Appearing on one Grammy Award-Nominated project and landing 12 Grammy ballot appearances, international recording artist Pete Pidgeon's “credibly original approach,” as praised by Rolling Stone contributor Jesse Jarnow, is rooted in multi-stylistic stories of perseverance and rejuvenation – reflections of Pete’s true-life experiences. Pete’s “progressive Americana songwriting” combines deeply poignant lyrics with the complex harmonic structures of Joni Mitchell, feel-good R&B undercurrents of Bill Withers, and spiritual ambiance of classic Yes. He can flexibly play American roots one night and neo-soul the next, delivering diversity with authenticity.
Pete’s newest LP, All the Little Things, features an all-star lineup of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee and 3-time Grammy Award Winner Levon Helm (The Band, Bob Dylan), 3-time Grammy Winner Justin Guip (Hot Tuna, Levon Helm Band), 2-time Grammy Winner Erik Lawrence (Aretha Franklin), Grammy Winner Chris Pandolfi (Infamous Stringdusters), Grammy Nominee Catherine Popper (Jack White, Grace Potter, Ryan Adams), Glenn Patscha (Sheryl Crow, Marc Cohn), Ryan Zoidis (Lettuce), and Leah Concialdi (Nathaniel Rateliff). The 15-song self-produced album was engineered by Gold Record recipient Chris Bittner (Coheed & Cambria) at The Band bassist Rick Danko’s former residence of Applehead Studios in Woodstock, NY. The Denver Album Launch Party featured Jennifer Hartswick & Natalie Cressman of the Trey Anastasio Band and frequent Anders Osborne guitarist Peter Stelling. The album’s lead single – the horn-heavy Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You (feat. Levon Helm) – has been officially added at the fastest-growing AAA Non-Comm radio station in the US: 105.5 FM “The Colorado Sound.” FM stations KUVO, KRRR, and KRFC, are also spinning the second single, the emotive fan favorite The Ways We Change.
Based in Topanga Canyon Los Angeles – where Neil Young wrote After the Gold Rush – Pete Pidgeon & Arcoda have played the We Are LA Festival at the 27K-seat StubHub Center soccer stadium directly supporting actor Kevin Costner & Modern West and directly following Emmy Award-Winning, Top 10, Gold Record Artist Rachel Platten. Invited by Jimmy Kimmel Co-Executive Producer Doug DeLuca, the band performed in Hollywood with a lineup of 2-time Grammy Winner Tony Braunagel (Bonnie Raitt) on drums, Grammy Winner Jeff Paris (Keb’ Mo’) on keyboards, and Jesse Money (daughter of Eddie Money) on backing vocals. Pete performed at the Malibu Guitar Festival with Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty, Eric Clapton) on drums, Alex Ligertwood (Santana) on vocals, and Mark Hart (Supertramp, Crowded House) on lap steel. Pete has also played with Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Pearl Thompson (The Cure), R&R HoF Nominee Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction), Dug Pinnick (King’s X), and is a member of Tasty Face with Angelo Moore (Fishbone).
Former Jeff Buckley Co-Manager, Jack Bookbinder, recalls being, “struck by Pete’s jaw-dropping vocals and approach to artistry.” Pete’s music has been released internationally on the Sony BMG label and broadcast on BET’s number-one show 106 & Park for 10.3M viewers – as sung by Epic Recording Artist/ Missy Elliot protégé Jessica Betts. Pete’s eclectic compositions have been placed in award-winning films at the LA Reel Film Festival, Boston International Movie Festival, and Honolulu Film Festival.
2019 highlight performances include playing the Topanga Days Festival Main Stage preceding 2019 Grammy Award Winner Fantastic Negrito, and headlining the 600-capacity Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood. Pete recently performed for 4K fans at Joyride Brewing’s Anniversary Block Party, 3K at the Colorado Brewers’ Festival, 3K at the Fillmore Auditorium, twice headlined the Fox Theatre, directly supported Anders Osborne and Rich Robinson (Black Crowes), received a Westword Music Award Nomination and eight Rock Awards nominations, and has been featured in Denver Post, AXS, Boston Globe, Performer, Poughkeepsie Journal, Relix, Malibu Surfside News, Jambase.com, and Jambands.com. Pete also leads the funk band FU^K, published his 300-page book Hampton 98, and has a YouTube instructional series with over 1.2M views. He has earned the moniker Hardest Working Musician among his peers and should probably sleep more often.
Pete Pidgeon - lead vocals, guitar
Johnnie Gilmore - bass
Marco Bazzi - drums
Photographer: Derek Miles