We are hosting three concerts in conjunction with the Lakewood Inspire week.
The first is the amazing band Arcoda. It is our guitar teacher's band, Pete Pidgeon.
Recognized in five categories for the 2011 Grammy Awards, Pete Pidgeon’s “credibly original approach,” as praised by Rolling Stone contributor Jesse Jarnow, is rooted in multi-stylistic stories of perseverance and rejuvenation – reflections of Pete’s true-life experiences. His collaborations with Grammy and Platinum Record recipients include Levon Helm (The Band, Bob Dylan), Mark Kelley (The Roots), Nikki Glaspie (Beyoncé, Nth Power), Kenwood Dennard (Miles Davis), David LaBruyere (John Mayer), Gabe Wallace (Gorillaz), and many more.
Pete's band members are experienced session musicians who can flexibly play American roots one night and neo-soul funk the next, delivering diversity with authenticity.
Jeff Buckley Co-Manager, Jack Bookbinder, recalls being “struck by Pete’s jaw-dropping vocals and approach to artistry” and Performer Magazine applauds, “Doubt Is For Losers is an example of genre-defining pop excellence.” Pete’s poignant, poetic lyrics and “acute songwriting prowess” (Relix Magazine) have been released internationally by Sony BMG and broadcast on BET’s number-one show 106 & Park for 10.3 million viewers – as sung by Epic Recording Artist Jessica Betts. Beats By Dre, VH1, and MTV have all been collaborators.Pete’s diverse compositions have been placed in award-winning films at the Los Angeles Reel Film Festival, Boston International Movie Festival, Honolulu Film Festival, and Bare Bones Film Festival.
Radio airplay on 238 international stations, including a #3 college radio peak, support from core stations KEXP (Seattle) and WERS (Boston) and placement on WKZE’s “Top 10 Indie Releases of The Year” has resulted in consistent exposure. Pete’s music is available globally on iTunes and all major digital outlets. Additionally, Pete’s YouTube musical instruction series has received over 1.2 million views.
Based in Denver, Pidgeon has performed internationally including a performance for the New York Times at Manhattan’s 85,000-capacity Javits Center, and at the 3700-capacity Fillmore Auditorium. Pete has walked the music industry’s most exclusive Red Carpets including the Grammy Awards, side by side with Paris Hilton, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Keith Urban and many others.