This is the song we need right now. Writer Jeff Lynne (ELO) said of writing it, "It was dark and misty for two weeks, and I didn't come up with a thing. Suddenly the sun shone and it was, 'Wow, look at those beautiful Alps.' I wrote Mr. Blue Sky and 13 other songs in the next 2 weeks". We recorded each of our parts from our respective homes during this stay-at-home order for COVID-19 and then put it all together.
Since everybody is sharing songs from home, here's an unfinished song I left off our last album. I recorded this version at home on March 25, 2020. There's an old saying: "Songwriters don't finish songs, they abandon them". And sometimes the only thing it takes to be able to walk away is to play it live once. We're not live, but you're my audience. Oh, and I formed a new band to perform it! All good guys.
WHILE WE'RE HOLED UP
While we wait out the Coronavirus storm, we won't be doing any live performances. However, here are a couple of clips that recently went up from a unique performance Peter did with Nancy Hanson, David Tolk and Craig Miner for Sirius XM's Highway 89. The idea was to do all covers, mostly from genres outside of our own (except for this song which was no stretch at all). See more songs on our Videos page. You can hear the full audio to the show here and in podcast form here.
MARCH 26 SHOW AT GEARY THEATER POSTPONED
Due to precautions being taken against Coronavirus, USU has decided to postpone our concert (among other events) at the Geary Theater in Price, UT. In the best case scenario, the concert will be rescheduled in May. We will keep you posted here.
PROVO COVEY CENTER 2.22.20
Peter and band perfomed their first full length show at the Covey Center for the Arts in Provo, UT. The song "Too Cold a Stone" was written by Ken Witzel and covered on Peter's second album, Heartland in 1996.