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Pete Sears: The Long Haul

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Levon Helm contributes mandolin and harmonica on The Long Haul.

Pete Sears Bio

In Pete Sears thirty-four years as a musician, he has played Keyboards or Bass Guitar with a large variety of artists, including the classic Rod Stewart albums, "Gasoline Ally", Every Picture Tells a Story", "Never a Dull Moment" and "Smiler". Pete was with the Jefferson Starship from 1974 to 1987 and currently plays in the "Jorma Kaukonen Trio" with Jorma and Michael Falzarano, recently releasing the C.D, "Too Many Years". He also plays with Jorma and Michael along with Jack Casady and Harvey Sorgen in "Hot Tuna". Recently, he performed at the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame tribute to "John Lee Hooker" at Stanford University as one of John's guests. Footage was shot at the show to be included in a documentary film about John Lee's life. In 1999, Pete and Jorma Kaukonen performed with Phil Lesh in a "Phil and Friends" show with Steve Kimock at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco. A live C.D. of the show called, "And Love Will See You Through" is available on Grateful Dead Records.

For many years Pete has traveled back and forth between the US and England...touring, recording and doing session work on over one hundred albums. He has played with many artists including John Lee Hooker, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Warren Haynes, Steve Kimock, Ron Wood, Jerry Garcia, Peter Rowen, Los Lobos, Government Mule, Rich Kirch, Dave Sharp, Zakiya Hooker, Harvey Mandel, Nick Gravenites, Taj Mahal, Mickey Hart, Mark Naftalin, Bob Weir, Leftover Salmon, Smokey Smothers, Lester ( Mad Dog) Davenport, Rusted Root, Eric Burdon, Zero, Sons of Fred, Steamhammer, Long John Baldry, Rod Stewart, Silver Meter, the original Stoneground, the original Sam Gopals Dream with Mick Hutchinson, Fluer de Lyse, British beat poet Mike Hart with fellow poet and Cream lyricist Pete Brown, Leigh Stevens, Jackie McCauley and Judy Dyble, Betty Davis, Copperhead with John Cipollina, Chris Jagger, Mike Bloomfield, Roy Harper, Steve Gillete, Robert Hunter, Ike and Tina Turner, Papa John Creach, Steve Cropper, Neil Schon, Derek Trucks, David Lindley, Dave Sharp, Buddy Cage and Stir Fried, Maria Muldar, Alex Harvey, Wavy Gravy, Kim Fowley, Freddy Roulette, Kathy McDonald, Sly Stone, The Pointer Sisters, Nils Lofgrin, Big Brother, Shana Morrison, and Quicksilver Messenger Service.

He has also sat in or jammed with such people as Graham Bond, Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, The Allman Brothers, Sam Bush, Warren Haynes, Hubert Sumlin, Vasser Clements, Elvis Costello, David Crosby, Johnny Johnson, Paul Butterfield, Pinetop Perkins, Blues Traveler, Grateful Dead, and many more. Pete has just finished a new Piano blues C.D. called "The Long Haul" with special guests including Charlie Musselwhite, Levon Helm, Shanna Morrison, Davy Pattison, Wavy Gravy, and John Lee Hooker who co-wrote and performed a song on the album with Pete.

--from the Pete Sears web site


  1.   Brother John (Sears/Sears)  
  2.   Fair to Even Odds (Hunter/Sears)  
  3.   Elizabeth (Hooker/Sears)  
  4.   Old Friends (Sears)  
  5.   Darien (Hunter/Sears)  
  6.   Mississippi (Clay/Sears)  
  7.   Marin County Blues (Baysinger/Sears/Sears)  
  8.   Meadway Rag (Sears)  
  9.   Sweet Definition (Gravy/Sears)  
  10.   12 Long Years and No Parole (Sears/Sears)  
  11.   Shady Lane (Sears)  
  12.   Chiapas (Interlude) (Sears)  
  13.   Dance With the Past (Sears/Sears)  
  14.   Border Crossing (Interlude) (Sears)  
  15.   Spitfire (Sears)  
  16.   Dance With the Past [instrumental] (Sears)  
  17.   Till We Meet Again (Interlude) (Sears)  
  18.   A Light Rain of Grace (Sears/Sears)


  • John Lee Hooker  -  Guitar, Vocals
  • Charlie Musselwhite  -  Harmonica
  • Peter Rowan  -  Guitar
  • Jorma Kaukonen  -  Guitar
  • Maria Muldaur  -  Vocals
  • Pete Sears  -  Guitar (Acoustic), Piano, Accordion, Keyboards, Organ (Hammond), Piano (Electric), Producer, Engineer, Mixing
  • Nick Gravenites  -  Guitar
  • Mal Sharpe  -  Trombone
  • Ralph Carney  -  Clarinet
  • Pete Carlson  -  Engineer
  • Chris Andersen  -  Engineer
  • Ernest Carter  -  Drums
  • Jack Casady  -  Balalaika, Engineer
  • Francis Clay  -  Voices
  • Jerry Cortez  -  Guitar
  • Howard Danchik  -  Engineer
  • Michael Falzarano  -  Guitar, Mandolin
  • David Grisman  -  Mandolin
  • Levon Helm  -  Harmonica, Mandolin
  • Steve Kimock  -  Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Slide Guitar
  • Rich Kirch  -  Guitar, Guitar (Rhythm)
  • Mark Naftalin  -  Organ (Hammond)
  • Henry Oden  -  Bass (Upright)
  • Davey Pattison  -  Vocals
  • Ron Perry  -  Bass
  • Jimmy Sanchez  -  Drums
  • Paul Stubblebine  -  Producer, Engineer, Mastering, Mixing
  • Bobby Vega  -  Bass
  • Maurice Cridlin  -  Bass
  • Alvin Youngblood Hart  -  Guitar (Rhythm)
  • Don Pearson  -  Engineer
  • Parker du Lany  -  Technician
  • Clint Baker  -  Tuba
  • Shana Morrison  -  Vocals
  • Gabriel Shepard  -  Engineer

Pete Sears - The Long Haul - 2001 - 33rd Street 3304

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