At the Grand in Ellsworth on Friday, February 11th at 7:30 pm.

(Ellsworth, ME) Born in 1936 in Jamaica, Pete was still a child when his family moved to a small town outside of Austin, Texas. His religious upbringing introduced him to gospel music, but eventually he heeded the call of the blues. Pete got his start playing bass and singing with Henry “Blues Boy” Hubbard and the Jets. Along the way, he served as mentor to a young W.C. Clark, now a Black Top artist who is widely regarded as a patriarch of the Austin scene. Pete came to Phoenix in the early sixties. His first gigs here were with the late great Duke Draper, a fine singer and keyboardist in his own right. Pete’s next musical move was to join Jimmy Knight and His Knights of Rhythm.

During the late 1970’s, Pete served as the original vocalist for Drivin’ Wheel. Since then, Pete has pretty much fronted his own groups, and the list of graduates from his school of bluesology reads like a Who’s Who of respected musicians. Pete’s latest version of the Blues Sevilles consisted of Moe Denham on vocals and keyboards, guitarist Kirk Hawley, bassist Kati Ingino and drummer Alvieto Robinson.

In 1998, Pete moved to Maine because, he said, they “have great fishing there…” Don’t miss this classic blues concert, sponsored by WERU… one night only at The Grand!

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information, please visit the Grand website.

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Brenda Bonneville co-founded Maine Art Scene Magazine in 2007 with her husband Thierry Bonneville. Together they are committed to promote Maine Arts in new and enterprising ways. They have published thousands of press releases and organized multiple statewide juried virtual arts exhibits.

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