Pistol Pete

Smokestack Lightnin' Home Page -- The Blues Profile Page

Pistol Pete is a world-famous blues guitarist, based in Chicago. He performs alone, or often times with his blues trio, and his show packs a huge punch. He has been compared to legends such as Buddy Guy and Jimi Hendrix, and plays in blues clubs and venues all over the globe. Pete is a favorite blues act in Chicago, and can be seen
frequently around town and is featured as a headliner at The Chicago Blues Festival every year. Pistol Pete

PISTOL PETE’S - PERSONAL HISTORY
Born in Los Angeles, California. Raised in Chicago, Illinois by his Aunt Floy and Uncle Wesley Williams. Wesley was a blues guitarist and introduced Pete to the guitar at the age of four.
 
EDUCATION
Crane High School. All City Jazz Band - 4 years. G.I.T. Musician's Institute - various workshops.
Sherwood Music College.

EMPLOYMENT
Musical Director - Black Arts Celebration Band Leader in 1993. Pistol Pete and the Professionals,
Pistol Pete with Full Throttle, and currently Pistol Pete.

CD RELEASES
1995 - "LOADED" - Pistol Pete and the Professionals
1997 - "PISTOL PETE" - Pistol Pete
2002 - "MAN IN THE MOON" - Pistol Pete
2004 - "21ST CENTURY BLUES MAN" - Pistol Pete

MUSICAL INFLUENCES
Jimi Hendrix, Steve Vai, Frank Zappa, Greg Howe, Jon Finn, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Eric Gales
and Albert King.

 
Click the PLAY button above to start the stream