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6016

Phil and Steve Petersen are father and son who started this recording project 5 years ago, when Philip was 60 and his son was 16. That's the reason we are called '6016'.

Phil Petersen or Flyby Phil as he is known by some auto racing fans, has had a varied musical career. Currently he is professor of Astronomy and Physics at Solano College in Northern California. Phil Petersen began singing professionally in Philadelphia in the late 1960's at coffee houses, doing his original songs. He is listed at the Main Point as having played there more than any other performer. Tom Paxton said he was bound to be one of the 'bright lights' among contemporary folk songwriters. He and Bob Patterson got together as 'Petersen-Patterson' and recorded a single, 'Desmonina' which was number one for a time on Philadelphia radio stations and did a Demo at Vanguard Record Studios. In 1973, Phil moved to New York City, landed a songwriting contract with Herb Gart, agent for Don Maclean (American Pie) and began singing regularly as the featured performer at 'Whole Wheat and Wild Berries' restaurant in the Village. He has performed at several Greenwich Village establishments as well the 'Sand Mountain' Coffehouse in Houston Texas where he met Jerry Jeff Walker (Mr. Bo Jangles) who eventually recorded his song, 'Mountains of Mexico', which topped the charts in Europe. He also performed as second act behind the Grateful Dead at the Jabberwocky in Berkeley, California.

Steve Petersen has played with a variety a bands at a variety of gigs in the San Francisco Bay area and has a passion for electric guitar and recording technology. He did the recording for the CD. He also assists bands in producing demos and CDs. At age 22, he is currently a student at Laney College in Oakland, California.

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