopFest "Fly Me to the Moon"

SHOWS: Grab yer calendars and dancing shoes!

Fri Dec 02,  8pm

West Kings Highway First Friday

Southtown 101

101 Perida St

San Antonio, TX                                              

 

Fri Dec 09, 7pm

West Kings Highway

Sancho’s Cantina

628 Jackson St,  San Antonio, TX                                              

 

Sat Dec 10, 10pm

Bigwood, La Chichada, Volcan

Bang Bang Bar

119 El Mio Dr, San Antonio, TX

                               

Fri Dec 16, 7pm

West Kings Highway

Sancho’s Cantina

628 Jackson St,  San Antonio, TX                                              

 

Sat Dec 17, 8pm

Solo Sax Sessions

Grackle Art Gallery

4621 El Campo Ave, Fort Worth, TX         

                               

Fri Dec 23, 7pm

West Kings Highway      

Sancho’s Cantina

628 Jackson S,t  San Antonio, TX                                              

               

Fri Dec 30, 7pm

West Kings Highway

Sancho’s Cantina

628 Jackson St,  San Antonio, TX                                              

 

Sat Dec 31, 8pm               

New Year's Eve Celebration with West Kings Highway    

San Antonio Elks Lodge #216

15650 Market Hl, San Antonio, Texas

Tickets: $25

The videos for the Rocky Mountain LoopFest are posted.   As always, here's the entire playlist - 26 videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwY-xVkTdqM&list=PLjiWJF83CBim4nPWYoY_1y0aQfEEF2dCw

This was an interesting line-up of talent.  They are largely phrase loopers with the exception of The Electric Noodle.  Although Robert Matheson doesn't exactly fit nicely into either category and is always an interesting and enjoyable performer.   I do hope you can watch some of all the performers as we were unable to live stream it.

Here's the individuals:

Thawind Mills - guitar/vocals, 4 videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcHlAuih26U&list=PLjiWJF83CBinXmDO7WYUKQ_9H1hBGuZGt

Josie Quick - violin,  4 videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4ea0AiGhLs&list=PLjiWJF83CBinYWy6uLKHKTPU3SbvzcaAs

The Electric Noodle - guitar, 1 video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azl77QSYBIY&list=PLjiWJF83CBim4nPWYoY_1y0aQfEEF2dCw&t=440s&index=8

Christopher Ryan - guitar/vocals/percussion, 3 videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwY-xVkTdqM&list=PLjiWJF83CBim2b8dNZCfMJT69e1ZVxDL2

Noah Peterson - sax, 3 videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vwkqdb9XFFw&list=PLjiWJF83CBinvNE4LvWL2NwjrsaPU716i

Subtleties - guitar/drums, 3 videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rR1gXmcTqg&list=PLjiWJF83CBimuTkhHZL7ZzxZsr1a58nbd

Mister Tim - vocal, 5 videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jn8Pv9l8JkI&list=PLjiWJF83CBikoFcWt5iYUDYvKn7gnFmtw

Robert Matheson - bass, 4 videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCUBkTBRVK4&list=PLjiWJF83CBimWxdYMc0hrRrQSipW1LSaP

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NEW NEWS:

Our crowd funding campaign is still underway and will be going through Dec 1st.  Give today! Click here to see what we're doing!  Please help us get the word out: like the pages, share the event, blog, tell your friends, come to the shows, donate!  We've got ONE Fest left!  www.texasloopfest.com on Nov 12th!

BANDS:

Halloween Costume party with La Chichada and Friends on Oct 29th at J&O's Cantina in San Antonio!  Nick Shan, Ghost Tracks, Los Galacticos, and Daves Device join La Chichada for a musical party Saturday night before Halloween.   And there's a $50 prize for best costume! NO cover - 1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX.

Spotify playlists.  I wanted to remind y'all what we have and make it easy to add to YOUR playlist.

Miles Ahead - Live at the Zebra Cocktail Lounge - This was a live recording at the Zebra Cocktail Lounge in Bozeman, MT. The band was 3 of the original members including me on tenor sax, James Ormond on bass, Rick Maier on drums, and Gordon Neal Herman on keys with Jay Stapleton on guitar.  This was from our 6 state, 3 week tour through the Northwest U.S.  This recording captures a lot of what we did best - jamming our original tunes.  This was an especially fun night despite me having to fasten keys on my sax with a wire twist tie.  Oh the joys of being on the road...

Noah Peterson - Live at Marylhurst Drive   This recording was quite an adventure.  Patrons are a rare and needed thing in the music business.  My old friend Tom Irey wanted to do something special on July 7th, 2007 (7/7//07).  So he decided to throw a party, have some jazz, and do a live recording.  At this time I was working with a lot of small combos, lots of other bands, and just wasn't around much for anything other than music.  Eli Reissman is on guitar with my friend and frequent bassist, Andre St. James on the low-end.  We did a musical theme with some of the pieces being composed just for this project.  This is the first recording of one of my favorite tunes - One Summer Day which I still play frequently and have recorded more than any of my other tunes.  It's a lovely and angst filled bossa nova.  Other gems include It Takes Two to Tango - which is a Spanish Tango.  Other than Andre, nobody has really been able to get that tune with quite the right feel and it's largely been dropped from performance except for an odd loop station show here and there. Of course, there's Waltz for Tom, which is dedicated to Tom Irey and fits quite nicely with the old tune "House of the Rising Sun."   And then there's an especially good version of Coming Home to You, a tune written shortly before this recording for my dear wife - which was about being gone all the time for work.  This is a special recording for me as it's deeply personal and my mentor, Jeffrey Dawkins was the audio engineer.

NEW VIDEOS FOR OLD MUSIC:  nada, nil, zlich.. but there's new LoopFest videos!!!

LOOPFESTS: The 2016 Rocky Mountain, NW and SoCal LoopFests are over and done!  Huge thanks to the loopers who participated.  Videos are going online now.   The Rocky Mountain LoopFest playist is here - click it to dig it!  All of the Rocky videos will be online by the end of the week.  I've just started on the Northwest Videos and will begin posting those next week!

Rocky Mountain LoopFest Video Index:  Noah Peterson - sax, Thawind Mills - singer/songwriter, Josie Quick - violin, Mister Tim - vocal, Subtleties - rock with guitar and drums, Christopher Ryan - singer/songwriter, The Electric Noodle - loud ambient, Robert Matheson - avante garde/found sound double bass.

The Texas LoopFest is set for November 12 and is packed with Texas Talent and more!
 

 Residencies:

  • Wednesday nights 8pm-11pmish, at J&O’s Cantina with Noah Peterson and Friends - 1014 S. Presa in San Antonio, TX
  • Friday nights, 7-9pm, at Sancho’s Cantina with West Kings Highway - 801 Jackson St in San Antonio, TX

FUN FACTS:

Top streamed tracks on Spotify according to CD Baby for the month:

  1. Pulsar - Noah Peterson             (Ambient Space Sounds)
  2. Elegant Space Noise - Noah Peterson           (Ambient Space Sounds)
  3. Anxiety - Noah Peterson           (Ambient Space Sounds)
  4. Hope - Noah Peterson                 (Ambient Space Sounds)
  5. The Vastness of Space - Noah Peterson     (Ambient Space Sounds)

This month's most watched videos: 

  1. Robert Matheson from the Rocky Mountain LoopFest "Day One" 
  2. Cosmic Dust - Journey
  3. Polemic Contriver from the 2013 NW LoopFest
  4. Cabezas de Cera - 2015 SoCal LoopFest "Cozmica"
  5. SuperTall Paul Newman - 2014 SoCal LoopFest "Fly Me to the Moon"

SHOWS: Grab yer calendars and dancing shoes!

Oct 28 -7pm
West Kings Highway
Sancho's Cantina - 628 Jackson Street, San Antonio, TX    
         
Oct 28 - 11pm
 La Chichada, Private Event
San Antonio, TX

 Oct 29    - 9:30pm
Halloween Party with La Chichada, Ghost Tracks, Nick Shan, Los Galacticos, Daves Device
J&O'S Cantina 1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX              

Nov 02    - 8pm
Solo Sax Sessions, James Sidlo, Formative Fire
J & O's Cantina 1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX    
          
Nov 04 -  7pm
West Kings Highway
Sancho's Cantina - 628 Jackson Street, San Antonio, TX    
          
Nov 05    - 6pm
Jean-PIerre and the Zydeco Angels Private Party
Lago Vista, TX              

Nov 09    - 8pm
Arte Sacre Artellier, Solo Sax Sessions
J & O's Cantina 1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX              

Nov 11 - 7pm
West Kings Highway
Sancho's Cantina - 628 Jackson Street, San Antonio, TX              

Nov 12- 7pm
Texas LoopFest - Butch Ross, The Winkler, Jame Sidlo, Momentary Gamelan Ensemble, Arte Sacra Atelier, Breaking Light, Spookstina, Xandra Wong, Cian - Guadalajara, Mexico, Troll Foot Frass, Daves Device, Deferlow, Lost Son
J & O's Cantina 1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX    

Nov 16    - 8pm
Solo Sax Sessions
J & O's Cantina 1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX              

 Nov 18 - 7pm
West Kings Highway
Sancho's Cantina - 628 Jackson Street, San Antonio, TX              

Nov 23 - 8pm
Solo Sax Sessions, Devs Device
J & O's Cantina 1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX
              
Nov 25    7pm
West Kings Highway
Sancho's Cantina - 628 Jackson Street, San Antonio, TX              

Nov 30 - 8pm
Solo Sax Sessions
J & O's Cantina 1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX             

Greetings Friends, Family, and Fans!

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NEW NEWS:

Our crowd funding campaign is still underway and will be going through Dec 1st.  Give today! Click here to see what we're doing!  We also need volunteers, in-kind donations, local sponsors, and concessions.   Please email me if you can help!  

Please help us get the word out: like the pages, share the event, blog, tell your friends, come to the shows, donate!

BANDS:

Halloween Costume party with La Chichada and Friends on Oct 29th at J&O's Cantina in San Antonio!  The Ghost Tracks acoustic duo and Daves Device join us for a musical party Saturday night before Halloween.   And there's a $50 prize for best costume!

West Kings Highway will be back in full swing for our Friday nights at Sancho's in San Antonio when I return in a couple of weeks.

The Solo Sax Sessions is at the Portneuf Grill at the Riverside Inn in Lava Hot Springs, ID tonight, at the Anchor Bistro in Twin Falls, ID tomorrow, and at the Emerald of Siam in Tri-Cities, WA on Saturday.

We're still pushing the Spotify playlists.  I wanted to remind y'all what we have and make it easy to add to YOUR playlist.

Miles Ahead - Miles Post 1 - This was my first professional recording.  It features six original tunes and received a fair amount of West Coast airplay.  I was thrilled the first time I heard my tune "Smoke This" on KMHD in Portland, OR.  Ah....who am I  kidding, I get thrilled everytime I hear my music on the radio.  It was made even better when I heard it syndicated on KLON out of Long Beach where that song was in low rotation on Payal Kumar's "Soul Jazz" program.  This album featured Gordon Neal Herman on keys, Alex Newton on guitar, James Ormond on bass and Rick Maier on guitar.  I ended up doing some other recordings with Rick and various musical activites with James and Rick over the years.  This music is still good!

My solo release - Duos & Trios   This was a follow up to my debut recording, Live at Biddy McGraw's.  I was going for short pieces of small combos on this concept record.  I had a number of jazz musicians I was working quite a bit with in the NW who were all featured on this recording: Jay Stapleton on guitar, the late, great Janice Scroggins on keys, and Dennis Caiazza and Dave Captein on bass.   This 14 track recording was produced by my mentor and friend, the late Jeffrey Dawkins of the acoustic blues band, "Back Porch Blues."  The recording features a couple of originals from myself and Jay Stapleton, including the co-written ditty "A Sweet Piece of Candy,"  which I used as a theme song for my TV Show "Portland Culture" and my radio show "NW Jazz & More!" on KPSU.  There's a haunting soprano sax and guitar duet of the Neil Young song, "Sugar Mountain," a classic, unusual, and lovely duet of soprano sax and bass on the Hoagy Carmichael standard "Georgia," and the album wraps up with a moving rendition of "America the Beautiful" courtesy of the graceful touch and tremendous skills of Janice Scroggins.  While not my personal favorite on the recording, I have gotten a lot of favorable comments of our rendition of Harlem Nocturne

NEW VIDEOS FOR OLD MUSIC:

Technically this isn't old music - Here's the 2nd video of my buddy Ted Martinez aka This Is Where Two Oceans Meet.

I have to confess, I've been pretty busy and while I do have a bunch of video downloaded, I haven't acutally made "new videos" for my "old music" in a while.  I'll try and have some new stuff up for you next month!

LOOPFESTS: The 2016 Rocky Mountain LoopFest is over and done!  Huge thanks to the loopers who participated.  Videos are going online now. I've only got a couple up, but there will be more!  RMLF playist is here - click it to dig it! Thawind Mills from Austin, TX does have his entire performance online. And he's GREAT!  Check it out. Others are just being posted and still being edited.  New ones go up almost every day.
 
The NW LoopFest will be Oct 8th at the Local 99 Musicians Union, 325 NE 20th in Portland, OR, 4pm til late.  Lots of great artists!  It's next week! $5
 
The 2016 Southern California LoopFest will be presented at the CSU Long Beach campus on Oct 14th and 15th. The SoCal LoopFest is supported by the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music. www.socalloopfest.com 
The Texas LoopFest is set for November 12 and is packed with Texas Talent and more!
 

 Residencies:

  • Wednesday nights 8pm-11pmish, at J&O’s Cantina with Noah Peterson and Friends - 1014 S. Presa in San Antonio, TX
  • Friday nights, 7-9pm, at Sancho’s Cantina with West Kings Highway - 801 Jackson St in San Antonio, TX

FUN FACTS:

Top streamed tracks on Spotify according to CD Baby for July:

  1. Baby Don't Cry - Noah Peterson             (Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious)
  2. What's Your Name - Noah Peterson           (Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious)
  3. Swing and a Miss - Noah Peterson           (Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious)
  4. Dance all Day - Noah Peterson                 (Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious)
  5. Ain't Nuthing But a Dog - Noah Peterson     (Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious)

September's most watched videos:  I think Myles Kennedy must be on tour, cuz it's all about Cosmic Dust this month.

  1. Cosmic Dust -Journey 
  2. Cosmic Dust - Lickin' Anna Slickin'
  3. Cosmic Dust - The Night Watchman
  4. Cosmic Dust - Spiritus
  5. Cosmic Dust - Colors

SHOWS: Grab yer calendars and dancing shoes!

Sep 29    Solo Sax Sessions, 6pm
Riverside Inns' Portneuf Grille & Lounge
Lava Hot Springs, ID         
    
Sep 30    Solo Sax Sessions 7pm
Anchor Bistro & Bar    
Twin Falls, ID              

Oct 01    Solo Sax Sessions 9pm
Emerald of Siam    
Richland, WA              

Oct 06    Solo Sax Sessions 8pm
The O'Neill Pub    6000 NE Glisan
Portland, OR              

Oct 07    Solo Sax Sessions 6pm
The Hoppy Brewer    
Gresham, OR              

Oct 08    The NW LoopFest 4pm
325 NW 20th -Local 99    
Portland, OR              

Oct 09    Solo Sax Sessions 2:30pm
Portland, Marathon              

Oct 10    Solo Sax Sessions  10:30am
McKenzie Living    
Springfield, OR              

Oct 14    Southern California LoopFest 1pm
California State University    
Long Beach, CA              

Oct 15    Southern California LoopFest 1pm
California State University    
Long Beach, CA              

Oct 19    Solo Sax Sessions  8pm
J & O's Cantina    
San Antonio, TX              

Oct 21    West Kings Highway 7pm
Sancho's Cantina    
San Antonio, TX              

Oct 22    Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels 7pm
Guero's Taco Bar    
Austin, TX              

Oct 26    Solo Sax Sessions 8pm  
J & O's Cantina    
San Antonio, TX              

Oct 28    West Kings Highway 7pm
Sancho's Cantina    
San Antonio, TX              

Oct 29    Halloween Party with La Chichada & Friends 9pm
J&O's Cantina    
San Antonio, TX         

Nov 02    Solo Sax Sessions  8pm
J & O's Cantina    
San Antonio, TX

Waiting is not something I enjoy.  I'm a doer.  I get stuff done.    Twiddling my thumbs is not something I do well.  I'm pretty much always busy, but things are a bit much right now. 

I took on some major house repair and I grossly underestimated the time this project was going to take.  I'm over a month into it and still not done.  I've had about 2 and half weeks of rain delay.  I'm going on tour next week.  I still need to do some repairs to my car.  I've got a massive amount of promotion to do and I'm under-booked on gigs for the tour.  

This is not the most joyous of times for me.  I'm sure it'll all be fine in the end, but I'm pretty stressed.  Trying to squeeze a recording project out before I hit the road as well.  Communication on that line is pretty much one way and it's not the way I like it.  I'm caught in a web of other people's timelines.   I don't really care for that either but that's the nature of the beast.   Had two gigs get cancelled on Sunday - that hurt $$$ wise, but I had a good weekend of gigs so I didn't totally lose my ass.  And the gigs were pretty rocking, that was a lot of fun.  

I can't really complain, I'm still doing music - but it's just hard to see a lot of time and effort go nowhere. This is going to be a tough trip. 

Greetings Friends, Family, and Fans!

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NEW NEWS:

LOTS of artists are confirmed for the the LoopFests!  Go to your favorite page (Except Texas - that's still under development) and see who is playing.  All fests are still open for artist submissions. Here's the link: www.noahpeterson.com/2016_loopfest_application

Our crowd funding campaign: Click the link to watch the video and see what we're doing!  We need cash donations, volunteers, in-kind donations, local sponsors, hotel rooms, and concessions.   Please email me if you can help!  

Please help us get the word out: like the pages, share the event, blog, tell your friends, come to the shows, donate!

BANDS:

West Kings Highway has put up a new video. Peace, Love and Understanding - live at Sancho's  

The Solo Sax Sessions are hitting the road for the LoopFests!  Check the calendar for tour dates!

We're pushing the Spotify playlists.  I wanted to remind y'all what we have and make it easy to add to YOUR playlist.

Bump - This is a really interesting recording.  It starts off with reknown jazz vocalist Nancy King doing a lovely soul ballad.  The next half of the record is musical associates of mine from different projects that I cobbled together for some funky stuff.  I also brought in 3 turntabelists. DJDH aka Zach Spiezer, DJ Law aka Damien Hayes, and DJ FlipFlop aka Kenny Vanderberg.  FlipFlop has since gone on to a very serious and successful career scratchin' wax.  The last half of the record is Zach (DJDH - a now retired moniker) and I. We spent a lot of time in Portland and a little in Chicago putting the tracks together.  It is the birth of O.M.N.I. The last tune was techno thing that was dangling around and I threw it on the project cuz I wanted to. It's a pretty fun and funky listen.  This reocrd is a very interesting musical journey.  You finish in a very different place where than you started.

Harry's Psychedelicatessen - O.M.N.I   This was a long-in-coming follow-up to "Bump."  Zach and I got together in Florida and spent about a week recording and editing tracks in between my shows.  Zach took the files to New York to edit and arrange things.  We'd swap files and listen, and edit, and talk, and repeat.   Somewhere in there Zach pulled in Benjamin Hicock who joined the party and contributed well to this record.  This is some of the funnest stuff I get to make.  I really love it. 

NEW VIDEOS FOR OLD MUSIC:

Video from Psychics - American Bird Call, Vicky's Tavern

Technically this isn't old music - I shot this video of my buddy Ted Martinez.

Video for SCDG - Jimmy Claudius Was Blind

Videos from Luna - Dance Groove #1, Hey Somebody, Beatrix, Deep Space Mine, A Promise

LOOPFESTS: The 2016 Rocky Mountain LoopFest will be presented at UC Denver on Sept 24th and 25th.
 
The NW LoopFest will be Oct 8th at the Local 99 Musicians Union, 325 NE 20th in Portland, OR
 
The 2016 Southern California LoopFest will be presented at the CSU Long Beach campus on Oct 14th and 15th. The SoCal LoopFest is supported by the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music. www.socalloopfest.com http://web.csulb.edu/depts/music/
The Texas LoopFest is tentatively scheduled for November.
 

 Residencies:

  • Wednesday nights 8pm-11pmish, at J&O’s Cantina with Noah Peterson and Friends - 1014 S. Presa in San Antonio, TX
  • Friday nights, 7-9pm, at Sancho’s Cantina with West Kings Highway - 801 Jackson St in San Antonio, TX

FUN FACTS:

Top streamed tracks on Spotify according to CD Baby for July:

  1. Coming Home to You - Noah Peterson             (Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious)
  2. One Summer Day - Noah Peterson           (Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious)
  3. Road Song - Noah Peterson            (Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious)

July's most watched videos:

  1. Cosmic Dust -Journey   
  2. This Is Where Two Oceans Meet - Dry River Sonnet
  3. Cosmic Dust - Colors
  4. Los #3 Dinners - Take a Walk on the Wild Side
  5. Supertall Paul Newman - Fly Me To The Moon

SHOWS: Grab yer calendars and dancing shoes!

Wednesday, August 31, 8pm
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210  

Friday, September 2, 8pm
West Kings Highway @ Southtown 101
101 S. Perida, San Antonio, TX 78212  

Saturday, September 3, 9pm
Solo Sax Sessions @ Burleson Beer Garden
430 Austin Street, San Antonio, TX 78202  
    
Sunday, September 4, 1:30pm
Solo Sax Sessions - LaborFestSA @ Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
200 East Market Street, San Antonio, TX  

Sunday, September 4, 2:30pm
West Kings Highway - LaborFestSA @ Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
200 East Market Street, San Antonio, TX  
    
Wednesday, September 7, 8pm
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210  

Friday, September 9, 7pm
West Kings Highway @ Sancho's Cantina
628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX 78212  

Saturday, September 10, 2:30pm
Art Squared Arts Market @ Hays Courthouse Square
150 E. Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666  
 
Saturday, September 10, 7pm
Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels @ Private Event
Lagos Vista, TX  
    
Wednesday, September 14, 8pm
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210  
    
Friday, September 16, 3:15pm
30th Annual GrapeFest @ Historic downtown Grapevine
300 Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76051  
800-457-6338     Set: 3:15 PM

Monday, September 19, 8pm
Monday Night Menagerie @ Cervantes
2635 Welton St, Denver, CO 80205  

Tuesday, September 20, 7pm
Solo Sax Sessions @ Little Bear Saloon
28075 Main St., Evergreen, CO 80439  
 
Saturday, September 24, 10AM
2016 Rocky Mountain LoopFest @ King Center
855 Lawrence Street, Denver, CO 80204  
    Tickets: $15/$10/$5 General/Seniors/Students

Sunday, September 25, 11AM
2016 Rocky Mountain LoopFest @ King Center
855 Lawrence Street, Denver, CO 80204  
    Tickets: $15/$10/$5 General/Seniors/Students

Thursday, September 29, 6pm
Solo Sax Sessions @ Riverside Inns' Portneuf Grille & Lounge
255 East Portneuf Street, Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246  

Friday, September 30, 7:30pm
Solo Sax Sessions @ Anchor Bistro & Bar
334 Blue Lakes Boulevard North, Twin Falls, ID 83301  

Saturday, October 1, 9pm
Noah Peterson's Birthday Bash with Wabi Sabi! @ Emerald Of Siam
1314 Jadwin Avenue Richland, WA
 

Time....

Such an ephemeral thing. 

I'm pretty much drowning in home repair right now.   I have a siding project that is waaaay behind, I'm getting rained out which is the only reason I have time for this.  I've spent the last few days catching up on two weeks of biz, emails, and computer work.  Thankfully I've been able to keep on top of things so I'm not completely buried, but I haven't had a moment to blog in weeks (months?).  Which is kind of sad.  I know people read it, I am enjoy doing it, but damn... priorities.

Anyway... whilst I would rather be siding my house, 10 days of 98+ degrees does tend to kick ones ass.  I spent the weekend sleeping in very late, although I did have shows Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun which all pretty much kicked ass.   Trying to juggle the bands with the serious labor in the day requires massive hydration.   It's difficult to balance all of these things.  Plus the loopfest season has quickly raged into high gear.    Applications are coming in, I'm listening to performers as I write this.  Although this part of life is awesome.  Crazy new music and getting stuff done is where I like to be.

It's getting harder to select acts.  So many repeats, lots of new artists with crappy production, lots of new artists with great production but lacking the creativity of the crappy production artists, but which will be the right fit for the fests....oy.  I've already selected some, rejected some, trying to get dialogue doing with others.  Pretty manageable right now.  Could get worse though.

My poor wife is mostly ignored.  She's already off to bed.  I'm either outside sweating a small river on the house or gone or on the computer.  Of all the people that pay the price for the LoopFests, she's the one that suffers the most.   I feel bad about that.  oy....

But there is some GREAT new talent coming in that I'm very excited about.  There's new partnerships that I'm very excited about. Web traffic is way up, interest is way up.  The Fundrazr campaign is off and running.  Not sure how that'll go.  It's usually good for generating a lot of paypal donations, but the campaign itself doesn't generate a ton of dough.  It's a weird thing...

The bands are rocking.... Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels had LONG season this year.  And we've managed to keep some gigs trickling along through the summer with some going into the fall.  That's new and cool.  La Chichada is shooting for a CD release, but I've had to cool it with them until the house is finished.  West Kings Highway is picking up nicely.  Gigs are rolling in, getting some nice festival work, getting some double bookings for our Fridays.  And I really enjoy the guys and the music.  My own looping project is picking up some regional festival work.  That's super cool and I'm getting back on the touring horse a little. 

I'm pretty happy with things overall, just trying to turn it all into a living wage.  Streams are way up, which is good.  Still got a lot of things to get settled between now and a month from now, but I feel pretty comfortable with it.  We'll see how it goes.  It's gonna be a a make it or break it year.     Time to sign off.  Lots of stuff to fix in the morning. 

 

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NEW NEWS:

It's Official - the LoopFests are open for artist submissions! Here's the link: www.noahpeterson.com/2016_loopfest_application

What we are looking for this year: new and rare technoloiges, regionally performing artists, ethnic music and instruments, and new performers to the festivals.

And our crowd funding campaign has started: Click the link to watch the video and see what we're doing!

We need cash donations, volunteers, in-kind donations, local sponsors, hotel rooms, and concessions.   Please email me if you can help!  

And please help us get the word out: like the pages, share the event, blog, tell your friends, come to the shows!

BANDS:

West Kings Highway has just put out a new recording "Stay." Stream it on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2a4N41Hse1BSK1JK96f4Oj or get your copy at www.cdbaby.com/cd/westkingshighway2

My 2nd looping recording, Sax-a-loop-a-liscious is available for download and streaming! Sax-a-loop-a-liscious on Spotify!
Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious

We're pushing the Spotofy playlists.  I wanted to remind y'all what we have and make it easy to add to YOUR playlist.

Music for Film Vol 1: Sax & Bass - This is a wonderful duo recording of me on sax and Dave Captein (Portland, OR) on bass.  While it's a few years old, it JUST got up on Spotify this month.

Reggae from Irie Impressions!  

Rock Arte from my band La Chichada!

NEW VIDEOS FOR OLD MUSIC:

Videos from Worm - Scared to Go, Adult, One for Jean

Videos for SCDG - Enter the City, Sigh, Libra's Dream

Videos from Luna - Dance Groove #4, Dance Groove #5

LOOPFESTS: The 2016 Rocky Mountain LoopFest will be presented at UC Denver on Sept 24th and 25th.
 
The NW LoopFest will be Oct 8th.
 
The 2016 Southern California LoopFest will be presented at the CSU Long Beach campus on Oct 14th and 15th. The SoCal LoopFest is supported by the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music. www.socalloopfest.com http://web.csulb.edu/depts/music/
The Texas LoopFest is tentatively scheduled for November.
 

 Residencies:

  • Wednesday nights 8pm-11pmish, at J&O’s Cantina with Noah Peterson and Friends - 1014 S. Presa in San Antonio, TX
  • Friday nights, 7-9pm, at Sancho’s Cantina with West Kings Highway - 801 Jackson St in San Antonio, TX

FUN FACTS:

Top streamed tracks on Spotify according to CD Baby for July:

  1. Puslar - Noah Peterson             (Ambient Space Sounds)
  2. Elegant Space Noise - Noah Peterson           (Ambient Space Sounds)
  3. Ethan's Blues - Noah Peterson            (Solo Sax Sessions)

July's most watched videos:

  1. Cosmic Dust -Journey   
  2. Los #3 Dinners - Talk a Walk on the Wild Side
  3. Lucid Brain Integrative Project from the 2013 NW LoopFest
  4. Mandoman in Seattle from 2014 NW LoopFest
  5. 2015 Austin LoopFest: The Winkler - Final Selection

SHOWS: Grab yer calendars and dancing shoes!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 8pm
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210  
James Sidlo (8:00 PM), Arte Sacra Atelier (9:00 PM), Formative Fire (10:00 PM)

Friday, August 5, 2016, 7pm
West Kings Highway @ Southtown 101
101 S. Perida, San Antonio, TX 78210   

Saturday, August 6, 2016, 2pm
Solo Sax Sessions @ Kerrville Hills Winery
3600 Fredericksburg Road, Kerrville, TX    

Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 8pm
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210    
With La Chichada - Chris Lawson's Birthday Party!        

Friday, August 12, 2016, 7pm
West Kings Highway @ Sancho's Cantina
628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX 78212   
        
Friday, August 13, 2016, 11pm
West Kings Highway @ Burleson Beer Garden
430 Austin Street, San Antonio, TX 78202     

Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 8pm
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210     
Also Playing: Grant Maloy Smith (10:00 PM)

Friday, August 19, 2016
West Kings Highway @ Sancho's Cantina, 7pm
628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX 78212    

Friday, August 19, 2016, 9pm
West Kings Highway @ Halcyon Southtown
1414 S. Alamo St., San Antonio, TX            

Friday, August 19, 2016, Laaaate
Noise and Electronic Night @ Bottom Bracket Social Club
1603 N Colorado, San Antonio, TX 78201    

Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 8pm
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210    
With The Crooked Vines        

Friday, August 26, 2016, 7pm
West Kings Highway @ Sancho's Cantina
628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX 78212            

Saturday, August 27, 2016, 6pm
Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels @ Cajun Casino Night
801. W. San Antonio St, New Braunfels, TX 78130         

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 8pm
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210    
Daves Device – 10pm        

Saturday, September 3, 2016, 9pm
Solo Sax Sessions @ Burleson Beer Garden
430 Austin Street, San Antonio, TX 78202  

Here we are again!  Out on the road for a quick week in Florida with a stop in New Orleans.

Suffice to say BandVanAdventure is correct.  Last year, I got caught in the middle of a pile-up accident in San Antonio.  The poor BandVan got banged up some, but I got it fixed up enough so it can drive. 

Heading out on the road I had to do a little emergency road repair which ended up with a stop at a Goodyear for a post repair alignment and then a stop at Discount Tire for a tire warranty and rotation.  The WarPig is driving like a dream again.

The New Orleans stop was a Monday night - so it wasn't what I would call a smashing success.  But I got to hang with Matt and Melissa of the band "Sweet Jones."  They are a very cool and kind couple.  I met them when they came to San Antonio earlier in the year.  I hope to see them again. 

Since then I've been in Florida.  Best stop so far was the Dandelion Communitea Cafe in Orlando.  Great cool, cool staff, interesting people who come there to eat.  I love this place.  Even made a good paycheck for a mid-week gig!  My show was tight and I really connected with the audience. 

The downside of touring through Florida in summer is the humidity.  I've spent the past two nights sleep-sweating in the van.  Suffice to say I don't smell too good right now.  I think the biggest problem with short tours is the lack of needing to be super organized.  It's only a week - so hygiene can slip for a couple of days, the Van is messy, I didn't even put the tools back in their spots... I'll take care of it when I get to my next stop in Ft. Myers.  I'll be there for a couple of days and have some time to get things in order, get a shower, etc... 

I do love my starbucks stops.  I get some solid 'puter time in, mostly sending booking inquiries to festivals for next year, keeping up with the daily emails, and taking care of any special projects that come up.  I have a crazy two weeks in store for me when I get home.  Looking forward to being done with those projects. 

My zydeco band Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels had a pretty long season this year and we're having a nice trickle of continuing gigs coming along.  That's a new thing.  And it's nice to not have to hustle work for myself.  Just before I left I picked up a weekend of work with the cover band "Finding Friday" in San Antonio.  That was fun.  Lots of partying.  Maybe too much partying.  I'm getting old...can't hang like that anymore. 

Really looking forward to the next gigs - I've been to all the places before and the folks are great.  And Saturday in Jacksonville I get to see a handful of guys I was in the Marines with. That's always a blast seeing guys from the unit. 

Time to get back on it.  There's a shower calling my name in Ft. Myers!

Action Alert
 
http://www.contactingthecongress.org/
 
Please send the following to your elected official. We're getting screwed here!
 
Dear Representative,
 
I am a songwriter/composer. I am one of those music makers that is going to be affected by the DoJ ruling on 100 percent licensing. The Department ignored the voices of copyright experts, members of Congress and thousands of songwriters and delivered a huge gift to tech companies who already benefit from egregiously low rates. The traditional and logical practice of fractional licensing -- or licensing only the share of a song a PRO represents -- by ASCAP and BMI will be done away with.
 
These organizations, whose combined membership is well over one millon members is against this. The American Federation of Musicians is against this, songwriters are against this, record labels are against this. I am against this. How is it that the entire music industry, and the U.S. Copyright Office, are against this and yet it still gets hammered through? This is wrong, this is killing creativity. This will interfere with, if not kill, creative collaborations among songwriters and negate private contracts between songwriters, performers, labels, and publishing companies.
 
We need you to come to our defense and stop this. We need you to deny with the DoJ is trying to do. We need you to tell the DoJ to stay out of our business, they are not protecting those who matter most: the music creators.
 
Do this, and do it now. Please.

Got a few minutes...  thought I'd write an actual post.

Things are mixed for me right now.  Web traffic is waaay up.  Thank you for visiting!  And reading.  Kind of weird, I wonder if anyone I know reads this.  I know my wife does; occasionally.  She's mentioned a few things to me.  :)  Love ya babe!

Anyway... I didn't post anything patriotic over the 4th.  Didn't feel like and there wasn't anybody online anyhow.  I think people get a little bent out of shape over things like that.  "Public perception," "good citizen," whatever...  I've never been one to fret over that.  I can't control what people think.  Not gonna worry about it.  I find most people who are "offended" aren't worth talking to. 

There's a couple of things I learned whilst going to college.   I consider these two things to be crucial in assessing (judging) a person.  Specifically, do they exhibit either of these tendencies?  1.  A culture of victimization.  2. A spirit of cooperation.  

Being a victim has taken on a whole new meaning in the past 25 years.  It used to mean you got robbed, or murdered, or some such thing.  Now it's a passive-aggressive tactic used in debate, employment, and life.  I had a co-worker who was doing this all the time.  But I was too young and fresh out of the Marines and had no sympathy, empathy, any way to relate to this person, and so naive that I just bought whatever bullshit was being sold that day.  I didn't know it was a mask for incompetence, rebelliousness, laziness, and stupidity.   After a few years and getting close to graduation I was sufficiently deprogrammed to be able to relate to my fellow human and was able to spot "the victim" in seconds.  I think the most lasting imprint was an in-class experience, where a women in her 50s burst into tears after a few minutes of self-introduction and self-identifying patterns in ones life.  Her quote finished with "...and that's the other pattern in my life, everyone I love dies!" 

What I found most telling, was how the teacher aka "facilitator" simply nodded, and went on to the next person in the class for a repeat.  Of the 20ish of us, it was only me, the teacher, and one other student that didn't burst into tears and have a horrible story to tell about why we were the way we are.  

Since then I have run into this person in many forms.  I never want to be that person.  I think it's fine to burst into tears.  I think it's fine to mourn the dead. I don't think it's fine to air that shit out in a classroom, on the job, in a group social setting, etc...  Grow up and deal with it.  Or at the very least, keep it to yourself.    Write a song about it.     But I don't want to work with you.  I can't take it.  I don't care.  I'm not gonna listen and I'm not gonna be nice about it.  Especially if you waste my time or screw with what I'm doing.  Buh-by.

The 2nd trait is almost never exhibited by "the victim."  This is what I call a "Spirit of Cooperation."  This is ironic, because I was never graded well as a youth for working well and playing with others.  I call a spirit of cooperation many things - not needing to cover the bases, or explain every little detail and nuance, or make sure I laid everything I need out perfectly so you can flawlessly do your job.  A spirit of cooperation is often having a conversation with someone who has differing political view points and you can have a rational discussion about why abortion is or is not bad without proving the Big Bang true or false.  For the slow ones... this means saying - hey can you get those weeds taken care of?  Without saying, "You need to get some gloves, a bucket, maybe some garden tools, and pull or dig those specific non-grassy plants out and remove them from the yard."   While in most jobs, that seems obvious, in the music business, those people make or break things.  And in life, those people bring you up or drag you down.  When I get trapped in a discussion with those people, I just walk away.  I don't care, and what I know, is they're going to ruin my moment.  If I'm out and about, I'm trying to having a good time, be pleasant, or I'm working.  This means I don't want to have a conversation about religion, politics, money, the state of the union, blah, blah, blah....  And you really need to know I have ZERO interest in your opinions on these things.

What I find with those who are not interested in mutual benefit, is a serious lack of concern for their fellow citizen, a fundamental lack of history and knowledge about why certain things exist and for what purpose (this is HUGE among classical union musicians), and they are clueless about what goes on in the world, everyday and has been doing on in the world everyday.  They want their feelings to be shared and to be law. 

Sorry duder, that ain't how it goes. 

It's tough.  People do the wrong thing.  A lot.  For a lot of reasons.  Sometimes it's okay, and sometimes it ain't.  Sometimes, it takes time for it to be okay.

You gotta give help.  You gotta take help.  There are a lot of good people out there.  Most of them are gun shy because they're been treated so badly, so much.  That's the way it goes.  

This is so not what I wanted to write about................. 

 

 

Greetings Friends, Family, and Fans!

Once again its time for your monthly entertainer. If you no longer wish to get this epistle of awesomeness, just hit the unsubscribe button and you will forever be removed or send me an email and I'll take you off until you want to be added back on later. In the meantime....

NEW NEWS:

July Tour: I'm rolling through Florida in July with a stop in New Orleans, other cities include Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Jacksonville.  Come one, come all, tell your friends!  Dates are here:  Calendar

West Kings Highway has just put out a new recording "Stay." Get your copy at www.cdbaby.com/cd/westkingshighway2

My 2nd looping recording, Sax-a-loop-a-liscious is available for download and streaming!
Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious     

We're pushing the Spotofy playlists.  I wanted to remind y'all what we have and make it easy to add to YOUR playlist.

Sax-a-loop-a-liscious on Spotify!

Here's some Reggae from Irie Impressions!  

Here's some Rock Arte from my band La Chichada!

NEW VIDEOS FOR OLD MUSIC:

Videos from Worm - Things You Know, Lyon's Park, Over the Years

Videos for Miles Ahead - PPG and Exhileration, "You Never Know"

Videos for SCDG - Cabez de Piedra

Video from Luna - Secret Alley

LoopFests:   We are officially in the planning stages.  Sponsors and volunteers are needed! 

We are thrilled to announce that Pigtronix is an official sponsor of the 2016 LoopFests!   Be sure to come to one of our four loopfests this year for a chance to win an Infinity Looper!  We love our sponsors!
Pigtronix
The 2016 Rocky Mountain LoopFest will be presented at UC Denver on Sept 24th and 25th.

The 2016 Southern California LoopFest will be presented at the CSU Long Beach campus on Oct 14th and 15th. The SoCal LoopFest is supported by the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music. www.socalloopfest.com http://web.csulb.edu/depts/music/

2016 Sponsors: www.morleypedals.com, Loopinglive.com, and Pigtronix!

 Residencies:

  • Wednesday nights 8pm-11pmish, at J&O’s Cantina with Noah Peterson and Friends - 1014 S. Presa in San Antonio, TX
  • Friday nights, 7-9pm, at Sancho’s Cantina with West Kings Highway - 801 Jackson St in San Antonio, TX

FUN FACTS:

Top streamed tracks on Spotify according to CD Baby for June:

  1. Puslar - Noah Peterson             (Ambient Space Sounds)
  2. Elegant Space Noise - Noah Peterson           (Ambient Space Sounds)
  3. Lost - Noah Peterson             (Ambient Space Sounds)

June's most watched videos:

  1. Eric Muhs at the 2015 NW LoopFest
  2. Consumer from the 2013 NW LoopFest
  3. Cosmic Dust -Journey
  4. Momentary Gamelan Ensemble at the 2015 Austin LoopFest
  5. Lucid Brain Integrative Project from the 2013 NW LoopFest

SHOWS: Grab yer calendars and dancing shoes!

Wednesday, June 29, 8pm
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210
James Trevino, Don Lovato with Noah Peterson, Dave's Device

Thursday, June 30, 10pm
Indie Overnight with West Kings Highway @ KRTU -
Tune in here www.krtuindie.org/

Friday, July 1, 7pm
West Kings Highway @ Southtown 101
101 S. Perida, San Antonio, TX 78210

Wednesday, July 6, 8pm
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210
James Sidlo (8:00 PM) , Noah Peterson (9:00 PM) , Nic "Red" Watrous (10:00 PM)

Friday, July 8, 7pm
West Kings Highway @ Sancho's Cantina
628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX 78212

Sunday, July 10, 10am
Solo Sax Sessions @ 09 Farmers Market
1800 Nacogdoches Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209
 
Wednesday, July 13, 8pm
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210
Noah Peterson 8pm
Alex Bennett 9pm
 
Friday, July 15, 7pm
West Kings Highway @ Sancho's Cantina
628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX 78212
 
Monday, July 18, 9pm
Solo Sax Sessions @ The Pour House Saloon
3501 Jefferson Hwy., New Orleans, LA
 
Wednesday, July 20,  8pm
Solo Sax Sessions @ Dandelion Communitea Cafe
618 N Thornton Ave, Orlando, FL 32803
 
Thursday, July 21, 5:30pm
Summer Sounds Bike Night @ Holiday Motorsports
3630 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, FL 43134

Friday, July 22,  9pm
Solo Sax Sessions @ Rackem Billiards
1011 SE 47th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL
 
Saturday, July 23, 8pm
Solo Sax Sessions @ Jazzland Cafe
1324 University Boulevard North, Jacksonville, FL 32211

Wednesday, July 27, 8pm
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210
Also playing:  Dave's Device, Nick Shan, Thurman Richard

Friday, July 29, 7pm
West Kings Highway @ Sancho's Cantina
628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX 78212

Wow.... it's been so long.

I don't even know what to say. 

I wanted to say how awesome the acts were tonight at my weekly J&O's residency in San Antonio.  I missed my two year anniversary, back in May and forgot to tell Dave.  No biggie, I'll hit him next week.  But This Is Where Two Oceans Meet and Tidalwave Tadpole were GREAT!   I really love TIWTOM, dude has music that just hits me in all the right spots.  The new guy was great as well.  No loops, just him strumming the crap out of that guitar mexican/flamenco with eddie vettar styled vocals over the top.  Really impressed me.  And I rocked it pretty hard myself.    Solid night of music.

I love this town I live in.  This crazy city.  So beautiful, so missing it, so on it, so everything...  Everything is better in Texas. 

I'm so busy all day... I'm keeping up, but the amount of work to get a recorded product really into the pipeline is significant.  It takes weeks, and the tedium of of doing it....oy!   It's a chore.

All the bands are doing well, Zydeco season went long this year. And we made some interesting new roads.  La Chichada is kicking ass.  Lots of work lately, although the summer is bare.  West Kings Highway is making strides but we can't seem to really take off and fly.  Too many variables,  it's all getting better though.  So strange to have so many options.  The LoopFests keeping leveraging themselves to higher ground; we're so close to breaking.  But it's such a crazy thing, but it's a complete niche that is a hard target.  Even one of my guys tonight was saying "I just can't stop buying gear."  I just laughed and laughed.

I want to talk about my house, my yard, my marriage, my music, everything, but there's so much to do all the time, there is precious few moments to do even this.  It's pretty awesome though.  I love my life, my home, my wife, my family, my communities.  Can't imagine what things would be like if I had kids.  Wouldn't be doing this though.   Which makes me glad I am doing this.  Somebody needs to be doing this. 

And I'm glad you are paying attention to it.  If it wasn't for you, this would all be meaningless. 

Greetings Friends, Family, and Fans!

Once again its time for your monthly entertainer. If you no longer wish to get this epistle of awesomeness, just hit the unsubscribe button and you will forever be removed or send me an email and I'll take you off until you want to be added back on later. In the meantime....

NEW NEWS:  New music keeps on coming.  Here's what's new since last month, again, times 2!  We're pushing the Spotofy playlists lately.  Just about everything we have in the catalog is there. I wanted to remind y'all what we have and make it easy to add to YOUR playlist.

I wanted to thank everyone for watching all of the videos I post on my youtube channels.  I have two under the Peterson Entertainment name with over 70,000 views and 163 subscribers.  For those of you on the Beat100, that's another 99 subscribers and 60,000 more views! Thank YOU for watching. 

If you're feeling up for some adventurous music in the jazz vein; pop this into your Spotify favorites. "Royal Punisher" from San Antonio, TX is garage rock meets jazz for some cacophonous fun. https://open.spotify.com/user/petersonentertainment/playlist/2MOUXkAsxkE0TQq0PtEOwe
 
Here's some killer fusion from Cosmic Dust! https://open.spotify.com/…/…/playlist/5dwHFiVFfni4YNFGOYhdXs

Ambient Space Sounds from Noah Peterson is now available!  This synthesizer recording is a sonic space sojurn through the galaxy. Minimal and ambient, this is music meant to evoke moods.  Enjoy!  You can add it to your Spotify playlist: https://play.spotify.com/album/4WeYsgHFdWIrnzgjssPun6?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open

New videos for old music!  Worm has new footage for their self titled release - more are coming: Youtube Playlist is here.
 
 
 
And SCDG have a new video up as well - check it out: Click here for Youtube video
 
 
 
 
If you're feeling up for some adventurous music in the jazz vein; pop this into your Spotify favorites. "Royal Punisher" from San Antonio, TX is garage rock meets jazz for some cacophonous fun.

 

- See more at: http://www.noahpeterson.com/artist_bios/#sthash.cng9Maxc.dpuf
New videos for old music!
 
Worm has new footage for their self titled release - more are coming: Youtube Playlist is here.
And SCDG have new videos up as well - check it out: Click here for Youtube videos
We dipped back into the record archive and put up MORE videos from Miles Ahead for your enjoyment! This is "Smoke This" off of Live at the Zebra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1WtFaGrR44.  

West Kings Highway has digitally re-released it's Moments album.  For the first time, you can get Johnny Carrera originals from back in the day.  And, if you just want to stream it, get it on Spotify here.

LoopFests:   We are officially in the planning stages.  Sponsors and volunteers are still needed!  I also want to let you know that the Austin and San Antonio LoopFests have merged to become the Texas LoopFest - www.texasloopfest.com.  We're looking forward to a great event for Texas this year!

The 2016 Rocky Mountain LoopFest will be presented at UC Denver on Sept 24th and 25th.

The 2016 Southern California LoopFest will be presented at the CSU Long Beach campus on Oct 14th and 15th. The SoCal LoopFest is supported by the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music. www.socalloopfest.com http://web.csulb.edu/depts/music/

2016 Sponsors: Morley Pedals, www.morelypedals.com and Loopinglive.com

 Residencies:

  • Wednesday nights 8pm-11pmish, at J&O’s Cantina with Noah Peterson and Friends - 1014 S. Presa in San Antonio, TX
  • Friday nights, 7-9pm, at Sancho’s Cantina with West Kings Highway - 801 Jackson St in San Antonio, TX

FUN FACTS:

For May our top streamed tracks on Spotify according to CD Baby:

#1 La Chichada Screams - La Chichada (single)

#2 Elegant Space Noise - Noah Peterson (Ambient Space Sounds)

#3 Ethan's Blues - Noah Peterson (Solo Sax Sessions)

May's most watched videos:

#1 King Pelican - Matador Surfer

#2 Los #3 Dinners - Take a Walk on the Wild Side

#3 Cosmic Dust -Journey

#4 Michael Garfied at the 2015 Austin LoopFest

#5 Mandoman at the 2014 SoCal LoopFest

SHOWS: Grab yer calendars and dancing shoes!

Wednesday, June 1
Solo Sax Sessions
J & O's Cantina 1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX    
Set: 8:00 Pm  All Ages     
Also Playing: James Sidlo (8:00 PM) , Noah Peterson (9:00 PM) , Ruben Martinez (10:00 PM)

Friday, June 3,
West Kings Highway
Sancho's Cantina 628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX 78212
Set: 7:00 PM 21+     
 
Wednesday, June 8
Solo Sax Sessions
J & O's Cantina 1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210
Set: 8:00 PM  All Ages
 
Friday, June 10,
West Kings Highway  
Sancho's Cantina 628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX 78212    
Set: 7:00 PM 21+     

Saturday, June 11
Flag Day Fun Run
San Antonio Elks Lodge #216 15650 Market Hl, San Antonio, TX 78256  -  
(210) 697-3331     
Set: 9:00 AM   All Ages     
 
Saturday, June 11
La Chichada
River City Record Show
Brick at Blue Star 108 Blue Star, San Antonio, TX 78210  
Set: 4:00 PM All Ages     
Also Playing: Game, Vinyl Ritchie, Soul Sacrifice, La Chichada, Bigwood, Red Legs
 
Wednesday, June 15
Solo Sax Sessions
J & O's Cantina 1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210
Set: 8:00 PM  All Ages     
 
Thursday, June 16
Nick Shan
The Amp Room 2407 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78212   
Set: 10:00 PM 21+     
Also Playing: Bkwds/Fwds, Visions of Pale Blue, Nick Shan

Friday, June 17
West Kings Highway @ Sancho's Cantina
628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX 78212   
Set: 7:00 PM 21+     
 
Wednesday, June 22
Solo Sax Sessions
J & O's Cantina 1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210    
Set: 8:00 PM All Ages     
 
Friday, June 24
West Kings Highway
Sancho's Cantina 628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX 78212   
Set: 7:00 PM 21+     
 
Saturday, June 25
Solo Sax Sessions
Bandera River Fest,  City Park 1102 le Street, Bandera, TX 78003  -  
830-796-4447     Set: 1:00 PM
All Ages     Tickets: $10
 
Saturday, June 25
La Chichada
El Gran Dia de los Artistas @ Deco District
San Antonio, TX  
Set: 7:00 PM
Also Playing: Los Nahuatlato, Ghost Tracks, La Chichada, Ian Davies and the Big Dixons, Liza Ybarra, Urban 15

Saturday, June 25,
La Chichada & Volcan
Limelight 2718 N. St. Marys, San Antonio, TX  -  
Set: 10:00 PM All Ages     
Also Playing: La Chichada (10:30 PM) , Volcan (11:40 PM)

Wednesday, June 29,
Solo Sax Sessions
J & O's Cantina 1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210   
Set: 8:00 PM All Ages     
Nic "Red" Watrous (10:00 PM)

Greetings Friends, Family, and Fans!

Once again its time for your monthly entertainer. If you no longer wish to get this epistle of awesomeness, just hit the unsubscribe button and you will forever be removed or send me an email and I'll take you off until you want to be added back on later. In the meantime....

NEW NEWS:  I promised this was going to be a year of new music. And so it is.  Here's what's new since last month.

La Chichada's new record "Rock Arte" is for sale digitally and NOW available at your favorite online retailer.  Click here to get to our Spotify Playlist.   There's also some new live performance video up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOgoYxJDACg

We dipped back into the record archive and put up MORE videos from Miles Ahead for your enjoyment! This is "Smoke This" off of Live at the Zebra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1WtFaGrR44.   This is "Coming Down" from The Studio Sessions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzQk5AG3b1U.  

West Kings Highway has digitally re-released it's Moments album.  For the first time, you can get Johnny Carrera originals from back in the day.  And, if you just want to stream it, get it on Spotify here.

LoopFests:

The 2016 Rocky Mountain LoopFest will be presented at UC Denver on Sept 24th and 25th.

The 2016 Southern California LoopFest will be presented at the CSU Long Beach campus on Oct 14th and 15th. The SoCal LoopFest is supported by the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music. www.socalloopfest.com http://web.csulb.edu/depts/music/

2016 Sponsors: Morley Pedals, www.morelypedals.com and Loopinglive.com

Friday, April 29th we're going to have a special night with West Kings Highway at Sancho's. We start at 7pm and, all the way from Portland, OR the Lisa Mann Band is going to take the stage at 9pm. It's going to be a rocking night of blues! Let's pack the house!

Residencies:

  • Wednesday nights 8pm-11pmish, at J&O’s Cantina with Noah Peterson and Friends - 1014 S. Presa in San Antonio, TX
  • Friday nights, 7-9pm, at Sancho’s Cantina with West Kings Highway - 801 Jackson St in San Antonio, TX

SHOWS: Grab yer calendars and dancing shoes!

Friday, April 29, 7pm

West Kings Highway @ Sancho's Cantina

628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX 78212 

Also Playing: The Lisa Mann Band (9:00 PM)

Friday, April 29, 11:30pm
Nick Shan with Noah Peterson @ Franky Diablo's
1301 Roosevelt, San Antonio, TX 78210  -  
 
Saturday, April 30, 1pm
Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels at the Crawfish Festival of New Braunfels @ Comal County Fairgrounds
701 Common St., New Braunfels, TX 78130  -  

Sunday, May 1, noon
Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels @ House Concert
Austin, TX
 
Sunday, May 1, 5pm
Paint Jam #3 @ Empire Control Room
606 E. 7th Street, Austin, TX, Austin, TX 78701  -
Also Playing: Michael Garfield, Jenuine Cello, Shane Dooley, Caleb Hans, Matthew Judson, Andrew Noble, Matt Belluomini

Wednesday, May 4, 8pm
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210  -

Friday, May 6, 7pm
West Kings Highway @ Southtown 101
101 Perida, San Antonio, TX 78210    
       
Wednesday, May 11, 8pm
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210    

Friday, May 13, 7pm
West Kings Highway @ Sancho's Cantina
628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX 78212    
        
Saturday, May 14, 5pm
Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels @ American Legion
404 Atlanta Street, Austin, TX    
 
Wednesday, May 18, 8pm
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210   

Friday, May 20, 7pm
West Kings Highway @ Sancho's Cantina
628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX 78212

Saturday, May 21, 9pm
Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels @ Hardtails Bar & Grill
1515 N IH 35, Georgetown, TX
    
Wednesday, May 25, 8pm
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210  
Also Playing: Dave's Device (10:00 PM)

Friday, May 27, 7pm
West Kings Highway @ Sancho's Cantina
628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX 78212  

Saturday, May 28, 2pm
Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels @ Georgetown Country Club
1500 Country Club Road , Georgetown, TX 78628 

Greetings Friends, Family, and Fans!

Once again its time for your monthly entertainer.  If you no longer wish to get this epistle of awesomeness, just hit the unsubscribe button and you will forever be removed or send me an email and I'll take you off until you want to be added back on later. In the meantime....

NEW NEWS:

2016 is going to be a year of new music for Peterson Entertainment.  We started things off with HUNDREDS of new looping videos from the LoopFests.   Next was the new release from Irie Impressions "I Like It Like This" available for you roots reggae lovers!     www.cdbaby.com/cd/irieimpressions   Add it to your Spotify playlist! https://play.spotify.com/album/3bURk1Kdc7HEVUI2Zf5gHj

And now! La Chichada "Rock Arte" is finally out!  This dark and heavy, art rock band features a brooding drone on guitar, dark lyrics, space out sounds, and Latin grooves.  Get your copy of Rock Arte today!  www.cdbaby.com/lachichada2     This was released TODAY!!!

AND we dipped into the old CD archive and put up a new video for Miles Ahead for your enjoyment!  This is The Diabolical Supererogative Parallel Interval Tune from Live at the Zebra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY_09IimGyA

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At the end of the month, April 29th we're going to have a special night with West Kings Highway at Sancho's.  We start at 7pm and, all the way from Portland, OR the Lisa Mann Band is going to take the stage at 9pm.  It's going to be a rocking night of blues!  Let's pack the house!

Residencies:

  • Wednesday nights 8pm-11pmish, at J&O’s Cantina with Noah Peterson and Friends - 1014 S. Presa in San Antonio, TX
  • Friday nights, 7-9pm, at Sancho’s Cantina with West Kings Highway - 801 Jackson St in San Antonio, TX
  • Sunday afternoons, 2-6pm with Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels - 1501 East New Hope Blvd, Cedar Park, Tx

LoopFests: The 2016 Southern California LoopFest (www.socalloopfest.com) will be presented at the CSU Long Beach campus on Oct 14th and 15th.  The SoCal LoopFest is supported by the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music.

www.socalloopfest.com
http://web.csulb.edu/depts/music/

2016 Sponsors: Morley Pedals, www.morelypedals.com and Loopinglive.com

SHOWS: Grab yer calendars and dancing shoes!

Friday, April 1, 7pm
West Kings Highway @ Sancho's Cantina
628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX 78212
 
Sunday, April 3, 2pm
Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels @ Lonestar Grille
1501 East New Hope Dr, Cedar Park, TX 78613
 
Wednesday, April 6, 8pm
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210
8pm James Sidlo, 9pm Gonzo Gonzales, 10pm Noah Peterson
 
Friday, April 8, 7pm
West Kings Highway @ Sancho's Cantina
628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX 78212
    
Saturday, April 9, 5:30pm
Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels @ Westwood County Club
Private Event, Austin, TX 78703
    
Sunday, April 10, 2pm
Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels @ Lonestar Grille
1501 East New Hope Dr, Cedar Park, TX 78613
 
Wednesday, April 13, 8pm
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210
 
Thursday, April 14, 6pm
Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels @ H.B.A.
Private Event, Austin, TX 78744
    
Friday, April 15, 11:30am
Solo Sax Sessions: Fiesta De Los Reyes @ San Antonio Market Square
514 West Commerce Street, San Antonio, TX 78207
    
Friday, April 15, 7pm
West Kings Highway @ Sancho's Cantina
628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX 78212
    
Saturday, April 16, 2pm
Solo Sax Sessions @ Kerrville Hills Winery
3600 Fredericksburg Road, Kerrville, TX
    
Sunday, April 17, noon
West Kings Highway
Fiesta - 016 Deco District Arts and Music Festival @ Deco District Arts and Music Festival
1800 Fredricksburg Rd, San Antonio, TX
    
Wednesday, April 20, 8pm
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210
 
Friday, April 22, 11:30am
Solo Sax Sessions: Fiesta De Los Reyes @ San Antonio Market Square
514 West Commerce Street, San Antonio, TX 78207
    
Friday, April 22, 7pm
West Kings Highway @ Sancho's Cantina
628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX 78212
 
Saturday, April 23, 11am
Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels
22nd Louisana Swamp Thing and Crawfish Festival @ Austin American Statemen
305 S. Congress, Austin, TX 780704

Sunday, April 24, 2pm
Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels @ Lonestar Grille
1501 East New Hope Dr, Cedar Park, TX 78613     
 
Wednesday, April 27, 8
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210
8pm Noah Peterson, 9pm Dave's Device, 10pm Peter Jong Chang

Friday, April 29, 7pm
West Kings Highway @ Sancho's Cantina
628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX 78212
The Lisa Mann Band 9pm

Saturday, April 30, 4pm
Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels at the Crawfish Festival of New Braunfels @ Comal County Fairgrounds
701 Common St., New Braunfels, TX 78130
 
 
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2015 SoCal LoopFest Video Index

The 2015 SoCal was an extraordinary display of looping this year.  Lots of international performers, lots of great locals.  It really was a ton of fun.  I’ll be posting the videos on FB if you want to follow me at www.facebook.com/noahpetersonmusic

Archived footage is available at www.socalloopfest.com; just click on the artists names.

For those of you wanting to jump right in; here’s the entire playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZ2abY9ngkg&list=PLjiWJF83CBimJu6jsL894yYrQrHpkbhNe

International Artists:

Entertainment for the Brain Dead: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-Q_XZZI3hE&index=1&list=PLjiWJF83CBilG1x0_3f_qKWYDAJdmy_XK

Steve Moyes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZ2abY9ngkg

Cian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYtiY6NbMLM&list=PLjiWJF83CBin-wJkHyVT_kR2SVg3mZe5N&index=1

Cabezas de Cera: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6gwIdPhM7o&list=PLjiWJF83CBimYCJ1L5JYAwUWjYwa2qkTr&index=1

Shores of Latency: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjLxIn7CD8E

Ecnegru: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHM2F3WSons&list=PLjiWJF83CBikTU1K7VojxA75T6EIrNkfu&index=1

Alissa Vox Raw: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yHszO3d7RM&index=1&list=PLjiWJF83CBinnhmf8c8Jcgk2XGjQh7b5z

U.S. Artists:

Noah Peterson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZ2abY9ngkg

Robert Matheson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hM7ETeqAL_w&index=1&list=PLjiWJF83CBikPkiEPGTZlF_B2wvKEHzSw

Zack Walters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVh5ESfyQh4&list=PLjiWJF83CBikoxpuDCvY8mxXZLpVw1wzb

Son Fish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVTYFpaDA7g

Rejyna: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY8CReJnM9Y&index=1&list=PLjiWJF83CBikb5wLouFbI2xnOteHjWfyi

Josh Elliott: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjB8yByq788

FreshFX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quLrcx04P6s&index=1&list=PLjiWJF83CBimwzqoU43iOVi9RxDXH4ab4

The Electric Noodle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIfwdEYc14k

 

 

Well howdy,

Sorry it's been so long since I did a real blog entry.  Things have been busy, busy, busy. 

Winter is always an interesting time for me.  I basically come back to town after an exhausting and awesome tour, put on a couple of big shows in San Antone, get back into the swing of things with my bands that I abandon for the big tour, hustle gigs, get my residency rocking, jump back into networking, and push through the holidays where I can crawl into bed for a week and spend a little time with my wife.  

This winter has been pretty productive.  Been pushing the 2015 LoopFest videos on social media and a few of them are making some small splashes.  I love it when my artists get some attention from these efforts.  It's a beautiful thing.  Another awesome development has been my blogging for www.loopinglive.com.    I submit two articles a month that they publish at their discretion.  It's a been a lot of fun trying to work within their parameters.  My editor, Greg, has been great.  He doesn't mince words, is supportive, and has great suggestions and guidance when I need to do rewrites.  More than that, he even added a new feature for the site that he asked me do to that is basically doing short reviews of videos of various loopers.  That's been a ton of fun and harder than expected.  Mostly it's been challenging to find videos to watch that have something useful to learn from and isn't the same thing over and over and over (looper joke!).   But it makes me watch a lot of fun, interesting, and sometimes, awful videos.    The video reviews are just being rolled out, so we'll see how they are received.  If you want to read my articles they are all here: http://www.loopinglive.com/author/noah-peterson/

I did get invite to play the Mexican LoopFests in May...but I just can't swing it at this time.  I was invited to Singapore for this month, but that fell through.  I keep hoping one of these will pan out.  My LoopFests are undergoing some pretty serious changes.  It was looking as if things were going to be postponed for quite some time, until some conversations I was having with some supporters of the fests panned out.  The Southern California LoopFest is going to be at Cal State Univ Long Beach put on by the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music; it's official.   That's pretty awesome.  I'm still working on the others.  More announcements to come later.  I've got the first couple of sponsors on board and looking forward to getting many more.  This should be the year for us!

Part of the joys of this time of year, when I'm home in Texas is the joy of life and music in Texas.  I spend as much time as I can on my yard.  It's been a terrific dandelion battle this year.  Every year I pick a new weed to wage war on.  Of course, that's all pretty silly as my "lawn" is basically nothing but weeds.  But I have some grass starting to take some territory and I'm thrilled about that.  My compost pit is rocking, finally.  My tomatoes and peppers have lasted through the winter, my fruit trees seem to be doing well.  My cacti are flourishing and everything is looking beautiful.  Now that the danger of frost is over, I'm all worried about getting my garden really going before the spring rains come.  There was so much, so long last year I lost all my avocados.  Which was hugely disappointing as it was the first year the tree fruited.  I do love my yard work.  

Another part is my bands.  This time of year is zydeco season as it's Mardis Gras and the crawfish are in season.  Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels are hitting are usual holiday and festival gigs and have a regular Sunday north of Austin for a crawfish boil throughout the season.  I do love playing zydeco.  It's fun to get off the sax and scrub that washboard.  It's a lot of work and the drives are long; but I love zydeco....   My other band, La Chichada, is my band of buddies.  We don't play that often and we rehearse a lot.  But I love the guys and we're a really fun and different band.  In some ways we're really epic and original.  And the guys in the band have been in and around the scene forever.  My crown jewel down here though is West Kings Highway.  The band is essentially a trio - me, Johnny, and Sweet Pete.  We have a pretty good time and are an excellent band.  We have a couple new members, but they aren't really gigging with us a whole lot.  Mostly we use subs, guest artists, family members (Johnny's family are all basically musical royalty in S.A.), and the newbies to keep things varied up and rocking.  We have a Friday night residency at Sancho's from 7 to 9pm and are getting pretty tight.  It's a good band and good guys.  I'm doing a little recording here and there and get a few sub jobs; finally starting to get the phone ringing a little....glad about that. 

I've also got a couple studio projects that I've been pretty busy with. O.M.N.I with Zack and Ben is coming along pretty nicely now.  Zack and Ben have a studio set up in NYC and are getting very efficient.  I've got another project with Nick Shan here in S.A., although we've stalled out for the past few weeks as I've been too busy with other projects.  I signed a new record from my old friends and former bandmates Irie Impressions and that baby is already out at your favorite online retailer.  

And on and on and on.....  while I'm going through all of this mostly I'm trying to make it better for everyone across the board.  Better, faster, smarter, easier, and more profitable.  Doesn't always work...but I can always keep working on it.  And then there's the domestic stuff; house work, fixing things, working on the house (got a crappy little fixer-upper that I've greatly improved upon, but still needs LOTS of work), car repairs, hustling work, playing with the cat, keeping my marriage solid, exercise, and once in awhile, sleep.  

It's not all sunshine and smiles. Had a couple of deals go south; it's the music biz and there's always jackweeds to deal with.  So I've been dealing with that as much as I can so I can be done with it.  The up side is I hardly ever run into this crap anymore.  But it's going to happen, it's the music biz.

I'm also spending a lot of time looking at web stats.  Web traffic is way up, video views are rocking, things seem bright and shiny.  Got some rare family time with the in-laws coming up and I'm greatly looking forward to that.  Get to see some new parts of Texas and get back to Cali.  Should be a great time.

I'll try and be a little more attentive, but I do get caught up in what I'm doing and tend to neglect things. 

So stick around, read some stuff, watch some videos, stream some tunes, but a CD or 6, and come see me at a show!

Greetings Friends, Family, and Fans!

Once again its time for your monthly entertainer.  If you no longer wish to get this epistle of awesomeness, just hit the unsubscribe button and you will forever be removed or send me an email and I'll take you off until you want to be added back on later. In the meantime....

NEW NEWS:

Residencies:

  • Wednesday nights 8pm-11pmish, at J&O’s Cantina with Noah Peterson and Friends - 1014 S. Presa in San Antonio, TX
  • Friday nights, 7-9pm, at Sancho’s Cantina with West Kings Highway - 801 Jackson St in San Antonio, TX
  • Sunday afternoons, 2-6pm with Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels - 1501 East New Hope Blvd, Cedar Park, Tx

LoopFests:  It's official the The 2016 Southern California LoopFest (www.socalloopfest.com) will be presented at the CSU Long Beach campus on Oct 14th and 15th.  The SoCal LoopFest is proud to be supported by the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music.

www.socalloopfest.com
http://web.csulb.edu/depts/music/

Our sponsors are Morley Pedals, www.morelypedals.com and Loopinglive.com. And there’s still all the videos from the 2015 season to watch on youtube!

Irie Impressions:  We're back in business with our old friends Irie Impressions. This Eugene, OR based roots reggae band is a ton of fun.  We've got their newest release, "I Like It Like This" available for you!     www.cdbaby.com/cd/irieimpressions

SHOWS: Grab yer calendars and dancing shoes!

Friday, March 4, 2016
West Kings Highway @ Sancho's Cantina
628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 320-1840     Set: 7:00 PM
    
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Mocking Bird Festival @ Hemisfair Park
434 South Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205
210-223-3101     Set: 12:30 PM
    
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels @ Lonestar Grille
1501 East New Hope Dr, Cedar Park, TX 78613
512-528-5896     Set: 2:00 PM
    
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Paint Jam #1 @ Empire Control Room
606 E. 7th Street, Austin, TX, Austin, TX 78701
210-555-5555     Set: 5:00 PM
Also Playing: Michael Garfield

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210
(210) 485-7611     Set: 8:00 PM
Also Playing: Xandra Wong (10:00 PM)

Thursday, March 10, 2016
Buh-bye 1011 @ The Ten Eleven
1011 Avenue B, San Antonio, TX
Set: 9:00 PM  Also Playing: River Barons (11:00 PM)

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
South by Southtown @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210
(210) 485-7611     Set: 8:00 PM
Also Playing: Ryan M. Brewer (9:00 PM) , 10000 Chiefs Under the Sea (10:00 PM)

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210
(210) 485-7611     Set: 8:00 PM
    
Friday, March 25, 2016
West Kings Highway @ Sancho's Cantina
628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 320-1840     Set: 7:00 PM
    
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels @ Lonestar Grille
1501 East New Hope Dr, Cedar Park, TX 78613
512-528-5896     Set: 2:00 PM
    
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210
(210) 485-7611     Set: 8:00 PM
    
Friday, April 1, 2016
West Kings Highway @ Sancho's Cantina
628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 320-1840     Set: 7:00 PM
   
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Greetings Friends, Family, and Fans!

Once again its time for your monthly entertainer.  If you no longer wish to get this epistle of awesomeness, just hit the unsubscribe button and you will forever be removed or send me an email and I'll take you off until you want to be added back on later. In the meantime....

NEW NEWS:

2016 is flying by - we're already into February, I can't believe how fast it's going by.  I've been working on a studio project and have a good start on it, but I'm not anticipating being done with it until summer.  O.M.N.I. is getting closer and closer to FINALLY put our debut effort out.  I just finished some tracking for an ambient, electronic release - it's very different from anything I've done before and it's a lot of space-noise fun.  And my next looping release should be out soon.&n bsp; Trying to keep it all going is busy, busy, busy!

Residencies:
    Wednesday nights at J&O’s Cantina with "Noah Peterson and Friends" is getting a nice variety of guests.  Check the calendar for whose playing when.
        Friday nights at Sancho’s Cantina with West Kings Highway is rocking!  We mix it up with our regular trio and special guest musicians. This Friday features Henry Carrera Sr (Tobias Brothers, Dell Kings, Los Blues) and Al "Footsie" Catan (Augie Meyers).  It's gonna be a hoot!

LoopFests:  Big thanks to our TWO sponsors so far Morley Pedals, www.morelypedals.com, and Looping Live, www.loopinglive.com.  We've been talking to venues for a couple of weeks and hope to have show announcements soon. In the meantime please enjoy videos from the 2015 Festivals; just go to the sites and click on the artist: www.sanantonioloopfest.com, www.austinloopfest.com, www.nwloopfest.com, www.socalloopfest.com, www.rockymountainloopfest.com.

Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels has been booking shows. We kick off our season this Saturday, Feb 6th at Cowboy Harley-Davidson in Austin, TX.  It's a free show, noon-3pm - come on out for zydeco and motorcycles!

West Kings Highway has a brand new site up, www.westkingshighway.com, and we're getting our social media pulled together.

La Chichada has been hiding out in rehearsal. Why?  Becuase we have a bass player!  Chris "Bigwood" Ewing is on board and fitting nicely into the band. We're just starting to do some shows with him; the next one is Feb 6th at the Raven Hookah Lounge, 10pm, $3 cover, and Sandpaper Sally closes the night midnight to 2am.

SHOWS: Grab yer calendars and dancing shoes!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210
Guest Artists: James Sidlo (8:00 PM) , Bo DePena (9:00 PM)

Friday, February 5, 2016
West Kings Highway @ Sancho's Cantina
628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX 78212
7:00 PM
 
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels @ Cowboy Harley-Davidson of Austin
10917 North Interstate 35 Frontage Road, Austin, TX 78233
(210) 646-0499     Set: 12:00 PM
All Ages
 
Saturday, February 6, 2016
La Chichada & Sandpaper Sally @ The Raven Hookah Lounge
1255 SW Loop 410 #133, San Antonio, TX
210.673.3650     Set: 10:00 PM
All Ages, $3 cover
    
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels @ Pvt Event
Pvt. Event , Lakeway, TX 78734
Set: 10:30 AM
    
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels @ Cypress Grill
4404 West William Cannon Ste L, Austin, TX 78749
512-358-7474     Set: 6:30 PM
All Ages
    
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210
(210) 485-7611     Set: 8:00 PM
 
Friday, February 12, 2016
Solo Sax Sessions @ Morningside Ministries at Menger Springs
Boerne, TX
Set: 3:30 PM
 
Friday, February 12, 2016
West Kings Highway @ Sancho's Cantina
628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 320-1840     Set: 7:00 PM
 
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210
8pm
 
Friday, February 19, 2016
West Kings Highway @ Sancho's Cantina
628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 320-1840     Set: 7:00 PM
 
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210
Guest Aritsts: Layden and The Lion (10:00 PM) , Dave's Device (9:00 PM)

Friday, February 26, 2016
West Kings Highway @ Sancho's Cantina
628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 320-1840     Set: 7:00 PM

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Hey everyone,

 

Here’s the 2015 NW LoopFest video index.   Please take some time and explore some new names and your old favorites!

 

If you want to dive in here’s the entire NW LoopFest playlist with over 100 videos:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjiWJF83CBilSU0sbBPMO-X7bp_KnVkX1

 

Here’s a special little bit of fun:  NW LoopFest Group Loop – (various artists)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPRHVaqhM7w

 

And here’s your performers for Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, and Lincoln City, OR

 

Riley Tyrel Carter – Boardman, Oregon (guitar, phrase looper)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LYTq-z6Vis&list=PLjiWJF83CBinlEXoicRoz0ZzleHH545LE&index=1

 

Ted Killian – Medford, OR (guitar, ambient)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9WBTMgEB7g&index=1&list=PLjiWJF83CBilTiVHwEvIWdkap8nkPO0nM

 

Professor Slicebox – Portland, OR (multiple instruments, phrase looper)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltBCY_MkeX8&index=1&list=PLjiWJF83CBilEczDKtMt3C_LMnVSXVy1c

 

Canzino – Vancouver, BC, Canada (multiple instruments, phrase looper)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76tXpvdnvVQ&index=1&list=PLjiWJF83CBilOyP0IsVRghjrikFRKBQIy

 

Daniel J. Davis – Seattle, WA (synth, ambient)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTueHLBDSYI&index=1&list=PLjiWJF83CBil6Jw-RjUMNiqrXOGzC9ynK

 

Waffle Taco – Portland, OR (loop duo, phrase)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzdfzCd1PT4&list=PLjiWJF83CBimDbDChPTXGDP4jwQkolEl5&index=1

 

Cindy Sawprano – San Francisco (Hurdy Gurdy, Saw, misc, ambient/phrases)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caJdOZzmmww&index=1&list=PLjiWJF83CBilrquxkKhkYuWbW0qp8BdTU

 

Frederick Brummer – Vancouver, BC, Canada (invented instrument: analog disc looper)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qvxdg7liP7Q&index=1&list=PLjiWJF83CBilYZahxjWFmP5xjZyueGexG

 

MC Space Cadet – Seattle, WA (invented software for gestural looping)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ub6Df0DxLvs&list=PLjiWJF83CBimqYDv6rJuhUpol4mV_m_hV&index=1

 

Steve Uccello –Monterey, CA (bass, phrase looper)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0lqfDNQDAc&index=1&list=PLjiWJF83CBil4JwVMW_L4O4gpRdmdezM9

 

Lexhart – Seattle, WA (multiple instruments, phrase looper)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bHgZ0jm50U&index=1&list=PLjiWJF83CBimE_lQec_yFioNGv3XqmRFL

 

thisissami – Palestine (multiple, EDM looper)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqqHV1pf_6M&index=1&list=PLjiWJF83CBimrFAL-HXFF__9wLaETGHOa

 

Noah Peterson – San Antonio, TX (sax, phrase looper)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fbvVS-Cixw&index=1&list=PLjiWJF83CBimccKaWKggmeZpg548pl5Tt

 

Son Fish – Modesto, CA (keys, ambient)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLx7Plxsf7I&list=PLjiWJF83CBildFTFFOOGF45ZKre6f9iCr&index=1

 

Timothy Scallon – Seattle, WA (guitar, ambient)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LqKPMQbgNw&index=1&list=PLjiWJF83CBik3Pi5LNjZL4Pqw5_4Dzpq5

 

FreshFX – Columbus, OH (vocal, glitch/phrase looper)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNBPH8_Q0kI&index=1&list=PLjiWJF83CBili8BvnJwyt7oQmy-EGkoiw

 

Mark Hamburg – Seattle, WA (guitar, ambient)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk9JQmy3SRg&list=PLjiWJF83CBimpFfXTcMXvBFVAAW5vEUA7&index=1

 

Troll Foot Frass – North Branch, MN (multiple instruments, phrase looper, visual component)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6qozcrIkVs&list=PLjiWJF83CBinFZ1aUvlFd7i91yN4SFKD2&index=1

 

Quiet Horn – Seattle, WA (trombone, ambient)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBS5TChylHE&list=PLjiWJF83CBiknUbF5i6O4UShB30JN5Clg&index=1

 

The Electric Noodle – San Francisco, CA (guitar, ambient)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDGfeVtjC-g&list=PLjiWJF83CBimC4hKLaP3NBOvbKf3VHb-n&index=1

 

Eric Muhs – Seattle, WA (multiple things, noise)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rK37VTSxx_E&index=1&list=PLjiWJF83CBikpM6NbPEJlxuHHfm8jenpN

 

Blake DeGraw – Seattle, WA (vocal, performance art)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPcRLXTZBq0&index=1&list=PLjiWJF83CBilSqAzLmGS1OF86c46_5Ta0

Chrome Mole Monocle – Portland, OR (drums, phrase/ambient)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyCr7dYKRoo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greetings Friends, Family, and Fans!

Once again its time for your monthly entertainer.  If you no longer wish to get this epistle of awesomeness, just hit the unsubscribe button and you will forever be removed or send me an email and I'll take you off until you want to be added back on later. In the meantime....

NEW NEWS:

Happy New Year!  2016 is already rolling and so are we!  

Residencies continue for the year: Wednesday nights and J&O’s Cantina with Noah Peterson and Friends are a go for the year as is Friday nights at Sancho’s Cantina with West Kings Highway.  Both are weekly events.

LoopFests:  How can there already be news?  Simple, our first sponsor for the year is Morley Pedals, www.morelypedals.com,  I already have their gear to be raffled off at the individual LoopFests!   Huge thanks to Morley Pedals for coming on board so early!  And there’s still all the videos from the 2015 season to watch on youtube!

Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels has a few changes in the line-up.  Jude Pryor re-joins the band on guitar and Jimmy Mustol joins the band on drums, Andrew Vollette continues to hold down the bass, I’m on sax and washboard, and Jean-Pierre anchors us on accordion and vocals.  This is a the best line-up we’ve had since I’ve been in the group and we’re looking forward to a great crawfish and Mardis Gras season.

West Kings Highway is adding some fun new tech to the line-up.  We’ll be having a fuller sound with some different arrangements.  We’re still working out the bugs and getting things programmed right now, but should be rolling out the new show within the month.   And we’ve got a few new tunes we’ve been penning!

SHOWS: Grab yer calendars and dancing shoes!

The San Antonio Coffee Festival is Saturday at La Villita, come on out for some local coffee and fun.  I’ll be on stage at noon with my Solo Sax Sessions!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210 Map

8:00 PM
All Ages

Tickets: tips
 

 

Friday, January 8, 2016

Solo Sax Sessions @ Morningside Ministries at Menger Springs
Boerne, TX Map

3:30 PM
All Ages

Tickets: Pvt Event
 

 

Friday, January 8, 2016

West Kings Highway @ Sancho's Cantina
628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX 78212 Map
(210) 320-1840

7:00 PM
21+

Tickets: free
 

 

Saturday, January 9, 2016

San Antonio Coffee Festival @ La Villita
418 Villita St # 9, San Antonio, TX 78210 Map

12:00 PM
All Ages

Tickets: free
 

 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210 Map
(210) 485-7611

8:00 PM
All Ages

Tickets: tips
 

 

Friday, January 15, 2016

West Kings Highway @ Sancho's Cantina
628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX 78212 Map
(210) 320-1840

7:00 PM
21+

Tickets: free
 

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210 Map
(210) 485-7611

8:00 PM
All Ages

Tickets: tips
 

 

Friday, January 22, 2016

West Kings Highway @ Sancho's Cantina
628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX 78212 Map
(210) 320-1840

7:00 PM
21+

Tickets: free
 

 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210 Map
(210) 485-7611

8:00 PM
All Ages

Tickets: tips
 

 

Friday, January 29, 2016

West Kings Highway @ Sancho's Cantina
628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX 78212 Map
(210) 320-1840

7:00 PM
21+

Tickets: free
 

 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210 Map
(210) 485-7611

8:00 PM
All Ages

Tickets: tips
 

 

Friday, February 5, 2016

West Kings Highway @ Sancho's Cantina
628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX 78212 Map
(210) 320-1840

7:00 PM
21+

 

 


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