PETE RG: PREMIERE “STILL HERE” (ACOUSTIC) VIDEO WITH GUITAR WORLD’S ACOUSTIC NATION

PETE RG: PREMIERE “STILL HERE” (ACOUSTIC) VIDEO WITH GUITAR WORLD’S ACOUSTIC NATION

Pete RG released Lightning Strikes this month, an EP that Under The Gun Review calls, “A cross between pop, folk, and the slightest bit of modern alternative rock. It’s rustic, yet feels entirely fresh at the same time.” The singer-songwriter’s enchanting voice and heartfelt lyrics carry even more weight on the acoustic rendition of the EP’s first single, “Still Here” and Guitar World’s Acoustic Nation recently premiered the video.

Still Here’ was written on acoustic guitar,” RG explains about the song, lyrically inspired by his personal bond with multi-instrumentalist /co-producer Brina Kabler. “I was messing around one evening while Brina was cooking us dinner and stumbled across the chorus, lyrics and melody. Brina chimed in with her background vocal right away.  We looked at each other and knew we had something special. Brina and I originally intended for there to only be an acoustic version of the song. No band, but as we were recording the acoustic guitars, we created a loop for me to play to. The loop inspired some additional guitar ideas, and with that, we were off and running with the band version.”

Lightning Strikes was recorded and mixed primarily at RG’s Santa Monica, CA studio, while additional tracking and mixing was done by renowned engineer Brian Scheuble (U2, Elton John, Sheryl Crow). The album finds the former frontman of Last December once again collaborating heavily with Kabler (his “musical Swiss Army Knife”), drummer Scotty Kormos and bassist Adam Kury. “I wanted Last December to capture all the feelings and subtleties that I felt when I played the songs by myself,” recalls RG. “Now, I want to reveal as little as possible about myself while working with a band. I want Scotty and Adam to run as far as they can and take me somewhere else.  It’s a much more fun and rewarding process than the earlier days.”

“‘Still Here’ was written on acoustic guitar, as are most of my songs. I was messing around one evening while Brina [Kabler, multi-instrumentalist/co-producer] was cooking us dinner and stumbled across the chorus, lyrics and melody. Brina chimed in with her background vocal right away. We looked at each other and knew we had something special.

“During that time, I was experimenting with alternate guitar tunings. I would grab the tuners and randomly tune a few strings up or down. I was looking to break comfortable writing habits. I did so while developing those first ideas for ‘Still Here’ and came across a tuning that allowed for the droning, finger picked part. The tuning is E-A-D#-F#-B-D#.

“Brina and I originally intended for there to only be an acoustic version of the song. No band. But, as we were recording the acoustic guitars, we created a loop for me to play to. The loop inspired some additional guitar ideas, and with that, we were off and running with the band version.”

RG will be touring extensively in the U.S. in support of the EP with Kabler, Kury and lead guitarist Noah Lebenzon. While Kormos won’t be able to join RG on the road due to previous commitments, filling in will be Pearl Jam’s original drummer Dave Krusen.
Pete RG’s Upcoming Tour Dates:
3/03 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
3/04 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Mint
3/05 – San Francisco, CA @ 50 Mason Social House
3/07 – Portland, OR @ McMenamin’s White Eagle Saloon & Hotel
3/08 – Ballard, WA @ Sunset Tavern
3/24 – Boston, MA @ The Midway Café
3/25 – New York, NY @ Pianos
3/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
4/13 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
4/14 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
4/15 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Melody Inn
4/16 – Cleveland, OH @ Wilbert’s

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Christian is the founder and Editor of Rock Paper Rock as well as a freelance concert and event photographer serving the Pacific Northwest and Beyond. He is a certified member of the PPA and Gold Level member of the CPS. He has recently began working with Mental Itch Records and has launched his own Photography website.



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