Past Guestbook Entries
Have you thought about offering some of your tablature transcriptions individually? I have your Catch and Release Book, and want your new Peter Huttlinger Collection book for the "Santa Rita Connection" tablature, but there are a number of overlaps to the first book. Maybe I'll hold out for a performance or instructional DVD - will you be doing supersition someday??
David Harrison -
Sandwich, MA USA - Friday, December 30, 2005
Glen; Yes, there is also a DVD of more of my arrangements and compositions coming out in another month or so. It will be Solo Acoustic Arrangements, Volume II. Pete
Nashville, TN USA - Thursday, December 29, 2005
Happy Holidays Pete!! I'm a huge fan of your work and have just learned "And I Love Her" on my new nylon string guitar. Thanks for the great instruction. I can't wait for the Croce DVD! Are there any plans in the future for more solo instrumental instruction DVDs? Including some nylon string arrangements would be nice too!!! All the best to you and your family!!! Glen
Glen Guldbeck -
Chatsworth, CA USA - Thursday, December 29, 2005
Hey, Pete. Just wondered if you are coming to Illinois in 06? Thanks!
Chad Fengel -
Abingdon, IL USA - Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Pete, I got your "Two Friends~Two Guitars" CD this morning for Christmas. I have been enjoying it all day. My 2 1/2 year old granddaughter has been trying to sing along but I finally got away to listen all by myself. I really love the CD. Thanks so much for your work and Jim's on some great songs! Peace is my prayer,
JoLynn -
Geoergetown, TX USA - Sunday, December 25, 2005
Hi Pete, I've learned a couple of your arrangements, and plan on working on a few more. Are there any rules about playing your arrangements in public (if I receive money or if I do not receive money)? And thanks for making the Jim Croce DVD avaialable. Now I have to learn more songs! If you're ever in the Silver Spring area, stop by for a great lasagna diiner with us.
Dave -
Silver Spring, MD USA - Friday, December 23, 2005
Hi Pete & Erin, We will cherish forever seeing Pete's performance at Little Old Kirby Village Hall, it was truly fantastic but we had the added bonus of seeing him at The Normanby Hotel playing as a guest on the Vin Garbutt night. Please come back soon as people will be talking about the guitar playing for years. I have never seen the great Eric Clapton but surely he would not have been as awesome as Pete, in fact I doubt Ray & Jackie will invite Eric after hearing Pete, sorry Eric can't see you coming to Kirby for a while. How do we in the UK obtain copies of your CD's et al Pete? Can we order them directly, I fancy a few, especially Celtic Harmony, it sounds great. Well done to Jackie for getting Pete over for what was a great occasion. Dave & Pam Wheatley
David & Pam Wheatley -
Stokesley Engla, USA - Friday, December 23, 2005
Hey Pete, Hope you have a great Christmas and New Year. Keep puttin out those great CD's and instructional videos. I'm still tryin to keep those fingers goin where they're supposed to. See you in April!! Steve
Steve Paxton -
Ludington, MI USA - Thursday, December 22, 2005
Pete, Had the real pleasure of seeing you perform at the Christmas party in Kirkby Village Hall, Kirkby-In-Cleveland, UK. a couple of weeks back....As I said to you on the night, your rendition of 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' was sensational and was worth the entrance fee to the gig all by itself. I recently ordered 'Naked Pop' from Amazon but it's taking time to be assured when it arrives it will be played and played and played (can you wear out a it on a DVD I can get). I am your newest greatest fan...thank you for a wonderful evening ....Mike R
Mike Robson -
Middlesbrough, Clev UK - Monday, December 19, 2005
Hi Pete, Just to say what an honour it was for us to meet you and Erin. It takes a lot for me to be astounded but you managed it. I was absolutely enchanted by your performance as were many of the folk I spoke to on Friday night. Aren't Ray and Jackie just the sweetest couple on the planet. Anytime you are in the U.K be sure to visit Scotland and we'll give you a tour. Wishing you both a wonderful Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year. Kind wishes June and Michael
June and Michael Hagan -
Brechin, Bonnie Scotland - Monday, December 12, 2005
Hi Pete, I have two things to ask. Firstly, if there is a second Jim Croce DVD can it include Lover's Cross please. This is in line with another chap on this page. Thanks! Secondly, I have the series of learn to play john denver. I can play the song TODAY, but I noticed that you play an 'ENHANCED' version of this song - which is great! I would very much like the tablature for this version and wondered if I could get a copy from you, perhaps you could put it on your tablature page if your feeling kind. I noticed the tab's have not be changed on this page for a while anyway.......:) Thanks Pete!
Steven Armstrong -
UK - Saturday, December 10, 2005
Hello Pete, well it's winter up here in the Great White North and it's time to sit back and do some playing. I worked through your JD stuff last year and was amazed and the effectiveness of your lessons. I'm glad you have kept up the instructional side of your talent and I will be looking forward to noodling around with the fingerpicking and Jim Croce DVDs once they arrive. Have a great Christmas season! Lee P.S. Nice makeover on the website.
Lee Bergmann -
Stony Plain, AB Canada - Thursday, December 08, 2005
Hi Pete, first timer here. I recently found a website called truefire and through them learned a bit about you. They sent me a video of you performing Superstition, which I have played numerous times. DO you teach that song in any of your DVDs that are for sale and if not do you plan on it? I would love to attempt that song, but admittingly, I have a ways to go before even coming close to your skills take care - Murph
Mike Murphy -
Tyngsboro, MA USA - Thursday, December 08, 2005
After listening to your playing and going thru your videos, I am saving money to buy a Collings guitar. When are you planning to have a concert in So. Cal?
fred lim -
fullerton, ca USA - Monday, December 05, 2005
Pete, I deeply appreciate you sharing your skills and teaching abilities. You've helped me learn many JD songs. I'd just messed around with some of the songs for decades (true). Now, I'm comfortable sharing the music with close friends. Being able to do that has brought a ton of fun and joy into our lives. Thanks again and PLEASE keep up the good work!
Jon H -
USA - Thursday, December 01, 2005
Thanks for such a great song book "Hymns For Guitar" I am recording a DVD currently and would very much like to include my playing of your two arrangments for Tis So Sweet to Trust In Jesus and also Redeemed. I can be reached at for details and such. But thanks for such wonderful arrangements, I really enjoy playing these at local churches in our area. Just a fantastic song book! Steve
Steve Massey -
Medford, OR USA - Monday, November 28, 2005
After playing your arrangement of Josie a couple of times and going back and listening to the original song, I realized how perfectly you nailed it. I am impressed with your writing/arranging ability and thank you for making such good transcripts available. I'm also playing your arrangement of Fields of Gold, which is superb. I can't find a better version that captures everything that the song is about. It's perfect as is, but I wondered if there are any notes or phrases that you might suggest for variety - to change up the song slightly on occassion. Finally, I wondered if you worked with Earl Klugh on anything recently. Both of you appear on the latest fingerstyle CD. What a special event it would be to see you two in concert.
Al -
USA - Sunday, November 27, 2005
Hi Pete: Great site, great playin' and some great tabs! Heard of you through your brother at Lunardi's. I was wearing my Martin cap and one thing led to another and now I have your website. He says "hello" btw. Thanks and continued success, Bill Lombardo Pleasant Hill,CA
bill lombardo -
pleasant Hill, ca USA - Saturday, November 26, 2005
Pete. Thank you for being so kind to my son Michael. We both really enjoyed the show on November 18th, and the extra time after. I will never forget the incredible positive influence you have had on my son. You are the best I've ever heard.
Mike Haugland -
Dana Point, ca USA - Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Pete, it's your first year Berklee roomate Pete Iannacone!! The crazy bass player. Just moved here to Nashville have been playing with Joss Stone the last 3 years things are good. Web site looks great!!! Keep it going!! E mail if you get a chance.
pete iannacone -
nashville, tn USA - Tuesday, November 22, 2005
There it is, Pete. A second die hard Jim/Maury fan thet wants you to teach us the definitive way to play "Lovers Cross". This brilliant song was recorded one week before Croce died. Looking foward to this incredible dvd. Thanks for taking my playing to new heights! Regan
Regan Wood -
Las Vegas, NV USA - Monday, November 21, 2005
I have your Homespun JD series and am happy to hear that you are doing the Jim Croce songs. Any chance of a second Croce series to include "Lover's Cross"? That particular song is,in my mind to Jim Croce what "Late Winter,Early Spring" is to John Denver. Your Homespun series are without a doubt the best learning tools available.
Tom Gooley -
Champlain, NY USA - Saturday, November 19, 2005
Great news about Mike Taylor at the Aspen show! Any chance you can do a CD together? It doesn't necessarily have to contain all JD songs...
Steve W
USA - Wednesday, November 16, 2005
I hope you keep us Colorado people posted when you'll be in our area again! PS I love the intimacy of the Mack Bailey concert. Its nice to get to see all your individual personalities and talents
Andy -
Ridgway, Co USA - Friday, November 11, 2005
I love your arrangement of "Angels we Have Heard on High" on the Elixir strings cd "Holiday Collection. Is the tuning that you use DADF#AD? I can't find it anywhere -- so I'm doing the "listen, hunt, and peck" method. Thanks, Rod
Rod -
Hudsonville, MI USA - Thursday, November 10, 2005
I just caught Pete at the 3 Bar café where he blew everybody away with "Superstition", "I Got Rhythm" and another tune I didn't know, perhaps an original. Then I jumped up and did my tune "You Set Me Free" and Pete jammed on it like crazy. Way to go, Pete. Call it serendipity or what, but this was really something in all my years in Paris. I'm hoping Pete will drop by for some French wine, 'cause there's nothing to fish for in the Seine River! See you soon, Pete and let it rip at the Marcel Dadi festival. john meldrum
John Meldrum -
Paris, France - Thursday, October 27, 2005
After a hectic day in Denver I popped the Hymns for Guitars CD I'd purchased in Aspen into my car CD player and my nerves were calmed all the way home. It hasn't been out of the player since. I love it! I've opened your webpage for the 1st time searching for your Celtic Harmony CD but don't see it in the Pete's Store link. How can I get a copy? Thanks. And REALLY did look good in that shirt at the concert with Mack & Chris in Aspen!
Carole Nordgren -
Boulder, CO 80302 - Tuesday, October 25, 2005
pete - finally - maury muhleisen is getting the recognition he deserves - i am so pleased you have picked up some of these songs for a new DVD. this will be a blast to try to reproduce the original combined sound with garageband. any possibility of doing a few of dan fogelberg's acoustic guitar pieces at some point? a few of those are a little too tough for us "mere-mortals" to get just right.
john gawkowski -
redwood shores, ca USA - Thursday, October 20, 2005
Pete, I've been working on your John Denver dvd's and I really love them. Not only am I learning some songs I love, but I'm improving my fingerpicking, too. I also have your Exercises for Fingerstyle dvd--more great stuff. I have a good many tapes/dvd's from Homespun and yours is definitely among the very best. Now if I could just get a dvd that could teach me how to sing like John!!! Oh, well.... Bert Bennett
Bert Bennett` -
Jackson, TN USA - Friday, October 07, 2005
Ok, so there wasn't a lot of sleep last night! See EMail.
jean -
USA - Thursday, October 06, 2005
You must be just on the edge of your seat wanting to know: yes, it was worth the trip, a whole 12 hours in Aspen! (Away from the S-A job for a day - wink, wink on that adjective, I wish you might not have heard that but simply had to keep up with New Jersey!) Hey - fun show; I really enjoyed it! Being able to talk for a while was both unexpected and pleasurable. Let's again, soon.
jean - Kystnclrd
Keystone, CO USA - Thursday, October 06, 2005
Hi Pete!! I am your biggest fan. Can't wait to see you on Oct. 13 @ Charlie's Guitar Shop in Big D. I ordered your new gospel CD and Tab book and I have just learned "Redeemed" note for note...."Tis So Sweet" I learned a couple of years ago from your Naked Pop CD and Huttlinger Collections tab book. I will always remember "Tis So Sweet" as it was the first song of yours I learned on my new "Goodall" RGCC Cedar-Top. It sounds pretty awesome if I say so myself. (I assure you it is the great arrangement and not my fingerstyle) If you remember, I emailed you a while back and told you that I grew up with Larry Franklin fiddler/violinist(in Whitewright Texas)of Asleep at the Wheel and currently Nashville session player and you said you had worked with him in the past. Anyway,take care and I'll see you in Big D on the 13th. Note: In your workshop in Dallas, I hope you touch on how you go about arranging songs, I am especially interested in DADGAD tuning. I would love to know how you arranged "Tis So Sweet" and "Redeemed" in that tuning. Hope you have a safe trip to Texas.
Barry Bonds -
Whitewright, Texa USA - Wednesday, October 05, 2005
Pete, I saw you in Ruidoso, New Mexico in August and it was awesome! Your web site is great too and I applaude whoever put it all together. I saw John Denver in 1970 in Canyon, Texas doing a concert all by himself. I knew then he was going to be a superstar. What a entertainer with a fantastic set of pipes! I saw him two times after that and he was getting better and better every time. You and all the past members and Mollie playing at Ruidoso that nite did more than I expected. Keep up the great work and tributes. I will be ordering some of your CDs and DVDs on instruction. Thanks for the memories.
Hobby Kuehnast -
Amarillo, Tx USA - Monday, October 03, 2005
Hola Uncle Pete! I have a funny story. Nick was singing the song Superstitious and my mom asked him if he knew who sang that song. He responded with, "Uncle Pete." I thought it was cute... I see that you're coming to CA in November. Hope to see you then! -Lindsay
Lindsay Huttlinger -
Irvine, CA USA - Sunday, October 02, 2005
Thank you so much for the personal touch you gave to each of us at the workshop in Winfield last month. My son, Daniel has become a fan after attending that workshop. I changed the key for St. James Infirmary Blues to Am, if there is such a key, then key change to Dm the third time through. I allows for more open string tones so they ring longer, yet still gets that cool ending you had in there. Thanks again for making the workshop relaxed and so enjoyable. We're looking forward to the next one.
Doug Evans -
Faucett, MO USA - Saturday, October 01, 2005
Hi Pete! Just an over due thank you for the DVDs "Learn to play the Songs of John Denver." It has been my goal for 10 years to play like him especially on "Darcy Farrow." The DVDs have helped me accomplish that goal!
Chris -
USA - Monday, September 26, 2005
Pete: Thanks again, Bro', for the Fields of Gold for your lowly soundman on Stage III at Winfield. God bless you. You and your guitar tones are the best. Greg Smyer - Stage III - WVA
Greg Smyer - Russella1@Cox.Net
Arkansas City, Ks USA - Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Hi Pete! Long time no see! Drop me a line when you get this - I'd love to catch up!
Kathe Vance -
USA - Saturday, September 17, 2005
Hi Pete .................. We hope all is well. It has been a long time. Stay cool and we know we will be sharing time together in the future. ............ken & kathy
Ken & Kathy Emley -
Strongsville, Ohio USA - Friday, September 16, 2005
Hello, Pete. A short note to the John Denver fans out there that your instructional DVD's are the best for learning his music (in my own opinion) so please get them! I've been playing guitar (recreationally) since 1986. I found your DVD's at I've never had the pleasure of seeing John in person. I was jazzed when my husband said he had ordered "The Wildlife Concert" but it never panned out (the store never called). So I ordered it thru Columbia House after I received your one and two DVD's. They are all so cool. Went on Homespun again lastnite and ordered your third installment of "Learn to Play the Songs of John Denver" and can't wait to get it. I've never had professional guitar lessons in my life and your instructionals are just those in the privacy of my own home. You are worth every penny. I just want to say "Thank you so verrry much," and I believe John is smiling down on you!
Alva Pflieger -
Palmdale, Cali USA - Thursday, September 08, 2005
WILMINGTON, NC USA - Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Hey Pete- Regan again. I've played Jim Croce's songs for years and have yet to meet anyone that properly learned the great Maury Muelheisen's beautiful parts with his feel. This is a dream come true! I'd love to see you perform (or maybe pay for a lesson) in my hometown of Las Vegas. How about Croce's "Lover's cross" for vol 2?
Regan Wood -
Las Vegas, NV USA - Tuesday, September 06, 2005
I caught the John Denver special on PBS the other night, and lo and behold, there was Pete, talking about how cool the lick to "Rocky Mountain High" is. There was also some shots of Pete playing on the tour. Still working my way through The Peter Huttlinger Collection. What an awesome book. I'll have to get Catch & Release now. Any plans for a Naked Pop songbook? Take care Pete, and hurry back to Alabama.
Jacksonville, AL USA - Sunday, September 04, 2005
Just purchased your 3-DVD set of John Denver instructional videos. While I'm sure I will take a very long time to master the art of playing these tunes how you have shown, at least I know it can be done on one guitar. From listening to John's renditions, I always assumed you would need multiple guitars to achieve the same affect. Now I know, it's a possibility for me (albeit, a very small one)
Garry Clarke -
Sydney, NSW Australia - Thursday, September 01, 2005
Hi Pete, I just got your Solo Acoustic Guitar dvd and am really enjoying it so far. And I Love Her is a very accessible arrangement that I will be playing at my next open mic together with Josie when I get that one under my fingers. I was having a problem with the run at the end until I saw where you shifted your position and then everything fell into place and I could play it up to speed. Thank you!!! I love the funk bass part as well and I've always wanted to be able do it on the guitar but never knew how. Seeing the left hand muting and right hand alternate thumb and index picking being explained properly has been an eye opener. Similarly with the chicken-pickin' lick. This arrangement is worth the price of the dvd! Thank you once again. Kind Regards, Gerry Nelson
Gerry Nelson -
Melbourne, VIC Australia - Wednesday, August 31, 2005
I would love to purchase Appalachian Spring, The Need, and Celtic Harmony, but they don't seem to be available. Is it possible to get what I assume are out-of print CD's? I need more of you, Pete! I'm addicted to your music, and it's cheaper than re-hab.
Maggie Baker Conklin -
Saugatuck, MI USA - Tuesday, August 30, 2005
Pete-I learned how to play John Denver's "Rhymes and reasons" thanks to you. Jim Croce is my absolute FAVORITE guitar player of all time. Maury was at 24 when he died, to me, the most thoughtful and tasty acoustic guitar player I ever heard. Thank you so much for paying tribute to 2 forgotten geniuses that inspired many like this Las Vegas boy to play acoustic guitar!
Regan Wood -
Las Vegas, nv USA - Monday, August 29, 2005
Regan; Thanks for your post. I'm looking forward to sharing Jim and Maury's great playing with you and many others. Pete
Nashville, TN USA - Monday, August 29, 2005
We've discovered the problem Delta Airlines developed with guitars. The night before you were scheduled to fly with them, the Delta executives had a film party featuring a triple feature of El Mariachi, Desperado, and Once Upon a Time in Mexico. If only Antonio Banderas were a Cello player! Keep up the great playing!!!!
Alan -
USA - Friday, August 26, 2005
Hi Pete, Any chance you'll come to Phoenix this year? We enjoyed your show at C4 last year.
Denise -
USA - Thursday, August 25, 2005
Hi Folks; I will not be competing this year at Winfield but I WILL be there performing several sets. Also, I'll be doing an all day workshop before the festival, on Wednesday. Please go to for details on the workshop.
Pete -
Nashville, TN USA - Thursday, August 25, 2005
Pete, heckava concert last nite in Ruidoso. Everyone played well and brought out the best of John. Hope to see you guys again and best of luck to the group.
Cliff Osburg -
Midland, TX USA - Sunday, August 21, 2005
Will you be competing in the International Fingerstyle contest at Winfield this year?
Paul Bliss -
Olathe, KS USA - Sunday, August 21, 2005
Hey Pete, I found your music very inspiring. Found your Naked Pop CD on Amazon, took a listen, and ended up buying it. I've been playing the guitar for about 20 years off and on, not getting very far, but recently started getting serious about my playing. Hope to see you around the Dayton Oh, area sometime in the future. Thanks again for your wonderful music. Bryan.
Bryan Rogers -
Lewisburg, Oh USA - Saturday, August 20, 2005
Hurry back to Alabama, Pete. I need some more inspiration.
Pete Hosey -
Sylacauga, AL USA - Friday, August 19, 2005
Pete... saw you at Swannanoa and was looking around your site. I really appreciate the tabs you put on. Thanks!
Kim Schoffstall -
Warrenton, VA USA - Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Dear Pete, Your Delta Airlines story was passed on to me by my guitar teacher here in Louisville. I am a 28-year international flight attendant for Delta and I, too, as a crew member have been hassled and verbally assaulted by my own airline for carrying my Baby Taylor during my commute from Denver to JFK, and on my European layovers, Italy especially. I am furious, embarraassed, but eager to do whatever I can to get the message to Delta about their discriminatory practices regarding guitars. The policy is strictly directed to the agents. Flight attendants and pilots are not aware of the policy. You should know that several pilots carry "traveling" guitars with them on layovers. And some of them have been hassled. There is nothing in print that singles out guitars. It's a word-of-mouth policy floating around the system. If you would like to e-mail me the specifics of your trip(s), I would be more than happy to forward your complaint (and complaints of any other musicians with the same experiences) to Delta via our reporting system exclusive to flight attendants. Unless you make a big noise, Delta won't get the message. There is no reason why Delta cannot gate check a guitar, just as they do the thousands of baby strollers, car seats, wheelchairs, and walkers for the elderly. Sincerely, Carolyn Bullion
Carolyn Bullion -
Louisville, CO USA - Wednesday, August 10, 2005
As a long-time Steely Dan fan, it is a joy to work on your arrangement of Josie from your book "the Peter Huttlinger Collection." It is great fun to play, and it helps improve a lot of aspects of playing the guitar (technique, ryhthm, musicality, etc.) I'm Looking forward to trying out more songs from your collection. Some of the guitar players from the Columbia Guitar Studio in Maryland (headed by maestro David Reynolds) and I hope you will get the chance to perform in the Washington, DC area in the near future. You are probably familiar with some of the venues, but just in case... the Birchmere in Northern VA is decent. Thanks for the inspiration, and the invitation to the public to have a lesson with you if we can meke it out your way. All the best! Dave
Dave S. -
Washington, DC USA - Tuesday, August 09, 2005
After reading about your Delta flight, I thought I would share the lyrics of a song that James McMurtry wrote. (a TX based songwriter, son of Larry McMurtry) Seems like you might relate! Airline Agents Written by James McMurtry Walk between the raindrops CD Mr. airline agent won't you understand I'm a frequent traveler and a patient man But I've been mistreated a time or two I've stood about all I'm gonna stand from you I got my ticket in my hand just like everybody else I paid my money in advance so I could use a little help You're making such a fuss You're holding up the line Just get me on the plane everything will be fine (chorus) I gotta go You gotta get me to the show Quit looking at my hair Just get me in the air I got a '52 tele hanging off my back It fits really easy in the overhead rack If I was a guy in a suit with a kitchen sink You'd a' let me right on You wouldn't even a' blinked But a guitar you say I gotta check it at the gate Well that isn't gonna happen get your hand off the case Get your hand off the case unless you wanta lose the arm Get outa my face you won't come to any harm (chorus) Mr. airline agent is there something I missed I've never seen anything quite like this I'm a frequent traveler and I've been around I've been roughed up and I've been shook down I guess your supervisor knows about your nasty attitude Giving me a hassle just for something to do To make you fee like a man Well I've had about enough And I'm going to go postal if you don't straighten up (chorus)
Jonni -
TX USA - Sunday, August 07, 2005
Pete- Imagine my smile when tonight PBS brought me a glimpse of you and your guitar! "A Song's Best Friend" reminded me of the magic of introduction to your music in Westcliffe in July. (I stumbled though Kathy's bio, you enjoyed a break!) Haunting "the county" (of Summit) for some time now, brought Jim's wonderful fun into my life and with "Two Friends..." I am hooked on some beautiful sounds I hear that are surely yours - I adore Jim and now with hearing you - I am wanting more! Simply must trek to Aspen in October: so... w/Chris Nole sounds like a must (based on what I've read on your site), but @ Wheeler, to choose a show... hmm... Mike Taylor or The Chad Mitchell Trio... will your involvement be the same? In what ways will the shows be different? Am happy to find you'll be in Colorado again soon and look forward to more unbelieveable pickin'. Be well - jeannie
jeannie - Kystnclrd
Keystone, CO USA - Thursday, August 04, 2005
Hi Pete! Great show in Natick! Carol and I enjoyed experiencing your extraordinary talent and passion in your performance. My guitar teacher introduced me to your music in 2002 while I was recovering from heart surgery in Boulder, CO. Since that time, I have studied your DVD's and CD's. It was an incredible privilege for me to finally meet you. Thanks again for being so gracious with your time after the show. I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon. Take care! Don
Don Wood -
Plymouth, MA USA - Wednesday, August 03, 2005
Hi Pete, Just heard your playing for the first time and unfortunately just missed you performing in our area!!! Great Gospel CD. I just ordered the Christmas CD. Do you ever do guitar lessons as you travel? If so, please contact me at my guitar store thank you Todd
Todd Skaw -
Longmont, Co USA - Monday, August 01, 2005
Peter Your show at TCAN in Natick July 30th '05 was fantastic! I'm already bragging about you to anyone who'll listen. The young girlwith you on fiddle, Ms. Halloran... She clearly has superhuman talent. Stay close to her she deserves your experience and exposure. p.s. I notice in all your travels notes and inspirations you rarely or never give Leo Kottke and footnote credit for his phenominal abilities. (Why not?) Your styles, at times, are somewhat similer. Can't wait to see you again , in concert on TV wherever! Thanks for the great time.
Peter Sinesi -
Natick, MA USA - Monday, August 01, 2005
Pete, just want to thank you for the time you gave me at Swannanoa. The skill level of the class was beyond mine but you helped me feel accepted. Thank you for that! Hope to see you again before too long. Rob
Rob Jenner -
Dexter, MI USA - Monday, August 01, 2005
Pete, Just came back fron seeing you at The Center for Arts in Natick, MA. It was wonderful to hear and watch you play, hope to see you in Natick soon.
Ronald Lieuwma -
Wellesley Hills, MA USA - Saturday, July 30, 2005
Pete, Just got home from the Swannanoa Gathering. We listened to your music all the way back. Loved the Hymns CD! Thanks for your patience this week and for sharing your talent with us all. I learned so much and hope you'll be back next summer. You've got me motivated and ready to try some of your arrangements. Thanks for a great week in NC.
Jody Butler -
Carrollton, GA USA - Friday, July 29, 2005
Pete, We were fortunate enough to enjoy the concert with you and Jim Salestrom at the Riverwalk and then again in Frisco. Thanks for a wonderful evening and some eyepopping guitar work!! Absolutely a fantastic time.
Wes Knight -
Arvada, CO USA - Monday, July 25, 2005
Hey Pete. I met your brother Carl on a plane. He told me about your website and some of the things you've done with your music career. Carl is a great guy and it was nice to get to know him a bit. Congratulations on all your success. I'm actually trying to get better at the guitar myself, so perhaps I'll be able to utilize your website.
Asher Gumbiner -
Amherst, MA USA - Tuesday, July 19, 2005
Hi Pete, Great to see you at the Poco show tonight. You're a brave man to come listen to the "sound" in the tent on your day off! Glad you and Jim are gigging. Heard some good things about your show. I'm sure you played great as always. Just got home and before I hit the hay thought I'd check out your site and say hello. Nice website! Thanks for the pat on the backand the kind words. I'll be in touch. Safe travels, my friend. Peace, Ed
Ed Billeaud -
Breckenridge, CO USA - Monday, July 04, 2005
Pete-- You share your name with my brother, and must be our second cousin! I saw the announcement of your concert in Boise. It was to happen on my 50th birthday! Ironically, my entire family from CA came to Idaho to help me through it, but we spent the long weekend in the mountains, so we couldn't be there for the concert. We truly wish that had worked out a little differently. I think my dad, Robert Huttlinger of Redwood City, CA, is your dad's cousin. My brother Pete lives in San Jose, CA. We have 4 other siblings. We'd all love to meet you sometime! Congratulations on your career and best regards, Claire Armstrong, Boise, Idaho
Claire (Huttlinger) Armstrong -
Boise, ID USA - Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Hey Pete, Well, another great gig and great time in Boise, Idaho! We want to thank Steve and Diane for the great set up, and of course you for the great music. Can't wait till we see you again... Peace and Love--Charlie & Barb
Charlie White -
Bradenton, Fl USA - Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Hi. Picked up your 'Naked pop' CD on the off-chance then got hold of some of your other stuff. Any chance of you gigging in the UK? There's quite a large underground audience here for acoustic guitar virtuosos. Tommy Emmanuel and Antonio Forcione are doing brisk business here now for starters. It'd be good to see you over here some day. Cheers.
Alex -
Cheltenham, UK - Monday, June 27, 2005
Pete, Well! Today is your day!!! Have a great one. I hope you celebrate in fine style, as you welcome another remarkable year and remember the accomplishments of the last. Take care to blow out each and every candle. Party On!!! I am enjoying "A Song's Best Friend". Your collaboration with that project was heartfelt and sensitive. Thank you for that. Carol
Carol Snow -
Laguna Beach, CA USA - Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Hey there Pete. Happy Birthday to you! You keep getting older but I will ALWAYS be your big brother. I hope your day is a good one. Talk to you soon. Carl
Carl F. Huttlinger -
Concord, Ca USA - Wednesday, June 22, 2005
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PETE.... Can't wait to see you guys in Aspen.....Grace (JD GROUP FROM ASPEN)
St. Clair Shore, MI USA - Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Happy Birthday Pete! from your Dayton,OH fan. I just want to say thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to answer emails from all us little people. It makes me feel good to know that you thought as I did that the guitar style of Jim Croce and Maury Muehliesen had together was very unique. I have always enjoyed their guitar style and the stories that went along with the music, even on the music that never were hits on the radio. I hope you were able to make the Homespun DVD on the style of Jim Croce. I have all of your John Denver DVD's. I still believe JD's "Evening with John Denver" is the best concert album/CD that I have ever heard and also attended. Best of Luck in all you do. Enjoy your day! We will miss you at the CAAS this year. This is our first year. Being a beginning fingerstyle guitarist, I have had so many great comments as to my guitar playing. I give all the credit to my personal instructor, Pete Huttlinger. Blessings, Jim and Dena Redman from Dayton.
Jim Redman -
Dayton, OH USA - Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Pete, Once again I feel a need to say how wonderful your "new" works are--the Hymns book/CD, Salestrom/Two Friends CD, and even the Podcast interview, are all great. More than keeps me busy listening to and trying to play all this great music. I am looking forward to your new DVDs to see you in action once again. The Podcast interview also makes me want to check out Fur Peace Ranch for next year, especially if you'll be there. Based on the message below, Happy Birthday too. Best wishes, David
David Tupper -
Chanhassen, MN USA - Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Hi Pete! Your guitar work is fantastic! The best! I've been listening since my sister got a tape when I was in the third grade, of The Best of John Denver. Keep up the good work and God bless you!
Jerod -
Merrill, WI USA - Saturday, June 18, 2005
Hey Pete and friends, I just want to say a few things. First, Pete has been super. He's replied to email over what I am sure are trivial questions to him. However, answering those few questions has really helped me grow as a guitarist and has inspired me to learn more. Second, John Denver is my all time favorite musician/singer songwriter. His melodies soar and are heart warming. They are inspiring. I often watch the Wildlife Concert and just soak in the music. Many times, while struggling to learn something new of JD's I simply put the guitar aside, put on the headphones and enjoy what he gave us. Last, Pete I hope you continue to do the JD DVD's. Maybe you can have your new web folks create a list of songs that you havent taught yet and get a vote of the most requested.. Just a thought. Also, if there is anyone in the Louisville KY area that plays JD's songs, shoot me an email. I'd like to have a guitar buddy to practice with. Thank you Pete for all you have done and hopefully for what you will continue to do. Can't wait to get the Guitar Hymns and your 2 Friends/2 Guitars CD. Regards, David
David Hoffman -
Charlestown, IN USA - Friday, June 17, 2005
I got your new book & CD of hymns; it's nice, but you didn't include the words of the songs, which I would have liked. Oh well. Maybe next book, eh?
Laurie Novak
USA - Thursday, June 16, 2005
Hi Pete; I was introduced to you through John Denver's Wildlife Concert DVD which I have watched over and over again. Just wanted to take a moment to say how much I like your playing. You have a beautiful touch. Best regards, Larry
Larry Fitterer -
san jose, ca USA - Saturday, June 11, 2005
I just spent a week on a remote island in South East Alaska with Pete and friends... what a blast! Fish a little, pick a little, eat a little, laugh a LOT. Thank you Pete for your large contribution to a wonderful experience. I have not been inspired by a music CD for at least 2 years, but I?ve been listening to your Catch and Release, and will purchase more of your CD?s right away. I also need to thank you for re-igniting my musical passion, which I have sorely missed for quite some time. Your fellow licorice lover, Maggie
Maggie Baker Conklin -
Saugatuck, MI USA - Monday, June 06, 2005
Having read your travails concerning your guitar, I think that US carriers are required to allow you to take your guitar on as "carry on" without any extra charge. You might check that out if you'd rather carry it that way. Then, stuff a lot of CD's in the case as well. . . . I'm excited about the "hymn book."
Kent -
Little Rock, AR USA - Sunday, June 05, 2005
Pete - Having just finished my CD project with you, I want to go on record (no pun intended) that it was certainly a life changing event for me. I just knew, with you being one of the best players I know plus your recording expertise, that everything was going to be great. I am honored to have played and worked with you. You are the best. I have become a better player because of you. REALLY. I am forever grateful. YOU ARE THE BEST!
Ace Batacan -
Martinez, CA USA - Tuesday, May 24, 2005
I have been a fan of acoustic guitar music for some time now. My list of favorite players include Leo Kottke, Michael Hedges, Tony Rice, Earl Klugh and now you. I play fingerstyle and rhythm and own several guitars including a Collings OM-1. I don't have all your recordings yet but I will have them. My personal favorite is the first CD "Catch And Release". Keep up the good work and maybe we will meet somewhere. Best wishes to you and continued success.
Joseph Brunelle -
Madison, TN USA - Sunday, May 22, 2005
You are truly the finest Fingerstyle Player I have ever heard! "The Santa Rita Connection" CD is awesome, and very inspirational. I was also wondering what brand (and gauge) Thumb Pick you use. Thanks!! Chad
Chad Fengel -
Abingdon, IL USA - Tuesday, May 17, 2005
What's up Uncle Pete! I just wanted to stop by and say hi. See you next week!
Lindsay Huttlinger
Irvine, ca USA - Saturday, May 14, 2005
Hi Pete: It was really great to meet you when you played with Emil S. in Swarthmore. Hopefully, one of these days we'll get to jam together. That would be pretty exciting for me! Please let me know if you have any gigs in the area. Fabienne and I will be sure to come! Best regards, Ken Wachs
Ken Wachs -
Philadelphia, PA USA - Monday, May 09, 2005
Just stopping by to see whats new.
Amy -
Mosherville, Mich USA - Friday, May 06, 2005
Greetings from Kansas! I want to sincerely thank you for your John Denver instructional DVD's (I bought all 3!)! I have been a John Denver fan since I can remember (I'm 41). I've been playing guitar for about 1 1/2 years, and my dream has been to be able to play John's music. Your videos are easy to follow, and your passion is evident. I am enjoying my guitar playing more than I could ever imagine, and I owe a lot of it to you and your videos. I am looking forward to hearing more of your music in the future, and I hope to see you perform at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas this September. Thank you again for sharing not only your exceptional guitar talents with all of us, but also for taking the time to produce all of the John Denver lessons. May God Bless you!!
Collin McGinnis -
Wichita, KS USA - Monday, May 02, 2005
Pete, I want to echo all those thanks you've recieved for the John Denver instructional DVD's. You do a fantastic job of not only instructing but passing the feel and the passion. I hope you come to New Jersey soon so I can hear you live. One other thing, can you publish the music for JD's "Come And Let Me Look In Your Eyes". Very personal and important. Thanks.
Dave Hardy -
New Brunswick, NJ USA - Saturday, April 30, 2005
Hi Pete, I just attended your workshop at Charley's Guitars (blonde woman straight across from you cracking up at all your shtick.) I was blown away by your music! I hadn't heard much of your music before last night, but I have seen the light and am now an ardent fan! Your personality was so refreshing and down to earth that you immediately put a novice like me at ease. I'm looking forward to your next workshop. Gwen in Dallas.
Gwen Bell -
Dallas, TX USA - Friday, April 29, 2005
Pete - Great show in Anniston last Friday. My son Austin and I had a great time at the clinic on Saturday. It is always intimidating sitting in a room full of guitarists, but you really broke the tension and put us at ease. Also, I was told you transcribed several of Ray Flack's solos from the Ricky Scaggs albums. If so, is this available anywhere? Austin would love to get that. Thanks for a great weekend in Anniston, and all the helpful tips on playing guiter, Robbie
Robbie Anderson -
Anniston, Al USA - Tuesday, April 26, 2005
Sorry I didn't make it to the workshop at Greenbrier. My son was home from Atlanta and the family gave him a birthday bash. Maybe I can make the next one. I sure need to learn something. I'd like to hear you do some more singing. Don't do less guitar, just more singing. "The River is Wide" was fantastic.
Pete Hosey -
Sylacauga, AL USA - Monday, April 25, 2005
Great website. I am a novice player and would like some advice on how to get better. Do you recommend learning to read standard musical notation. It is so hard to find material in tablature notation. I would love to attempt your version of "tis so sweet to trust in Jesus". Is the tablature for this in one of your books? Thanks.
Jim Meek -
Tucker, GA USA - Monday, April 25, 2005
The show in Anniston last week was incredible. Thanks for making the trip. I just wanted know why you weren't included in the DVD release of Eric Clapton's Crossroads benefit concert. I think you got robbed. I am looking forward to the Hymns CD you mentioned. Take care.
Dru -
Jacksonville, AL USA - Monday, April 25, 2005
Hey Everybody, Just got back from Anniston, Alabama last night, and wanted ya'll to know that it was another GREAT show and guitar clinic by Pete. This man never ceases to amaze me. Just when I think, 'well, I don't think he can improve on that one anymore.',he comes back with it and totally leaves me with my mouth hanging open! He's a truely incredible player and anyone of you in New Mexico or Dallas who don't get the chance to go out and see him next week... Well, that's your loss, 'cause Pete is, without a doubt, one of the best of the best performers and teachers of finger style guitar out there. --Charlie
Charlie White -
Bradenton, FL USA - Sunday, April 24, 2005
Hi Pete, Last Sunday I had the privilege of attending Dr. Emil Skobeloff's concert at Ohev Shalom where you appeared as the guest artist. WOW, were you terrific! I must confess that I was not acquainted with your accomplishments, but I sure am now. One thing that really impressed me at that concert was the manner in which you conducted your overall performance. So often a musician of your talent and reputation would be inclined to "outperform" the other artist. But you conducted your performance with respect and professionalism, and then when the time arose for your special segment, you demonstrated your talent superbly. It was truly great fun listening to both of you perform and experiencing a professionalism and a musical event that made for a truly enjoyable evening.
Carl F Miller -
Philadelphia, PA USA - Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Hi Pete, I had the pleasure of attending your clinic in bryn mawr last night.I'm the heavy bald guy in the back. I listened to "Naked Pop" on the way to work this morning. Incredibly good work. I used to listen to players with great skills and feel down thinking"I'll never play that well." Right now I'm thinking I have to get a few of your books and dvd's and learn some of your stuff. That's where the fun is. Enjoy playing at THE POINT this weekend!!!!----Dennis
dennis mcfadden -
philadelphia, pa USA - Friday, April 15, 2005
Thanks Pete for doing the John Denver DVD series. It was good to see how much you cared for the man and how you've tried to honor his playing in this way. Being a guitarist since age 11 and having done the Chet/Travis style over the years, I found your explanations to be clear and sensible. I also enjoyed some of the stories that you told, both about JD and your time spent back in Kentucky(I have family from Paintsville). You come across as very personable on the DVD and this can only benefit the learning process. Thanks again! I hope to see more DVD's from you on other topics.
Mike -
Huntington, WV USA - Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Hey Pete My friend Greg turned me on to your music. It's great. I play professionally here in Houston and want to start expanding my styles...Your musicality is exceptional. Thanks Do you know my good friend Bobby Terry?...we used to play together in Houston Tommy Peters
tommy peters -
the woodlands, tx USA - Wednesday, April 06, 2005
Pete, I also purchased all (3) of your John Denver DVD's (they must be selling by the millions) and love them. I took it a step futher and tried a couple of Collings OM1 and after hearing the great sound they have had to buy one of these also. You are not only a great musician but a great teacher. Thanks
Carl -
Dnever, CO USA - Wednesday, April 06, 2005
Just got done reviewing your Homespun guide to better practicing DVD. Your piece about the metronome really hit home. I got one of those Boss DB66's a couple of months ago before I bought your DVD and I thought MINE was BROKEN, TOO!! Question on fingerstyle: I see you use a thumbpick but didn't see any finger picks. Do you use just long fingernails? I have tried both plastic and metal fingerpicks and I might just a well play with my feet! Thanks again for the practice tips and inspiration! Lloyd
Lloyd Althiser -
Prineville, OR USA - Friday, April 01, 2005
Hey Pete Love the new site. Looks Great my friend. Sure wish you guys would come downunder , well even give you a BBQ & some beer LOL. Still love your music. Tell Chris hi for me Love & Peace your Aussie friend Lynn
Lynn magann -
Australia - Friday, April 01, 2005
Hi Pete, I met you at your "clinc" in Milan this March. Is not so easy to find a great technique with a deep feeling. I hate the aseptic fingerstyle and you've showed us how your heart can tickle your fingers. Sorry for my english. I hope to meet you again. Massimo
massimo -
milan, italy - Wednesday, March 30, 2005
Great show at the Fly. Well worth the trip. I'll catch your show at Anniston in April for sure.
Pete Hosey -
Sylacauga, AL USA - Wednesday, March 30, 2005
Purchased all 3 of your DVD lessons on playing John Denver songs. You can truly appreciate his artistry as a guitarist, as well as yours and your admiration of his work. Thanks for the inspiration and assistance. Would love to know if there's similar work for Windsong, as well as any chance you'll ever be in the St. Louis area. THANKS AGAIN!!!
Mike Graham -
St. Louis, MO USA - Monday, March 28, 2005
Peter Huttlinger I bought the CD "Wildlife Concert" and I got a chance to see you play for the first time and I was totally amazed at your abiltiy to control the guitar. I have since purchased your tapes on Learn to play the songs of John Denver with you as an instructor. I have learned much and hope to continue to do so in the future. Again thank you for a new way of teaching the guitar. Sincerly Ralph Leos
Ralph Leos -
Round Rock, Tx USA - Sunday, March 27, 2005
Pete, Thanks so much for your generosity in teaching us John Denver fans how to play what seemed to be such elusive licks ie, "Rocky Mountain High", "Matthew", "Today". Wonderful work! My Taylor guitars at last ring with the beauty of John's songs played the correct way. Take care and best wishes always. Mark
Mark Beck -
Rapid City, SD USA - Friday, March 25, 2005
Hello Pete, my name`s George. I bought your dvd - learning the songs of John Denver. I would like to thank you, cause this is the best I´ve ever done to learn playing guitar. The dvd is so much inspiring and the best motivation to me. Thanks a lot. George
George -
Cologne, Germany - Friday, March 25, 2005
Cousin Pete, You're like fine wine. You get better with age. I'm sure your doin your thing in Bormio with style. I'm proud of you. Say Hey to your brother Frank for me.
Frank Walker -
Gig Harbor, WA USA - Monday, March 21, 2005
Pete, kept hoping we would run into each other at Winfield last year. Well, maybe this year. We've been loving what you are doing, man. Keep it up. (Great website too by the way)
Allyson Bowen -
Kingman, KS USA - Sunday, March 13, 2005
Absolutely hooked on your fabulous music.Is there any possibility that you will tour in Ireland in the foreseeable future.If there is I will advise the nation to buy tickets.Keep up the great music.
Colm Nelson -
nr Dublin, Ireland - Friday, March 11, 2005
Hey Pete, Just wanted to thank you for all you wonderful music! I found out about you through my lifelong interest in John Denver (I'm a fan since 1963, when I heard him the the Mitchell Trio). I love ALL your guitar playing (related instruments too). Thanks for opening my ears to the wonders of your particular, amazing method of playing the guitar. I am trying to learn just a bit of it for myself (wow, what a lot of work!)!
Robert D. Jackson -
Indianapolis, IN USA - Friday, March 04, 2005
Hey Pete, Just wanted to stop in and say "Hi". Been working diligently with all your instructional videos. They are so unbelievably helpful. Just about have Monaghan Jig down...have to smooth it out some. Thank you so much for all your great music and instructional stuff.....JD would be proud!!!!! I've started working on learning the any good hints for getting that to work??? Steve Paxton
Steve Paxton -
Ludington, Mi USA - Friday, March 04, 2005
Hi: Just heard Paul Simon sing 'Still Crazy After All These Years' on TV last night and couldn't help but imagine what your fingerstyle arrangment of that song would sound like. Best Regards. Mark Trotier
Mark Trotier -
Manchester, CT USA - Thursday, March 03, 2005
Pete, Just a note to let you know how much we enjoyed the weekend. The shows in Jacksonville and Lakeland, Fl. came off supurbly. The music is still running around, and around in my head this morning. You are truely an inspiration with your amazing finger picking... --Charlie
Charlie White -
Bradenton, FL USA - Sunday, February 27, 2005
Pete, saw you last night at DASOTA, and would just like to say that you are amazing. It was one of the greatest concerts I've ever been to, and would go see you again any day of the week. Also bought "The Santa Rita Connection", and it will be in my CD player for the next couple of week (especially Superstition!!)
Keenan Mahoney
Jacksonville, FL USA - Saturday, February 26, 2005
You and Bill Kanengiser put on an outstanding show last night at the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville, FL. The audience, and I'm sure the students in particular, won't forget the experience.
Bob Moye -
St Augustine, FL USA - Saturday, February 26, 2005
Pete, My son, Jason, introduced me to your work about three years ago and I've been a rabid fan ever since. Your contibutions to his church work in Nashville are greatly appreciated. I'm looking forward to finally hearing you live tomorrow night in Jacksonville, Florida, and maybe getting a chance to introduce myself.
Tony Shelton -
Middleburg, FL USA - Thursday, February 24, 2005
Pete: "The Peter Huttlinger Collection" is the best song book I think I have ever purchased. I picked it up after catching your show with Tommy Emmanuel in Oxford AL last summer. I also bought "Santa Rita" and I can't stop listening to it. I think the best thing about your arrangements is the fact that they make sense. I have seen transcriptions of songs (not yours) that were all over the map, and most of the time the melody gets lost, and soon you have forgotten what song you were trying to play to begin with. My son and I love "Goodbye Chester," and "McGuire's Landing" is my personal favorite. But really, the entire book is incredible. Thanks for putting on such a great show, and hurry back to Alabama.
Dru Chumley
Jacksonville, AL USA - Thursday, February 24, 2005
Hi Pete - I've been playing the electric (rock) and acoustic (folk) geetar for about 14 years now, I've attended various part-time courses @ GIT in London, had private lessons from all sorts of teachers etc. The one thing thing that was never covered in depth with any of them was actually how to practice! They all said you should practice and use a metronome, but none of them ever actually showed exactly how to practice and use the metronome correctly! I've had your DVD A Guitarists Guide to Better Practicing for about a week now and even though I haven't actually tried any of the playing exercises as yet, and I've already learnt more just by watching the DVD than I have in the last 14 years! It took quite a lot of searching for a DVD such as your A Guitarists Guide to Better Practicing but boy was it worth it! I've noticed a lot of instructional DVD are made by great players but they aren't nessecarily great tutors - fortuneately for us stuggling players your both a great player, and a great teacher. I now carry my metronome with me everywhere, well you never know when you might get the chance to do a quick practice! I just wanted to say thanks for making the DVD in the first place and to say please continue to make the DVD's. Right I'm off to practice Monaghan Jig :-)
David Reynolds -
LONDON, UK - Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Pete, It was great meeting you and listening to you "live" in St. Louis a couple of weeks ago. Even though your playing is amazing on your CDs/DVDs, seeing and hearing you play in person is truly incredible. Many thanks for your help on "Darcy's guitar" during the workshop; I think that I now have the syncopation down--I just have to work on muting the bass, and making the melody stand out more. It is clear from the workshop that you are an excellent instructor. It was also nice to see that you featured "Darcy's guitar" in the new Fingerstyle Guitar magazine--I think that it is a wonderful tune, and the tips in the magazine are also useful. Now, we just have to get you to perform up here in Minnesota, so that I won't need to go on road trips to see you... I'm looking forward to your next CD! Best wishes, David T.
David Tupper -
Chanhassen, MN USA - Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Have to tell you I like your Lessons Video's very verry much! I'll keep it short, what Capo is it your using? Iam wondering everytime when I see it on your Guitar. Thanks in advance, and keep playing.
Janine -
Rotterdam, ZH Holland - Friday, February 18, 2005
Hello Pete, Have gotten allot from your Essential Exercises for Fingerstyle Guitar DVD. You also have a great personality that comes out on the DVD. I've had a guitar for about 35 years and have always played fingerstyle, but never took a lesson and never really got serious about practice (that's where your DVD comes in!). I'm probably an intermeditate player, just starting to learn how to read music (read tab well) so here's my question: how many practise hours a day does it take to make a substantial bump up to the next level of playing? Don't be easy on me - I want your straight honest opinion on what it takes to go from intermediate to advanced given a fair degree of raw talent.
Patrick Turner -
Bend, OR USA - Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Hi Pete, Just wanted to say I?m a huge fan of your work, can?t seem to pry the Santa Rita Connection out of my CD player, and most importantly I really appreciate the insightful comments one finds throughout your productions about playing, dedication to playing and most importantly about making a difference. I can say for a fact that your music has made a big difference in my life and my music. I work in a university biomedical research lab and am continually re-inspired to try even harder when I listen to your playing. So that?s gotta be good, right? God bless!
Christine Wulff-Strobel -
Lexington, KY USA - Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Hey Pete, Brian Foti here, the guy that hung on for that wonderful musical rollercoster ride that you so graciously let me experience with you at the Unitarian church the other night. For me, playing along side a musician of your caliber is a learning experience that I live for. Thanks for asking me to come along for the ride, it was a blast!!!!! P.S. My son Brendan (12) and I are starting to shed your wonderful DVD. We'll get back to you in about 10 years as to our progress (God willing!!) Brian & Brendan Foti 615-573-9161
Brian Foti -
Spring Hill, TN USA - Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Hi Pete, Thanks for sharing your awesome gifts and for helping make other's dreams come true by watching you. Wish you all the best! -Little Kirk's Family
Little Kirk's Folks -
Visalia, CA USA - Saturday, February 12, 2005
Hi Pete!! Been years...our last visit was at your home in Nashville on a beautiful afternoon. Last e-mail correspondence, you were selling that house. Before that I believe we were at a Dick Cerri/Music Americana tribute concert to JD at The Birchmere. Have thought of you often over the years - what a pleasure to read expressions of so many who are touched and inspired by your passion. Found your link on my old friend Bill Danoff's web site. Taffy is my dearest friend - we remain in constant contact. But I've developed the bad "habit" of not doing so with others who've touched my life. Where are you living now? I'm in E. Nashville, working as the catering director for The Mad Platter in Germantown. REALLY MISS playing, singing and producing shows. Hi to all muscial buds in D.C., Nashville, and elsewhere. Hope this finds you well and peaceful. Would enjoy catching up. Rebecca Alford Becraft
Rebecca Alford Becraft -
Nashville, TN USA - Friday, February 11, 2005
Hi Pete, greetings from Western Australia. I just bought your John Denver DVD's 1, 2 & 3. As a self taught 12 string player for many years, I am always dubious about tuition and lessons as it usually goes straight over my head as I don't read music & haven't quite got the hang of tabs. Well, the dvd's arrived last night and I drove my family nuts learning 'Matthew'. I had the chords right already, but to put it bluntly, WOW, after only about 15 minutes of watching those little finger mobvements and hammer offs, suddenly my version of 'Matthew' is already starting to sound more like the real thing. I can't say how impressed I am, both with your playing and with the way you teach. It was easy to understand and, I found, quite easy to pick up what is actually going on the fretboard. Whilst I know practice makes perfect, From only one night of watching the dvd's I can already see how with time and practice, I'll soon have it sounding as good as the original. Only suggestions I would have a maybe chord diagrams for morons like me and please I would love to see a similar CD based on the Eagles "Hell Freezes Over" concert. I can play along with it fine but those little tricks they use keep eluding me :-) All The Best Rick
Rick Turvey -
Perth, WA Australia - Tuesday, February 08, 2005
Hi Pete, I bought two of your instructional DVDs and since then my guitar playing has improved by leaps and bounds. I've been playing for 12 years (recreational only) but I always had trouble learning complete songs. Since buying you Better Practice DVD my speed and technique with scales has improved so much and now I realise what was missing from my practise sessions. I'm learning songs so quickly now its incredible, one of which is And I Love Her on your Solo Acoustic Guitar DVD. Anyone listening out there who really wants to improve buy these DVDs. Thanks again Sir Pete.
Mark Cox -
London, United Kingdom - Monday, February 07, 2005
Hello Pete, I'm in my early 40's and 2 weeks ago decided to start playing the guitar. I picked up a 1976 Yamaha classical guitar from a local pawn shop and started lessons at our local guitar shop. I printed your "scale fingerings" and "licks" and will practice, practice, practice. My goal is to be able to play "This Old Guitar" for my husband who is a big John Denver fan. Thanks for the great website. Kathy
Kathy Tang-Myatt -
Kemptville, ON Canada - Monday, February 07, 2005
Pete, I was one of the people at the private gig in Manhattan Beach, CA on Jan 30. The Oud player I told you about is John Bilezikjian. He lives in the LA area and his web site is This guy invented the electric Oud and his sound is very very cool.
Bernie Kersulis -
Redondo Beach, Ca USA - Wednesday, February 02, 2005
Hi Pete, I just wanted you to know that I listened to your CD Catch & Release when I would go the doctor to receive my Chemotherapy treatments. It was very calming to listen to your music during such a stressful time. Thank you for your gift of music and for sharing it with everyone. Looks like you are doing well. Glad to see that. Patricia
Patricia Vance -
Smyrna, TN USA - Tuesday, February 01, 2005
Hi Pete. Hope the holidays were good for you. Looks like you continue to stay busy. I was just listening to "The Need" again (I still think it is some of your very best work) and was wondering if you thought about doing a song book of the album. I'd be in line to buy one. Come on back to Georgia soon. We miss you here. Ed
Ed Brown -
Acworth, GA USA - Tuesday, January 25, 2005
Was at C4 in Cave Creek on Saturday night. Just had surgery on my leg earlier in the week (and was fortunate enough to find a rock near the stage to prop up my leg and hibernate while taking in all that fine pickin'). My wife and I were invited by the Erven's to come and listen. They were so right ... your music, Pete, was the medicine my soul needed. Thank you!
Tom Schermitzler -
Phoenix, AZ USA - Sunday, January 23, 2005
Saw the show at Cave Creek Coffee Co. in Cave Creek, AZ and it was blazing. If you think his albums are great (which they are), you should see him LIVE. He's a very entertaining showman and has some great stories to tell as well. He played as fast and crisp as ever. Brown Bomber was unreal, about as fast as the guitar can be played. The arrangement of Gershwin's "I Got Rhythm" a la Merle Travis is sheer genius. Pete also did a great Chet Atkins style version of "Mr. Sandman" by request from yours truly! If you get the chance to have a lesson with Pete, don't hesitate! I was really nervous, but Pete was a perfect gentleman who put me at ease and showed me, in great detail the intricacies of his right-hand picking technique. I had to have him slow down the intro to Santa Rita Connection down.....I MEAN REALLY SLOW IT DOWN for me to catch on, but he was very patient and took the time. We also had a great jam too! The lesson was lots of fun and very informative! Thanks, Pete
Robert A. -
Phoenix, AZ USA - Sunday, January 23, 2005
Hello pete! I have been a fan of john denver since i was about 4 (my dad used to play all his songs to me) I have always thought that johns guitar playing was very unique and magical and i have always wanted to learn how to play his songs. I am so glad that you have 3 dvds out, i have heard very good reviews about them and i have recently orderd the complete series. I cant wait to get stuck in to them! My dad is JD biggest fan and he has all his cds and concerts,can you tell me what concerts your played with john denver (concerts that was filmed that is) as i would like to see you in action! Also my dad asked me to ask you what was john denver like to work with? take care my friend!
paul -
uk, live england - Thursday, January 20, 2005
PLEASANT HILL, CA USA - Tuesday, January 18, 2005
Just got a copy of Naked Pop which has inspired me to practice even harder. It's the best fingerstyle CD I've heard in a long time. I've just taken up fingerstyle guitar after years of strumming. Any advice for a fingerstyle beginner? Also, have you plans to tour in the UK in the future? Thanks for the inspiration!
Chris Williams -
Nottingham, UK - Tuesday, January 18, 2005
Hi Pete, I haven't been able to attend any of your shows yet, but I've heard some wonderful things about your music from friends who have. Hopefully sometime this year I'll be able to make it to several of your shows and am really looking forward to it.
Carol Baggs -
Redding, CA USA - Sunday, January 16, 2005
Hi Pete...Your songwriting, arrangements, and performances are always incredible...and the energy you bring is profound. I can't wait to work with you on some shows! -Steph-
Steph Dubick -
Carbondale, CO USA - Sunday, January 16, 2005
Pete - thank you so much for your time. It sounds great! Can't wait for you to come back. Let's keep in touch. Your friend - Bobby
Bobby Mason -
Aspen, CO USA - Sunday, January 16, 2005
Pete, I thoroughly enjoyed the shows you did at Main Street Bakery in Aspen on Jan. 12, and last night (Jan. 14) at Steve's Guitars in Carbondale. It's a great little venue, isn't it? I love "30 Feet of Ireland." I wish you had more time to sit and jam with Jim Connor and Rusty Speigle out in front of the Woody Creek Tavern back in 2003, and along the river at La Bodega del Rio. The river is still there for you when the weather is more to your liking. Next time, bring your gear. The fish don't mind when it's 18 degrees outside. Looking forward to seeing you in August when you return.
"Irish" Kit O'Carra -
Woody Creek, CO USA - Saturday, January 15, 2005
Hi Pete...I had the pleasure of hearing you with Jim Salestrom at the hospital event I emceed in Colorado Springs on Saturday, January 8th. I wish I had checked out your website prior to that, as I would have hit you up for a quick lesson! Your guitar playing is not only amazing, it's truly inspiring. It's been a goal of mine to learn fingerstyle, and I'll be checking out your instructional material in hopes of accomplishing that goal. Thanks again for a very enjoyable night of music, and I'll be keeping an eye on your calendar for future Southern Colorado stops.
Jon Karroll -
Colorado Spring, Co USA - Friday, January 14, 2005
Howdy Pete, I Jammed with you once at my friends house, Jack, who is also your Nephew i believe, I have yet to Buy one of your CD's but very soon i will be purchasing some of you albums. I want to thank you, Jamming with you that day at Jacks house up in the berkshires really had an impact on me. I've been more intriqued by my acuostic than my electric. I feel i owe it all to you, Thanks man. Maybe next time you come up to The berkshires we can jam some more. -Josh Mann
Josh Mann - DTRock2003@yahoo
White Plains, NY USA - Thursday, January 13, 2005
Hey Pete! It's Chelan from a few years back. I've been hybernating for the last couple years, but don't forget about me cuz I plan on rounding up you and Chris Nole for another recording project someday soon! I remain a huge fan, you really are incredible! If you're ever doing anything up in Seattle PLEASE let me know! I'll be watching your schedule just in case. chelan clason (previously "Hunt")
Chelan Clason -
seattle, wa USA - Wednesday, January 12, 2005
Hey Pete, this is your big brother Carl. I'd really like my shirt back. It's the one that you're wearing on the album cover.
Carl -
Concord, Ca USA - Saturday, January 08, 2005
Hey Pete, Hope you have a very Happy New Year. Mom
Mom - Amy -
Mulvane, ks USA - Friday, January 07, 2005
Pete - Love the new website! Hope you had a great Holiday, and looking forward to seeing you next week in Aspen.
Evelyn - evepin@colorado.ent
Vail, CO USA - Friday, January 07, 2005
Pete, I have been thoroughly enjoying your 3 John Denver DVDs as well as "A Guitarist's Guide to Better Practicing" (as well as your "Naked Pop" cd). Could you tell me what the name of the song that you use to close the "Guide to Better Practicing" video is? Is it on one of your cd's or in one of your books?
Alan Faber -
Columbia, MD USA - Thursday, January 06, 2005
You are awesome!! Hope to see an instructional DVD with "The Santa Rita Connection" and "Oklahoma Twilight" on it, along with others from that CD. It truly rocks! I have seen you in concert twice and continue to be amazed...
Len Foutz -
Warm Springs, Va USA - Thursday, January 06, 2005
Pete, just wanted to say we look forward to your workshop and performance 2/25 at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts here in Jax. Between the guitar ensemble (40 students), you and William Kannengiser, this we be an especially wonderful show for guitar enthusiasts in our area. In advance I want to say thank you.
Don Casper -
Jacksonville, Fl. USA - Wednesday, January 05, 2005

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