From Pete's Perspective:
I wasn't born or raised in
Montana. I probably won't die there either, unless I go pheasant hunting
with Dick Cheney. But I did go to Flathead High School and I consider
Kalispell to be home. There's been a lot of water under the bridge since
1966, the year I graduated. This album is my homage to Montana. Some of it
comes directly out of experiences I've had there. Some of it doesn't. You
can chalk the rest up to good ole fashioned lament, I suppose.
As for "Brown Grass Music":
When I called Paul Scholten of County Q Productions in Nashville, I told him
I had an album I wanted to do (in what we know these days as) unplugged. He
said that was great, that he loved cutting records that way, sort of like Oh
Brother Where Art Thou?...I responded, well, let's just say I want to do the
album unplugged. I've always thought of my favorite country music as being
more along the lines of white trash blues, but I didn't especially want to
reveal that to Paul at the time. So I sent him the work tape and he charted
out the tunes for his hand-picked blue grass studio band to play on the
album. When I arrived in Nashville and went into the studio, Paul told our
sound engineer, Rob Matson, that we were going to spend the day cutting a
brown grass album.
Okay. I can live with that. Maybe that's a little more flattering than white
trash blues. Maybe it isn't. Either way, it's heartfelt and that's the
point. Enjoy it.
Also check out George Peden's
review of Down From
us your feedback on this artist.
Hey! Listened to Pete's stuff on his MySpace and I REALLY
LIKE IT! I even added him to my friends because I really like the gentle, "unplugged" style of his music and vocals. Me being from
the Golden State, or as I lovingly call it, the "Brown Grass" state, I thought it
was funny that was his genre! That works! Very nice writing Pete!
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