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Moods: Type: Acoustic Folk: Folk-Rock Rock: Americana Folk: Traditional Folk Folk: Folk Blues

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Pete Kartsounes

An award winning singer-songwriter, flat picker, and cutting-edge musician’s musician, Pete Kartsounes is no stranger to life out on the road. He has spent over two decades bringing his smokey voice and dynamic guitar playing to stages all over the world. After 19 years submerged in the Colorado bluegrass-jam scene sharing the stage with bands such as Leftover Salmon, Greensky Bluegrass and Yonder Mountain String Band, Pete now resides in Bend, OR spending most of his days submerged in nature (his second passion) and writing, recording, teaching guitar, song schools, and touring as a solo act and with The Good Time Travelers. Pete continues to push the boundaries of the eclectic world of acoustic music.

June 1st, 2019 UPDATE: The 6th solo release from award winning, independent singer-songwriter Pete Kartsounes! Released on June 1st, 2019, this new solo album is filled with 12 soul-filled songs of love, courage and gratitude and all entwined with superb musicianship that is sure to have you tapping your feet and leaving you inspired. Joining Petes' songwriting, guitar mastery and smokey voice on this new collection is Bob Hemenger on saxophone (Victor Wooten), Asher Fulero on piano (Emancipator), Milo Matthews on bass/drums (engineering and co-producing), Bryan Daste on pedal steel and Benji Nagel on dobro and its mastered by the best in the business by David Glasser (Airshow Mastering, Boulder, CO).

Here are some of the reviews that have already come out from listeners:

"Your album arrived at a chaotic time and it has been absolute balm for the soul....comforting and uplifting and SO needed! Thank you for ALL the magic that you birth in this world, Pete!!!!"

"Pete, I just finished my second run through the new nlbum... Absolutely amazing! Truly your best work. Every track was full of your personality, transparency, and your free loving soul... Two of my favorite lines...
Live before you die, and life is sure one hell of a ride... Track 4 (Heavy Loads) knocked me down... Chills and Tears through nearly every line..."

"Thank you for sharing your heartfelt songs, and your inspiring life’s journeys.
Pete, this album has been played in our house every day since it arrived. I love everything about it. Drilling down for now, I love the gritty and soulful sound of your voice, it soothes and grabs my attention from the first utterance. The complex melodies demand repeat listenings."

Thank you all for the never ending love and support what now has become 25 years of constant touring, writing, recording and teaching! It has been a dream in the making and this album is fueled by the spaces between then and now.