Past Guestbook Entries
Pete, I'm new to your web site and want to thank you for the John Denver and Jim Croce instructional DVD's on Homespun. Your teaching techniques make it easy for the "hobby" player like me to learn and enjoy some great songs. Do you have an instructional DVD on Jim Croce's "Doesn't Have To Be That Way?
Mark Raubenstine
USA - Monday, December 31, 2007
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Pete, I missed your appearance in Woodstock Illinois on the 23rd. You, Muriel Anderson, and Ed Hall just 20 miles from house and I couldn't get tickets! $18 bucks for a ticket! In this day and age that's unheard of. Imagine Led Zeppelin 20 miles from your house for $18! Hopefully you will be back in the Chicagoland area. Happy Holidays!
Ronnie Martin - ram40ut@comcast.net
Palatine, Il USA - Tuesday, December 25, 2007
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I have been working with your DVD A Guitarists Guide to Better Practicing, and just wanted to thank you. I am getting so relaxed on the guitar that I can comfortably play hard pieces in front of audiences and play myself to sleep at night if I am restless!
Julie - talentjobs2003@yahoo.com
Washington, DC USA - Monday, December 24, 2007
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THANK YOU PETE. I have some of your DVD Home spun. Jim Croces and John Denver 1. Thank you for helping me play guitar again... Merry Christmas to you and your family. Wishing you the best in life this holiday season. Number one fan.. Dode
Dode Whayne - dodewhayne@hotmail.com
ashland, ky USA - Friday, December 21, 2007
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Hi Buster, Pete has the tab for the rhythm to Monoghan's Jig on his website. See the Tablature link. -Alex
Alex Orr
Fort Worth, TX USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2007
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I bought your "Guide to Better Practicing" from Homespun Tapes and think it's great....except one thing. In trying to learn Monaghan Jig, you do what you call "the groove" on the DVD, but that part is not included in the tab section....bummer. I am trying to pick it up from the video, but I seem to be missing parts of it, and you go over it pretty quickly. Is the "whole piece" available. I would be happy to pay for it, but I do wish I could learn it the way you play it. Thanks a bunch. Buster Hoffmaster
Buster Hoffmaster - bhoffmaster@austin.rr.com
Austin, Tx USA - Monday, December 17, 2007
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Thanks for a great performance and clinic last night at Charley's. It was a real pleasure hearing you play.
Sam Swank - samswank@mac.com
Dallas, Tx USA - Sunday, December 16, 2007
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I turned to the fellow behind me and said "Do you see what he just did? Isn't that amazing?" and he said "No, no I didn't. Nobody can do that. It's impossible." Then we both grinned, feeling like some of the luckiest people alive to be at a concert in Texas where you were performing, Pete. Show those folks at Carnegie Hall what real guitar players can do!
Ed Safford - SAFFORDEL@aol.com
Bedford, TX USA - Saturday, December 15, 2007
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Love 'Things Are Looking Up.' The Christmas CD is awesome! Saw you at the Legends of Acoustic Guitar and Woodchoppers Ball.(Sorry about all the cold weather.) Both shows were great. Never get tired of hearing you play.
Tom Hennessy - hennessy_tom@yahoo.com
Lorain, OH USA - Friday, December 07, 2007
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Truly brilliant guitar playing. Just adore your music Pete. Have you any plans to perform in Ireland in the near future? Really hope you have as I would be first in line to purchase tickets. A happy and peaceful Christmas to you and your family. Colm Nelson from Ireland.
Colm Nelson - colm.nelson@nuim.ie
Maynooth, Kild Ireland - Friday, December 07, 2007
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Hi Pete, just got your vol 1 dvd. Couldn't wait to start it up. Now I'm hooked. Thanks Pete. Happy Christmas
tony - femzibobs@aol.com
uk - Wednesday, December 05, 2007
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Dear Pete, I was really amazed by your DVDs that show how to play John Denver's beautiful songs. All those memories came back to me and after 30 years, I finally could play John's songs as they are supposed to be played. Because your DVDs, I bouhgt a quitar after 20 year of off-road! As I am greedy, I wonder if you plan to make vol.4 for this series and if so, please include JUNK, FIRE & RAIN, and Let it be(the version from peoms, prayers and promises album. I am happy that I can play Christmas for cowboy and Aspenglow this Christmas. Thanks a lot and I wish you alway be healthy and take great care!
Joel
Portland, OR USA - Thursday, November 29, 2007
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Hello my friend,

You simply amaze me and I can tell you're still playing that guitar. I believe you should really consider playing full time and for a healthy income so we don't have to eat late night snacks at the Cracker Barrel.

We still practice guitar up here in Louisville. Did you know that? And the guy's still chat about you from time to time. Some of them caught you on TV playing guitar for some blonde headed girl. Someone said it was Kitty Well's grand-daughter, we don't know.

We did decide that you looked good on TV, and clean up pretty good also. Everyone sends their love of friendship, and all say hello to Erin. Always remember your roots, eat healthy, go to bed early, get plenty of rest. And don't forget to change the strings on that "Stella" guitar your playing.

We hope to see you up here in Louisville,(SOON). If you need a "Tomtom" or A "Garvin" location finder we will take up a collection and mail you one.

You just be careful out there and take care of yourself. If you should need strings, thumbpicks, straight picks, capo's, straps, new coat, food, ect, ect, you just let us know. For after all, where still you most humble friends. Alex Dunn and "The Kentucky Thumbpickers & Fingerstyle Guitar Club.

Alex Dunn - aliman10@bellsouth.net
Jeffersontown , Ky USA - Tuesday, November 27, 2007

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Pete, Thanks for your willingness to conduct the free seminar yesterday at Sam Ash. Your technique was impeccable and you are such a joy to listen to. We hope that you will be willing to do it again in the future. Fans really enjoy the up close, personal touch that you give. We hope next time that will you can bring a larger selection of your material. I was able to order what I wanted from the website. Sorry I couldn't stay until the end, I am sure that I missed a ton of other great songs. Thanks Again and go wet a line, Steve
Steve Pilkinton - spilkinton@msn.com
Goodlettsville, TN USA - Monday, November 26, 2007
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Pete, You were great in Dancing with the Stars with Leann Rimes, what a great combination. It shows that good music requires no more than a great singing voice and a wonderful guitarist. I love music like that. You are great. Good luck in everything that you do.
Evelyn Milian - eveflyaway@comcast.net
Fort Lauderdale, FL USA - Sunday, November 25, 2007
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Hi, Pete, the interjection of the Greensleeves melody in the first few song was amazing, Thanks so much. Had I known about the Irish interest, I would have asked for Go Lassie Go or The Kerry Dance. We really loved your stuff. Happy Holidays, Drew Decker and Willa Porter, Dana Point
Drew Decker (Greensleeves) - drewdecker@cox.net
Dana Point, Ca USA - Saturday, November 24, 2007
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Pete, We need you in Seattle, Man! I didn't get to see you last time. Please come back- I will promo you to death. Thanks. Beth, Norm, Max, and Kate Maser
Beth Maser - iamaser@comcast.net
Kirkland, WA USA - Tuesday, November 20, 2007
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Hey Pete, Carl in Walnut Creek introducted me to your site and I just wanted to say hello!
Chris - mehelisc@excite.com
Walnut Creek, CA USA - Sunday, November 18, 2007
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Pete, You are a phenomenal guitarist, and a super classy fellow. Your concert at Boulevard Music was inspiringly innovative and soulful. Hope to catch your new releases on Homespun. Josh
Josh - jnovegrod@yahoo.com
Los Angeles , CA USA - Friday, November 16, 2007
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hi pete, just got your book , trying to get darcys down befor i endeavour on superstision , thanks so much for your prompt service makes a good change oh and also for sighning the book , i keep trawling utube for more stuff but i think ive got it all please post more , thanks ,best wishes for christmas ,tony
tony fowler - femzibobs@aol.com
nottingham, dn22 uk - Wednesday, November 14, 2007
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Pete, We really enjoyed meeting you and Erin last night. Wow! You are truly a phenomenal musician with a great sense of humor. Scott was truly honored to be able to play with you and your pals. I hope we can get you and the Wildlife Bunch together again real soon! Take care, Terri And Scott
Terri and Scott Anderson - pilotwyf@suddenlink.net
Trent Woods, NC USA - Sunday, November 11, 2007
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We loved seeing you last night on DWTS. Someone has already posted it on You Tube, so you can watch it again there. And yes, I called up all of my friends and told them they had to watch you last night. I'm not shy that way. heh.
Maggie Conklin - maggie@ladyhawknutrition.com
Saugatuck, MI USA - Wednesday, November 07, 2007
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Great performance on Dancing With the Stars. Looking forward to seeing you perform live again.
Jeff Smith - jefsmi@hometel.com
Highland, IL USA - Wednesday, November 07, 2007
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Dancing with the Stars... Great to see that orchestra sitting on their hands while LeAnn was accompanied by perfect solo acoustic guitar in Pete's hands!
Jeff Auen - jauen@ternstyle.com
Hunt Valley, MD USA - Tuesday, November 06, 2007
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Hi Pete, Just got my copy of First Light yesterday, and put it on the CD player early this morning to listen to over my coffee. It's just GREAT! It's warm, soft, and Christmasy, and perfect for the season. Excellent guitar work--as usual. Charlie
Charlie White - CChas.barb@verizon.net
Bradenton, Fl USA - Sunday, October 07, 2007
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Hi Pete, I met your brother in the store in Lafayette today, he asked me to check out your site. Very nice indeed... I just moved around the San Francisco Bay Area from England to work on my music and so forth. Good luck with everything Mark Hammond www.myspace.com/hammondmark
Mark Hammond
USA - Tuesday, September 25, 2007
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Hi Pete! So nice to be in your workshop at Winfield. You are a great inspiration. My husband Jim and I played your arrangement of "Be Thou My Vision" as a duet in church this past Sunday. Thank you for sharing your talent and knowledge with all of us. Look forward to seeing you in Lawrence in December.
Corky Kearney - Crkster@aol.com
Lawrence, KS USA - Tuesday, September 25, 2007
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hi Pete 1 big thanks for posting your Thumb exercise tab.... it is doing wonders for my thumbs steadiness.. if you have any other tabs for improving the right thumb, please oh please post it. Any truth to the rumor that you might be working on a Jim Croce Part 2 in the near future? Dave
dave stott - davekstott@sbcglobal.net
middletown, ct USA - Sunday, September 23, 2007
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Hello, I am so proud of you, I just found out how great you have become I would love to see you proform, Maby I can catch you in Nashvill some day or if you are around New Bern let me know at this E-mail address and we get togather and talk about the good old days in New Bern, I will never forget you tought me to drive a VW yellow. Keep up the good work man
Robin S Huffaker - carpetstogo@earthlink.net
New Bern, N.C. USA - Tuesday, September 18, 2007
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Your new CD id supremely beautiful! It was wonderful to see you at The Peace Ranch. I look forward to hearing more of your music and am hoping to see you in Colorado again...one day soon!
Judy Haas - judyhaas@qwest.net
Aspen, CO USA - Thursday, September 13, 2007
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You really made the Colorado Roots Music Camp a fun experience......outstanding guitar playing and great humor... Sure hope that you are back next year PS hope you caught "moby fish" while you were here Regards Ron Gall
Ron Gall - rog_1939@yahoo.com
Canon City, CO USA - Sunday, August 26, 2007
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Hi Pete, I was at the concert in Albemarle, N.C. this weekend and I wanted to send you a note and thank you for the music and the experience. 'Santa Rita Connection' was a thrill as always... it's become one of my favorite pieces of music. I loved the way you and Chris turned that into 'dueling Santa Ritas'! It was still running through my head the next morning sitting out on the screen porch with my coffee... cool moment. Thanks again to you and Chris and Mack for keeping the legacy alive and I'm looking forward to seeing guys in Aspen in just a few weeks wooo-hooo! Mark Williamson, VA.
Mark Williamson - mwilliam@james-city.va.us
Williamsburg, VA USA - Monday, August 13, 2007
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Hi Pete, I was at Albemarle, too. I'll add my full agreemeent with Mark here. Thanks to you and Chris and Mack for braving the heat and humidity for that wonderful and intimate little concert Saturday evening. And thanks for keeping the JD legacy alive in all the tributes; they are deeply appreciated by John's fans, as well as for the incredible inspiration it is each time we guitar pickers hear you play. You guys looked like you were having a lot of fun up there...I know we were watching and listening! See you in Aspen! Ed
Ed Stowers - ed.stowers@si-intl.com
Newport News, VA USA - Monday, August 13, 2007
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Hi Pete, I was lucky enough to catch your class and show in Hunt Valley, MD in August, 2007. A truly great experience. You rock man! Thanks for going to all the trouble to "bring it to the people". I know it isn't as easy as you make it seem. Eat a peach for me will ya?
Bucky Duster
USA - Saturday, August 11, 2007
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pete, i bought your instructional DVDS and they really improved my guitar playing. thanks for all your free tab on this site keep up the good playing. you are an inspiration for all us wannabe's .
mike - debleb@sbcglobal.net
luling, tx USA - Tuesday, July 31, 2007
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Hello Pete! Ron and I just loved watching you and LeAnn in Abbey Road a few nights ago. We Tivo?ed it (is too a word) and watched it a few more times since then. I actually ordered the Sundance Channel just to watch that show. Ron asked me to tell you that he is sad because now so many people will see how good you two are together and you?ll be so busy on the road with her that we?ll never see you again. I told him we could still lure you (pun intended) with promises of free fly fishing. Ever think of an ?unplugged? type CD with Miss Rimes? We are trying to get to Nashville for your concert with her in September. Hope to see you there!
Maggie Conklin - maggie@ladyhawknutrition.com
Saugatuck, MI USA - Tuesday, July 31, 2007
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Great job with Leanne Rimes at Abbey Road! It's easy to see why she selected you on this recording special. Keep up the great work!!
Len Foutz - foutz@tds.net
Warm Springs, Va USA - Friday, July 27, 2007
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WOW! You just finished doing a fantastic 2-hour interview on Steve & Johnnie's WGN Radio program. Have fun tomorrow at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago. Looking forward to your Christmas CD that you finished recording yesterday. During the radio program you asked for title suggestions. How about "Christmas Favorites on Accoustic Guitar"? I'm looking forward to hearing you again in Aspen.
Carolyn Churchill - The_Family_Churchill@msn.com
Lake Villa, IL USA - Friday, July 27, 2007
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Pete, My wife and I very much enjoyed your performance at the Fly Center yesterday evening. Your talent with the guitar and your depth of music styles makes for a great evening of entertainment. Truly something for everyone! It was also very nice to meet you and talk for a few minutes after your performance. We'll send a few photos taken that evening to you soon. Take care and thanks for a great performance!
Brian Roebuck - nss34626@hotmail.com
Normandy, TN USA - Sunday, July 01, 2007
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I bought your DVD 'A Guitarists Guide to Better Practicing' recently. I've started on a selection of the exercises and I'm seeing some progress already, especially in the right hand exercise. Good stuff.
Stephen
Liverpool, UK - Saturday, June 30, 2007
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Pete - Do you by chance have Opus 57 on CD or MP3 somewhere? I was wanting to learn it from your Tab but having a recording of it would really help. Thanks!
Steve Massey - smassey3@charter.net
Medford, OR USA - Tuesday, June 26, 2007
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Pete, Great show Friday night (Happy B'day). I am so glad I scraped together the money to buy your new CD. It is the the best new music I have heard in a long time. John Mayer has nothing on you (world class guitarist, writer, great story teller...). My wife thinks I am going to ware your cd out. She would like to here MORE words. With you story telling ability there must be some you could add so you could make some of John Mayers $$. Carl
Carl Merkel - ccmerk@mindspring.com
Thronton, CO USA - Monday, June 25, 2007
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Sorry ,one more thing. I agree with an earlier quest. A beatles CD would be nice with your arrangements. I have not seen any great beatles fingerstyle cd's and there are alot of us beatles fans out there. Carl
Car Merkel - ccmerk@mindspring.com
Thronton, CO USA - Monday, June 25, 2007
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Hi Pete, Birthday greetings from the U.K. If we were in Kirkby I'd buy you a pint in the Black Swan. We are both coming to the events in Aspen in October,look forward to meeting up with you again. Very Best Wishes Brian and Diana
Brian Eveling - sir-r.beadle_@tiscali.co.uk
England - Saturday, June 23, 2007
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Out of curiosity, I played your arrangement of Josie along with Steely Dan's original, and learned that yours is exactlly in line with Steely Dan's. It must have been a lot of work getting it so perfect. Thanks!
T.J.
USA - Friday, June 22, 2007
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Good Morning little brother. Today is your birthday and I want to wish you the very best. Words can't express how proud I am of you, but I am. I hope your day's a great one and I look forward to seeing you soon. We may have some good news on the Dustin situation also. have a great time on your B-day gig! Carl
Carl F. Huttlinger - chuttlinger@aol.com
Concord, Ca USA - Friday, June 22, 2007
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Hi Pete I know its been a while since I said anything. I have been listening to the cd i got at the Kirkby In Cleveland Concert and really enjoying it. I got a email off Carl and really pleased you had a great time in Yorkshire. I hope to be at Aspen in October and will try and get to see you at the concert while I am there if I get my skates on and come over. See ya Carl and Pete Marie-Louise Charlton (Maggie)
Marie-Louise Charlton - maggie.charlton1968@hotmail.co.uk
Carlisle, United Kingdom - Sunday, June 10, 2007
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Hello Pete, I shop at your brothers' market and he knows I play lead guitar in a Beatles band in the city (The Final Four, bad name but I was the last to join so what can I do). Your brother was always talking to me about it and also telling me about you. He told me I had to look you up. I am glad he did. Your brother thinks alot of you. I can tell by the way he talks about you. You have worked hard to get to a good place, I am sure. It's funny, people don't understand how much work it is to get to a spot in the music business that you can live (well?) but after 42 years of bands gig's and travel, I can feel good seeing someone that makes a good life out of their music. Well, Beatles recording studio, that's cool - very cool. I would like to get to your August clinic if I can get away that weekend. I had dealings with Chet Atkins, and stole as much as I could from him (not as much as I needed). Did you work ever with him in Nashville? Did you know Claudette in the office? I hope to see you sometime. Until that time, keep pickin'. Richard Stanton CGP
Richard Stanton - Richardean1200@yahoo.com
Pleasant Hill, Ca. USA - Wednesday, June 06, 2007
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Pete, great to meet you and get a chance to hear you live. Thanks for checking out my friend Jerry's Martin (actually, belongs to his girlfriend-she was very pleased you liked it). I hope Mr. Bozung was aided by the money raised. I wish more people had been there. It was a terrific experience seeing so many world-class musicans up close and personal--and for only $10!! Definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity. I hope you play in driving distance again soon. Thanks, Bert
Bert Bennett - everett.bennett@med.ge.com
Jackson, TN USA - Wednesday, May 30, 2007
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BTW, I have really enjoyed your teaching dvd's. If you ever do another set I have a suggestion--dvd set of Beatles music.
Bert Bennett - everett.bennett@med.ge.com
Jackson, TN USA - Wednesday, May 30, 2007
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Pete, it was a true pleasure to meet you last night. It was a wonderful thing you and all the others did for Chris. I know you get this all the time but this was my first time to see you live and, well, you are totally unbelieveable! Sherry and I enjoyed the entire show but you especially. I have a challange for you or maybe I should say, a huge favor to ask. I told you last night about Chris reworking Dad's 1927 Martin 000-18 and getting it back to him a week before he died. Was wondering if you would consider writing a song for dad's memory and maybe record it playing his old Martin. I know its a lot to ask but its just a thought. Dad was Rupert. If you want to consider it let me know and I'll bring the Martin to you. One more thing, please let me know of any time you may be performing within driving distance, we're just outside of Huntsville, Al. I'd love to come. Thanks much Pete
Dale McElyea - dsmcelyea@bellsouth.net
Athens, Al USA - Sunday, May 27, 2007
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Hi Pete Just a quick message to say I typed the wrong email address in last comment. Here's my email message below. Sorry if you have tried to catch me and got no reply. I have played your cd Nashville to Kirkby. Its absolutely brilliant. I hope to come to Aspen in October and see you in concert whilst I am there. Thanks for a great cd. Marie-Louise Charlton
Marie-Louise Charton - maggie.charlton1968@hotmail.co.uk
Carlisle (UK), United Kingdom - Monday, May 21, 2007
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Hi Pete Hope you are resting now after the concerts in Kirkby in Cleveland. It was a great evening. Hope you come to England again in the future as I will definitely be there, hopefully at the front again as I am deaf in both ears, but get by sitting next to the speakers, as I do have a little bit of hearing as I wear two hearing aids, and can speak fluently as you may remember on the night. Thanks for a great night. I hope to come to Aspen in October with friends from the UK. See you at the tribute concert in Aspen, if I make it to come over to the US.
Marie-Louise Charlton - maggie.charlton@hotmail.co.uk
Carlisle (UK), United Kingdom - Sunday, May 13, 2007
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Congratulations Pete! and a great website also. Your success is inspiring.
Marc Curvin - marc.curvin@alumni.vanderbilt.edu
Nashville, TN USA - Friday, May 11, 2007
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Hi Pete, Thanks for the great concerts at Kirkby,it was a pleasure to be there again. Meeting up with you all in the Black Swan both nights was also real fun. Look forward to seeing you all again in October. With our Best Wishes Brian and Diana
Brian and Diana - sir-r.beadle_@tiscali.co.uk
Welwyn Garden C, England - Thursday, May 10, 2007
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Hi Pete It was great to meet you in Kirkby on Saturday night. The show was fantastic and looking forward to you coming back to the UK soon. All the best Graeme
Graeme Stewart - graeme_stewart@btconnect.com
South Shields, Tyne UK - Thursday, May 10, 2007
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Hi Pete I was at the Kirkby In Cleveland Concert on May 4th and you, Mack Bailey and Chris Nole were there giving a great performance. I sat at the front with a friend as I am severely deaf, but with it being a small room I could hear ok and really enjoyed the evening, didn't get home till 4am. Phew I was ready to hit the sack when I got home !!!!! Thanks for a great night Pete, Mack and Chris. I have put my email in the mailing list.
Marie-Louise Charton - maggie.charlton1968@hotmail.co.uk
Carlisle (UK), England (UK) - Monday, May 07, 2007
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Pete, May I ask how you got started working with John Denver? Also, what was it like to know and work with him? Thank you.
Lisa - calicogirl@up.net
USA - Tuesday, May 01, 2007
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Hi Pete, great website here. Your work is truely inspirational, I look forward to many more years of your music. Take care. Nat.
Nat Reynolds
U.K - Sunday, April 22, 2007
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I'm planning on Shelbyville if I can get my loose ends tied up. Also, my SUV's about shot. Quarter of a million. It may not stand the gaff. I may do like you did and call the junkman. "The keys are in the switch."
Pete Hosey - peteh35150@yahoo.com
Sylacauga, AL USA - Saturday, April 21, 2007
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Hi Pete, I got three of your CDs (2 on John Denver and the Jim Croce CD). Truly excellent and inspiring work you have done. Once I have a song down I will record it, and send you a link on youtube. Keep up the good work, and I am looking forward to your new CDs. Al
Al
Cologne, Germany - Wednesday, April 18, 2007
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Hey Pete. New website looks great and just ordered your new CD. You've come a long way from pig pickins in my back yard. Keith sent me pics of your wedding. You and your bride look very happy. Congratulations. Take care and keep the good tunes comin. Rudd
Ellen Rudd Evans - eevans@gmtlaw.com
Seattle, WA USA - Wednesday, April 11, 2007
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Pete, love your CDs, but am crazy about your DVD lessons....I cannot tell you how helpful they are! I only hope that you will continue to do "the songs of...". The John Denver discs are terrific, as is the Jim Croce. I would love to hear you grab more of the songs of Dylan, especially some of the new material (new classics such as Working Man Blues#2!), as I think it rivals anything he has done....ever. Thanks for some of the greatest "lessons" I have ever taken!
Peter Hyatt - PHyatt1962@hotmail.com
Orrington, ME USA - Sunday, April 08, 2007
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I just started to play the guitar late last year and my cousin bought me your dvd on Jim Croce's songs. We have always been huge Croce fans. I now have almost mastered all but two of them only two and a half months later. I have enjoyed your video very much. I bought another one of your teaching videos from homespun. Best wishes, Frank Whitmore
Frank Whitmore - frank@parrottrek.com
Titusville, FL USA - Friday, March 23, 2007
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Pete, I was wondering how long you work with a new piece of music before your mind and your hands understand it well enough to have the confidence to play it in public?
Jeff Johansen - jjohansend2h@comcast.net
Saint Paul, MN USA - Monday, March 19, 2007
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Hey Pete, my name is Richie TerBush and we happened to be in the same show together years ago in Santa Ana Ca. and I remember doing my wannabe Brazilian version of Over the Rainbow and then you came on after me and made me look like amateur hour after playing your version! Anyway Pete, I am a huge fan and I'm happy to say that I'm finally on a compilation cd with you and other awesome fingerstyle guitarists - The Woodchoppers Ball double disc cd. I'm also busy teaching and playing out so I never get a chance to see ya live. Anyway brother I'm gonna try to catch you at the Pomeroy show here in Ohio if I can swing it. By the way on the cd it's actually with my acouctic project Acoustica.
Richie TerBush - terbush4@donet.com
Miamisburg, Oh USA - Thursday, March 15, 2007
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Pete, Always so great to see you guys play, You, Chris and Mollie were wonderful together at Carnegie Hall as always and I knew you would be... From Pop to Jazz to Cajun to Opera to Gershwin; man, what variety! You guys need to get together and do more shows like that... Until the next gig--Charlie
Charlie White - cchas.barb@verizon.net
Bradenton, Fl USA - Monday, March 05, 2007
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Carnegie Hall, 3/3/07 A truly brilliant concert!!! Bravo's to Pete, Chris and Mollie. A rare and once in a lifetime opportunity to enjoy these talented people. It was sheer joy from the opening introduction to the finale. Too bad that there was not one more performance to enjoy. Thanks for a most memorable evening, you guys light up my life. jan sheldon
jan sheldon - jlegends@aol.com
new york, ny USA - Sunday, March 04, 2007
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Hi Pete, I love "Things are looking up" LOVE IT !! THANK YOU!! My new favorite driving CD. Good Luck tonight and ENJOY!!! Wish I could be there. I'll see you in Aspen !! Safe Travels. Peace My Friend, Vickie in KC.
Vickie Hersh - Hikerspass@aol.com
Lenexa, KS USA - Saturday, March 03, 2007
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Got my "Things Are Looking Up" CD today. Great playing. Inspiring. See you at Shelbyville.
Pete Hosey - peteh35150@yahoo.com
Sylacauga, AL USA - Monday, February 26, 2007
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Dear Pete, Im a casual friend of your brother, Carl. I want to wish you the best of luck with your Carnegie Hall performance. From what I understand, you will just wow the crowd. Best wishes, Mort
Mort Janko - nrj@earthlink.net
walnut creek, CA USA - Sunday, February 25, 2007
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Hi Pete. I love the new look and the feel of your website. It looks like your friends at Thistlehead Software are doing good things for you. I know you get a lot of requests to be in so many places, but my plea is to say it would be great to see you someday here in SW Ohio. I am working on promoting you to people I know and would like to see you show up at some nicer venues in this area. It would be great to get people here to find out what they are missing by gaining a better appreciation for fingerstyle guitar playing. It seems that all I find around here is either rhythm acoustic, lead electric or classical guitar instructors or players. I would love to find local fingerstyle players to partner with. Oh yeah. If you take up Alex Dunn's invitation to the KY Thumbpickers Club in Louisville again or get in touch with Palmer Moore at the Ohio Fingerstyle Club in Columbus, I would don't mind traveling to either place to see you. Palmer is having Richard and Julie Smith on March 10th and he seems to get quality players every few months. Richard and Julie actually have family members here in Dayton and will stop in the area and play at some local venues here. Last year my wife and I drove all the way to Baltimore to vacation and to listen to you and Tommy Emmanuel play at the college there for Jeff Auen. It was well worth the drive time and I met great people while hanging out with and the gang at Jeff's place. Always wishing you the best. I have never been to Colorado before so Dena and I actually flying (not driving) to Aspen in October. If we can't hear you here we will hear you there.
Jim Redman - jredman@woh.rr.com
Dayton, OH USA - Saturday, February 24, 2007
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Pete, how about removing the guitar strings and putting them in checked luggage so the guitar can be gate checked?? I got your web address from your brother so if this helps thank him. He was was excited about getting to seeing you in NYC on the 3rd.
Ed - celewis1941@comcast.net
Walnut Creek, Ca USA - Thursday, February 22, 2007
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Hi Pete, Thanks to Youtube we get to see some really dazzling stuff from you! Great work! I also enjoyed your ensemble playing on the reprise of my composition '....and why not?' on Todd Hallawell's recent CD, 'From Nashville and Back'!! You guys make it sound a lot easier than it is for me to play it..........and I wrote it!!! Best regards, Howard
Howard Emerson - hmemerson@aol.com
Huntington Stat, NY USA - Wednesday, February 21, 2007
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Hi Pete,
Been a fan for a while being a finger style/classical guitarist myself. Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your session with LeAnn Rimes in the Abbey Road studio which was broadcast here recently. I must say she is some talent! The backing guitar and percussion worked really well in my opinion. All the best....

Dave Cooper - daveinlondon@gmail.com
London, Isle UK - Wednesday, February 07, 2007
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Hello Peter, "WANTED" by "The Kentucky Thumbpickers and Fingerstyle Guitar Club". When do you think you will ever make it here again ? The members keep reminding me to, "Make sure you contact Pete". I know your a busy young man and it was great to se you on TV at Christmas playing for, ( what's that girl's name ), anyway she will be fine as long as she continues to pratice. All the guys wanted me to say hello and hope we can schedual you with us soon. These guy's just love you here and you know your in great company with this group of guys. I will see Tommy Emmanuel / Pat Kirtley this Saturday and I will tell them you say hello. I sure hope they have been praticeing, it hurts me to watch them struggle playing, simular to watching you. We love you brother and you just continue to show the world who you are on the guitar and this club will always support and pray for your success and good health. Your friend always,,Alex
Alex Dunn - aliman10@bellsouth.net
Louisville, Ky USA - Thursday, February 01, 2007
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Hi Pete, Nice to hear your new sound samples; thanks for sharing them. Can't wait to hear the new CD. I just checked out your "What Pete Plays" page and noticed that you have gotten a couple of new guitars. How about adding a couple of pictures and/or sound bites from each? We'd love to hear what you have been doing with them... Best wishes, David
David E. Tupper - tuppe001@maroon.tc.umn.edu
Chanhassen, MN USA - Wednesday, January 31, 2007
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Well Pete, long success has been good to you. I hope all's well otherwise. You've stayed true to your dreams. Congrats! Tim Rae
Tim Rae - thedrumdude@hotmail.com
Raleigh, NC USA - Sunday, January 21, 2007
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I just listened to "Runnin' the Rooster"... You are SUCH a tease! Looking forward to your new CD.
Maggie Conklin - maggiecbc@charlesbowman.com
Saugatuck, MI USA - Wednesday, January 17, 2007
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Hi Pete,
It was really great to finally get to see and hear you in person on December 1 in Dana Point. And great to meet you also. Amy and I flew down that evening just for your show and it was incredible. I think you are the best!
We bought a little puppy while waiting for the flight back on Saturday, named him "Petey" in your honor. He's got a page at www.jaykeller.com/dogs if you'd like to check him out.
Thanks again, hope to see you again soon!
Jay

Jay,
Well let's see a photo of little Petey...

Jay Keller - jay.keller@gmail.com
Sunnyvale, CA USA - Sunday, January 07, 2007
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Hi Pete, Happy New Year. I attended a workshop you did at Charlie's Guitar shop in Dallas a couple of years ago. I recorded the session and sent you the CDs. Of course you were amazing. I've now relocated to the Hampton Roads area of Virginia (Norfolk, VA Beach, Newport New, Williamsburg, etc)...do you have any plans to do anything in this area in the coming year? Best regards Lee Harper
Lee Harper - leeharper@charter.net
Smithfield, VA USA - Saturday, January 06, 2007
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Pete, I'm sorry if this has at some point been asked/answered, but is there any place I can get mp3s (or any sound file) for the various songs and exercises in the "Tablature" section of the site? I learn a lot faster if I can hear something. By the way, I think your arrangements of "Tis So Sweet..." and "Amazing Grace" are two of the most beautiful sacred interpretations I've ever heard. You're an inspiration, thanks.
Ryan Pierce - brookieluvr@comcast.net
Chattanooga, TN USA - Friday, January 05, 2007
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Hey there! All the best in the new year. I'm curious as to what finger picks you use. On the "Learn to Play John Denver" DVD, it looks like you have on some type of press-on nails and a standard thumb pick. Is there a standard, quickly removable type of fingerpick you could suggest? I don't want to lose the "touch" of the string from my finger tips. Thanks.
Marcus - marcus_e_fowler@hotmail.com
Florida Keys, FL USA - Thursday, January 04, 2007
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