Tour wrap-up, Today In Nashville pt. 2!

I just touched down from an awesome time on the road with my band, the Hillside Airmen. It takes a lot of people to make a tour successful, so without further ado:

Thanks to 1919, Gypsy Sally’s, The Sevareid House, Slim’s Downtown, WDVX Blue Plate Special, ACME Radio, The Local, and the crew at WSMV Ch. 4 for having us! Thanks to Arty Hill, Tom Mackell, The Matchsellers and Kiely Connell for sharing the stage with us. It was great hanging with all of you! Special thanks to Feed The Scene, Meg Hargreaves, Janet Lewis, Val Levine & Paul Gilmore for the generous hospitality. It means a lot to a travelling band! Last but not least, thanks to Mick Hargreaves, Alex Sarkis and Buddy Woodward for bringing these tunes I made up to life, and everyone who came out and enjoyed the music!

ICYMI, here’s our second performance on Today in Nashville as well as our interview/performance on ACME Radio’s Vinyl Lunch:

‘Alive in Patchogue’ Released Today!

One year ago to the day, ‘Foothill Freeway’ was released. A lot has changed since then. To celebrate, ‘Alive in Patchogue’ is now available as a name-your-price download via Bandcamp! It is also streaming over at No Depression. This show was a ton of fun, I hope you enjoy these recordings! Thanks to the musicians, audience and the PTPA staff for making this release possible.

“Pete Mancini’s first solo outing, Foothill Freeway, rightly garnered praise from the likes of NPR. The album is a contemplative piece, but Mancini shines live. Whether he’s fronting his own band or playing bass with New York blues-rockers Leland Sundries, it’s clear that Mancini is here to serve the music — not the other way around. His lyrics are powerful stories about life on the margins and his soft touch gives the songs an an important sense of humanity.”
– Rachel Cholst (Adobe and Teardrops, No Depression)

Updated tour schedule!

I have some new tour dates to announce! Check it:

I am also excited to announce that I’ll be playing this years Great South Bay Music Festival alongside acts like Dickey Betts, Hot Tuna and Little Feat! We will be playing the Bandshell stage on Sunday, July 15th. Tickets available at the GSBMF website!

The full tour schedule is available for viewing on the ‘tour’ tab above. How convenient!

‘Foothill Freeway’ named Indie Album of the Year!

I just got back from a great NE tour with Nick Loss-Eaton (Leland Sundries) on lead guitar. We hit Portland ME, Providence RI, Somerville MA, Rosendale NY and NYC for John Platt’s On Your Radar. We even drove through a snowstorm to record a live interview/session at Radio Woodstock 100.1 WDST, which you can check out here. The venues and crowds were truly awesome on this run. We got to hang with some old friends and made a bunch of new ones. We’ll be back soon!

Upon arriving home, I opened my email inbox to some amazing news: ‘Foothill Freeway’ was named Indie Album of the Year by The Daily Vault! Thanks to Jason Warburg for the review and including us on this awesome year-end list. There are no more shows scheduled for 2017, but 2018 is already filling up and there are some big announcements coming your way soon.

Happy Holidays folks! See ya in the new year.

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New Tour Dates Added!

Good news everyone! I have some new tour dates to close out the year! Check it:

11/24 – The Bitter End, New York NY
11/26 – West Hempstead Public Library, West Hempstead NY
12/6 – The Dogfish Bar & Grill, Portland ME
12/7 – Dusk, Providence RI (w/ Andy Lampert)
12/8 – PA’s Lounge, Somerville MA (w/ David Wells, Matt Charette)
12/9 – Market Market, Rosendale NY
12/10 – The Viking, Islip NY  CANCELLED
12/12 – John Platt’s On Your Radar @ Rockwood Music Hall, New York NY

In other news, I will be showcasing at this years NERFA Conference from November 9th-12th. Looking forward to meeting everyone and jamming!

Stay tuned for some exciting announcements coming soon!

‘Foothill Freeway’ Music Video!

Over the Summer, I teamed up with Jamie Frey and Joe Wakeman of SEEN YR VIDEO productions to make a music video for ‘Foothill Freeway’. This week it premiered over at No Depression! We had a great time making it, I hope you dig it. Check it out here:

http://nodepression.com/album-review/video-pete-mancini-foothill-freeway

In other news, I am regrouping from a very busy month of gigs. I had a great time on the road in Baltimore, Chapel Hill, Nashville, and Stroudsburg, thanks to all the friends old and new who made it an awesome trip. I am working on more tour dates for the Winter season and will be posting more info on that very soon.

September Tour Dates + Wes Houston Presents!

I am happy to announce a few shows on the road in September supporting some great artists: Iain Matthews, Arty Hill, Michael VM, Blue Cactus, and Kevin Gordon. More details:

9/3 – Bradstock XXIV, Center Moriches NY
9/9 – Lighthouse Waterfront Cafe, Glen Cove NY (w/ Iain Matthews) CANCELLED
9/13 – Rooster + Hen, Catonsville MD (w/ Arty Hill)
9/14 – The Cave – Chapel Hill NC (w/ Michael VM, Blue Cactus)
9/15 – Douglas Corner Cafe, Nashville TN (w/ Kevin Gordon)
9/22 – House Concert, Stroudsburg PA (w/ Iain Matthews)
9/23 – Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition, Brooklyn NY

I was recently invited back to film a brand new episode of Wes Houston Presents, this time in the round with Jim Allen and Wes. We had a great time swapping songs, thanks to Jimmy and the 4VS crew. Broadcast dates/times will be announced soon, but for now you can check it out here:

‘Foothill Freeway’ Press Roundup!

I am happy to report Foothill Freeway has received some great reviews over the past few months since it’s release! Here is what some folks have to say about the record:

“Just as Roger McGuinn, Gram Parsons and company had done decades earlier, Mancini’s crew crafts a warm, organic sound bearing deep country roots, but still informed by rock ‘n’ roll.”
-NPR

Foothill Freeway is by far Mancini’s strongest work yet.”
– No Depression

“With a deep sense of purpose and tremendous craft, Mancini catalogues the foibles and failings of men and women, lovers and nations, a tapestry of all-too-human humanity.”
-The Daily Vault

“Like the perfect pair of your favorite boots, caked with dirt and broken in from excessive wear, [Foothill Freeway] is a record that will stand the test of time and surely get its use from the owner.”
– Red Line Roots

Foothill Freeway contains ten tremendous songs by a singer songwriter who is at the very peak of his powers and who should really be spoken of in the same way as Farrar, Tweedy, Adams were in their early days of worldwide acclaim…”
– American Roots UK

“[Foothill Freeway] is both an homage to past greats such as the Byrds as well as a fitting statement by Mancini that American roots music never can and never will fade away.”
– Good Times Magazine

“[Mancini’s] eye for telling detail in his lyrical observations and his knack for ingratiating hooks helps to set him apart from the Americana pack.”
– Culture Sonar

Foothill Freeway is currently available over at Bandcamp and wherever else music is streamed or sold!