Saturday, March 15, 2008

The Present Day Singer/Songwriter Refuses to Die

A brief programming note for those of you in the great Northwest: Tomorrow -- Sunday, March 16 -- Charlie Bermant"s documentary film
Peter Spencer Plays the Garden has its world premiere at the
Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival
at the Linwood Theater on Bainbridge Island. The screening is at 1:50 p.m.

Pete's an old pal of mine (from my Greenwich Village skinny-tie band 80s past) and a rather mesmeric performer. This clip is an outtake from the above mentioned doc; it's also quite gorgeous and it'll give you an idea what both Pete and the film are about.

Area residents should also note that next week, on Monday March 24, Pete will be the featured lead guitarist at the Highway 99 Blues Club in Seattle. He'll play a 90-minute set starting at 8:30 p.m and then get down with his bad self in the club's Blue Monday Blues Jam. The house band at Highway 99 includes members of Left-Hand Smoke -- the same worthies who back Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready on his solo albums (how's that for name dropping?). Admission is free.


Anonymous said...

Nice! I loved the riff he threw in there at around the 2:50 mark. If this clip is an outtake, the film should be a treat.

Anonymous said...

Mike McCready doesn't have any solo albuns!

steve simels said...

Well, I just googled and McCready does not, in fact, have solo albums. Obviously, Pete is in error about these guys, but I'll ask him what this was all about when I get a chance.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry. I should have said "solo shows" and not "solo albums."

steve simels said...

Ah -- I suspected as much.

So how was the premier?