FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — Pistol Pete is well-known in Chicago and abroad as one of the hottest shredders around. He won the Jimi Hendrix Electric Guitar Competition, Midwest Division. He has been on Showtime At The Apollo, played with musical legends & has multiple cd’s.
Pistol Pete will be on Friday, January 11th starting at 8:00 pm for a NO COVER show. Pistol Pete will also be playing FRI, APR 12 8:00 PM, FRI, OCT 4 8:00 PM and FRI, DEC 20 8:00 PM of this year.
I am a shredding guitar player that uses various musicians for backup. Any combination of these musicians makes an awesome band. One of the interesting things about seeing me play is that it will never be the same old thing over and over. I keep it fresh and entertaining, you never know who you will see playing with me.
Myself, I live and breathe the guitar. Besides my band, here is a laundry list of SOME of the people I have shared a stage with or opened for over the years: Cheap Trick, Foreigner, Foghat, Traffic, Kansas, Head East. Survivor, Mr. Mister, Slash, The TRUE Band of Gypsy’s Buddy Miles and Billy Cox (Jimi Hendrix’s bass and drums), Eric Gales, Otis Rush, KoKo Taylor, Buddy Guy, Billy Branch and the Son of Blues, Melvin Taylor (he was my teacher), Junior Wells, Kenny Wayne Shepard and Johnny Lang, Ronnie and Lonnie Brooks, Bo Diddley, Freddie Jones Band, Gatemouth Brown, Howard Tate, Corey Stevens, Kinsey Report, Gary Hoey…….. well, you get the idea. The beat and the list goes on.
I have played in Poland, Japan, Canada, and all over these United States. I appeared on Showtime At the Apollo (came in 2nd) because the female trumpet player looked DAMN good in her mini skirt, LOL!
I won the Jimi Hendrix Electric Guitar Competition Midwestern Division and took a trip to Seattle for the finals. Several Thousand people entered this contest and only 100 were chosen for the competition. From that 100 only 10 went on to Seattle. I was one of the 10. The picture of me with Al Hendrix (Jimi’s Dad) is when he presented me with the top prize in Chicago.
I believe in playing with all my heart and soul whether it’s for 2 people or 20,000 people. I hope you will agree when you come out and see me.
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