Appearing on the first-round 2017 Grammy Awards ballot in seven categories, Pete Pidgeon & Arcoda’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. Arcoda combines the complex harmonic structures of Joni Mitchell and feel-good R&B undercurrents of Bill Withers with melodic accessibility and deeply poignant lyrics. Each musician is an experienced session player who can flexibly play American roots one night and neo-soul the next, delivering diversity with authenticity.
The band’s new 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 (Levon Helm Band, Hot Tuna), Grammy Nominee Catherine Popper (Jack White, Grace Potter, Ryan Adams), and Glenn Patscha (Sheryl Crow, Marc Cohn) with cameos by 2-time Grammy Winner Erik Lawrence (Aretha Franklin), Grammy Nominee Chris Pandolfi (Infamous Stringdusters), Ryan Zoidis (Lettuce), and Leah Concialdi (Nathaniel Rateliff). The 15-song, self-produced, Americana album – their first in six years – 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 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 additionally spinning the second single, the emotive “The Ways We Change.”
Pete Pidgeon & Arcoda recently played the We Are LA Festival at the 27,000-seat StubHub Center soccer stadium outside of Los Angeles directly supporting actor Kevin Costner & Modern West and directly following Emmy Award-Winning, Top 10, Gold Record Artist Rachel Platten. Two days later, Pete was invited by Jimmy Kimmel Live Co-Executive Producer Doug DeLuca to perform at Malibu Rocks Hollywood at Lucky Strike Live featuring an Arcoda lineup including Tony Braunagel (2-time Grammy Award-Winner with Bonnie Raitt), Jeff Paris (Grammy-Winner with Keb’ Mo’), and Jesse Money (daughter of and singer with Eddie Money). Pete performed the closing set of the 2016 Malibu Guitar Festival in a band with Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty, Eric Clapton) and Alex Ligertwood (Santana) and returned to make three appearances in 2017 including one preceding Robby Krieger of The Doors, and another as a duo with Supertramp/ Crowded House guitarist Mark Hart.
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 by Sony BMG; on Spotify, iTunes, and all major digital outlets; 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 including 2016’s SomeTHING UNorthodox.
Pete Pidgeon & Arcoda recently performed for 3000 fans at the Colorado Brewers’ Festival, 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, Relix, AXS, Boston Globe, Poughkeepsie Journal, and Performer. Pete also leads the funk band FU^K, has published the 300-page Hampton 98, and has a YouTube instructional series with 1.2M views. He has earned the moniker Hardest Working Musician and should probably sleep more often.
Pete Pidgeon - lead vocals, guitar
Adam Bodine - keyboards, vocals
Tim Philpott - bass, vocals
JR Ranck - drums, vocals
Scooter Vineburgh - percussion
- TWO DOLLA CRACK HORNS -
Nick D'Alessandro - tenor and soprano sax
Matt Wilkolak - trumpet
Ryan Zoidis - alto sax
Leah Concialdi - baritone sax
Adam Bartczak - trombone
Adam DeLaup - tuba
- THE DOVES SINGERS -
- ADDITIONAL MUSICIANS -
Peter Stelling - lap steel, guitar, vocals
Dan Schwindt - guitar
Scott Parker Mast - percussion
Photographer: Derek Miles