musings.....

Aging in the music biz.  Some days the appeal of 9 to 5....  not many days, but some days.   I'm finding I'm very okay with playing less.  There's things I'm just not interested in doing anymore.   I think my time being a talent buyer has affected this.  

I enjoy hiring bands.  I love to give gigs to people.  I know they all need it, I know they all love it, I know they are all grateful for it... no matter what happens between hiring and load-out, these things are true.  I love being the guy that pays musicians. It's awesome.  Sometimes I get to pay them proper.  Sometimes not...   Either way, I'm still happy to be the guy that says I wanna pay you to make music. Anyway.... I'm at a point in my season right now that I'm looking for and hiring a mildly significant amount of talent.   It's more work than you think.  I know what I'm trying to deliver. A quality experience.  

Things I think about when I'm booking talent - - professionalism, appeal, logistics, ability-to-actually-do-the-gig (this is a very real thing), appropriateness, budget, and bonus (band promo, social media, cache, media use, fans, etc...).  These things matter. And the more these things are together, it's almost always how much better the band is on stage. Cuz adults.    

Been doing some recording which I'm enjoying.  Working on getting some new content out.  Gotta anther CD that's getting low on inventory; aka getting into the "sold out" zone.  #lovethat     Thinking about pressing some jams of the new show....  we'll see.  Not ready to make decision on that yet.  

GrooveTronX is going to do it's first show since Johnny's hand surgery.  That'll be in two days.  

 

 

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The holiday season is here, which is usually a bit of a lull for me.  I think of it as my own personal winter break.  And I do have a bit of a lean schedule, which is fine.  I've got some housework to get to, some sleep to catch up on, and I've been able to get to some recording.  Check out the band highlights below for specific updates.  Coffee Fest is coming up on January 4th as well as some Zydeco on January 18th at Riley's Tavern in Hunter, Texas. 

And my favorite gig in Texas comes up on Dec 15th at the Guadalupe Cultural Center - it's Holiday Saxophones!  I'm thrilled to be a part of this annual celebration of San Antonio Saxophones. Great players, great times, great jams.  This really is a very special event, can't wait for it!


Last month's recap:  November was a wild one this year...  Plenty of cold, rain, and a ton of work.  Got back into the swing of things with a pile of gigs for my Solo Sax Sessions and couple jazz gigs.  Production work was good with an event for the city and two events for Luminaria.  Had some planning meetings for the Texas Festivals and Events Association and even went up to Austin for a "red-carpet jam with a DJ" gig.  I actually had an entire weekend off and began my sleep catch-up vacation and wrapped things up with a fun day of hanging out with the Ford Holiday Rio Parade VIPs including Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Steve Earle, Patricia Vonne, Van Wilks, Jimmy Spacek, Jimmy Vaughn, Randy Brooks, and other Texas notables.  

GrooveTronX: The latest release Don't Stop.   Johnny was out of commission for some surgery on his hand, but we're back in business again. Come see us at Southtown 101 for First Friday! "Somebody Stand Up and Scream."  Facebook  Spotify  

Noah Peterson Solo Sax Sessions - third Friday at Sanchos: 7 to 9pm.  Jazz gigs are happening, although they are private. Airport residency is now 2 Mondays a month.  BRAND NEW RELEASE  Keep It Cool is here.  I'm right in the middle of putting out a regular schedule of singles to be released on Mondays starting Dec 9th - these are all brand new jams from my "Airport Sessions." These are digital only releases and live in front of an audience; no overdubs or edits.   Facebook  Spotify

O.M.N.I.: Zach is back from his month-long adventure across the U.S. and he's getting the tracks knocked out left and right.  They sound GREAT!  Can't wait for the next installment of O.M.N.I. to be finished. Facebook   Spotify

River Barons: The Barons had a nice online campaign last month which included several articles and some playlist inclusion. Not surprisingly, that did give them a boost in the rankings for the Top Ten.  Facebook  Spotify

Widespread Noise: "My Heart Is the Ocean" is a brand new release on Spotify.  This is an epic one-hour long ocean drum performance.  It's great for yoga, meditation, sleep, relaxation, or just background noise. It's soothing, ambient, sounds of the ocean.  It's even got a video if you need to just veg out:  My Heart Is the Ocean on Youtube.  In other news, Matt Wolff has joined the project and we've been recording for the past couple of weeks.  Look for new tracks and sonic experiences soon.   Facebook  Spotify

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Residencies:

  • 3rd Fridays at Sanchos Cantina with the Solo Sax Sessions - 801 Jackson St. in San Antonio, TX
  • 1st and 3rd Mondays at the San Antonio Airport with the Solo Sax Sessions.

Top Ten tracks on Spotify: With over 30,000 streams in October, here's the Top Ten.

  1. Dolly - River Barons
  2. The Ballad of Daniel Proud - River Barons
  3. Baggage - River Barons
  4. Biscuits and Gravy - Noah Peterson: Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious
  5. Funky Fried Chicken - Noah Peterson: Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious
  6. Pulsar - Noah Peterson: Ambient Space Sounds
  7. Ain't Nuthin But a Dog - Noah Peterson: Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious
  8. Baby Don't Cry - Noah Peterson: Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious
  9. Dance All Day - Noah Peterson: Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious
  10. Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey - Noah Peterson: Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious

Top Ten Videos on Youtube: A few of the usual suspects remain in the Top Ten, but lots of shifting around. It's nice to watch the numbers climb!

  1. Journey - Cosmic Dust
  2. Los #3 Dinners - Take a Walk on the Wild Side
  3. My Heart Is the Ocean - Widespread Noise
  4. La Chichada - Rose in Your Mouth
  5. Deep Space - Noah Peterson
  6. Dr. Wax & Sax - All the Good Things
  7. Colors - Cosmic Dust
  8. GrooveTronX - Tap Dance
  9. Mike Nelson Talks about the Boomerang MIDI capabilities
  10. I Just Can't Believe It - Noah Peterson & Emmett Wheatfall

Shows - Grab yer calendars and dancin' shoes! 

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Mon, Dec 2, 12-4pm
San Antonio International Airport 

GrooveTronX - First Friday
Fri, Dec 6, 7-10pm
Southtown 101
101 Pereida, San Antonio,TX

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Mon, Dec 14, 2-5pm
Bending Branch Winery, Comfort, TX

Holiday Saxophones
Sun - Dec 15th, TBA
Guadalupe Arts Center, San Antonio, TX

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Mon, Dec 16, 12-4pm
San Antonio International Airport 

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Fri, Dec 20, 7-9pmpm
Sanchos Cantina, 
628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX

I've recently sold out of my CD "Tip the Band."  https://open.spotify.com/artist/7EBNJM4RRdPFabvQg3qyj0?si=dEtvRHYaTCGou5kjx_QMgg

I love selling out of recordings, especially in the day of "nobody buys CDs anymore."   Which isn't quite true. CD sales are declining, still. And probably will continue to decline.  But those are numbers from the majors. They don't really take into account independent musicians.  Mostly because we don't report sales and there really isn't a mechanism to report sales (although technically we could report to Nielson, but who cares...)  But this is a physical format which hasn't been replaced since it came out in the 80s.  That's basically 40 years of a format.  That's impressive.   I don't even think it's declining sales as much as it is a new customer that doesn't want a physical format.  Kids these days (under 35) don't have CD players, I don't even know if new cars have CD players anymore.  I'm gonna guess no.  Although my 2016 Honda came with one... so there's that.  It's not unknown, it's just not what kids are into collecting. All digital, all the time I guess...

Anyway... one of the main reasons I love my airport gig so much is from the CDs that I sell there. I've never really moved a ton of product at any of my shows, ever.   I'm not good at pushing it on the mic at the show.  And I'm not really much of a showman when it comes to my gigs.  But the airport brings in people from all over.  And when you live in a tourist city like San Antonio, it really brings in folks of all stripes.  And a lot of them buy music.   I'm of the mindset that people buy CDs because they want to take home a memory of the experience.  I could be wrong, but I think it's true enough.  

Upon my last restocking of my "gig stock," I saw that I'm in danger of selling out another CD.  It's my "Music for Film: Vol I Sax & Bass"  https://open.spotify.com/album/5KePTKGrHfdwEYOaOCVzaX?si=4fPYGRQORDOsS7jm3t3qQA

Less than 50 copies left.  I'm pretty stoked about that.  And it's a very good little record.  A handful of my original tunes and just me and Dave Captein on electric bass.  Even when I listen to it, I forget that it's just the two of us.  It's not a perfect effort, but it's lovely music played with excellent intent and purpose.  And it shows.  I'm glad that people buy it.  

I've found that I still shape my solo show around my inventory.  Although a lot of what I do with the show now isn't on a physical product, I do use the "Solo Sax Sessions" CD as a way to market the others.  And I have a stack of boxes in the closet that I would love to sell.  Although when I do sell out of the Solo Sax Sessions, I'm going to retire that show, do a run of the new show and keeping pushing it all the same way.  

Whatever...nothing quite like a morning ramble when I'm basically just happy that I'm moving product! Looking forward to the day when I get to post that another one is sold out.

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NEW NEWS:

Picked up up some production and sound gigs for November including Mission Marquee's Dia de los Muertos this Saturday, Luminaria on Nov 9 and 10th and a couple of fancy private shows in Austin where I get to jam with DJ Alfa Leone.  In other news, I'll be co-chairing the entertainment committee for Texas Festival and Events Association's upcoming 2020 conference in San Antonio as well as serving on the Opening Night committee.  But that pales in comparison to what happens next.  The San Antonio River Walk Association's Ford Holiday River Parade's Grand Marshall is Billy Gibbons, lead singer and guitarist for ZZ Top.  I get to be his handler for this.  I don't have many rock heros, but this guy is top of list.  Greatly looking forward to hanging out with him. Come out and jam with GrooveTronX for First Friday at Southtown 101 - 7 to 10pm. And I've got a brand new live EP out called "Keep It Cool" from my airport sessions.  Check it out and get down!

Last month's recap:  October in Texas is a beautiful thing.  It's officially festival season and summer actually ended, although I'm not very happy about that.  GrooveTronX is back in the swing of things, although we haven't landed a new residency yet.  Southtown the Arts District's annual "A Day in Southtown" was a smashing success and my Solo Sax Sessions was literally rattling the roof. Big system, fun crowd, and the beats were bomb!   Zach Spiezer of O.M.N.I. fame dropped in for a brief visit on his grand adventure to Cali from Brooklyn and Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels TORE IT UP at Riley's Tavern in Hunter, Texas!  It was great to get back together with the boys and get down New Orlean's style!  

And then Muertos Fest happened...  we walked 20 to 25 miles a day for marking, set-up, and load-in.  And then things really heated up once the celebration kicked off. Over 100,000 people showed up from all over the U.S. to party in San Antonio and honor their loved ones.  My crew performed beyond expectation, the event was HUGE in size and attendance. It was magical.  But it was physical and taxing, on site at 5am heading home at 1am. 4 days of non-stop physical work, miles and miles of walking, and no sleep. Felt like I was back in the Marines for a minute... I ran my boys (and girls) hard and they responded like pros. I'm so proud of them.  I'm very happy to be a crucial part of this event.  It's one of the best Muertos Festivals in the World (USA Today), the 2nd best Muertos Festival in the US (Tripping.com), it's the largest Muertos celebration in the U.S., and National Geographic called it one of the best fall festivals in the U.S.  

GrooveTronX: "Don't Stop" is out.  These are extended live tracks and they are fire.  And we've even got a cheesy fire video for one of the tracks!  Come see us at Southtown 101 for First Friday! "Somebody Stand Up and Scream."  Facebook  Spotify  

Noah Peterson Solo Sax Sessions every third Friday at Sanchos from 7 to 9pm.  Jazz gigs are happening, although they are private. Airport residency is now 2 Mondays a month.  BRAND NEW RELEASE  Keep It Cool.  Facebook  Spotify

O.M.N.I.: All's quiet with O.M.N.I., new album is slowly getting done.  But 30 tracks ain't easy to get knocked out.  Facebook   Spotify

River Barons: Facebook  Spotify

Widespread Noise: "Concrete" on Spotify.   Facebook  Spotify

Subscribe to the youtube channel: www.youtube.com/noahpeterson to get our new videos first!

Residencies:

  • 3rd Fridays at Sanchos Cantina with the Solo Sax Sessions - 801 Jackson St. in San Antonio, TX
  • 1st and 3rd Mondays at the San Antonio Airport with the Solo Sax Sessions.

Top Ten tracks on Spotify: With over 30,000 streams in October, here's the Top Ten.

  1. The Ballad of Daniel Proud - River Barons
  2. Baggage - River Barons
  3. Dolly - River Barons
  4. Ethan's Blues - Noah Peterson: Solo Sax Sessions
  5. Pulsar - Noah Peterson: Ambient Space Sounds
  6. Bad Mother - Noah Peterson: Solo Sax Sessions
  7. Elegant Space Noise - Noah Peterson: Ambient Space Sounds
  8. Biscuits and Gravy - Noah Peterson: Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious
  9. Pulsar (with Chatter) - Noah Peterson: Ambient Space Sounds
  10. Deep Space - Noah Peterson: Ambient Space Sounds

Top Ten Videos on Youtube: A few of the usual suspects remain in the Top Ten, but lots of shifting around. It's nice to watch the numbers climb!

  1. La Chichada - Rose in Your Mouth
  2. Los #3 Dinners - Take a Walk on the Wild Side
  3. Dr. Wax & Sax - Coming In Hot
  4. I Just Can't Believe It - Noah Peterson & Emmett Wheatfall
  5. Spiritus - Cosmic Dust
  6. Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels "Zydeco Party"
  7. Dr. Wax & Sax - All the Good Things
  8. GrooveTronX - Tap Dance
  9. Boomerang Factory Tour
  10. Dr. Wax & Sax - Hit Me

Shows - Grab yer calendars and dancin' shoes! 

GrooveTronX - First Friday
Fri, Nov 1, 7-10pm
Southtown 101
101 Pereida, San Antonio,TX

Noah Peterson Soul-Tet - Pvt Event
Sat, Nov 2
Schertz, TX

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Mon, Nov 4, 12-4pm
San Antonio International Airport 

Noah Peterson – with DJ Alfa Leone
Fri, Nov 8 
Austin, TX

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Fri, Nov 15, 7-9pmpm
Sanchos Cantina, 
628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Mon, Nov 18, 12-4pm
San Antonio International Airport 

Had a rare night to myself.    My duties today were light and ended early so I got some computer work done and dinked around.

 I got to reflect on some of the work I've been doing and the folks I get to do it with.  San Antonio has been very good to me.  National Geographic called of the events I work for one of the top 7 Fall Festivals in the U.S.    And it's been consistently called one of the top 10 Muertos Festivals in the world by several press outlets.  I've been working it for 3 years.   It's a beautiful thing and a good team.  I enjoy the challenges, the physical demands, and I love watching it unfold.  That team does several events throughout the year.   I was able to hook up various people with other festivals, some that they've been trying to get into for so long they've given up trying.  And me, still a Johnnie-come-lately, got it done.  I love that.  It's a very cool thing.  

I really enjoy most of the folks I work with.  Even the ones I don't like are still smart and capable.  That makes me fortunate.  

It's a good.  Gonna be a crazy weekend and there's more coming.  #lovinglife

 

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NEW NEWS:

ALL of the Texas LoopFest videos are up!  Check 'em out: www.texasloopfest.com  All kinds of fantastic performances, crazy tech, and good people.  Pretty special... Many, many videos to check out.  Please spend some time and check out some musical wackiness.   GrooveTronX is back and it's hotter than ever.  We had a nice long summer break and we'll be kicking off the new EDM direction for First Friday at Southtown 101.  There's a handful of new releases out and videos as well!  Muertos Fest is at Hemisfair this year and it's gonna be HUGE!!!   Peterson Entertainment, Llc is proud to be a part of that event and we'll be doing production for the San Antonio River Walk Association's Haunted River at the Arneson River Theatre again this year.

Last month's recap:  September was chill.  A little bit of fun with working Mission Pachanga at the beginning of the month.  Had a couple of jazz gigs, got some family time in and went up to Georgetown to check out their wine fest.  Other than that, it was processing videos and tracks for the new releases!

What's on deck?  Gigs are heating up, festival season is here, and there's even a zydeco gig on the books!

GrooveTronX: "Don't Stop" is out digitally!  It's some smoking hot EDM/Nu Jazz fusion.  These are extended tracks and they are fire.  And we've even got a cheesy video for one of the tracks: "Somebody Stand Up and Scream."  Facebook  Spotify  

Noah Peterson Solo Sax Sessions every third Friday at Sanchos from 7 to 9pm.  Jazz combos are back! NEWest track - Funky Stuff.  Facebook  Spotify

O.M.N.I.: All's quiet with O.M.N.I., new album is slowly getting done.  But 30 tracks ain't easy to get knocked out.  Facebook   Spotify

River Barons Facebook  Spotify

Widespread Noise: "Concrete" on Spotify.   Facebook  Spotify

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Residencies:

  • 3rd Fridays at Sanchos Cantina with the Solo Sax Sessions - 801 Jackson St. in San Antonio, TX

Top Ten tracks on Spotify: Ambient Space Sounds captures almost all of the top ten spots for August.  I really enjoyed making that recording and am continually surprised by how much play it gets.

  1. The Ballad of Daniel Proud - River Barons
  2. Pulsar (with Chatter) - Noah Peterson: Ambient Space Sounds
  3. Pulsar - Noah Peterson: Ambient Space Sounds
  4. Ethan's Blues - Noah Peterson: Solo Sax Sessions
  5. Deep Space - Noah Peterson: Ambient Space Sounds
  6. Bad Mother - Noah Peterson: Solo Sax Sessions
  7. Elegant Space Noise - Noah Peterson: Ambient Space Sounds
  8. Uncertainty - Noah Peterson: Ambient Space Sounds
  9. Anxiety - Noah Peterson: Ambient Space Sounds
  10. The Return - Noah Peterson: Ambient Space Sounds

Top Ten Videos on Youtube:

  1. Los #3 Dinners - Take a Walk on the Wild Side
  2. Noah Peterson - Ambient Space Sounds "Deep Space"
  3. Katie Martin - 2nd Selection at Mission Marquee (Texas LoopFest)
  4. Dr. Wax & Sax - Coming In Hot
  5. I Just Can't Believe It - Noah Peterson & Emmett Wheatfall
  6. Deferlow at CHUMC (Texas LoopFest)
  7. La Chichada - Rose in Your Mouth
  8. Boomerang Factory Tour
  9. GrooveTronX - Somebody Stand Up and Scream
  10. Noah Peterson  - "Champagne Kisses"

Shows - Grab yer calendars and dancin' shoes! 

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Mon, Sept 30, 12-4pm
San Antonio International Airport 

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Fri, Oct 4, 11-3pm
San Antonio International Airport 

GrooveTronX 
Fri Oct 4, 7-10pm
Southtown 101
101 Pereida, SATX

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Mon, Oct 7, 11-3pm
San Antonio International Airport 

Noah Peterson Trio
Wed, Oct 9th, 6pm
Store opening - Total Wine and More
Corpus Christi, Texas

Noah Peterson - Solo Sax Sessions
Sat, Oct 12th, 6pm
A Day in Southtown
1906 Gallery
1906 S. Flores, SATX

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Fri, Oct 18, 11-3pm
Sanchos Cantina, 
628 Jackson St, SATX

Noah Peterson Trio 
Sat, Oct 19th, Pvt Event - 4pm
Boerne, TX

Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels
Sat, Oct 19th, 9pm
Riley's Tavern,
New Braunfels, TX

Noah Peterson - Solo Sax Sessions
Mon Oct 21st, 7pm 
Pvt Event,
Portland, OR

Bud Light Haunted River
Fri, Oct 24, 6pm
Arneson River Theatre
La Villita, SATX

Dia de los Muertos
Hemisfair Park
Sat/Sun Oct 26/27
San Antonio, TX

Noah Peterson Soul-Tet
Sat, Nov 2nd, 6pm
Pvt Event,
Schertz, TX

Greetings y'all!! At long last the complete archives of the 2019 Texas LoopFest is up and available.
Of course you can go to www.texasloopfest.com and click away; or.... you can just click below
 
The Texas LoopFest took place in March, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas.
22 artists, 4 countries. 7 performances in 6 days at bars, churches, outdoor theaters. There are some exceptional performances here.
Many thanks to our venues: The Friendly Spot Ice House, CHUMS - Colonial Hills United Methodist School, Halcyon Southtown, Mission Marquee Plaza, El Luchador, Concrete Gallery, and the San Antonio Airport; our sponsors: Option Knob, Henretta Engineering, Morley Pedals, D'Addario, Electro-Faustus; and our participating Artists.
 
Special thanks to Matt Evans & James Sidlo for all the behind the scenes support and artist hospitality. It was epic.
 
*apologies for a couple of missed videos: Brian & Chanel at CHUMC, Liz Ruvalcaba at The Friendly Spot, Quasar Cycles at El Luchador (not my fault - dude pulled the plug on the camera; very sorry to only have gotten 3 minutes of a very cool set), Polysynthfusion at CHUMC (at least I got the gospel tune!)
 
Katie Martin - Alabama
12 videos - singer/songwriter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIop8CKV6SA&list=PLjiWJF83CBimw04G9-6XRxFMRzxYUHk_R
 
The Winkler - Houston, Texas
5 videos - guitar Ambient
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRWa9KDghcM&list=PLjiWJF83CBimvlfPxLpGjIQUenCZeqIIY
 
Thawind Mills - Austin, Texas
5 videos - Singer/Songwriter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIqWqUxgCys&list=PLjiWJF83CBimVw-k17-7WhR4fv5reIc1T
 
[stagename] - iffin, Ohio
9 videos - beatboxer/singer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiJiD3lbEvQ&list=PLjiWJF83CBinFpDOxx_Bna-9d9g5FAyVM
 
Quasar Cycles - Austin, Texas
1 video - guitar instrumental
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zB15akmhBc8&list=PLjiWJF83CBikCEwlrztuw73l9nloj0xgJ
 
Carlos Ramos - Costa Rica
2 videos - guitar songs/ambient
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq25YSOzmXc&list=PLjiWJF83CBin0iK0zCdLPg8HKPQMLgBYN
 
Breaking Light - Fort Worth, Texas
2 videos guitar - ambient
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYeuRcBWCWw&list=PLjiWJF83CBinbyyA3o4ca4Sty2olqvh9m
 
Rejyna - Los Angeles, California
5 videos - guitar prog rock
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MWk_j7wXu0&list=PLjiWJF83CBikIaywj-bihh9gpPuZseKyl&index=1
 
Violoncheloops - Guadalajara, Mexico
18 videos - cello, songs/ambient/collaborations
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvK5XicJhjw&list=PLjiWJF83CBilgJOj5i2xQq4ey6_KClYr-&index=1
 
Pedeplei - Mexico City, Mexico
13 videos - IPAD - electronic, ambient, collaborations
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EczUfK7OqZg&list=PLjiWJF83CBil_0wzXi9R2N4DNKMwUYqsC&index=1
 
Jimmy Loops - La Fortuna, Costa Rica
13 videos - guitar, pop/original songs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFDsh9ya4tI&list=PLjiWJF83CBinN8Wu_OnwYtsaSSDm8DAc5&index=1
 
GrooveTronX - San Antonio, Texas
5 videos Looping duo - sax/guitar nujazz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFwih011kSY&list=PLjiWJF83CBiktk5qnz_8YyZ0gE49Ta8UA
 
Widespread Noise - San Antonio, Texas
1 video - noise drone thing/kaoss pad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXAPKmVVtPg&list=PLjiWJF83CBimLalOERWbOp6AMgSKBPvph
 
Nothing Chief - San Antonio, Texas
3 videos - indie rock band
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnyJBOoVPO8&list=PLjiWJF83CBinThR4fAcy7fZQAvVWIdFUE
 
Markus K - Holland
6 videos - guitar rock songs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Vbt8NeSsQQ&list=PLjiWJF83CBikMzMACBCWMPdkDD4ypvij4
 
Lizeth Ruvalcaba - Guadalajara, Mexico
16 videos - vocal, songs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBuTGtnvclQ&list=PLjiWJF83CBimG2ly5IJE8PenOq5okfYK8
 
Daves Device - San Antonio, Texas
4 videos - IPAD electronic music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8u2tUCTB5WI&list=PLjiWJF83CBilJX9QjskldLoziQn1ZETkB&index=1
 
James Sidlo - San Antonio, Texas
1 video Guitar - ambient
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWnw5oGwleE&list=PLjiWJF83CBimYUNBewAe9FUQrHgCg-wa4&index=2&t=153s
 
This Is Where Two Oceans Meet - San Antonio, Texas
4 videos - guitar indie shoegaze
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibCUrrSThdQ&list=PLjiWJF83CBil2nKHF31an0TaSkApCW9sG
 
Polysynthfusion - San Antonio, Texas
3 videos - theramin/homemade electronics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYU_9qAb_24&list=PLjiWJF83CBilnizbUUuzElIfReGHJoLTO
 
Brian and Chanel - Rockwall, Texas
5 videos - guitar/drums rock duo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCshwAzGlII&list=PLjiWJF83CBindL_TfdELNRb008-tLvuCw
 
Deferlow - Austin, Texas
1 video - bass/video game controllers electronic avant garde
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olY1aDVYULk&list=PLjiWJF83CBimsVrX_I2FWb9ErRIOKo2cb

Soo... I've been a bit out of the loop for a couple of weeks.   Had some repairs to do to the home office so I wasn't really in "go" mode.  Which was fine.  Got some husband/wife time in while we took our time doing the sheet rock, texturing, painting, etc...  It was nice.  Went out, hung out, and I had plenty of other things to keep my busy.  Although I didn't anticipate it taking so long.  

By the time the final week of it was rolling around, I was getting pretty testy about not being able to "work" like I needed to. I gotta make music, I got videos to process, things to promote, I didn't have my monitors set up, recording was not an option.   Finally was going to put thing back together over the weekend, but I picked up some noro-virus and spent the weekend on the couch and dealing with the fun parts of that.   Anyway... finally got it all back together, cleaned and boy oh boy am I hot to get stuff done.  

I'm knocking out videos and am processing the last of the Texas LoopFest videos right now, put out a digital album and single, catching up on stuff, threw away some clutter, getting on top of biz... it's pretty awesome.  I haven't felt this driven in quite some time.  It's the old me.  Looks like my self-imposed vacation is finally over and I'm ready to tear things up again.  And the office is in better shape with less crap in it than ever.  So I'm pretty stoked about things.  

Still managing to cram in getting out and about and other things, so it's working out.  

I put up a new video for an extended GrooveTronX jam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=En99a0Jjx4w  The video itself lacks a bunch, but it's a 23 minute jam that's pretty fierce so I'm not particular about the video content.  It's literally fire.  

Anyway... I'm back.  Full speed ahead.  New directions for my jazz groups, new direction for GrooveTronX and all kinds of fun toys I can't WAIT to start playing with.

I have a music colleague that I have a lot of respect for.  He and I have known each other for several years and it's fair to say we didn't start off on the right foot.  But I saw we were both alike in some things and that judgement was sound.  It's been fun to watch him develop over the years and I hope he feels the same.  I also think of him when I run into situations where ya just wanna go "huh?"

I've always, and still am, a firm believer in partnerships.  I truly believe it's the only way forward.  The problem with this, is your partners.   How do you really pick them?  How do rely on them?  How do you believe them?  How much are you willing to risk with them?

In regards to my respected colleague above, he and I are in firm agreement on this, "life in the middle."   When you get to certain point in your life/career, it's time to make changes for your future.  This doesn't mean your great ideas won't success, it just means maybe you lack something to make it happen; and that could be a wide range of things.  And I'm not saying pack it in and give up, but for me... I've got a wife to think of and what am I going to do when I can't lug PA systems and can't hustle gigs anymore?  

As I grow my label and production company I've found that life in the middle is essentially where I need to be.  I'm not trying to corner the market on anything, I'm not trying to "break," my ambition for all of that has passed.  What I want now is honest work and a paycheck.  I can pay my bills and squirrel away something for the future.   This is where partners matter most.  

The challenge here is that different people have different skills sets, different ambitions, different motivations, different interests, different amounts of available time, and different amounts of willingness to do things.  Your job is to make the most out of what you got and figure out that puzzle.  

The trick is in figuring out if your partners are any good.   Mostly that's an easy figure as it all comes down to money in the bank.  But for some of this stuff it's also evaluating effectiveness.  These days some of those assessments are easier than ever.  In other cases, it's the same old thing it's ever been.

You can't ever drink the kool-aid.  I was having a conversation with another respected colleague about an event.  And what I loved most was how he didn't say anything cliche like "there's two sides to every story."  What he said was, here's my perspective.   Some of what he said was spot on in my observations, some of what was outside my expertise, some of minor points were in contradiction with what I knew to be true, and some of it seemed like a sell.  But what he hammered home his point with made my opinion and knowledge irrelevant.  

It's good to choose sides, it's good have allies and loyalty.  It's good have perspective.  It's good to have your own view so you can filter what people are telling you.  There are not two sides to every story.  There are many sides.  One should always be willing to listen and evaluate what you're being told.  

Living in the middle means being a good service provider, it means always delivering, it means long-term thinking.   Cuz the problem with choosing sides in a fight that ain't yours, are the repercussions you don't see coming.  Don't drink the kool-aid.  Especially if you're only hired to serve it.  

 

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NEW NEWS:

Lots of Texas LoopFest videos are up!  Check 'em out: www.texasloopfest.com  And a few new Noah Peterson vids as well.  Pretty quiet for the most part.  Doing a lot of home repairs and starting to do preliminary work for the festival season...  I've also been doing a lot of catalog updating and chasing down royalties aka "label work."   Some of that has been fruitful, got a new revenue stream opened up and hopefully will unclog some plugs in the system for other recordings.  Slow going and a lot of work.  But it's getting done.  

Last month's recap:  August was an adventure.  Ended up with a fair amount of professional networking via conferences and workshops.  It was nice to reconnect with some folks from around the city and meet new folks from around the state.  Had a sweet gig at the Ferrari dealership for the new model reveal and jammed with a GREAT DJ from Austin.  

What's on deck?  More of the same for this month.   Should have the Texas LoopFest videos finished and posted, got some new live tracks I hope to have edited, other new videos will be going up, and I'm resurrecting The Noah Peterson Soul-Tet!   Should be fun times a'comin.  

GrooveTronX: "Jam Skate" is out digitally!  And we've got some live tracks of the NEW set coming.  Here's a video from The Texas LoopFest  Facebook  Spotify  

Noah Peterson Solo Sax Sessions every third Friday at Sanchos from 7 to 9pm.  And jazz combos are coming back for public and private shows! Here's a new Solo Sax Sessions Video.  Here's a live performance video from The Noah Peterson Soul-Tet.  And a NEW track - Funky Stuff.  Facebook  Spotify

O.M.N.I.: All's quiet with O.M.N.I.  Zach picked up a movie job with a tight turnaround.  He'll be back to work on this project soon. Facebook   Spotify

River BaronsLive shows Sept 5th at The Lonesome Rose - 10pm, Sept 26th at The Aquaduck - 8pm  Facebook  Spotify

Widespread Noise: "Concrete" on Spotify.   Facebook  Spotify

Subscribe to the youtube channel: www.youtube.com/noahpeterson to get our new videos first!

Residencies:

  • 3rd Fridays at Sanchos Cantina with the Solo Sax Sessions - 801 Jackson St. in San Antonio, TX

Top Ten tracks on Spotify: Ambient Space Sounds captures almost all of the top ten spots for August.  I really enjoyed making that recording and am continually surprised by how much play it gets.

  1. The Ballad of Daniel Proud - River Barons
  2. Pulsar (with Chatter) - Noah Peterson: Ambient Space Sounds
  3. Pulsar - Noah Peterson: Ambient Space Sounds
  4. Elegant Space Noise - Noah Peterson: Ambient Space Sounds
  5. Deep Space - Noah Peterson: Ambient Space Sounds
  6. The Return - Noah Peterson: Ambient Space Sounds
  7. Uncertainty - Noah Peterson: Ambient Space Sounds
  8. Hope - Noah Peterson: Ambient Space Sounds
  9. Anxiety - Noah Peterson: Ambient Space Sounds
  10. No Escape - Noah Peterson: Ambient Space Sounds
  11. Hope - Noah Peterson: Ambient Space Sounds

Top Ten Videos on Youtube:

  1. Noah Peterson - i sing the sax electric live at Halcyon
  2. Los #3 Dinners: Take a Walk on the Wild Side
  3. Boomerang Factory Tour
  4. Dr. Wax & Sax - Coming In Hot
  5. La Chichada - Rose in Your Mouth
  6. Spiritus by Cosmic Dust
  7. I Just Can't Believe It - Noah Peterson & Emmett Wheatfall
  8. Dr. Wax & Sax - Hit Me
  9. Violoncheloops at The Friendly Spot: Closing Selection
  10. Journey by Cosmic Dust

Shows - Grab yer calendars and dancin' shoes! 

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Mon, Sept 2, 12-4pm
San Antonio International Airport 

River Barons 
Thur, Sept 5th, 10pm
The Lonesome Rose
2114 N. St. Mary's, San Antonio, TX

The Noah Peterson Trio 
Tue, Sept 17th, 11am-2pm
Eat and Play at Travis Park
301 East Travis St.  Park, San Antonio TX

Noah Peterson - Solo Sax Sessions
Sanchos Cantina
Fri, Sept 20, 7-9pm
628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX

River Barons
Thur Sept 26, 8pm
The Aquaduck
9241 Espada Road, San Antonio, TX

The summer is fading fast.   My late spring respite stretched out into several months.  Granted, there were a lot of projects dangling in the wind. And the wait and see strategy watched most of them wither away.   On top of that my Halcyon residency with GrooveTronX ended.     While I certainly wasn't in the book shows mode during this time, shows did keep rolling in enough to keep the bills paid.   Got a bunch of LoopFest videos done and uploaded, got some video of me done and up on youtube, put out a new single, got lots of home projects/chores done, got my gear ready to go for the fall, and have been getting my body ready for the next season of work.  

Things are getting more active with King William, starting conversations with my other clients for festival work, and starting to fall behind on home projects.   Lately, I've been very much in office work mode.  Getting caught up on things that I've been ignoring since spring.  That's all done and have already seen some of the results of those efforts - yay!  

Even got a little bit of play time in my with electronic toys.   If I keep this up, I'll even start getting some practice time in!  Got rid of a ton of stuff from the office, get things pretty well sorted out, and the wife and I are making decisions about our future.  It's been a lot of "on hold" for about 18 months now.  We haven't had a plan and things have just been coasting along for some time as we watched things play out and needed to wait for some of these options before we could start planning.

But those days are over now.  Back on the horse, although I'm not hitting it as hard as I used to... although the late office nights have already started.  I'm all caught up and moving ahead now.  It's really taking advantage of the things I have going, making new relationships, getting the calendar full, finding some players, and cranking up the heat.  We'll see how it goes.  I feel like I have some direction now. 

Jim Cullum died yesterday. Most of the world knows him as a Dixielandland coronet player and for his 23 years at The host of Riverwalk Jazz broadcast live from his club on the San Antonio Riverwalk.

I got to know Jim a little through business dealings. He tried to hire me to be his agent, I tried to sign his records to my label, we had a some lunches, conversations, and phone calls. I hired him to kick off the show for the San Antonio's Mardis Gras Celebration at the Arneson River Theatre three years in a row and in 2017 featured, for the last time ever on stage together, the original Jim Cullum Happy Jazz Band line-up.

Jim was a funny guy and a fine jazz artist.

What many people, including those in San Antonio, don't know is how instrumental Jim Cullum was in making the Riverwalk what it is. He and few other ambitious restaurateurs and bar owners schemed, plotted, and planned ways to get people down to a shady, military "off-limits" area to spend money, and see music every weekend. At the end of the night, Jim and company would go by every club and talk to the owners about crowds, sales, what they sold, how much and every detail. They'd compare notes and try and make another grand plan for the next weekend. Their shenanigans have resulted in many traditions that carry on this day, including dying the river green for St. Patty's Day. These practices were the beginnings of the Paseo del Rio aka the San Antonio Riverwalk Association and Jim Cullum was it's first and founding President. I'm proud to say that Peterson Entertainment, Llc has been a member of SARWA throughout all of our dealings with Jim Cullum.

Jim worked closely with people who loved and believed in the future of San Antonio, including one developer would you buy and rehab hotels and sell them for no profit under the condition that new owners face their properties towards the Riverwalk.

For SARWA's 50th celebration, Jim and two of his early SARWA cronies who made the Riverwalk was it is today, gave a lovely recounting of stories and moments. It was humbling to be among such giants knowing that we are now those carrying that tradition forward with our events, marketing, schemes, plans, and collaborations. All very much in line with the way Jim Cullum started doing business.

RIP Mr. Cullum. I'm thrilled to have known you, worked with you and heard many of your stories. Yesterday the world lost a great jazz artist, another fine Texan moved on to that big ranch in the sky, and San Antonio lost an historic icon. Thank you for all you have done. We promise to work and protect your legacy here in San Antonio and on the Riverwalk.

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NEW NEWS:

Not much in the "new news" category.  Mostly getting a LOT of Texas LoopFest videos put up; check 'em out: www.texasloopfest.com  And the phone started ringing this week.  I love it when gigs come rolling in!

Last month's recap:  July has come and gone.  The Solo Sax Sessions had local and hill country shows.  Got a ton of computer work done and squeezed in a trip to Montana to visit family. 

What's on deck?  Music residencies for the month and a private show for Ferrari.  

GrooveTronX: "Jam Skate" is out digitally!  Physical copies coming soon!  Facebook  Spotify  Come check us out at our regular Halcyon shows - 2nd and 4th Thursdays 9 to 11pm. 1414 S. Alamo. We've got a new EDM set and it's pretty cool.  Come check us out.

Noah Peterson Solo Sax Sessions at the San Antonio Airport on Mondays. Third Fridays at Sanchos from 7 to 9pm.  Stream "One Man Jams"  Facebook  Spotify

O.M.N.I.: More mixes are in. Facebook   Spotify

River Barons  Facebook  Spotify

Widespread Noise: "Concrete" is available for streaming!   Facebook  Spotify

Subscribe to the youtube channel: www.youtube.com/noahpeterson to get our new videos first!

Residencies:

  • 2nd and 4th Thursdays 9pm at Halcyon with GrooveTronX - 1414 S. Alamo in San Antonio, TX
  • Mondays, 12:30-4:30pm at the San Antonio Airport with the Solo Sax Sessions
  • 3rd Fridays at Sanchos Cantina with the Solo Sax Sessions - 801 Jackson St. in San Antonio, TX

Top Ten streamed tracks on Spotify according to CDBaby for the month: River Barons and Ambient Space Sounds hold most of the top spots.

  1. Dawn of Inequity - SCDG
  2. Pulsar - Noah Peterson: Ambient Space Sounds
  3. Burndown - River Barons
  4. Down This Road - River Barons
  5. Taking Life - River Barons
  6. Get Around - Noah Peterson: One Man Jams
  7. Elegant Space Noise - Noah Peterson: Ambient Space Sounds
  8. Deep Space - Noah Peterson: Ambient Space Sounds
  9. The Ballad of Daniel Proud - River Barons
  10. Anxiety - Noah Peterson: Ambient Space Sounds

Top Ten Videos on Youtube:

  1. Dr. Wax & Sax - Coming In Hot
  2. Los #3 Dinners: Take a Walk on the Wild Side
  3. La Chichada - Rose in Your Mouth
  4. Boomerang Factory Tour
  5. I Just Can't Believe It - Noah Peterson & Emmett Wheatfall
  6. "Journey" by Cosmic Dust
  7. Dr. Wax & Sax - Hit Me
  8. Mike Nelson talks about the Midi Capabilities of the Boomerang III
  9. GrooveTronX - Jam Skate
  10. DJ Law - Smokey Daze

Shows - Grab yer calendars and dancin' shoes! 

Noah Peterson -Private Event
Sat, Aug 3rd, 7-10pm
Ferrari of San Antonio

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Mon, Aug 5, 12-4pm
San Antonio International Airport 

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Mon, Aug 12, 12-4pm
San Antonio International Airport 

Noah Peterson - Solo Sax Sessions
Castroville Public Libray
End of Summer Party
Castroville, TX

Noah Peterson - Solo Sax Sessions
Sanchos Cantina
Fri, Aug 16th, 7:30pm
628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Mon, Aug 19, 12-4pm
San Antonio International Airport 

GrooveTronX
Thur, Aug 22, 9-11pm
Halcyon
1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX 

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Mon, Aug 26, 12-4pm
San Antonio International Airport 

So.... I'm at my gig at Bending Branch Winery last weekend.  I'm doing my thing, having a good ole time, but there's a lot wind.  It's an outdoor gig (it's Texas, LOTS of outdoor gigs).   And I put up the folder and the music as it's just too much to deal with.   My wife says, it's a pretty big change when you put the music stand away.  (I have yet to clarify if that's a good of bad thing.)    And then, at my airport gig on Monday, there's no mic stand.  This means I have no place to mount my tray for my hand percussion and no place to hold the mic for announcements,  beat boxing, vocal effects, and singing.    So I did a different show....

I've been thinking about how to change things up with the show for a while, so I wasn't "unprepared" for this.  Suffice to say things went well. 

I set up my gear and have been jamming the past two days exploring some grooves and transitions.  I'm liking it quite a bit.  I even busted out my newly purchased AKAI EWI5000.  I'm liking that even more.  That thing takes a minute to get a handle on and I still don't have it "down."  But I'm really digging the electro-jams and I'm even trying out my effects pedals on it - that's hit and miss.  

I do want to alter the signal chain, but that's going to involve some MIDI clock sync, which isn't the hardest thing in the world, but I'm loathe to get into it.  I currently have a very convenient and effective solution, but I don't think that's going to hold up.  Oh well..I'll figure it out.    In the meantime.... back to jams.

My self imposed vacation is officially over.  It was a necessary thing.  I finally feel like my old self.   Got some attitude, got some desire, ready to work.   

It took longer than expected.  This aging thing sucks.  Oh well.... nothing to be done about it. 

After a couple weeks of "slowing down" I ended my time with a trip to Pittsburgh for a return appearance at Phillter Fest.  4 days of music, communal living, and lots of convo with other artists.    The line-up was tight. I got see and hang with Kalimbaman, saw some old friends, made some new ones, and had my musical world rocked with the crushing awesomeness of Napom.    I came back very tired from staying up late and getting up early and my sets were crisp, clean, and full of delicious sax licks.  

I jumped straight back into work with my usual Monday schedule.  Bucho was happy to have daddy home and is purring on my lap as I write.   I continue with my office reorganization.  I've replaced my ancient printer and continue to try and get rid of thing I don't need in my tiny space.  I spent some time on my EWI and borrowed synth, cleaned out a bunch of emails, and had a meeting with the city clerk about my upcoming performance for the inauguration of the Mayor next week.  Now if I could only sell this 18 inch sub....

I need a weekly residency.  I've been wanting one for a bit, but haven't really done too much to chase it down.  Although I'm really looking into it more.  I'd like to return to J&O's, but I haven't popped in there for a while and don't believe they are even open on the day I want to do it.  

I've got a fair amount of house stuff to do, but the weather is keeping me inside.  Between the rain and the bugs, I can't really get to it.  Although I'm getting to the little things as best I can. Speaking of little things, I'm really unhappy with my power solutions for my various rigs.  And, while I greatly enjoyed my festival time, I'm so done with traveling that I can actually get a pedal board for a permanent solution and better storage, set-up, and presentation.   Good times.  Should probably get back to it...

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NEW NEWS:

The West Kings Highway farewell show was epic.  Friends and fans old and new showed up to bid us adieu.  The band went out with a bang, many shots were had, and despite a thundershower - people stayed and got soaked with us.  Tears, laughter, gifts, and tequila was in abundance.  Thanks to everyone for a very special night.  Best band break-up ever.  

The Solo Sax Sessions is coming along quite nicely.  I'm getting much more fluid with the tech.  The show is evolving and has a super-hip/chill vibe going on.  It's very cool.  And I've got new stickers in!!!!

Widespread Noise has a new release out "Concrete" from The Texas LoopFest.  23 minutes of wack-a-doodle noise/music. 

Texas LoopFest videos... I've hit a tech snag and haven't posted anything new in a few weeks.  Should get it worked out in the next couple of weeks and start posting vids again in the middle of the month. www.texasloopfest.com

Last month's recap:  May in the rearview:  Mondays at the airport were a little challenging, it's always different when you're developing a show.  Especially when it's weekly 4 hour gigs.  That's a lot of mental energy.  West Kings Highway played their last show.  GrooveTronX has taken the lead in my musical life and Johnny has new tech and new jams that are greatly affecting our performance.  Really looking forward to pushing into a new direction with this!  The past couple of weeks I've been taking time for myself.  Sleeping in, going to bed early, getting caught up on paperwork (done!), gear repairs (done!), organizing things, getting rid of stuff in the office, doing housework, yardwork, etc..., basically getting ready for the next phase in life.   I was wiped out from a pretty intense few months.  I've been going hard since January and really needed to decompress, sleep, veg out and restore my spirit.  Pretty much there.  Not quite back to my old self, but close enough.  Even managed to squeeze in some time to play some duets with my horn tech!

What's on deck?  A little bit of travel.  Got some out of town shows including the PHILLTER Music Festival in Pittsburgh, PA.  That's going to be a blast!   Couple of wineries, and looks like I'm booked to do the Mayoral inauguration for San Antonio.  Got one little scheudle hiccup to work through, but we'll see.  Other than that, just the residencies for me and GrooveTronX.  Time to get off the couch and get back to work!   Gotta fill that schedule up!  

GrooveTronXGrooveTronX at the San Antonio Coffee Festival our brand new release. Our first studio effort "Jam Skate" is out digitally!  Physical copies coming soon!  Facebook  Spotify  Come check us out at our regular Halcyon shows - 2nd and 4th Thursdays 9 to 11pm. 1414 S. Alamo.

Noah Peterson Solo Sax Sessions at the San Antonio Airport on Mondays. Third Fridays at Sanchos from 7 to 9pm.  Stream "One Man Jams"  Facebook  Spotify

O.M.N.I.: No new updates. Facebook   Spotify

River BaronsStill working on the next release!  Facebook  Spotify

Rudi Harst: We're turning the gears of commerce to get his catalog up and available. Slow going. Facebook  Spotify

Widespread Noise: "Concrete" is available for streaming!   Facebook  Spotify

Subscribe to the youtube channel: www.youtube.com/noahpeterson to get our new videos first!

Residencies:

  • 2nd and 4th Thursdays 9pm at Halcyon with GrooveTronX - 1414 S. Alamo in San Antonio, TX
  • Mondays, 12:30-4:30pm at the San Antonio Airport with the Solo Sax Sessions
  • 3rd Fridays at Sanchos Cantina with the Solo Sax Sessions - 801 Jackson St. in San Antonio, TX

Top Ten streamed tracks on Spotify according to CDBaby for the month: River Barons aren't holding the all the tops spots, but The Ballad of Daniel Proud is 1000 streams ahead of 2nd place.

  1. The Ballad of Daniel Proud - River Barons
  2. Burndown - River Barons
  3. Taking Life - River Barons
  4. Down This Road - River Barons
  5. Get Around - Noah Peterson: One Man Jams
  6. Peruvian - Noah Peterson: Music for Film, Vol.1: Sax and Bass
  7. Baggage - River Barons
  8. Dolly - River Barons
  9. Pulsar - Noah Peterson: Ambient Space Sounds
  10. Elegant Space Noise - Noah Peterson: Ambient Space Sounds

Shows - Grab yer calendars and dancin' shoes! 

Noah Peterson - 
Sat, June 1st
Private Party

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Mon, June 3, 12-4pm
San Antonio International Airport 

Noah Peterson - Solo Sax Sessions
June 5-8
PHILLTER Festival: 
Pittsburgh, PA

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Mon, June 10, 12-4pm
San Antonio International Airport 

GrooveTronX
Thur, June 13, 9-11pm
Halcyon
1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX 

Noah Peterson - Solo Sax Sessions
Sat, June 15, 2 to 5pm
Bending Branch Winery
142 Lindner Branch Rd, Comfort, TC 78013

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Mon, June 17, 12-4pm
San Antonio International Airport 

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Wed, June 19, afternoon
Mayoral Inauguration
San Antonio, TX

Noah Peterson - Solo Sax Sessions
Fri, June 21, 7-9pm
Sanchos Cantina
628 Jackson Street, San Antonio, TX 

GrooveTonX 
Sat, June 22nd 8 to 10pm
Dorcol Distillery
1902 S. Flores, San Antonio, TX

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Mon, June 24, 12:30-4:30pm
San Antonio International Airport 

GrooveTronX
Thur, June 27, 9-11pm
Halcyon
1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX 

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Fri, June 28, 6pm
Kissing Tree Vineyards
109 3rd Street, Eddy, TX

I'm back.  I'm starting to feel restless and I'm making up stuff to do to keep me occupied.  While my self-imposed "slow-down" has been greatly needed it ends this week.  I've got an out of town thing to do, so I'll be "forced" to continue my vacation. Which means I should be fired up and ready to dive into things.

I've found myself thinking a lot about the way to steer things for the next couple of years.  Starting to put together some ideas and will get working on a plan soon.  Still need to see how a couple of opportunities play out.  Could be interesting.  I still need a little more change, and this could be perfect. 

For the moment, just trying to stay on top of things and make progress where possible.  It's working.  Even getting in a little music work!  Played with the machines the other night, probably gonna get some sax time in today after a short shift at the KWA. Started working on resolving my adobe Premier problems...got the first headache out of the way, but it ain't perfect yet.  Might has to do a work around.  We'll see how that goes....

Well Monday was fun. The cat woke me up with his usual "love me lots" shenanigans, got my work out in, got some computer time in, got some chores done, and went off to the Airport gig.
 
Saw my high school friend Shanda Baker. She came into town with her family for a track meet in Corpus and was at the airport as I was doing my thing. Great to see her and meet the crew. Saw my friend Melissa as well. I'm also getting to know the custodians, TSA, and some of the vendor staff; it's a fun and wackly little world over at the airport. I like it though! Started giving out the new stickers (one new spotify follower already!).
 
After that, I grabbed the wife and went to a double-graduation party for a friend and GrooveTronX was the band. Hung out after for food, wine, conversation, bumped into people I knew, and had a great time.
 
Came home to chill the wife for a bit, had a snack, and called it a night.
It's nice to not be under the gun for once.  I still have a lot to do , but there's zero pressure.  I'm soaking it up.  I'm also not screwing up what I have on my plate.  Still getting things done and making progress.  But the pace is relaxed.   I do need to fix my video editing software, that needs to get done.  And I need to mow.  I should probably go do that.

Wow.... what a year so far. 

Been trying to R&R since Fiesta got over at the end of the month.  Of course, when you help run a huge event, it doesn't go away over night.  We're still doing clean-up, but my day job is back to the part-time status.  West Kings Highway is over.  Last gig is done.  Hit some changes in the personal life as well.

While I've been very eager for these things to happen, I'm also weary.  I don't mean tired or worn out like I need some sleep or a few days off.  Physically I'm rested up, my body feels good. I've got plenty of sleep.  I'm weary in my heart and my mind.   I've been filling up some of time with catch-up busy work.  All the little things that needed to get done.  Small projects, organizing. And focusing on getting rest.  I've been doing some long-put off house work and yard work.  Still have plenty of that to do.  I am feeling better, but still lacking spirit.  I think this is normal.  

This particular revolution with The Fair was hard on me and the rest of the staff.  But the mood has lightened and we're keeping positive over there.  It was a successful event and we did a great job.  But it had it's particular challenges and frustrations this year.  And day of was a beautiful thing.  I've never had so much time to walk and watch, so few problems, and had such an enjoyable day.  Fast set-up and clean-up as well.  We're getting this thing down. Lots of room for improvement though.  

Musically, I'm about to start a new chapter.  It was exciting at first, but now I'm not quite ready to get it going.  I still need some time.   I purchased some new gear, got some things ready to go.  I've been developing a new thing with the Solo Sax Sessions and I'm liking where it's going, but it still needs a lot of work.  I've got some tech that's sitting around, neglected, but I'm not ready to jump on that yet either.  All soon enough.  

Mostly, I just want to not get wrapped up in anything for a bit and hang out with my wife.  There's some opportunities coming up that could keep me very busy.  So I'm trying to take the time to chill and get ready for it now.  I'm still doing the busy work and some label stuff.  Gotta keep on top of that. Still need to do a little gear playing around as well.  

West Kings - - that was a great run.  And a great last show.  I'm sorry to see it go, but it was time.  It'll be weird to not have gigs every Friday, but I'm sure that'll fill up soon enough and I'll make sure and get some fun stuff in with the wife.  

All in all, things have been an emotional drain for quite some time.  And lots of changes now.   We've hit the next stage in our lives and a bunch of goals have been accomplished in the past few months.  But things have been on hold due to my schedule and now things have really opened up for me.   I guess need to draw up the next set of battle plans and get to it.  But first a little more R&R, and I need to do some office work so my "flow" is functional.  I'm at a stop for a minute due to a lack of folders.  I'll pick those up today and get about some busy work.  Once I get that off my mind, the papers off my desk, and my inbox empty; it'll be time.  Until then, I'm in no rush. I'm getting plenty of sleep, easing off on the booze, keeping up on the workouts, yard work, and trying to keep my mouth shut.  

A new era beings for me at Sanchos on Friday.  I better bring it.  Can't be dicking around with that gear anymore.  

Maybe I'm ready to jump back in it after all...

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NEW NEWS:

West Kings Highway is no more.   After 20 years, Johnny Carrera is calling it a day.  It's been a great run, the last version of the band was by far the best. Our final performance is May 10th at Sanchos Cantina y Cocina 7 to 9pm.  Bring your friends and family for our goodbye show.  We will be releasing a post mortem live recording.

My Solo Sax Sessions had landed a new residency: The 3rd Friday of the month at Sanchos Cantina from 7 to 9pm.  Next one is May 17th!   Expect a completely different show that what you're used to.  I'll be exploring my existing tech and I'm looking at adding more.  

And now that Fiesta is over, I'm getting back into the swing of things.  Literally.  After a long hiatus I'm getting back into the jazz business.  Expect to see iterations of the "Noah Peterson (insert combo size)"  popping up at your local jazz joints.

GrooveTronX has a new digital release out!  GrooveTronX at the San Antonio Coffee Festival.  This 6 song, 58 minute release was recorded live on January 5th at La Villita for the San Antonio Coffee Fest.  We were the opening band and provided a background of funky perfection as thousands sipped a variety of morning brews on a very pleasant January morning.

Texas LoopFest videos are going up!   I've got a few up and more will be going in short order!  www.texasloopfest.com

Last month's recap:  April is over...   and what a month it was.  A full month of Mondays at the airport with some crazy sax loops and a Zydeco gig started things off.  I was a late addition as a panelist for Music Biz Day as part of UTSA's annual event. My session was about being a professional musician.  Multi-grammy winner Henry Brun introduced me with something along the lines of "This next guy is a little more gritty."  Good times were had.    West Kings Highway had a very busy month.  And then made the decision to break-up.  Taco Fest was an epic weekend of work and fun and a hug success.  Met up with some Marine buddies, got on TV a ton, played Fiesta gigs, attended some Fiesta events, and put on the King William Fair.  All in all, pretty awesome month.

What's on deck?  Not much, got some shows, got some tech to wok on, got lots of recordings to do and preparations to make.

GrooveTronXGrooveTronX at the San Antonio Coffee Festival is our brand new release. Our first studio effort "Jam Skate" is in the works.  It's recorded, mixed, and mastered.  Physical copies coming soon!  Facebook  Spotify  Come check us out at our regular Halcyon shows - 2nd and 4th Thursdays 9 to 11pm. 1414 S. Alamo.

Noah Peterson Solo Sax Sessions at the San Antonio Airport on Mondays. Third Fridays at Sanchos from 7 to 9pm.  Stream "One Man Jams"  Facebook  Spotify

O.M.N.I.: Slowly the wheels of progress turn.  But they are turning. Facebook   Spotify

River BaronsStill working on the next release!  Facebook  Spotify

Rudi Harst: The newest addition the Peterson Entertainment, Llc family. Facebook  Spotify

West Kings Highway: The final show - May 10th, 7 to 9pm.  Sanchos Cantina.  Facebook  Spotify

Widespread NoiseMeditations is available for streaming!   Facebook  Spotify

Subscribe to the youtube channel: www.youtube.com/noahpeterson to get our new videos first!

Residencies:

  • 2nd and 4th Thursdays 9pm at Halcyon with GrooveTronX - 1414 S. Alamo in San Antonio, TX
  • Mondays, 12:30-4:30pm at the San Antonio Airport with the Solo Sax Sessions
  • 3rd Fridays at Sanchos Cantina with the Solo Sax Sessions - 801 Jackson St. in San Antonio, TX

Top Ten streamed tracks on Spotify according to CDBaby for the month: River Barons are back on top and The Ballad of Daniel Proud is 1500 streams ahead of 2nd place.

  1. The Ballad of Daniel Proud - River Barons
  2. Burndown - River Barons
  3. Taking Life - River Barons
  4. Down This Road - River Barons
  5. Dolly - River Barons
  6. Baggage - River Barons
  7. Pulsar - Noah Peterson: Ambient Space Sounds
  8. Elegant Space Noise - Noah Peterson: Ambient Space Sounds
  9. Anxiety - Noah Peterson: Ambient Space Sounds
  10. Deep Space -  Noah Peterson: Ambient Space Sounds

Shows - Grab yer calendars and dancin' shoes! 

Noah Peterson - Solo Sax Sessions
Sat, May 5th, 2pm
Bending Branch Winery - Kentucky Derby Party
142 Linder Branch Road, Comfort, TX

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Mon, May 6, 12:30-4:30pm
San Antonio International Airport 

GrooveTronX
Thur, May 9, 9-11pm
Halcyon
1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX 

West Kings Highway Farewell Show
Fri, May 10, 7-10pm
Sanchos Cantina
628 Jackson, San Antonio, TX 

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Mon, May 13, 12:30-4:30pm
San Antonio International Airport 

Noah Peterson - Solo Sax Sessions
Fri, May 17, 7-9pm
Sanchos Cantina
628 Jackson Street, San Antonio, TX 

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Mon, May 20, 12:30-4:30pm
San Antonio International Airport 

GrooveTronX
Thur, May 23, 9-11pm
Halcyon
1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX 

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Mon, May 27, 12:30-4:30pm
San Antonio International Airport 

Home early on Easter Sunday.  I'm sipping some gin in water, listening to the newly mastered GrooveTronX recording "Jam Skate."  The wife is cleaning the house and has a turkey in the oven.  Weather is perfect.  Had a few moments and wanted to reflect on the 2019 Fiesta so far.

I feel like I prepared well for the physical challenges of it.  I've been having regular weekend events of increasing scale 2 to 3 times a month since January.   Been keeping up with the workouts (until this week) and watching the beer and sweets, which is tough this time of year.  Although the real schedule began on Thursday.  The "day job" normally balloons into full time or overtime by now.   I'm still keeping things 3/4 or less on the hours and I'm still running a bunch of non-fair things as well.  We'll see how this week turns out.  4 Shows, 3 media appearances, 2 Fiesta events, and Fair week.  Good times.

I'm really looking forward to the fair being over.  The association has eaten up a lot of my wife since last summer.  I'm itching to spend more time back with my music and my own biz.   I really wanted to dive into my tech, write some tunes, develop my shows more, practice, get my studio chops up, got a bunch of projects to polish off, and basically move things forward.

I felt like I've been treading water for a while.  It was the thing to do.  Had a bunch of personal things going on that were wrapping up.  And they finally did.  I feel like a chapter in the plan just closed and now it's time to move on to the next.  I'm pretty fired up about it.  I'm eager, discontent, and ready to push things.  I just need my time back.   It's been an interesting year for new developments and opportunities.  

I feel very lucky and blessed.   

That's on top of working my ass off.   And it's not to say it's all roses and rainbows.  It's not.  But's sheesh... the "problems" I have in my work.  Yeah.  It's kinda all roses and rainbows if you don't mind hard work and can deal effectively with problems.  

 

 

 

Nothing like that moment when you've built something effective and then some ass-hat comes in and fucks it all up.  

Oh well.  No point in wallowing in it.  Not the first time this has happened and it won't be the last. 

The part that rankles me is having to watch it get just get mishandled day after day after day... it breeds contempt.  

Music at the San Antonio Airport (SAT) started last summer.  Several artists were selected and invited to test and develop the program.  Under the supervision of Matt Evans locations were tried out, logistics were figured out, and schedules were planned out.  Since then, the program has expanded to open auditions for new talent.  

The music program at SAT showcases local talent for guests flying in and out of San Antonio.   Several of the artists from the start of the program have regular locations and performance dates.  I am one of those artists.  

It's a pleasure and an honor to have been chosen to represent San Antonio for so many visitors.  Every Monday I bring all of my tech and spend 4 hours jamming out.  Every show is different. The vibe is different every time, the response varies constantly.  Tips and CD sales fluctuate wildly. If I see a musician hanging out and listening, I ask them to come up and jam.  I've had students jam with me, pros from South America that I couldn't speak with, people from across the U.S.  I try and have fun with it.  Whenever my boss comes out to check on me, he always takes a look around and sees people bobbing their heads, tapping toes and fingers, and babies (and sometimes grown-ups) dancing.  

It's a crazy gig.  It's not for everyone.  Logistics matter. You have to be on time.  You don't get paid right away.  Gotta haul gear.   You have to get through TSA.  Hint -be nice, talk to them.  You're going to see them a lot.  May as well be friendly.  Same thing with the workers in the stores. 

I get a lot of cell phone pics and vids taken.   I need to order some stickers.  I'm selling CDs there.  I need better signs.   

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NEW NEWS:

April is here - that means FIESTA in San Antonio!   This "party with a purpose" has over 100 official member organizations putting on events over three weekends in April: 3 million people will attend these events and generate 1/3 of a billion dollars during this commemoration of the battles of The Alamo and San Jacinto.  This is the heart of Texas.   I'm part of the team that puts on The King William Fair - the "Locals Only" Fiesta favorite of San Antonio.  I'm "King William" so there's going to be parades, TV, radio, and social-media-a-plenty in the coming weeks.  As a musician I've got some great Fiesta gigs lined up for me and my bands!  

Peterson Entertainment, llc will be providing site management services for Taco Fest on April 13th! VIP tickets are sold out and general admission tickets are 2/3rds sold out.  

I'll be a panelist at the UTSA Music Biz Day on April 6th and later that evening I'll be getting down with some zydeco at Riley's Tavern for their crawfish boil with Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels from 4 to 6pm.  That's a rare reunion show of the best line-up of that band ever.

And the Solo Sax Sessions had landed a new residency: The 3rd Friday of the month at Sanchos Cantina from 7 to 9pm.  Once in a while it'll be a GrooveTronX jam, but it's mostly going to be some funky sax loops. 
 
Last month's recap:  March was intense!  The King William Fair preparations are in full swing and taking up LOTS of time and there's some GREAT new things coming this year.  The Texas LoopFest was a smashing success complete with 3 TV appearances, great press, great venues, and great performances.  Videos will be going up in the coming weeks!  Peterson Entertainment, llc did the sound for celebrity Chef Johnny Hernendaz's 10th Annual Paella Challenge and we did a fabulous job.  Compliments came in for days!

What's on deck?  Taco Fest and Fiesta.  28 days till it's all over. This is my last weekend of sleep.

GrooveTronXFiesta is our most recent release. Although we're about to put out a new digital release featuring our performance from the San Antonio Coffee Festival!  And we've finished mixing our studio sessions and are sending it off to Austin for mastering.  It'll be our first physical CD!  Facebook  Spotify  Come check us out at our regular Halcyon shows - 2nd and 4th Thursdays 9 to 11pm. 1414 S. Alamo.

Noah Peterson Solo Sax Sessions at the San Antonio Airport on Mondays. Third Fridays at Sanchos from 7 to 9pm.  Stream "One Man Jams"  Facebook  Spotify

O.M.N.I.: Things are rolling along.  Zach and Ben are working on getting a LIVE performance in Brooklyn, NY for April! Facebook   Spotify

River BaronsAre still in studio working on the next release!  Facebook  Spotify

Rudi Harst: The newest addition the Peterson Entertainment, Llc family. Facebook  Spotify

West Kings Highway: Come see us at Sanchos, Friday nights 7 to 9pm.  Facebook  Spotify

Widespread NoiseMeditations is out and available for streaming!  And we've got our first review on it the Acid Ted blog - check it out!   Facebook  Spotify

Subscribe to the youtube channel: www.youtube.com/noahpeterson to get our new videos first!

Residencies:

  • Fridays, 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
  • 2nd and 4th Thursdays 9pm at Halcyon with GrooveTronX - 1414 S. Alamo in San Antonio, TX
  • Mondays, 12:30-4:30pm at the San Antonio Airport with the Solo Sax Sessions
  • 3rd Fridays at Sanchos Cantina with the Solo Sax Sessions - 801 Jackson St. in San Antonio, TX

Top Ten streamed tracks on Spotify according to CDBaby for the month: There's been a disturbance in the force.

  1. Two Ports Down - Noah Peterson (from the album "One Man Jams") grabs the lead!
  2. Down This Road - River Barons
  3. Burndown - River Barons
  4. Taking Life - River Barons
  5. The Ballad of Daniel Proud - River Barons
  6. Dolly - River Barons
  7. Baggage - River Barons
  8. Get Around - Noah Peterson: One Man Jams misses 7th place by 3 streams!
  9. Pulsar - Noah Peterson: Ambient Space Sounds
  10. Ethan's Blues - Noah Peterson (Solo Sax Sessions) 

Shows - Grab yer calendars and dancin' shoes!  And Fiesta Medals!!!!

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Mon, Apr 1, 12:30-4:30pm
San Antonio International Airport 

West Kings Highway
Fri, Apr 5th, 7pm
Southtown 101
101 Pereida St, San Antonio, TX

Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels
Sat, Apr 6th, 4 to 6pm
Riley's Taven
8894 FM 1102 New Braunfels, TX

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Mon, Apr 8, 12:30-4:30pm
San Antonio International Airport 

West Kings Highway
Down In Southtown - Fiesta Medal Night Market
Tue, Apr 9, 6-8pm
The Friendly Spot, 943 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX

GrooveTronX
Thur, Apr 11, 9-11pm
Halcyon
1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX 

West Kings Highway
Fri, Apr 12, 7-10pm
Sanchos Cantina
628 Jackson, San Antonio, TX 

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Mon, Apr 15, 12:30-4:30pm
San Antonio International Airport 

Noah Peterson - Solo Sax Sessions
Fri, Apr 19, 7-9pm
Sanchos Cantina
628 Jackson Street, San Antonio, TX 

West Kings Highway
Sat, Apr 20, 11am
Castle Hills Fiesta at The Commons
207 Lemonwood Drive, San Antonio, TX 

West Kings Highway
Sun, Apr 21, noon
Fiesta Arts Fair at the SW School of Art
300 Augusta, San Antonio, TX 

GrooveTronX
Sun, Apr 21, 2:30pm
Fiesta Arts Fair at the SW School of Art
300 Augusta, San Antonio, TX 

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Mon, Apr 22, 12:30-4:30pm
San Antonio International Airport 

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Tue, Apr 23, 11:30am
Fiesta de los Reyes at Market Square
514 W Commerce, San Antonio, TX
 
GrooveTronX
Thur, Apr 25 9-11pm
Halcyon
1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX 

West Kings Highway
Fri, Apr 26, 7pm
Sanchos Cantina
628 Jackson Street, San Antonio, TX 

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Mon, Apr 29, 12:30-4:30pm
San Antonio International Airport         

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Well... that was intense.

Got rested up a little bit and didn't party very hard, so the long week with no sleep wasn't too bad.  Although I did prep it with a month of 7 days a week, day and night work, so I'm just grinding it out at this point.

Note to self:  Have a spare one-spot.  Larger venues require a crew.  Free stuff is good.  Move it back a week. 

From behind the board:  It's always rough mixing on the fly. It's even rougher in a strange room, on a strange board, and then there's the signal path and/or gear.  That being said.  I did work it out.  Eventually.  Some of the mixes are tough.   Things that are difficult to deal with: feedback in the loop, ring in the loop, distortion in the loop, gain staging.  I cannot stress enough the importance of gain staging.  Too little or too much was the order of the day.  The last knob on the last device is not the only output knob to be adjusted.  Oh yeah... I need a sound tech.

From the stage: gotta have a stage manager....just gotta. stage hand would help as well. 

Really, really want to live stream.  Just couldn't do that too this year.  

Buncha little things to be tightened up:  greeter, donations, prizes, email collection, promotion (although that was tight!), venues. artist advance, gear staging, load-in, load-out.  Needs to be more fun.  Focus on the gear.  Add some gear vendors. Sponsors.

Job well done though.  Big strides made, excellent performances. 

 

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