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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 to help them start businesses. I was so blown away by the stories that I came home and added this song to the footage and now Mentor's International uses it in their fundraising. The work they do is completely consistent with the spirit of the poem.

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. 

Peter

Pat Campbell

10.5.20

Over the last 14 years, whenever I introduced Pat Campbell to our audiences, I found myself using the word “legend" - but not for his drumming (although that was certainly legendary). It was mostly his personality I was thinking of. Everyone who knew Pat will tell you the same. And watching him struggle these last four days following a heart attack was like watching a modern day George Bailey - you never know how many people's lives you have touched until you're in trouble yourself. I met Pat in 2006 when he was brought by producer Scott Wiley to handle the drums on our album "All The Color Green" and he stayed with us from then on, taking on live shows as well. Our last gig (in person) was in March at Tuacahn in St. George and Pat did it for free since it was to benefit the high school for the arts there. He brought his daughter Ruby along (who seemed fascinated by the school) and turned it into a father/daughter weekend. It's Ruby, her mom, two brothers and her sister we are thinking about today. We're missing your dad and husband a ton already and our hearts are broken. 

Peter

Photo taken Sept. 2019 at the Sandy Amphitheater by James Gessel.

2020 CHRISTMAS CONCERTS CANCELLED

Due to continued COVID restrictions, we have canceled this year's Christmas concerts at the Rose Wagner Theater.  Salt Lake County venues are required to restrict venues to 15% capacity for performances, which makes our shows untenable. However, we are currently looking into (and quite curious about!) possibilities for doing a Christmas concert virtually. Stay tuned for details!

4.29.20 - JERUSALEM (HOME SYMPHONY VERSION)

This includes many of the principal string players we have used through the years all in one "place". They represent different time periods, different albums, and different phases of our live show. Some of them started when they were too young to drive, so their parents had to bring them to our gigs. I have a love for all of them and am amazed we got them all to do this. Thinking about naming them The Big Parade Pandemic Symphony. (Apologies to those we couldn't contact.)

4.21.20 - ROCKET MAN

4.7.20 - EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT

3.30.20

3.25.20

MARCH 26 SHOW AT GEARY THEATER POSTPONED

PROVO COVEY CENTER 2.22.20

ROSE WAGNER THEATER 12.21.19

SANDY AMPHITHEATER 9.7.19

THANKSGIVING POINT 9.6.19

PODCAST INTERVIEW 3.21.19

TEDx TALK 3.20.19

TEDx MUSIC PERFORMANCE 3.20.19

WINTER/SPRING 2018

FOR BENEFIT