A new CD due in March 

A lot is happening. 

We're finalizing the mastering for the new CD, Train to Key Biscayne.

The CD will feature 12 original songs penned by me — blues, ballards, western tune and one rock anthem.

The release is scheduled for March.

Excellent singers are featured: Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson, Michelle Willson, Johnny Nicholas, Sugar Ray Norcia and yours truly.

Special Guests also include the great Ronnie Earl, Anthony Geraci, Neil Gouvin, Mudcat Ward, Bob Berry, George Dellomo, Hank Walther, Babe Pino…

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Herb Remington RIP 

I'm late acknowledging this sad news on this site, but I wanted to remember Herb Remington, the great steel guitarist for Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys. He died in Houston on Oct. 29, 2018.

I met herb in 2010 when he agreed to record a number of songs for my CD, "Goodbye Liza Jane: Hello Western Swing." He was a terrific guy, very musical, fastidious. He told me several Bob Will stories. When I asked him what's the one thing no one knows about Bob Wills, he looked me straight in the eye and said it's…

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Band goings-on, electric-style 

It's been a busy 2017, starting on Dec. 31 with with Rockport's New Year's Eve celebration, along with many bands at many venues.

Meanwhile, I'm working at Keep the Edge Studios in Quincy to complete a new CD, which I expect to be out in another month or two.

Performing at BirchTree Cafe in Worcester May 24, then at the White Eagle Polish Club, also in Worcester, Sat., May 27 with Babe Pino, starting around 8 pm.  No Cover.

 

 

BABE PINO & Me. SATURDAY 

That's right. Master blues harp player and singer Babe Pino and your truly will again perform at Rivalry's Sports Bar, 274 Shrewsbury St. in Worcester, Saturday, May 2 starting around 9:30.

NO COVER!

Four-piece straight blues, no chaser!

Without snowshoes we had to take the winter off/ Now we're back.

Happy New Year- 2015! 

Ring in the New Year in style — in the pretty seaside town of Rockport, Mass.

More than a dozen bands will be performing in venues around town.

Peter Ward & Electric Blues will play blues and swing at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 24 Broadway, from 10 to midnight.

Great to dance to!

Upcoming gigs 

Friday, Dec 5, a set at Midway Cafe in Jamaica Plain starting around 10 pm.

Sat, Dec. 6 at Rivalry's Sports Bar on 274 Shrewsbury St., Worcester, starting around 9:30 p.m.

Recordings 

I've been busy this year recording some western swing tunes, several of which Bobby Koeffer plays nonpedal steel on. Bobby toure with Bob Wills int he 1950s and is known as the Clown Prince of Western Swing."

I've also been recording a long-awaited blues and swing CD (or vinyl), featuring an array of blues and swing styles. This one will be completed first, probably in February. Guests include Sugar Ray Norcia on harmonica and Rusty Scott on B3 organ.

 

3 New songs on YouTube 

THREE NEW SONGS on YOUTUBE.

Here are the links to make it easy for you.

"Roly Poly"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjRL7xTh4Kc

 

"Milk Cow Blues"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wgPcHarq7g

 

"A-11"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uR4ZoyW1pr8

a sweet fan 

Not long ago I unexpectedly received a sweet thoughtful letter from Bernice Cormier of Louisiana. She let me know that Clayton, her husband and a guitar player, had died, sadly ... and that he had played guitar whiel listening to my 1st CD release: "Goodbye Liza Jane, Hello Western Swing." She wanted another copy... She also invited me down to join her at the race track. If I could get away, I'd love to! And I'm going to try.

Having a fan like Bernice adds so much joy ...

THANKS. 

Welcome Back, fans 

Some exciting things are happening.

The band has been in the studio, recording a CD...and it's sounding really good so far. It's a mix of western swing and classic country including a few tunes I have written. The melody of one, called "Seaport," came to me while I was trying to find parking in Boston's Seaport area, where development has gone .. well, overboard. It's the fastest growing part of the Boston right now. There are only a few meters but many garages charging $17 and up!! !@#$%

I'm hoping to…

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