7.10.21 - WASATCH MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL
Every year the Shupe family puts on a must festival in the mountains called the Wasatch Music Festival. This year Ryan did a reunion show pulling in players from every era of his musical story. As part of that story Peter was invited to do a set during which he was joined by Ryan and other former bandmates. Here's a video of the afternoon and evening events on Day 2 of the festival (Saturday, July 10).
6.18.21 - SANDY AMPHITHEATER
Peter and the band kicked off the 2021 concert season at the Sandy Amphitheater in Salt Lake City on June 18. The concert featured a heavy dose of songs from the Heartland album, which turned 25 last March, and was performed by the original line up from that album. Here's "And She's True".
10.28.20 - THE HOUSE BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD
What you need is another COVID virtual music performance ;) But this one is different. This is a song I wrote and recorded a few years ago but never really released. It's based on a poem called "The House By The Side Of The Road" (Sam Walter Foss) and the idea is that while some people prefer to live quiet lives off the beaten path, the writer chooses to build his house by the road where he can watch people come and go, befriend them and serve.
Around the time I wrote the music, I was invited to go to Honduras to film interviews with people who had received micro loans from an organization called Mentors International
10.7.20 - ONE MORE FOR PAT.
This is our final performance with the great Pat Campbell before his passing on Oct. 5, 2020. It's a video we made to be shown on the last day of my daughter's elementary school in May (instead of a live performance which we normally do during non-COVID times). Pat liked the idea of letting the students and faculty take the vocals and was happy to join in. There's also an interesting side note to this song involving Pat: In 1991, my friend Rex Griffiths and I saw Pat's ska band "Swim Herschel Swim" play at a music festival and we were so blown away that we went home and tried to write our own ska song. We called it "You Wear Flowers" and it ended up kick starting everything for us. We didn't know Pat at the time, but years later he would become our drummer and it was no surprise that the guy who helped inspire this song played it better than anyone.