Greetings Friends, Family, and Fans!

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

NEW NEWS:

BandVanAdventure 2017: The Final Adventure.  Phew....all done and it was a doozy.  While I will still make the occasional "out-of-town" music trip, this is the end of my touring days.   It was a grand adventure over all of the years.  I played a lot of shows, sold a lot of CDs, drove through spetacular scenery, spent freezing nights in the van (and hot, sweaty ones too).  From Bellingham, WA to Boca Raton, FL - mountains, plains, deserts, and beaches...there was no place I wouldn't go.  I just want to say thank you to all the people who came out to see me, all the venues that hosted me, all the press and radio, all my friends and family for the support.  I couldn't have done any of it without you.

Even though I've been a "one-man-band" sometimes it felt like I had an army behind me.  Thank you for coming to the shows, streaming the tunes, watching the videos, buying merch and music, and hanging out on social media - it's been great.  I started the "Solo Sax Sessions" in 2011.  I did my first gig at Starbucks on August 1, six years ago.   Since then I've been criss-crossing the country playing hundreds of shows, I moved to Texas, I put on LoopFests in multiple cities within 5 states, spent two years as a paid columnist for loopinglive.com, and put out all sorts of fun content including Noah and Hideki's Big Adventure (you haven't lived until you spend 8 days in a van with a friend whom who don't really have a common language.)

It's been amazing, difficult, exhausting, and more. It's impossible to really describe one of these adventures let alone sum up all my touring. But it's time to sink my teeth into Texas and focus on the business here.  Thanks again everyone - my BandVanAdventures were an adventure of a lifetime. The memories and friends I have from them are priceless.

O.M.N.I.  While we are at work on the 3rd release, please check out our video "Captain Function Vs. the Brainwashed Hubron Elbards." Tune into the CDBaby Page for the narrative in the Space Adventures of Captain Funktion. Here's the Spotify link for the Newly released 2nd album O.M.N.I on Spotify.   

West Kings Highway: is literally rocking and rolling, the band is getting tight, our Friday nights at Sancho's are hot, hot, hot!  We're getting more festival work and private parties.  Come see us!

GrooveTron-X: The hippest electronic act in Texas has a new residency starting in August.  The 2nd and 4th Thursday will find us at Halcyon, 9 to 11pm, free shows for all the party people that want to get down with some livetronica chill grooves.  And we've got some plans to expand our web presence.  Hopefully we'll have that coming together in the very near future. 

Noah Peterson: Things are changing for me as well.  My eldest brother Travis sent me some gear for Christmas, specifically a KAOSS KP3+Samper/effects processor. I've also upgraded my loop station to the RC-300, changed my "bass" pedal to a POG2 for extra, beefy goodness, and put Option Knobs on my delay pedal for hands-free adjustable controls.  This has led to the development of a new show that I call "I Sing the Sax Electric." I will still do the "Solo Sax Sessions" here and there, but I've got a very different electronic music show for you all to enjoy.  Stay tuned for videos and recordings.  Speaking of recordings - I've got some noise stuff coming out as well as live tracks with the original DJ LAW, a collaborator on my "Bump" CD.

VIDEOS:  

Noah Peterson "Two Ports Down"

Noah Peterson "Ain't No Way Honey"

Noah Peterson: Slow and Dirty

Noah Peterson: Sunshine and Smiles

Irie Impressions: Mr Garvey Says

GrooveTron-X: The Ride - live

Please subscrube to the youtube channel: www.youtube.com/noahpetersonto get update on all the new goodies as I get them posted.

LOOPFESTS: The NW LoopFest has come and gone.  Many thanks to my artists and sponsors. Thanks to Rogue Ales for hosting us and Saundrin Perrin aka Saundra's Electric Nightlife for co-producing the 2017 fest.   Pics and Videos to be posted soon!

Noah Peterson - San Antonio, TX 
Stargasm - Portland, OR 
Twenty Three Suns - Portland, OR 
Luthor Maggot - Corvallis, OR 
Waffle Taco - Portland, OR
Nathan North - Billings, MT 
Saundra's Electric Nightlife - Newport, OR 
Gordo - Phoenix, AZ 
John Firshi - Sandpoint, ID 
PhiloPhobia - Corvallis, OR 
Brothers - Lewiston, ID 
Playboy Smooth - Corvallis, OR
Jessie Davis - Brooklyn, NY 

2017-2018 Sponsors
Henretta Engineering - http://www.henrettaengineering.com/
Option Knob - www.optionknob.com
Electro Faustus - www.electrofaustus.com
Morley Pedals - www.morleypedals.com
D'Addario - www.daddario.com

Residencies:

  • Friday nights, 7-9pm, at Sancho’s Cantina with West Kings Highway - 801 Jackson St in San Antonio, TX
  • First Fridays, 8-11pm, at Southtown 101 with West Kings Highway - 101 Pereida St in San Antonio, TX
  • 2nd and 4th Thursdays at Halcyon with GrooveTron-X - 1414 S. Alamo in San Antonio, TX

FUN FACTS:

Top streamed tracks on Spotify according to CD Baby for the month: Brace yourselves - Ambient Space Sounds is completely out of the top 5 and O.M.N.I.'s 2nd release, Captain Funktion Vs the Brainwashed Hubron Elbards, has completely taken over!  Check out the jams!

This month's most watched Youtube videos:  A few changes this month.

  1. Los #3 Dinners
  2. Boomerang Factory Tour  
  3. "Journey" from Cosmic Dust
  4. Noah Peterson "Sunshine and Smiles"
  5. Noah Peterson "Two Ports Down"

SHOWS: Grab yer calendars and dancing shoes!

Thurs Aug 10, 9pm

GrooveTron-X at Halycon

1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX                

 

Fri Aug  11, 7pm

West Kings Highway Friday Night Residency       

Sancho’s Cantina

826 Jackson St.,  San Antonio, TX              

 

Sat Aug  12, 9pm

West Kings Highway

9pm, Free Show

1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX 

 

Aug  17 , 6:30pm

West King Highway        

Pvt Party

San Antonio, TX

 

Fri Aug 18, 7pm

West Kings Highway Friday Night Residency

Sancho’s Cantina

826 Jackson St.,  San Antonio, TX              

                               

Thurs Aug 24, 9pm

GrooveTron-X at Halycon

1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX 

 

Fri Aug 25, 9pm

West Kings Highway Friday Night Residency

Sancho’s Cantina

826 Jackson St.,  San Antonio, TX              

 

Sat Aug 26, 1pm

Solo Sax Sessions            

Bending Branch Winery

142 Lindner Branch Trail Comfort, TX                                     

 

Fri Sep 01, 8pm

First Friday with West Kings Highway     

Southtown 101

101 Pereida, San Antonio, TX      

Well... I'm on a bit of a blog-roll.  There's some extras on my instagram account: @petersonentertainment

The landscape on the drive was every bit as awesome as I remember.  It was amazing to watch.  Even better to not be in a hurry.  I rolled into Lava Hot Springs fairly early.  It was a beautiful morning and a great day for a soak in the pools.  The hot pools are several pools of differing temps.  The hottest at 112 degrees.  Too hot for me.    I chilled in the 102-105 pool with some shade and enjoyed the silence and looking at the mountains around me.    I mostly had the place to myself.  Although a half dozen other people trickled in later on.  Two of them were a Japanese couple.  The man was by himself at one end of the pool I was in, his wife in another pool.  After a bit he started chanting - it sounded like Buddhist chants.   And then he started singing.  That was a few minutes of some lovely stuff. 

I stayed as long as I could stand it and decided to head over to the hotel to set-up for the gig.  Usually, this gig is an intimate dinner concert in a tiny room with fantastic food.  This time, it was all of that except a winemakers pairing complete with 5 courses meal and a sold out room.   It was great.  All of it.  

I was there several hours early, set-up some extra lighting, got everything loaded in, sound checked, and ready to go.  Took a nap, showered, and had a great set. 

I have recently upgraded my loop station from the RC-50 to the RC-300.  There's some changes in the operation which I don't have down "cold" yet.  But it's pretty simple for the most part.  There is still a loop length feature that I'm not liking but I think I have a preset set incorrectly. I'll figure that out when I'm not in transit, or maybe before the show tonight.  I'm in town early again.  I digress... a big part of the loop station upgrade was to change things up.  I wanted to add some new gear to change my sound up, really affect my tone, and do different things.  I feel like I've been stagnate with the loop station and show for quite some time.  My brother gave my a KAOSS KPS+ for Christmas and I've been using it with my duo GrooveTron-X. I had been messing around with it and the RC-50 seeing how I can use them in my looping show - it was something on my mind to do and I decided to stop waiting and jump in.   

I took advantage of my early arrival and hooked up everything.   Got it all working in short order.  Everything worked perfectly.  Really enjoyed stretching out with the tech, making some new jams, expanding some old ones, and worked a bunch of the old show in between.  Felt good, played good, didn't struggle with the board at all.  Really felt like I had a direction again for the first time in a long time.  Of course, on the drive today I was rethinking my set-up; I'm going to reduce back to one mic.  I don't need two - although that does add an order problem if I'm going to sample vocals with the KP3+ whilst running a long loop on the 300.  Oh well, I can always add that back in later.  It's too early for that to be an issue at the moment.   Plus I want to use my vocal effects through the loop station.  Other things are cables.  I need to take a look what I've got going on and get rid of some excess length.  I've got a lot of crap dangling around.  And I'd like to NOT use my DI boxes.  But we'll see how that plays out.  Guitar Center Portland - here I come...

After the show Alonzo (chef and my buddy!) served me up selections from the winemakers dinner: wild halibut, foie gras, some other kind of duck-meat awesomeness, vegetables, salad, and a wicked, but small, dessert.  Had a nice chat with another hotel guest.  I finished packing up and headed over to the Blue Moon for the Thursday night jam.    Nobody was there.  None of the usual suspects.  I chatted up Cliff, somehow he and I had managed to not meet over the past years of my coming through town.  Cliff and I had some drinks, some conversation, jammed a few tunes and I was in bed 'round midnight.  

The next morning, I heard a woman's voice.  And I was like, hmmm... can't be my wife, she's in Texas and I can't remember where I am.  I opened my eyes and realized I was in the hotel and that was just someone talking in the hallway.    I got cleaned up and headed to the lobby for breakfast and chatted with the owner and a few others.    Wasn't too long before it was time to hit the road.  Back on the freeway I went.  A nice, uneventful drive.   In Eastern Idaho, I really get the sense of driving on the surface of a planet.  It just feels like you're on the side of rock, hurtling through space.   

For the past 6-7 years I've been coming through this part of the country in October.  It's nice to see it in better weather.  Although all of the mountains still have a little snow on the tops.  Rivers are full, everything is green. 

Looking forward to some glorious weather tonight and a fun show!

Wow.... 2nd entry.  Suffice to say BandVanAdventures indeed.

Met up with my old buddy Dick Weissman.  Always good to see him and hear what he has going on.  As usual, he had a stack of magazines for me, and a new addition of his music business book.  We caught up as much as we could, exchanging news and off I went.

Next stop, my old pal Mark.  Always good hanging out with old friends.   Just chilled for a bit, caught up on the adventures since we last spoke, talked about middle-aged man stuff.  The day was hot and sunny, with a dry stillness in the area as the thundershowers barely touched with us with their edges.    I head off to the gig with an ETA about an hour fifteen before down beat.    And then...Houston, we have a problem.  I notice the clock isn't on and car has lost some power.  I check the radio, the radio ain't on.  I'm like, "uh-oh" and start turn everything off.  I have an idea what the problem is and start looking for a place to get it take care of.  Not really seeing anything.  I start thinking well... what if it's something else, but related to what I think it is.  Better find an Autozone instead.    Pull one up on the GPS, about 3.5 miles away.  Awesome.    My car is losing more power, and the blinkers are acting funny.   Literally as I pull into the parking lot, I coast into a parking spot.  And I thanked Jesus. 

So I call the venue and say hey, I'm probably gonna be late.  I think I can fix it, but not quite sure.  She says call back with an update.  I text Mark, he starts heading over for a rescue.  First thing I do is address what I think the problem is. Not, next it's probably the battery.  The Autozone clerk, (who was (the entire crew actually) AWESOME about getting me back on the road, said, that's one of our batteries, I'll be it's still under warranty.  Sure was!  Pulled the old one, came up with the new on as Mark rolled in.  He helped me finish the job, pack-up, clean-up and get back up the road.  Called the venue, they said, a little late, no problem, come on up!

And so I did.  And some friends showed up as well!  There was a nice crowd in there.  The show was difficult.  I was mentally unprepared as instead of being an hour and fifteen minutes early to set-up, eat, sound-check and plan my set, I'm not late and scrambling without trying to rush things too much.   Had  a hard time really working the board.  It was my first time with my boots on.  I was literally tripping over things.  I had several "missteps" and wrong channel assignments, which changed how the board behaved.  (I JUST upgraded from the RC-50 to the RC-300 and there are some changes that really matter.)    It was trip-up after trip-up.   After awhile I just stopped the tunes and just started doing jams.  That worked much better.  The flow was better, the vibe was better, everything relaxed and started to fall into place.   The tip bucket was nicely packed and off I went into the night.

Since I was already up the mountain, I took a backroad to the interstate.  Not too long after I started west I came through one of the first passes and the were two or three police cars, a tow truck, and the remains of a very large, dead animal.  So big it could have been a moose.  Huge.   I drove for a bit and decided to call it a night. 

Up the next morning and hop back on the freeway for what should be a spectacular drive.   I have the radio on and the local news come on saying, they have identified the man killed last night in the car wreck and such and such a location.  He was ejected from his Jeep after he struck and Elk on such and such pass.  His car went over the edge after striking the Elk and he was thrown from the Jeep after going over the edge.  The Elk was also killed.     What I drove past the previous night was the cops loading up the dead Elk and starting to deal with the wreck.

As I drove the the rest of Colorado and Southern Utah, I listened to pop radio and silence.  It's nice to be alone sometimes.   Had some great reflection time, enjoyed the radio, greatly enjoyed the drive.    Got into the SLC area for some computer time.  Always stuff to be done...  Looking forward to a great gig tomorrow night and seeing some of the locals in Idaho!

 

Okay... we'll see how long lasts.  My attempts at regular blogging are dismal failures.  I'm okay with that.  But it's the last BandVanAdventure - anything can happen.

I got to drive a route during the day that I don't believe I've ever done in the day.  It was always a night, during thunderstorms that covered all of West Texas.  I don't particularly like this drive.   However... it was beautiful.  The changing  terrain and plants for San Antonio to Hill Country, to the rocks, to the range.   I got a couple amazing sunset pics as I was skirting around the edge of a thunderstorm - posted it on instagram.  And then I reached the "edge" of the storm.  And what I thought was the storm breaking up, was the the tail end of a giant thunderstorm that looked like it was on it's way north from covering all of West Texas.   This means high wind pushing everybody all over the freeway, lots of rain that pushes everybody all over the freeway, and golf ball sized hail that I feared was going to shatter my windshield.  It was the edge.  I just hit the southernmost tip of it heading into New Mexico and followed all the way to I-125 where it didn't go past the mountains.    Along the way, fireflys danced in the ditches by the highway.  

Coming down the mountain, there was a truck.  Going 20. Noooo...15mph.  It was a construction zone.  Nothing to be done by enjoy that long, slow, trip down the pass.  Fortunately, I was in no hurry and didn't have to pee. 

Turns out too of my buddies who couldn't hang out, now can.  I get into town early, catch up on the email, and bam,  blog time.    First day was awesome with what seemed to be about 3.5 minutes I could have done without. 

I've posted a few youtube videos of myself that are getting a more positive reaction than I anticipated.  That's always good the old ego...and do I mean old.  Anyways...

My wife reads my blog.  And the she comments to me on it.  She's probably going to get mad at me for writing this. I love you baby.

Coming up - hanging out with buds, first tour gig.

Greetings Friends, Family, and Fans!

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

NEW NEWS:

BandVanAdventure 2017: The Final Adventure.  A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away I told myself I'd stop touring around in a van when I hit 45.  So if you haven't come out, if you haven't witnessed the awesomeness of the Solo Sax Sessions in person, this is literally your LAST chance to do so.  Don't miss it!  Tour dates are below.

The NW LoopFest is happenning July 22nd in Newport, OR 
Artists:
Noah Peterson - San Antonio, TX 3pm
Stargasm - Portland, OR 3:30pm
Twenty Three Suns - Portland, OR 4pm
Luthor Maggot - Corvallis, OR 4:30pm
Waffle Taco - Portland, OR 5pm
Nathan North - Billings, MT 5:30pm
Saundra's Electric Nightlife - Newport, OR 6pm
Gordo - Phoenix, AZ 6:30pm
John Firshi - Sandpoint, ID 7pm
PhiloPhobia - Corvallis, OR 7:30pm
Brothers - Lewiston, ID 8pm
Playboy Smooth - Corvallis, OR 8:45pm
Jessie Davis - Brooklyn, NY 9:30pm
Gear Raffles from Henretta Engineering, Morley Pedals, and Electro-Faustus!
Door prizes from Option Knob and D'Addario!
2017-2018 Sponsors
Henretta Engineering - http://www.henrettaengineering.com/
Option Knob - www.optionknob.com
Electro Faustus - www.electrofaustus.com
Morley Pedals - www.morleypedals.com
D'Addario - www.daddario.com
Co-produced by Saundra Perrin

O.M.N.I. has been productive.  I spent many, many hours holed up in ChaiFi Studios in Brooklyn, NY with my partner Zach Spiezer working on the 3rd album.    Please check out our video "Captain Function Vs. the Brainwashed Hubron Elbards." Tune into the CDBaby Page for the narrative in the Space Adventures of Captain Funktion and out newly release 2nd album!  

Here's the Spotify link for the Newly released 2nd album! O.M.N.I on Spotify

West Kings Highway: is literally rocking and rolling, the band is getting tight, our Friday nights at Sancho's are hot, hot, hot!  We're getting more festival work and private parties.  Come see us!

GrooveTron-X: The hippest electronic act in Texas has a new residency starting in August.  The 2nd and 4th Thursday will find us at Halcyon, 9 to 11pm, free shows for all the party people that want to get down with some livetronica chill grooves.

NEW VIDEOS FOR OLD MUSIC: And some NEW videos too! 

Noah Peterson "Two Ports Down"

Noah Peterson "Ain't No Way Honey"

Noah Peterson: Slow and Dirty

Noah Peterson: Sunshine and Smiles

Irie Impressions: Mr Garvey Says

Luna "Love Nest" from Commercial

Luna "Paradise" from Commercial

Luna "Red"from Commercial

Luna "Regeton" from Commercial

GrooveTron-X: The Ride - live

You should subscrube to the youtube channel: www.youtube.com/noahpeterson to get update on all the new goodies as I get them posted.

LOOPFESTS: The NW LoopFest is happenning July 22nd in Newport, OR. 13 Artists from Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Texas, Arizona, and New York are coming together for an epic concert at Rogues Ales, 748 SW Bay Blvd, Newport, OR, 3-10pm.

Video Playlists: Southern California LoopFestRocky Mountain LoopFestTexas LoopFestNW LoopFest are fully posted.

 Residencies:

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

FUN FACTS:

Top streamed tracks on Spotify according to CD Baby for the month: And once again Ambient Space Sounds takes a healthy lead in all 5 tops spots, with only a slight change in the line-up. 

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

This month's most watched Youtube videos:  Lots of changes this month!

  1. Los #3 Dinners
  2. King Pelican: Live at the Roots in the Shadows of San Antonio
  3. Noah Peterson "Sunshine and Smiles"
  4. "Journey" from Cosmic Dust
  5. Boomerang Factory Tour  

SHOWS: Grab yer calendars and dancing shoes!

Tue June 27, 7pm

Solo Sax Sessions

Little Bear, Evergreen, CO

   

Thur June 29, 5:30pm

Solo Sax Sessions

Riverside Inn, Lava Hot Springs, ID

 

Fri June 30, 7pm

Solo Sax Sessions

Anchor Bistro and Bar, Twin Falls, ID   

 

Sun, July 02, 1pm

Solo Sax Sessions

King Farmers Market, Portland, OR

 

Wed, July 05, 4pm

Solo Sax Sessions

Kenton Farmers Market, Portland, OR   

 

Thurs, July 06, 10pm

Solo Sax Sessions

Trillium Café, Hood River, OR  

 

Fri July 07, 9pm

Solo Sax Sessions

Star Day Tavern, Portland, OR   

 

Sat July 08, noon

Solo Sax Sessions

Eugene Saturday Market, Eugene, OR

 

Sat  July 08, 7:30pm

Solo Sax Sessions,

The Jazz Station, Eugene, OR

 

Mon, July 10, 1pm

Solo Sax Sessions

McKenzie Living, Springfield, OR   

 

Sat July 15, multiple times

Solo Sax Sessions

Gresham Arts Festival, Gresham, OR 

 

Sat July 22, 3pm-10pm

The NW LoopFest

The Rogue Newport, OR

 

Fri July 28, 7pm

Solo Sax Sessions

Solera Brewery, Mt Hood Parkdale, OR

 

Sat July 29, 7pm

Solo Sax Sessions

Hoppy Brewer Gresham, OR   

 

Tues, Aug 01, 7pm

Solo Sax Sessions

Little Bear, Evergreen, CO

 

Fri Aug 04, 8pm

First Friday with West Kings Highway

Southtown 101, San Antonio, TX 

Greetings Friends, Family, and Fans!

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

NEW NEWS:

Well... I'm in the thick of it for sure.  Here's the recap of what's been on going.

Sponsors for the 2017-2018 LoopFest season are in!  Henretta Engingeering, Option Knob, are joining the family. We are proud to have them on board. And Morley Pedals is back for another season!  Gear reviews of their products are coming soon!

O.M.N.I. has been very active.  The 2nd video is up: Elite Soldiers of the Berdan Army.  Tune into the CDBaby Page for the narrative in the Space Adventures of Captain Funktion.  Other news: 5 days and many hours of recording at Chai-Fi Studios in Brooklyn, New York has birthed what will eventually be a dub-tastic release from O.M.N.I. with new twists: synth-pop, vocals, and sexy jams all added to the electro-dub experience.  It was an intense bit of time with O.M.N.I. partners Zach and Ben cranking out tracks.

Right now I'm in the middle of the One Human Band Festival in Pittsburgh, PA. This experience is the brain-child of vocal looper Mike Why who has custom assembled a line-up of amazing musical talent: myself, Butch Ross, Dixie Duncan, Brian Fitzy, Kaila Mullady, SaulPaul, Tonee Violincelloops, Jean-Paul De Roover, Mike Why, and some local artists all are delivering 5 days of performances around the city.  http://www.OneHumanBands.com  Lots of shows through the weekend are coming up!

For all the gear heads, here's a fun wrap up video from NAMM that I made featuring some very interesting electronic gear.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlfuig4mJbk

BANDS:

West Kings Highway is at Southtown 101 for First Friday! www.westkingshighway.com

GrooveTron-X: Here's our latest video!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVjnogjC4qU

Noah Peterson:  In Pittsburgh, PA for the One Human Bands Festival.  The Solo Sax Sessions in for a very rare NE appearance.  Don't miss it - www.noahpeterson.com for calendar dates.

NEW VIDEOS FOR OLD MUSIC:

Deep Space from Ambient Space Sounds

Irie Impressions "Everything Is Moving Too Fast"

Funky Fried Chicken from "Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscous"

LOOPFESTS: The NW LoopFest is scheduled July 22nd in Newport, OR, applications are open at www.nwloopfest.com - tell your friends - spread the word!!!!  Artists will start being posted next week!

Video Playlists: Southern California LoopFest, Rocky Mountain LoopFestTexas LoopFestNW LoopFest are fully posted.

 Residencies:

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

FUN FACTS:

Top streamed tracks on Spotify according to CD Baby for the month: And once again Ambient Space Sounds takes a healthy lead in all 5 tops spots.

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

This month's most watched Youtube videos: 

  1. Los #3 Dinners
  2. NAMM Highlight Reel
  3. "Journey" from Cosmic Dust
  4. "Funky Fried Chicken" from Noah Peterson
  5. "Elite Soldiers of the Berdan Army" from O.M.N.I

SHOWS: Grab yer calendars and dancing shoes!

Friday Jun 02, 7pm

First Friday with West Kings Highway     

Southtown 101, San Antonio, TX

 

Friday Jun 02, 8pm

Solo Sax Sessions at the One Human Band Festival

Hambones Pittsburgh, PA

 

Saturday Jun 03, noon

Solo Sax Sessions at Three River Arts Festival

Pittsburgh, PA

 

Saturday June 03, 8pm

Solo Sax Sessions at the One Human Band Festival at Smalls

Pittsburgh, PA

 

Friday Jun 16, 7pm

West Kings Highway Friday Night Residency       

Sanchos Cantina, San Antonio, TX

 

Saturday Jun 17, 9pm

GrooveTron-X

Halcyon, San Antonio, TX

 

Thursday June 22nd, 9pm

GrooveTron-X

Halcyon, San Antonio, TX

 

Friday Jun 23, 7pm

West Kings Highway Friday Night Residency 

Sanchos Cantina, San Antonio, TX

 

Saturday Jun 24, TBA

Solo Sax Sessions

Bandera Riverfest, Bandera, TX

 

Tuesday Jun 27, 7pm

Solo Sax Sessions

Little Bear Evergreen, CO

 

Thursday Jun 29, 7pm       

Solo Sax Sessions

Riverside Inn Lava Hot Springs, ID

 

Friday Jun 30, 7pm       

Solo Sax Sessions

Anchor Bistro and Bar, Twin Falls, ID

 

Sunday Jul 02, 2pm         

Solo Sax Sessions

King Farmers Market, Portland, OR

 

Wednesday Jul 05, 5pm         

Solo Sax Sessions

Kenton Farmers Market, Portland, OR

Greetings Friends, Family, and Fans!

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

NEW NEWS

It's tour planning season: The Solo Sax Sessions is hitting the road.  Late spring in NYC and Pittburgh for some recording and a festival.  If you want to book a show or arrange a jam - let's talk!   Summer time brings Noah and the one-man-sax-band back to the NW: Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Washington - let's book some dates! Lots of dates have been booked already!

Sponsors for the 2017-2018 LoopFest season are in!  Henretta Engingeering, Option Knob, are joining the family - we are proud to have them on board.

Peterson Entertainment is proud to be supporting the Texas Salsa Festival in downtown San Antonio at the end of the month.  We'll be doing some behind the scenes things to help things run smoothly.

O.M.N.I. has officially released the 2nd installment of the adventures of Captain Funktion.  The first video is here: Captain Funktion vs. the Brainwashed Hubron Elbards.  Tune into the CDBaby Page for the narrative in the Space Adventures of Captain Funktion.

BANDS:

West Kings Highway is at Halcyon for First Friday! www.westkingshighway.com

GrooveTron-X: Here's our latest video!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVjnogjC4qU

Noah Peterson:  Get ready to party in New York City and Pittsburgh, PA.  The Solo Sax Sessions are coming for very rare NE appearance.  Don't miss it - www.noahpeterson.com for calendar dates.

La Chichada:  Get your jazz hands shaking, the twisted lyrics and drone music of San Antonio's original Rock Arte group is at the Santa Maria Social Club on May 13th.  3020 N. St. Mary's, San Antonio, TX 10:30pm, BYOB.

NEW VIDEOS FOR OLD MUSIC:

Deep Space from Ambient Space Sounds

Irie Impressions "I Like It Like This"

Funky Fried Chicken from "Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscous"

One Summer Day from "Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious"

LOOPFESTS: The NW LoopFest is schedule for July 15th and July 22nd - in Seattle, WA and Newport, OR, applications are open at www.nwloopfest.com - tell your friends - spread the word!!!!

Video Playlists: Southern California LoopFest, Rocky Mountain LoopFestTexas LoopFestNW LoopFest are fully posted.

 Residencies:

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

FUN FACTS:

Top streamed tracks on Spotify according to CD Baby for the month: For the first time in MONTHS something outside of Ambient Space Sounds cracks the top 5!!!

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

This month's most watched Youtube videos: 

  1. Los #3 Dinners
  2. GrooveTron-X "The Ride"
  3. "Journey" from Cosmic Dust
  4. "Colors" from Cosmic Dust
  5. Captain Funktion Vs The Brainwashed Hubron Elbards

SHOWS: Grab yer calendars and dancing shoes!

May 05, 9pm

West Kings Highway at Halcyon Southtown

1616 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX                                

 

May 12, 7pm

West Kings Highway

Friday Night Residency 

Sancho’s Cantina, 629 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX                                          

May 13, 7pm     

West Kings Highway at La Tuna 

San Antonio, TX                              

 

May 13, 10:30pm

La Chichada

Santa Maria Social Club  San Antonio, TX

 

May 19, 7pm

West Kings Highway

Friday Night Residency 

Sancho’s Cantina, 629 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX                     

      

May 26, 7pm

West Kings Highway

Friday Night Residency 

Sancho’s Cantina, 629 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX  

                        

May 29, 7pm     

Solo Sax Sessions

Shrine in New York, NY                                

 

May 30, 7pm

Solo Sax Sessions

Silvana, New York, NY                           

    

Jun 01 

Hard Rock Cafe

Pittsburgh, PA                

Wow... what a year so far.  Keeping up on Blog entries was something I was seriously committed to.  And then my schedule exploded.  I've been so busy I've literally been so tired I can't sleep.   But Fiesta is now here.  The next two weeks are going to be intense.  Zero sleep, I've backed off on the shows that I normally do due to my commitment to the King William Fair and I'm still a little worried about time and duties, I've still got some shows, working on loopfests, two tours, and trying to keep my home maintained and my wife happy.  It's NOT an easy job. 

Somehow I've managed to stay on top of it all, get ALL my office work caught up, got web stuff fairly well under control, kinda ready for what's to come, and keeping on top of short term future projects.  Even getting caught up on band demos, listening, and prepping for shows.  I mean, I can even squeeze a blog entry out.  My office is so clean I feel physically assaulted by the lack of mess when I come in it.   Just a couple more things to do and it's next-gen ready.

Totally happy with my life, but unsatisfied with my performance, I can do better.  But not until I get some breathing room.  Once Fiesta is over and I get some time back...  I'm out on a limb right now and hanging on.  I'm GREATLY looking forward to putting the creative feet back into "go" mode.  I enjoy the logistics stuff and I'm pretty good at it, but I'm getting rusty on the creative side and feeling that need.  This is going to be an interesting year.... good things to come.

Greetings Friends, Family, and Fans!

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

NEW NEWS

It's tour planning season: The Solo Sax Sessions is hitting the road.  Late spring in NYC and Pittburgh for some recording and a festival.  If you want to book a show or arrange a jam - let's talk!   Summer time brings Noah and the one-man-sax-band back to the NW: Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Washington - let's book some dates! Lots of dates have been booked already!

The enntire 2016 Southern California LoopFest Videos are up - visit www.socalloopfest.com to click the artist playlists.

Our first sponsors for the 2017-2018 LoopFest season are in!  Henretta Engingeering and Option Knob are joining the loopfest family - we are proud to have them on board.

Peterson Entertainment is proud to be part of the Maverick Music Festival in downtown San Antonio.  We'll be doing site managment and artist support for the weekend of April 7/8. Once again we'll be helping SA rock out!

BANDS:

West Kings Highway is rolling along nicely.  We're performing at The Fiesta Arts Fair at teh SW School of Art at 10:45.  We love Fiesta! Halcyon has us for the next two First Fridays, time TBA and Sancho's most other Fridays from 7 to 9pm. www.westkingshighway.com

GrooveTron-X: Livetronica music the way it was meant to be played.  Next performance is April 9th at Halcyon, 9pm GrooveTron-X.  Free shows! And a new video!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVjnogjC4qU

La Chichada:  Get your jazz hands shaking, the twisted lyrics and drone music of San Antonio's original Rock Arte group is on the Arneson River Stage for Maverick Music Festival on April 8th at 2:20pm

NEW VIDEOS FOR OLD MUSIC:  nada, nil, zlich.. still not quite the season for getting on these.  Coming sooon - LoopFest videos are done - time to hit the back catalog again!

LOOPFESTS: The NW LoopFest is schedule for July 15th - details to come soon, applications will be open soon!

Video Playlists: Southern California LoopFest, Rocky Mountain LoopFestTexas LoopFestNW LoopFest are fully posted.

 Residencies:

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

FUN FACTS:

Top streamed tracks on Spotify according to CD Baby for the month: For the first time in MONTHS something outside of Ambient Space Sounds cracks the top 5!!!

  1.  Lost                                (Ambient Space Sounds)
  2. Deep Space - Noah Peterson         (Ambient Space Sounds)
  3. Pulsar - Noah Peterson             (Ambient Space Sounds)
  4. Elegant Space Noise - Noah Peterson           (Ambient Space Sounds)
  5. Ethans Blues - Noah Peterson               (Solo Sax Sessions)                  

This month's most watched Youtube videos: 

  1. Los #3 Dinners
  2. Andre LaFosse at the 2016 SoCal LoopFest - closing jam
  3. Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels
  4. DJ FlipFlop at NAMM
  5. Noah Peterson at the 2016 SoCal LoopFest - Get Funky With Us

This was bit of crazy Youtube month.  San Antonio's Los #3 Dinners jumped HUGELY into first place.  LA's Andre LaFosse was a solid 2nd.  Out of nowhere Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels grab 3rd with a video from 2015. DJ FlipFlop settles down to 4th. And Noah Peterson's funk jam grabs 5th.

SHOWS: Grab yer calendars and dancing shoes!

 

Mar 31, 7pm - West Kings Highway

Sancho’s Cantina

608 Jackson Street, San Antonio, TX

 

Apr 1, 8pm – La Chichada

ShaneDig 11

Secret Location

 

Apr 7, 9pm - West Kings Highway

Halcyon

1414 S. Alamo Street, San Antonio, TX

 

Apr 8, 2:20pm – La Chichada

Maverick Music Festival

Arneson River Theatre, San Antonio  TX

 

Apr 9, 9pm – GrooveTron-X

Halycon

1414 S. Alamo Street, San Antonio, TX

 

April 14, 7pm - West Kings Highway

Sancho’s Cantina

608 Jackson Street, San Antonio, TX

 

April 21, 7pm - West Kings Highway

Sancho’s Cantina

608 Jackson Street, San Antonio, TX

Greetings Friends, Family, and Fans!

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

NEW NEWS

It's tour planning season: The Solo Sax Sessions is hitting the road.  Late spring in NYC and Pittburgh for some recording and a festival.  If you want to book a show or arrange a jam - let's talk!   Summer time brings Noah and the one-man-sax-band back to the NW: Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Washington - let's book some dates! 

Half of the 2016 Southern California LoopFest Videos are up - visit www.socalloopfest.com to click the artist playlists.

BANDS:

West Kings Highway is rolling along nicely.  We're performing at The Mockingbird Festival at HemisFair in downtown San Antonio on Saturday, got a couple of private events booked for the month and the Fiesta Arts Fair just booked us again! We love Fiesta! Southtown 101 has us for Frist Fridays.  8-11pm and Sancho's most other Fridays from 7 to 9pm. www.westkingshighway.com

GrooveTron-X: Livetronica music the way it was meant to be played.  Next performance is March 4th at Bang Bang Bar, 10pm.  Then March 26th at Halcyon, 9pm GrooveTron-X.  Free shows!

La Chichada:  Get your jazz hands shaking, the twisted lyrics and drone music of San Antonio's original Rock Arte group is back on March 25th - Jandro's on St. Mary's Strip - Dirty Genez featuring the very talented Jordan Moonz also on the bill. 

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

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

Video Playlists: Southern California LoopFest, (New videos almost daily!) Rocky Mountain LoopFestTexas LoopFestNW LoopFest are fully posted.

 Residencies:

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

FUN FACTS:

Top streamed tracks on Spotify according to CD Baby for the month: Once again, by a FAR margin - Ambient Space Sounds take the top 5 spots.

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

This month's most watched Youtube videos: 

  1. DJ FlipFlop at NAMM
  2. Andre LaFosse at the 2016 SoCal LoopFest - opening jam
  3. Toaster Music at the 2016 SoCal LoopFest
  4. 2016 NW LoopFest Daves Device - Opening Jam
  5. Cosmic Dust - Journey

DJ FlipFlop is hugely in the top spot by a good 450 views ahead of 2nd place. Andre LaFosse jumps in with a great performance of solo guitar on his echoplex for fun sliced music.  Toaster Music grabs third with a melodic/noise/avant-garde set, Daves Device grabs 4th with some EDM loops from the Portland festival and perennial Top 5 Favorite Cosmic Dust hangs onto 5th with Journey.

SHOWS: Grab yer calendars and dancing shoes!   

Mar 03  West Kings Highway, 8pm

First Friday at Southtown 101

101 Perida San Antonio, TX                                        

 

Mar 04  West Kings Highway, 1pm

Mockingbird Festival     

HemisFair Park San Antonio, TX               

 

Mar 04  GrooveTron-X, 10pm

Bang Bang Bar  

110 El Mio, San Antonio, TX                                       

 

Mar 10  West Kings Highway, 7pm

Friday Night Residency at Sancho's Cantina

628 Jackson St   San Antonio, TX                                              

 

Mar 17  West Kings Highway, 7pm

Friday Night Residency at Sancho's Cantina

628 Jackson St   San Antonio, TX                                              

 

Mar 18  Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels

Bastrop, TX                                       

 

Mar 21  West Kings Highway, 6pm

Paramour           

Pvt Event, San Antonio, TX                                        

 

Mar 24  West Kings Highway Friday Night  7pm

Friday Night Residency at Sancho's Cantina

628 Jackson St   San Antonio, TX                                                              

 

Mar 25  La Chichada and Dirty Genez, 9pm

Jandro’s on St Mary’s Strip         

San Antonio, TX                                              

               

Mar 26  GrooveTron-X, 9pm

Halcyon  at Blue Star

1414 S Alamo San Antonio, TX                                  

 

Mar 29  West Kings Highway, 7pm

Elks Lodge

Pvt Event, San Antonio, TX                                        

               

Mar 31  West Kings Highway, 7pm

Friday Night Residency at Sancho's Cantina

628 Jackson St   San Antonio, TX                                              

 

Apr 07   West Kings Highway, 8pm

First Friday at Southtown 101

101 Perida San Antonio, TX          

Greetings Friends, Family, and Fans!

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

NEW NEWS:

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

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

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

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

BANDS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Residencies:

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

FUN FACTS:

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

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

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

This month's most watched Youtube videos: 

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

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

SHOWS: Grab yer calendars and dancing shoes!   

Feb 03 West Kings Highway, 8pm

Southtown 101

101 S Pereida, San Antonio, TX

 

Feb 05   Noah Peterson Trio, 11am

Sunday Jazz Brunch at the Plaza Club     

Pvt Event, San Antonio, TX                                        

 

Feb 10   Solo Sax Sessions, 4:30pm

Carroll Bell Elementary 

Pvt Event, San Antonio, TX                                        

 

Feb 10   West Kings Highway, 7pm

628 Jackson St

Sancho's, San Antonio, TX

 

Feb 17   West Kings Highway, 7pm

628 Jackson St

Sancho's, San Antonio, TX

 

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

628 Jackson St

Sancho's, San Antonio, TX 

 

Mar 03 West Kings Highway, 8pm

Southtown 101

101 S Pereida, San Antonio, TX

 

Mar 04  GrooveTron-X, 10pm

Bang Bang Bar

119 El Mio Dr, San Antonio, TX

Greetings Loopers!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NEW NEWS:

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

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

BANDS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Residencies:

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

FUN FACTS:

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

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

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

This month's most watched videos: 

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

SHOWS: Grab yer calendars and dancing shoes!    


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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NEW NEWS:

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

BANDS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Residencies:

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

FUN FACTS:

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

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

This month's most watched videos: 

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

SHOWS: Grab yer calendars and dancing shoes!

Fri Dec 02,  8pm

West Kings Highway First Friday

Southtown 101

101 Perida St

San Antonio, TX                                              

 

Fri Dec 09, 7pm

West Kings Highway

Sancho’s Cantina

628 Jackson St,  San Antonio, TX                                              

 

Sat Dec 10, 10pm

Bigwood, La Chichada, Volcan

Bang Bang Bar

119 El Mio Dr, San Antonio, TX

                               

Fri Dec 16, 7pm

West Kings Highway

Sancho’s Cantina

628 Jackson St,  San Antonio, TX                                              

 

Sat Dec 17, 8pm

Solo Sax Sessions

Grackle Art Gallery

4621 El Campo Ave, Fort Worth, TX         

                               

Fri Dec 23, 7pm

West Kings Highway      

Sancho’s Cantina

628 Jackson S,t  San Antonio, TX                                              

               

Fri Dec 30, 7pm

West Kings Highway

Sancho’s Cantina

628 Jackson St,  San Antonio, TX                                              

 

Sat Dec 31, 8pm               

New Year's Eve Celebration with West Kings Highway    

San Antonio Elks Lodge #216

15650 Market Hl, San Antonio, Texas

Tickets: $25

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

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

Here's the individuals:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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NEW NEWS:

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

BANDS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Residencies:

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

FUN FACTS:

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

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

This month's most watched videos: 

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

SHOWS: Grab yer calendars and dancing shoes!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Greetings Friends, Family, and Fans!

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

NEW NEWS:

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

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

BANDS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

NEW VIDEOS FOR OLD MUSIC:

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

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

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

 Residencies:

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

FUN FACTS:

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

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

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

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

SHOWS: Grab yer calendars and dancing shoes!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Greetings Friends, Family, and Fans!

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

NEW NEWS:

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

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

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

BANDS:

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

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

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

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

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

NEW VIDEOS FOR OLD MUSIC:

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

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

Video for SCDG - Jimmy Claudius Was Blind

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

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

 Residencies:

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

FUN FACTS:

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

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

July's most watched videos:

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

SHOWS: Grab yer calendars and dancing shoes!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Time....

Such an ephemeral thing. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Greetings Friends, Family, and Fans!

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

NEW NEWS:

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

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

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

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

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

BANDS:

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

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

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

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

Reggae from Irie Impressions!  

Rock Arte from my band La Chichada!

NEW VIDEOS FOR OLD MUSIC:

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

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

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

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

 Residencies:

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

FUN FACTS:

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

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

July's most watched videos:

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

SHOWS: Grab yer calendars and dancing shoes!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sorry duder, that ain't how it goes. 

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

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

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

 

 

Greetings Friends, Family, and Fans!

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

NEW NEWS:

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

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

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

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

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

Here's some Reggae from Irie Impressions!  

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

NEW VIDEOS FOR OLD MUSIC:

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

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

Videos for SCDG - Cabez de Piedra

Video from Luna - Secret Alley

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

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

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

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

 Residencies:

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

FUN FACTS:

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

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

June's most watched videos:

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

SHOWS: Grab yer calendars and dancing shoes!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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