Trio in the Rough

I’ve been playing music with guitarist Bernie Petteway on and off for many years. We had a quartet, The Wasabi Brothers, for several years playing electric/eclectic jazz-sort-of. For the last few years we’ve been playing sporadically with drummer Ed Butler as the Bernie Petteway Trio. I’m reluctant to call this a “jazz trio” though we …

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Twelve Tone Masters

This item is old – I believe from 1977. It’s a spoof commercial originally made by Robert Conrad. More info on the original post can be found here. So take a listen – it’s dated but funny.


Just finished recording my tracks for the new CD to benefit the Farm Labor Organizing Committee. Should be out by the end of September – hopefully in time for the Woody Guthrie Tribute at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA on October 5th. Anyway – this new CD, as did the last one (Baldemar Velasquez and …

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Search for Wild Horses

I’m intrigued by search engines and what people search for on the internet and, in particular, how people arrive at my sites. I recently moved this site to a new server and totally restructured the content and did not put up a lot of the content I had at the old site so in monitoring …

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37 Cellos, 1 Man

This Video has been around for a while but I just saw it for the first time. Cellist, composer, and all-around very interesting person Ethan Winer put together a one-man band to beat all. So who was here first – Ethan or Apocalyptica? Really – this cello video made me laugh and want to have …

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