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