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. 

 

2019 Texas LoopFest - 22 artists, 4 countries. 7 shows in 6 days.

Thank you to my loopers: VioloncheloopsNoah PetersonP depleiLizeth RuvalcabaJimmy Salas PorrasWidespread NoisePolysynthfusionDaves Device, GrooveTronX, Nothing ChiefMarkus KoehorstJames SidloKatie MartinBrian and ChanelRejynaCarlos RamosMarcos Garcia FregosoDeferlowStageNameThe WinklerThawind MillsQuasar CyclesBreaking-LightThis Is Where Two Oceans Meet

Thank you to our gear sponsors: Henretta EngineeringElectro-FaustusD'Addario MusicMorley/EbtechChad Oknob (Finally got it ALL given/raffled off! Thank you!)

Thank you to our presenting venues/partners: The San Antonio Airport, The Friendly Spot Ice HouseKing William Association,Concrete Gallery, Halcyon SouthtownCHUMS - Colonial Hills United Methodist SchoolMission Marquee PlazaBlanche MendozaKarenna ReynaEl Luchador.

A big thank you to all the guests who came to watch and special thanks to those of you who donted!

Thank you to KENS 5 & Kens5.comWOAI News 4 Broadcasting StationKSAT 12 & KSAT.comSan Antonio Current and all the other media outlets that gave us a shout out and a mention.

Special thanks to 1906 Gallery and Yvette Benavides, Michael RandolphJames Sidlo, Rejyna, and my wife for all those little "extras" that make a good thing great.

If you want to relive the memories: click the playlist.

https://open.spotify.com/…/petersonentertainment/playlist/6…

Lost of photos and videos at: www.facebook.com/texasloopfest.com

Official Festival Audio and Video footgate to come in the following weeks at www.texasloopfest.com

See all y'all next year!

#pura vida!

Noah

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NEW NEWS:

It's party time in San Antonio.  Tonight is First Friday with West Kings Highway at Southtown 101, 7 to 10pm.  Saturday has Peterson Entertainment, Llc running sound and presenting the entertainment for the San Antonio Riverwalk Association's Mardis Gras celebration at the Arneson Ampitheatre on the Riverwalk: Jim Cullum, BillyRay Sheppard, and Cheap Sunglasses!  Come on down from 1-6pm for great music, food, fun, and the Rio Parade!  Don't miss Jazz on the River with music on Rio Barges from March 2nd-March 5 all on the Riverwalk from 6 to 9pm - Noah plays on the barges Monday and Tuesday nights.   And Peterson Entertainment, Llc landed the sound for Chef Johnny Hernandez's 10th Annual Paella Challenge on March 24th at the Mission County Pavilion.

March 11 through the 16th is The Texas LoopFest (www.texasloopfest.com):  21 performers from Mexico, Costa Rica, Holland, and across the U.S. perform with music and technology at churches, bars, plazas, art galleries, and the San Antonio airport!  Check the website for details on where, when, and artist links and descriptions. 

Last month's recap:  February flew by! Noah made a trip to Nashville and jammed with friends around town including the fabulous Amanda Daughtry Band - featuring NW drummer Jake Burton. The Solo Sax Sessions are back making the airport funky!  "King William" is in full swing and making TV appearances and we put on our first ever fun run that was a smashing success. 

What's on deck?  The Texas LoopFest is rolling out!  Check schedules on the website and facebook pages.   West Kings Highway returns to Francis Bogside on March 9th and Fiesta is here in April!  Get your sleep in now and start hydrating - it's gonna be nuts.

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.  Please 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. 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

Top Ten streamed tracks on Spotify according to CDBaby for the month: And the Barons are back on top.

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

Shows - Grab yer calendars and dancin' shoes! 

West Kings Highway
Fri, Mar 1st, 7pm
Southtown 101
101 Pereida St, San Antonio, TX

Mardis Gras on the Riverwalk
Sat, Mar 2nd, 1 to 6pm
Arneson Stage at La Villita
San Antonio, Texas

Noah Peterson with the Colonial Hills United Methodist Church Band
Sun, Mar 3rd, 11am
Colonial Hills United Methodist Church
5247 Vance Jackson, San Antonio, TX

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Mon, Feb 11, 12:30-4:30pm
San Antonio International Airport 

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions for Jazz on the River
Mon, Feb 11, 7pm
San Antonio Riverwalk

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions for Jazz on the River
Tue, Feb 12, 7pm
San Antonio Riverwalk

West Kings Highway
Fri, Mar 8, 7-10pm
Sanchos Cantina
628 Jackson, San Antonio, TX 

West Kings Highway
Sat, Mar 9, 10pm
Francis Bogside
803 S. St. Mary's, San Antonio, TX

The Texas Loopfest 
Mon, Feb 11, 12:30-4:30pm
San Antonio International Airport 

The Texas LoopFest
Tue, Feb 12, 6pm
The Friendly Spot
941 S. Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

The Texas LoopFest
Wed, Feb 13, 6pm
Concrete Gallery
116 Lonestar Blvd, San Antonio, Texas

The Texas LoopFest
Thur, Feb 14, 8pm
Halcyon
1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

The Texas LoopFest
Fri, Feb 16, 6:30pm
Colonial Hills United Methodist Church
5247 Vance Jackson, San Antonio, Texas

The Texas LoopFest
Sat, Feb 17, 10am
Mission Marquee Plaza
3100 Roosevelt, San Antonio, Texas

The Texas LoopFest
Sat, Feb 17, 6:30pm
622 Roosevelt, San Antonio, Texas

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Mon, Mar 18, 12:30-4:30pm
San Antonio International Airport 

West Kings Highway
Fri, Mar 22, 7-9pm
Sanchos Cantina
628 Jackson Street, San Antonio, TX 
 
Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Mon, Mar 25, 12:30-4:30pm
San Antonio International Airport 
 
GrooveTronX
Thur, Mar 28, 9-11pm
Halcyon
1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX 

West Kings Highway
Fri, Mar 29, 7pm
Sanchos Cantina
628 Jackson Street, San Antonio, TX 

It's really hard to get a few moments to write here.  People think it's not much, but it's huge.  I don't have time to do shit.  Ever.  Life is busy, and when you've got a dozen hustles going to bring in the rent, there's not time for much else.

But I've been lucky. I get a few moments here and there to interact with friends, and have take a lot of time to hang with my wife.  But to really spend a few moment to do this...i should be sleeping, or getting ready for something, or fixing something, or....

I'm also at the point in my life to not be afraid to take a moment.  I just watched the bio-pic on Queen and was tremendously moved.  I grew up with Queen. I was, and still am, a radio junkie and spent hundreds of hours glued to MTV, back when it mattered.  I don't think I understood what a profound effect that band had on me.  This movie had me crying like a bitch.  Every song had memory after memory shooting through my head, and then, memories of all the songs they didn't play.  

Rock and Roll is such a personal experience.  The lyrics, the beat, the mood, the groove, the time.... it's a defining collective moment.  No other music really gets it done like that.  I wonder if the generations after mine, experience music the same way.  It's not just defining, it is us.  Radio Ga Ga is me.  It's my life.  Maybe that's sad, but not to me.  And to see a nice Hollywood story... well that was just great.  I don't know.... music is such a thing.  I often forget what I'm really doing.  I'm grateful for being in Texas where everybody takes this shit seriously.   I don't take getting on stage lightly down here.  

But that movie... damn.   I don't know if I'm going to be the same musician on stage as I was.  There's doing the job and there's fuck you.  I'm really okay with any of it.  

But I'm an emotional man.... it'll be interesting to see what happens tomorrow when I do 4 hours of improve jams at the airport.  I usually kill it and read the room well, but now...

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NEW NEWS:

Here we gooo!  We are proud to announce the signing of Rudi Harst to the Peterson Entertainment, llc family!  Stayed tuned for back catalog releases of Rudi along with videos.  In the meantime: check out his music on Spotify!   Peterson Entertainment, Llc is once again doing the entertainment for the San Antonio Riverwalk Association's Mardis Gras celebration on March 2nd at the Arneson Stage.  Come on down from 1-6pm for great music, food, fun, and the Rio Parade!  Don't miss Jazz on the River with music on Rio Barges from March 2nd-March 5 all on the Riverwalk from 6 to 9pm.  I'm also putting on my very first Fun Run!  The Sauerkraut Bend 5K River Run. It's a 5k fun run in  the beautiful King William Neighborhood and along the Riverwalk - you get sausage, beer, and a Fiesta Medal followed by an awards ceremony in the park and then a free concert featuring Buttercup!  Sign up here.

Last month's recap:  January was full speed ahead!  First week of the new year was packed with shows for all my bands although the Mondays with the Solo Sax Sessions at the airport hit a bump and have been on hold.  We're back in the saddle though starting on February 11th.  And "King William" started his full on promo for the Fair including all sorts of fun social media videos - you can find them on Facebook at the King William Association's page and the Noah Petersonpage.

What's on deck?  The Texas LoopFest is set for March 2019!  Check for artist updates and show schedules on the website and facebook pages.   Trying to get some recording collaborations going: those have started, we but haven't got anything up and ready for listening yet.  And a very special semi-unplugged show with Johnny Carrerra and Noah Peterson doing a very rare duo set of West Kings Highway material at Francis Bogside on Feb 2nd 10pm. 803 S. St. Mary's.

GrooveTronXFiesta is our most recent release.  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. Picked up a couple of other shows out of town as well.  Please 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. 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 Noise: We've got a brand new release coming out Feb 4th!!!! Stay tune for Meditations!  Meanwhile -  The Depths Art Not So Quiet.  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

Top Ten streamed tracks on Spotify according to CDBaby for the month: There's been a disturbance in the Force!!! River Barons dropped out of the top ten!

  1. Pulsar - Noah Peterson: Ambient Space Sounds
  2. Peruvian - Noah Peterson: Music for Film Vol 1: Sax & Bass 
  3. Ethan's Blues - Noah Peterson: Solo Sax Sessions
  4. Get Around - Noah Peterson: One Man Jams
  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. Biscuits and Gravy- Noah Peterson: Sax-a-loop-a-liscious
  9. Uncertainty - Noah Peterson: Ambient Space Sounds
  10. Bad Mother - Noah Peterson: Live at Marylhurst Drive

Shows - Grab yer calendars and dancin' shoes! 

West Kings Highway
Fri, Feb 1st, 7pm
Southtown 101
101 Pereida St, San Antonio, TX

Johnny Carrera and Noah Peterson
Sat, Feb 2nd, 10pm
Francis Bogside
803 S. St. Mary's, San Antonio, TX

West Kings Highway
Fri, Feb 8, 7-10pm
Sanchos Cantina
628 Jackson, San Antonio, TX 

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Mon, Feb 11, 12:30-4:30pm
San Antonio International Airport 

GrooveTronX
Thur, Feb 14, 9-11pm
Halcyon
1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX 

West Kings Highway
Fri, Feb 15, 7-9pm
Sanchos Cantina
628 Jackson Street, San Antonio, TX  
 
Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Mon, Feb 18, 12:30-4:30pm
San Antonio International Airport 

West Kings Highway
Fri, Feb 22, 7-9pm
Sanchos Cantina
628 Jackson Street, San Antonio, TX 
 
Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Mon, Jan 25, 12:30-4:30pm
San Antonio International Airport 
 
GrooveTronX
Thur, Feb 28, 9-11pm
Halcyon
1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX 

West Kings Highway
Fri, Mar 1st, 7pm
Southtown 101
101 Pereida St, San Antonio, TX

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New Release From Saxophonist Noah Peterson

Loop station artist Noah Peterson has just released "One Man Jams." This appropriately dubbed solo effort doesn't sound at all like one man.

With songs ranging from three to nine minutes in length, there's a little something for everyone on here. It's definitely a light-hearted romp through upbeat grooves that won't bring you down.

It's a digital release only - so be sure to find it on your favorite streaming platform. And it's a "live looping" production. Which means it's all done with zero pre-production, live, in one take, with no edits. Just the man and his machines making music out of thin air.

Check it out, have some fun - you'll be glad you did.

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NEW NEWS:

2019 is off and running... started the new year off with a January 1st GrooveTronX brunch gig, booked a private gig for today, the San Antonio Coffee Festival is this weekend, and then airport jams!!!   The City of San Antonio has started a Local Music Spotlight series. Peterson Entertainment, Llc bands River Barons, GrooveTronX, and West Kings Highway have all been included in the first round!

Last month's recap:  December was interesting...steady Mondays with the Solo Sax Sessions at the airport.  West Kings Highway did our debut show at Francis Bogside (and we'll be back), I picked up some jazz gigs, and was a "celebrity judge" for a bake off.  The holidays were quiet and restful.  I feel rested and ready to go!

What's on deck? Peterson Entertainment, Llc is assisting with the San Antonio Coffee Festival this weekend - January 5th.  The Texas LoopFest is set for March 2019!  Check for artist updates on the website and facebook pages.   Trying to get some recording collaborations going - we'll see where those end up.

GrooveTronX: "Fiesta" is our most recent release.  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. Picked up a couple of other shows out of town as well.  Please stream "One Man Jams"  Facebook  Spotify

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

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

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

Widespread Noise:  The Depths Art Not So Quiet.  Facebook  Spotify

Subscribe to the youtube channel: www.youtube.com/noahpeterson to 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

Top Ten streamed tracks on Spotify according to CDBaby for the month: Perennial Favs "River Barons" continue to host their big spins at the top of the chart.  And Peruvian joins the top 10!

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

Shows - Grab yer calendars and dancin' shoes! 

Solo Sax Sessions
Thurs, Jan 3rd, 5:30pm
Pvt Event
San Antonio, TX

West Kings Highway
Fri, Jan 4th, 7pm
Southtown 101
101 Pereida St, San Antonio, TX

San Antonio Coffee Festival
GrooveTronX, West Kings Highway, Noah Peterson - Solo Sax Sessions
Sat, Jan 5th, 10am-5pm
La Villita, San Antonio, TX

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Mon, Jan 7, 12:30-4:30pm
San Antonio International Airport 

GrooveTronX
Thur, Jan 10, 9-11pm
Halcyon
1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX 

West Kings Highway
Fri, Jan 11, 7-10pm
Southtown 101 
101 Perieda, San Antonio, TX 

Noah Peterson - Solo Sax Sessions
Sat, Jan 12, 7:30pm
Kissing Tree Vineyards
109 3rd St, Eddy, TX 7652

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Mon, Jan 14, 12:30-4:30pm
San Antonio International Airport 

West Kings Highway
Fri, Jan 18, 7-9pm
Sanchos Cantina
628 Jackson Street, San Antonio, TX  
 
Noah Peterson - Solo Sax Sessions
Sat, Jan 19, 9pm
Caracara Brewing
100A E Market St, Lockhart, TX

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Mon, Jan 21, 12:30-4:30pm
San Antonio International Airport 

GrooveTronX
Thur, Jan 24, 9-11pm
Halcyon
1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX 

West Kings Highway
Fri, Jan 25, 7-9pm
Sanchos Cantina
628 Jackson Street, San Antonio, TX 
 
Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Mon, Jan 28, 12:30-4:30pm
San Antonio International Airport 

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NEW NEWS:

It's Christmas time!  What could be better than those dusty ol' Christmas jams from days of yesteryear?  Why these new Christmas gems of course!  Here's our Spotify Holiday Playlist for you to enjoy (relatively) new Christmas Jams from me and my friends.  

Last month's recap:  Boy did November fly by...  got some family time in, got some personal time in, worked production for Luminaria (my stage rocked!), played some ambient music for morning yoga at "A Day in Southtown," GrooveTronX played the Hot Wells Harvest Fest and did our first out-of-town gig, plus all the usual haunts including the steady Mondays with the Solo Sax Sessions at the airport.  It was a great month.   

What's on deck? Peterson Entertainment, Llc is assisting with the San Antonio Coffee Festival.  It's 7th annual SA Coffee Fest: January 5th.  It's awesome.  Tickets this year!  Although it's limited to 7K in attendance this year.  www.facebook.com/events/200535514159224/    We're working on a deal with a local folk artist and hope to have things in put in place in December to start our working relationship in 2019.    And the Texas LoopFest is set for March 2019!  Check for updates on the website and facebook pages.

GrooveTronX: "Fiesta" is our most recent release.  Facebook  Spotify

Noah Peterson I'm continuing my run at the San Antonio Airport on Mondays. Picked up a couple of jazz combo gig Don't forget to stream "One Man Jams!"  Facebook  Spotify

O.M.N.I.: Setback, setbacks....things are delayed in production.  Facebook   Spotify

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

West Kings Highway: Stickers are in! Shirts are in!  Facebook  Spotify

Widespread Noise: 2nd public show was fun!  I'm working on putting the live recording out as a digital release ASAP.   In the meantime - The Depths Art Not So Quiet.  Facebook  Spotify

Subscribe to the youtube channel: www.youtube.com/noahpeterson to 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

Top Ten streamed tracks on Spotify according to CDBaby for the month: Perennial Favs "River Barons" continue to host their big spins at the top of the chart.

  1. Down This Road - River Barons
  2. Burndown - River Barons
  3. Taking Life - River Barons
  4. Baggage- River Barons
  5. The Ballad of Daniel Proud - River Barons
  6. Dolly - River Barons
  7. Get Around - Noah Peterson: One Man Jams
  8. Pulsar - Noah Peterson: Ambient Space Sounds
  9. Ethan's Blues - Noah Peterson: Solo Sax Sessions
  10. Elegant Space Noise - Noah Peterson: Ambient Space Sounds

Shows - Grab yer calendars and dancin' shoes! 

West Kings Highway
Sat, Dec 1st, 10pm
Francis Bogside
803 S. St Marys, San Antonio, TX

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Mon, Dec 3, 12:30-4:30pm
San Antonio International Airport 

Noah Peterson Trio
Tue, Dec 4
Pvt Event

West Kings Highway
Fri, Dec 7, 7-10pm
Southtown 101 
101 Perieda, San Antonio, TX 

Noah Peterson Quartet
Sat, Dec 8
Pvt Event

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Mon, Dec 10, 12:30-4:30pm
San Antonio International Airport 
 
GrooveTronX
Thur, Dec 13, 9-11pm
Halcyon
1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX 
 
West Kings Highway
Sat, Dec 15
Pvt. Event

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Mon, Dec 17, 12:30-4:30pm
San Antonio International Airport 

West Kings Highway
Fri, Dec 21, 7-9pm
Sanchos Cantina
628 Jackson Street, San Antonio, TX 
 
GrooveTronX
Thur, Dec 27, 9-11pm
Halcyon
1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX 
 
Solo Sax Sessions
Mon, Dec 31, 2pm
Pvt Event

The end of the year is almost here.   It's been winding down nicely.    I'd have to say I think 2018 is the year things really came together in a lot of ways for me.  

It's my first real year not being on the road.   My out-of-town gigs were minimal and almost no over-nighters.  That's a pretty big life change.   Time is used very differently.  I cranked out a lot of audio and video content for the digital world.  That was pretty awesome.  Got a few items picked up by some playlists and that was pretty awesome.  

Production services for events were way up.  The best I've ever done on a year.  Stage head, stage manager, site manager, sound, lights, event production, talent buying, running crews, setting up stages, marketing, promotions: all way up in 2018.  Very happy about that.  Might have even found some new work sources and found some great new crew members.  

West Kings Highway is really blossoming into a very nice musical unit.   5 guys who play a lot together, listen, and really care about what they're doing.  It's great.  Our shows the past 6 months have all been great.  Something pretty sweet about Texas music.  I never think about it like that when I'm doing it, but when I hear it...  I think me not going away for several months out of the year has helped the band gel.  We went from juggling subs a lot to turning down gigs because not all us could do it.  I'd still like to be working with that band more.  

GrooveTronX... what a weird, wacky bit of fun that is.  I like the lights.  I think it's time for something new in it though.  I think the two projects with me and Johnny, as well as some side recording stuff has really helped in our musical relationship.  Johnny is an endlessly creative guy and very interesting and open and fun to work with.  I'd still like to land a weekly with this somewhere so we could really push it creatively.  

Jazz....2018 is year I got back in to jazz.  Kinda.  Barely.  Ok... a tried it a few times.  I think that all started last year with my invite to Holiday Saxophones at the Guadalupe Theatre.  I like saying that.  I still feel tremendously honored to have been included in that.  That's legit San Antonio musical acceptance.  I knew some of the guys there, that helped a lot.  All of the guys there know Johnny's dad and uncle so I had no problems talking with folks, the other players were very good.  It was impressive.  I had a blast.  I think that got me noticed by people outside my usual circles.  I did a couple of jazz nights at Franks while I was booking there before they were shut down.  I landed a couple of private gigs via some online booking services.  Pitched my services a few times for jazz.  Landed some jazz gigs at Tony G's, plus doing the GrooveTronX thing...picked up a few more private gigs.  Talked to a venue about doing some gigs...I dunno.  We'll see.  I want to do soul jazz.  

My part-time day job became a lot more demanding of my time.  Instead of my usual summer off, I spent most of it at the office.  And things were busy with event pre-production and execution amid a lot of gigs, recordings, video production, and other business.  I did gigs during Fiesta this year.  Balancing the King William biz, gigs, event work, and King William media appearances was doable.  But it was draining.  Fiesta is going to be a week longer this year.  Yikes.  I'm going to literally be training for it.  It's gonna be awesome. 

My personal life took a new direction on as well.  Not being on the road meant I got a lot more time with the wife, at the house, in my office.  I'm learning how to take time for all of that, including taking better care of myself.  That's all been new and nice.  But that doesn't mean long hours never happen.  They happen all the time. But now, so does some time off.  I'm keeping on top of things, but there's a lot of old, data-heavy projects in various forms of completion that haven't been nudged along in a few months...  

The airport gig.  This is a fun new development in my life.  Love this gig.  It's hard, it's fun, it's challenging.  The vibe is different every day.  It really makes me dig deep inside.  And I've met some very interesting people.   

 

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