Here’s what people have been saying about Pine Box Derby:
“[Pete Mancini] has the forthrightness of a punk singer and the fragile sensitivity of a folk crooner. If you get through [Pine Box Derby] without feeling a pang or two then you’re not listening closely enough.”
– No Depression
“Pine Box Derby is a beautifully crafted, mixed and mastered song in the vein of some of the best singer-songwriters around… Mancini’s voice is so heartfelt it can melt the hardest of feelings.”
– East Coast Rocker
“[Pine Box Derby] delivers poignancy reminiscent of Jackson Browne and Dan Fogelberg, a delicate emotional perspective pregnant with mysterious symbolism.”
“Pine Box Derby is a right of passage, discarding toxic cycles and an innocence long forgotten, and Mancini learns to let go and blossoms into one of today’s most talented storytellers.”
– B-Sides & Badlands
“Rife with nostalgia and smoothly stunning musicianship, Pine Box Derby is an impressive offering from Mancini.”
– Sensible Reason
“[Pine Box Derby] is a highly contemplative and relatable bit of Americana…”
“Pete Mancini has a great feel for the everyman. Fans of Ryan Adams should pay particular attention to [Pine Box Derby]…”
– Now Hear This Music
“[Pine Box Derby] has a comforting, warm recall to traditional folk, in relaying the times and tribulations of growing up and dealing with memories and nostalgia.”
– Obscure Sound
“[Pine Box Derby’s] lyrics are memorable, relatable, and intimate with a soft thematic approach.”
– Audible Addixion
Pine Box Derby is streaming on all major platforms:
My first single for Diversion Records is premiering over at No Depression! Pine Box Derby was produced by yours truly, recorded at Paradiddle Studios, and features some amazing harmonies by Cassandra House. Thanks to Rachel Cholst of Adobe and Teardrops for the great write up!
Pine Box Derby is available for streaming/download on 10/9, and we celebrate the release at Berlin NYC on 10/19!
I have some great shows coming up in NYC, LI, MD and DC.
Note: 10/19 at Berlin NYC is the Pine Box Derby release show with Leland Sundries! Save the date!
I am excited to announce my new single “Pine Box Derby” will be released on Diversion Records on October 9th!
PRE-ORDER on iTunes (link for desktop, mobile search in store):
PRE-ORDER MP3 for Diversion Records:
I am still recharging from a great tour to MPLS and back. Thanks to friends old and new who made it such a blast! The Summer may be drawing to a close, but things are just heating up around here. I am thrilled to announce I have signed with Diversion Records, a great label based in Chicago! We will be announcing some new music very soon, so stay tuned!
I also have some great tour dates coming up next month:
We will be adding more shows in the coming weeks, so keep an eye on this space. We’ll see ya out there!
New states, new venues, Great South Bay Music Fest, and the old favorite hangouts. Coming to a venue near you!
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:
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)
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!
I am excited to announce some tour dates for this Spring. Stay tuned for more details coming soon!