Guatemala – Pete Sears – Watchfire

This article needs additional citations for verification. Guatemala – Pete Sears – Watchfire has played with many other musicians through the years, including Dr. Cesar Chávez and the Farmworkers Struggle directed by Emmy Award-winning Ray Telles and Rick Tehada Flores. Sears was born in Bromley, Kent.

His career as a professional musician began in 1964, touring the United Kingdom with the band Sons of Fred. Pete Sears went on to play and record with many musical artists, including The Fleur De Lys in 1966, and the psychedelic underground band Sam Gopal Dream which featured guitarist Mick Hutchinson, Sears on bass and Hammond organ, and the Indian tabla player Sam Gopal. Sears was a session musician during the late 1960s, including recording piano with the blues band Steamhammer. Steamhammer would back up the legendary Freddie King when he toured the UK. In the summer of 1969, Sears left Trader Horne just before they began recording. Blue Cheer guitarist Leigh Stephens invited him to California for the first time.

Sears left Copperhead just before recording their first album to work on Rod Stewart’s Never a Dull Moment album in London, but mainly to join a new band Nicky Hopkins was putting together. Sears spent two weeks recording with Ike Turner at Ike’s studio, Bolic Sound in Los Angeles. In 1974, Sears joined Jefferson Starship, replacing Peter Kaukonen and switching back and forth between bass and keyboards with his close friend, David Freiberg. In the early 1990s, Sears played keyboards with San Francisco based psychedelic, jazz, rock band ZERO.

Pete has sat in with ZERO as recently as 2013. From 1992 to 2001, Sears played keyboards with Jefferson Airplane’s Jorma Kaukonen, and Jack Casady, in Hot Tuna. The band also included Michael Falzarano and Harvey Sorgen. He has also worked live and in the studio and performed with John Lee Hooker, who wrote and recorded a song with Sears, called “Elizabeth”. In 1988, a group of citizens from the Soviet Union marched across the USA as a show of support for peace and the end of the Cold War between the two countries.

Sears performed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tribute to John Lee Hooker at Stanford University as one of Hooker’s guests. He also wrote a song with Hooker, “Elizabeth”, which they performed live together in the studio on Sears’ solo album The Long Haul. Pete Sears is now a full-time member of Moonalice and also plays with David Nelson Band and Harvey Mandel. Pete and his wife Jeannette met in 1971 and began their relationship as a songwriting team. They married in 1975 in Mill Valley, California.

They became active with numerous Central American relief organisations through the ’80s, working on benefits and immediate relief to refugees. In the late 1980s they spearheaded a radio drive in the San Francisco Bay area to raise food and clothing for refugees fleeing the ravages of civil war in Guatemala and El Salvador. Starship Veteran Back On Course: Keyboardist’s New CD Features All-Star Support”. Pete Sears: In It for the Long Haul”, jambands. Eyries, Patrice, David Edwards and Mike Callahan. Weintraub’s ‘Ball’ to Roll at L. Jerry Garcia with Zero Golden Gate Park 1988 THINK”.

The Long Haul album review, The Music Box, July 2002. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Pete Sears. This page was last edited on 25 March 2018, at 13:45. This article needs additional citations for verification. Sears has played with many other musicians through the years, including Dr. Cesar Chávez and the Farmworkers Struggle directed by Emmy Award-winning Ray Telles and Rick Tehada Flores. Sears was born in Bromley, Kent.

His career as a professional musician began in 1964, touring the United Kingdom with the band Sons of Fred. Pete Sears went on to play and record with many musical artists, including The Fleur De Lys in 1966, and the psychedelic underground band Sam Gopal Dream which featured guitarist Mick Hutchinson, Sears on bass and Hammond organ, and the Indian tabla player Sam Gopal. Sears was a session musician during the late 1960s, including recording piano with the blues band Steamhammer. Steamhammer would back up the legendary Freddie King when he toured the UK. In the summer of 1969, Sears left Trader Horne just before they began recording. Blue Cheer guitarist Leigh Stephens invited him to California for the first time. Sears left Copperhead just before recording their first album to work on Rod Stewart’s Never a Dull Moment album in London, but mainly to join a new band Nicky Hopkins was putting together.

Sears spent two weeks recording with Ike Turner at Ike’s studio, Bolic Sound in Los Angeles. In 1974, Sears joined Jefferson Starship, replacing Peter Kaukonen and switching back and forth between bass and keyboards with his close friend, David Freiberg. In the early 1990s, Sears played keyboards with San Francisco based psychedelic, jazz, rock band ZERO. Pete has sat in with ZERO as recently as 2013. From 1992 to 2001, Sears played keyboards with Jefferson Airplane’s Jorma Kaukonen, and Jack Casady, in Hot Tuna. The band also included Michael Falzarano and Harvey Sorgen.

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