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)