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Hugs and Kisses

A HUGE thank you to all who came out to the Back Page for the release of my new album, Middle Street. A packed house of your favorite people, old friends, new friends...doesn't get any better.

Special thanks to…

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Introducing the Limbo Souls!

After a few line up changes the band is finally set: Carl Johnson/guitar; Arte Kenyon/bass; Steve Esposito/keys; and Justin Bealieu/drums. From now on known as The Limbo Souls. And with lyric contributions from Carl and Arte (check out Leak

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What a Week!

After playing two rollicking nights at Voices on Lakeview Ave in Lowell, me and the boys headed to Brian's Ivy Hall for the Will Rock for Food benefit. What a night! Melvern Taylor and his Fabulous Meltones set the stage…

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Back to the Worthen

Fun night last month. Great to have Arte K and Sir Bob laying down the rhythm. And to see good friend Craig Himmelberger smiling from ear to ear while he provided some tasty ukelele licks, well, it doesn't get much…

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New CD In the Works

Just about ready to start recording my third album tentatively titled Unreliable. Hoping for a September release. Songs will include Dwelling on Tomorrow, Careful What You Wish For and my new favorite, How Many Times. Check back for updates.

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Dwelling on Tomorrow

Funny what a difference a year makes. Last year at this time I was just beginning to record Never Now, not knowing much about anything else except that I was hoping to make an early 70's influenced record. One year…

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Get Flossing

This week I took over Audio Floss, the music blog at the Sun. Features include Lavender Loops, In the Bars and Pix and Tix. Hoping the blog will help revive a sleepy Lowell music scene. Any and all comments appreciated…

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Fun Night!

A big thank you to anyone who made the trek to Mickey's Friday night. It was nice to see a Lowell bar packed for a night of original music Tex MacNamara and his Bucking Broncos played a fun-packed…

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The Transformation

Sangrias in Lowell, the original venue for my CD release party, has mutated into "Mickey's Irish Pub". Same owners; same intimate room Songwriter Melvern Taylor gets things rolling at 7:00. Should be a great night of music.…

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Rude Awakening

Andy Jacobson, owner of Brew'd Awakening (best coffee in Lowell) is selling Never Now at his Market St. location. He sold one to a woman who was getting married and looking for local musicians to play at her wedding. Shouldn't…

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A Little Press

Made it to Doug's top 5 for the October issue of Metronome. "Peter Lavender is a talented guy who goes unnoticed more often than not." My life story in ten words or less For the complete review click…

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Never Now Cover Art

Several people have asked about the cover art for Never Now. The original painting was created by Patrick Moriarty, then a third grade student at the school where I teach music. After a courageous battle with cystic fibrosis, Patrick said…