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Pete Mitchell

by Pete Mitchell

Original guitar orientated Bluzy Country Rock songs with meaningful lyrics and strong melodies....
Genre: Blues: English Style
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1. Outside Looking In
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2. Midnight Train
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3. Blow My Blues Away
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4. Can't Let Go
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5. No Turning Back
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6. Stress
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7. Torn
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Album Notes
Pete Mitchell alias Stratmaster
Singer-songwriter, blues guitarist, tutor and author Pete Mitchell alias Stratmaster continues his musical career of over 45 years as an accomplished touring musician with the release of his first solo album, “Cutting the Mustard” in 2006. This compilation of ten original songs highlights Mitchell’s love of the blues guitar tradition in a unique blend that he calls “Crossover Electric Blues/Country-Rock.”
The songs on “Cutting the Mustard” are driven by the soulful rhythm of Mitchell’s guitar work—a passion he has felt since he first picked up the instrument at the age of 11, and started performing at just 15. The development of Mitchell’s eclectic background, along with his prolific touring career, began in the 1970s in London when he was jamming with Muddy Waters and playing with his own band Special Brew. In the 80s and 90s he performed and traveled with his band ‘DRIVE’ Rocking Boogie Blues Power Trio, further developing his own love for and musical interpretation of the blues genre. These experiences have led to a style that characterizes in the following manner: “Imagine Freddie King with the drive of Billy Gibbons, and the feel of Stevie Ray Vaughan.”
While the guitar work unites the songs, Mitchell’s experiences come across in the details of his lyrics, as well as in his newly published book, “Outside Looking In,” an autobiography that chronicles a life of 45 years “gigging on the road.” The introduction reads like a sobering blues song: Life has its price, and one way or another we will all have to pay for it….I take the view, that a real musician is rarer still. He doesn’t play to survive—he survives to play. Fans love Mitchell for his candor, and his revealing memoir is no exception; the book has received a five-star rating on
Currently being played on over 65 radio stations worldwide, the tracks of “Cutting the Mustard” unfold like a roadmap on a long journey. The stylistically confident guitar work, combined with meaningful lyrics and melodies, work together to create a mature album that represents a lifetime of dedication to and respect for the history of blues and rock and roll. The songs “Play My Guitar” and “Free Man” are pensive and personal, while “Outside Looking In,” with the same title as Mitchell’s book, describes a more metaphorical state of mind that Mitchell describes like this: “Every now and then I get the urge to write, followed by a burning desire to play. For me it has always been the Blues, in one form or another and ‘Cutting The Mustard’ is a good example of this.

'I never cease to be amazed at the talent of this fantastic entertainer, in my opinion one of the truly great entertainers in the UK' ..... Jim Whitman ( Country Singer/Songwriter, Performer) Nov 2012.

'Pete is a pure talent. He brings energy and flavor to music that listeners crave......
He is a credit to the music industry' .....Bill Kelly (USA Country Singer/Songwriter, Performer) Nov 2011.

'Pete is a trooper, Nice fella and true to the blues. All round lovely fella'..... Terry Knott (UK Blues Singer/Songwriter, Performer - Inducted into Blues Hall Of Fame) November 2011.


Crossroads tour November 2010

'Everyone who was there at the Aspinall agrees that your band’s performance was

one of the best we’ve ever had and as you know, we get some exceptionally good musicians playing for us.

We look forward to next time'... Richard Rawsthorn The ASPINALL ARMS, Mitton, Lancashire.

That was a **Really** good gig last week at the Aspinall Arms! Thanks for the entertainment.

Kind regards...Dave Duperouzel The ASPINALL ARMS, Mitton, Lancashire.

Brilliant night last night. Everyone really enjoyed themselves. All the best Ian


DUCK AND DRAKE, LEEDS - BOOZE N' BLUZ tour June 2010 .....'Thanks for a great show,

everyone enjoyed it and talked about it the next day - it was the highlight of our night!

Thanks, Paul Wheeler

TK & THE ROAD RASH BLUES SHOW - Terry Knott (Blues Hall Of Fame)

'Bless you Pete, people cant ignor quality and thats why all your fans love you. Keep

being "YOU" buddy and im so glad it all went well, you deserve it.

Bless you mate Terry'

'If you like your Blues to Rock, Stratmaster is your man' ....Peter 'Blewzman' Lauro, USA

'The show tonight features some great Blues Rock. Pete Mitchell, The Stratmaster from

the UK plays so straight ahead that it's hard not to call his Rock n Roll the Blues'.

'Great riffing, always complimenting the songs and great songwriting telling compelling

stories, make for an extraordinary CD' .... Hairy Larry, Delta Boogie, USA

'Their second appearance here is a bit of a coup. Very rarely are we able to get a Top

band as part of a European tour. DRIVE feature the amazing blues guitar talents of

Pete Mitchell, a seasoned pro with many years of touring experience. The band are

travelling thousands of miles playing at hundreds of venues. Covering artists as Stevie

Ray Vaughan, ZZ Top and JJ Cale' .....NOT TO BE MISSED!

FOX GOES FREE Charlton, West Sussex. October 14th 2009

'Rocking Boogie Blues at it's very best, expect ZZ Top, SRV, JJ Cale and more, from this

superb trio' .... Burnley Blues Festival 2009

'It was another great night, started off witha real toe tapping fest of R&B anthems from

Pete Mitchell's DRIVE interspersed with many of Petes own songs. We managed to

capture these 'seasoned veterans' on a leg of their current UK tour, and it was well

worth it' ............... Otis Mack (promoter) Tubbys Blues Club, Cheltenham 2008


Destiny tour March 2008

Gosport Festival July 2008

Buzz tour October 2008

UK mini-tour November 2008

Roadhouse tour March 2009

Burnley Blues Festival April 2009

Holland and Belgium mini-tour May 2009

UK Americana Festival July 2009

Back On Track tour October 2009

Blue Honey tour March 2010

Booze N' Bluz tour June 2010

Crossroads tour November 2010

Nashville Showcase USA February 2012

NEW CD Titled 'PETE MITCHELL' is an album with 7 of Pete's original songs... The songs are a unique mix of Blues Country and Rock and Roll, with meaningful lyrics and strong melodies.. All songs are guitar orientated....



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