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Pete, thanks so much for making our day so special at Cheekwood. You and Craig were just delightful and your playing was tremendous. We look forward to hearing more from you.
Wayne Hastings -
Franklin, Tn USA - Sunday, December 21, 2008
Pete, I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the wonderful concert in Maryville, TN in November. The acoustics in the Palace were incredible, and your renditions of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" and "Eleanor Rigby" were jaw-dropping. By the way, have you decided on a name for your lovely Celtic-sounding tune? I recommended "Cerulean Sunrise" as a title since the song sounds divinely inspired. [The word "cerulean" comes from Latin meaning 'heaven', and the word cerulean means azure, the color of the sky.] Let us know when you decide on a name for the song, and when it will be available on CD. I teach 5th and 6th grade Language Arts, and I play your music while my students write in class. Your instrumentals help motivate them to write thoughtful, introspective poetry and stories. Thanks for the music and the inspiration!
Kim Davis -
Manchester, TN USA - Sunday, December 21, 2008
Hey Pete, Thanks for taking the time to share your knowledge. Really enjoy your lessons, and your technique. Enjoy the "Ask Pete" section, will be glad when it returns.
Scott -
Simpsonville, SC USA - Sunday, December 14, 2008
Hey, Pete. I love your music. I'm curious as to the way you position your guitar on your right leg versus the left - the more classically trained way. Do you find one method works better than the other for fingerstyle? At the ripe age of 45 I'm taking some fingerstyle lessons and am trying to use my left leg, which I've never done before so I'm curious as to your thoughts on the benefits of one over the other. Also, I'd love to see you come to the Des Moines area. Any chance of that?
Matt F -
Urbandale, IA USA - Saturday, December 13, 2008
Hi Pete Any chance of your doing a Jim Croce Part 2 DVD lesson or doing a show in Connecticut? Dave PS... have you checked out the John Denver Guitar research site? They are fans doing research on all of the various guitars that John used during his career.
Dave Stott -
Middletown, CT USA - Monday, December 01, 2008
Hi Pete, Just a shout out to you and Erin saying Hello and hope all is well in Mid America. Wishing you and the family Happy Holidays. Would love to see you guy's. Let us know if you are coming to the Carolinas. Keep pumping out the amazing music. Your friend, Mark Shelton
Mark Shelton -
Wilmington , NC USA - Thursday, November 20, 2008
HI Pete, I want to take this time to thank you for the wonderfull lessons on DVD. I have learned alot and I am becoming a better guitar player, you are a great teacher with great talent. Love how the site looks and enjoy reading your blogs Warm regards, Maurice
Maurice -
The Netherlands - Saturday, November 15, 2008
I Thoroughly enjoy your music and also your genuine personality. You are a good man Pete. Wow! jcarberry05/Brookfield took the words right out of my mouth! I will always be a die-hard John Denver fan. However, the unforeseen bonus has been finding you and Chris and Mollie, and, and, and &
Love the blogs (an Alfa Romeo? Are ya kiddin' me?!). Write whatever you want. Just keep them comin'. You keep my faith alive in people w/honest-to-goodness talent that still know how to stay down-to-earth. Btw, I think I've finally acquired all the JD shirts left in the world, so started a new collection this summer, w/the one that says "Lives in Nashville, plays everywhere" Please make sure Everywhere includes THE LONE STAR STATE once in a while!
Wishing you & Erin nothing but joy for the journey -- from one of your OTHER biggest fans in Texas.

Thanks for the kind words. I make it to Texas once or twice a year. I'm sure I'll be there soon. Keep checking the website. ;-) Pete

T'resa W. -
Cleburne, TX USA - Saturday, November 01, 2008
Hello Pete, I'm sitting in a hotel in your hometown of Nashville and thinking back to the wonderful time I had in Aspen this year. I cannot believe my good fortune of flying with you from Denver and Aspen. I absolutely cherish the stories of you and John Denver. Surely, I am a huge fan of John's but, coming to Aspen and seeing and meeting you and Chris Nole and the rest of the 'guys' has really opened my eyes to the tremendous talent that was in support of John. I thoroughly enjoy your music and also your genuine personality. You are a good man Pete. Maybe give some thought to writing some lyrics to McGuire's Landing? Although, it is beautiful and complete and soothing as it is. Take care Pete. I hope that we meet again sometime soon. John
John -
Brookfield, NH USA - Thursday, October 30, 2008
Pete, Great news about the new website format! I can't wait to get the new Stevie Wonder cover CD. Now didn't he write and record "Erin's Waltz"? I sure hope you include this as it was one of his biggest hits...........LOL!! I know that if I keep bugging you enough you will finally record and tab this beautiful song out for us just to shut me up. We still listen to the Acoustic Sounds Cafe,(Little Rock AR 06', terrible sound quality) recording often. But hey if that's all you got you have to go with it. We look forward to seeing you again my friend. Good luck and may God Bless you and Erin. Your biggest fans in Texas Barry & Ramona
Barry & Ramona Bonds -
Whitewright, Tx USA - Thursday, October 30, 2008
"Thanks" for your political blog. I know this is your website and you can do with it what you wish. However, I come here to learn more about guitar and your music, not your political views. You are, however, right. People should be informed when they vote. Too bad, there is so much emotion surrounding Obama that many of the facts regarding his experience and dangerous connections are being ignored or passed off as simply inciting fears.
If I were a jerk I'd just say "Don't read the blog." However, that's just not my style and I don't want to upset anyone. The Blog is for me to talk about and say whatever is on my mind. Sort of an on-line journal. It's usually about music and things surrounding it but I chose to write about Gov. Sarah Palin this time. Certainly if someone says anything about politics or religion these days, someone is going to get their feathers ruffled. It's just the nature of the beast. So I'm sorry if I upset you but sometimes I simply must speak out or I'll burst.
Judging by the fact that only you and one other person have said anything about the blog, I don't think I'm having a big impact on the election. ;-)

USA - Thursday, October 30, 2008
Please do some shows in Connecticut. It's so much nicer than NYC. And, in your spare time, please do a Jim Croce Vol 2 DVD...
Love your work

Dave Stott -
Middletown, CT USA - Monday, October 06, 2008
Pete, Had a great weekend at Fur Peace. I never cease to be amazed, not just by you talent, but by your friendly, outgoing personality. You helped make it a great weekend. Thanks again.
Tom Hennessy -
Lorain, OH USA - Thursday, September 18, 2008
Hi Pete, I picked up the Brazilian Christmas CD and was listening to your playing of The Christmas Song and it's wonderful. Any chance you can make the Tab available for your fans to learn?
mark caouette -
Wynantskill, NY USA - Saturday, September 13, 2008
Your arrangements are fantastic. When I watch you play it amazes me how much finger independence you have. Can you suggest any exercises or a video that would help develop this technique?
Van -
Wallingford, CT USA - Thursday, September 04, 2008
Hey there Pete! HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY to you (quite a bit belated... but no less of a special wish for you)! We hope your recent time in Colorado was super! Bummed we had to miss the performance! We look forward to sharing some music with you again soon! We wish you well! -The Dakota Blonde bunch :)
Dakota Blonde -
Denver, CO USA - Monday, August 25, 2008
Pete, Will you be at the JD tribute in Aspen in October? I bought tickets with the hope of seeing you perform there. I really enjoy your work and appreciate all you've accomplished. I listen to Darcy's Guitar almost every day and one day I'll be able to play it. You are an inspiration. Dave
Dave Christiansen -
Greeley, CO USA - Monday, August 25, 2008
Hi Pete, Du bist einfach nur gut ! Danke für Deine Musik ! Lieben Gruß aus Berlin

Dear Rolf;
Danke für die freundlichen Wörter. Ich kann in Deutschland folgender Sommer für einige Konzerte sein.

Berlin, Germany - Wednesday, August 13, 2008
My wife and I saw you last night at the Collins guitar clinic in San Diego - and we really enjoyed the evening. Your love of music and the guitar is quite motivating. I was the one who asked the question about the possibilities of starting guitar later in life. I'm 44 and started playing when I was 41 - and your DVD's and CD's have been no small inspiration. Perhaps one day I too can join the "super secret picking society." Be well.
William -
San Diego, CA USA - Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I'm listening to "Naked Pop" on Rhapsody as I get ready for the first day of a new school year. Nice arrangements, beautiful playing. Your articulation is so clean, and your tone so great. I've played guitar for 35+ years and once made a living at it (1980-1992), but always as a pick user. I'm trying to swith over to a thumbpick, ala Tommy Emmanuel. I bought a 1968 Yahama 12-string that I put only 6 regular guitar strings on to get a wider string spacing and attempt to lose the pick for "my" kids this year. I will return to you and your plying for inspiration. Thank you for the music.
Drew Engman -
Pinon Hills, CA USA - Sunday, August 10, 2008
pete, so good to get the emails, sounds like so many nice people in so many nice cities get to enjoy your music. but, (here goes peewee's "everybody always has a big but") what will it take to get you into the cincinnati, oh region? i know you know where ohio is, i've met you several times at fur peace, but lets show southwestern ohio what you sound like. (jokes and all) take care, dale a. bodmer
dale a. bodmer -
mason, oh usa - Monday, August 04, 2008
Greetings from Eddie Mattingly country. I just saw part of a documentary on PBS (I had taped it) called "John Denver Remembered -- A Song's Best Friend". It brought back many memories of my college days in Colorado in the early '70s, not to mention a little heartache about a voice and a spirit now gone. Your brief tutorial on the opening licks of "Rocky Mountain High" caused me to grab my guitar and work on it (still haven't finished watching the show). What an inspiring tune! I have two John Denver questions: 1. At what point in his career did you join his band (eg. after "Calypso")? 2. How bad was his eyesight? His glasses appeared to get thicker with time then he later must have switched to contacts. Keep up the great music and blogging.
Bruce Thompson -
Radcliff, KY USA - Sunday, August 03, 2008
Hey. Come to Oklahoma. Please.
michael -
OKC, OK USA - Friday, July 25, 2008
WARREN, MI USA - Thursday, July 24, 2008
Absolutely loved the Training and advice at Steve Kaufman's Camp. Hope you come back again. Please continue making DVD's. It is a great way to learn and you are such a wonderful teacher, funny and actually approachable. These are qualities that a lot of people of your stature do not have.
Paul W. Guilmette -
Clearwater, FL USA - Thursday, July 24, 2008
Hey Pete, This is Tom Link. I have seen some pictures of your Sheet Music (Fire & Rain) that you gave to Mary Huckins &(the Landrums). I REALLY APPRECIATE IT. Someday I would like to see YOU play & Dakota Blonde play. I grew up in Missouri but now I live in Oklahoma. If you ever play or have a Workshop in or around here, that would be COOL. Thanks Again, Tom
Tom Link -
Broken Arrow, OK USA - Thursday, July 17, 2008
Hi Pete -- Just stopping by to tell you I'm playing Saturday in Keyport NJ in an afternoon Jam at a local coffehouse -Espresso Joe's ! Thanks for all your inspiration Pete ~ME~
ME -
NJ USA - Thursday, July 10, 2008
Hi Pete, Just wanted to say hi and thank-you for being an inspiration to me. I was very happy to re-connect with you nearly 20 years after Berklee/Bush Gardens. I'm proud to say that I just learned to Travis pick on your arrangement of "I've Got Rhythm". This was a very humbling experience added with additional frustration of a broken finger. I wanted to thank you for your talents and for your gifts of continued musical inspiration. Hope to see you soon. David
David Grantham -
Spanish Springs, Nv USA - Wednesday, July 09, 2008
I just "rediscovered" the Catch & Release CD that your brother, Carl gave me back in '96 or '97. I used to frequent the same country western dance club in Concord, CA back then. My wife and I really love that album, and will be keeping up with your newer releases from now on. Keep up the good work! Ray and Terry Biasotti Pleasant Hill, CA
Ray Biasotti -
Pleasant Hill, CA USA - Sunday, July 06, 2008
Have many of your DVDs. Great work. How about an Instructional DVD of holiday (Christmas music)? Also, do you ever come out to the east coast, New York?
Frank Reyes
Bronx, ny USA - Friday, July 04, 2008
Happy Belated Birthday, Pete! It's so good to read that life really is good for you. That's the way God intended it to be, good. Looking forward to seeing you in July, & again in Aug. Hi to Erin! Blessings from the Owens' in San Diego!
The Owens Family -
CA USA - Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Happy Birthday Pete!
Diane - Poco1988
ID USA - Sunday, June 22, 2008
Pete, Yeah, I knew your birthday was sometime around now. Hope that you have a great one. Best wishes, David T.
David E. Tupper -
Chanhassen, MN USA - Sunday, June 22, 2008
You rock! your music is awesome, Pete Huttlinger.
Niki -
Nashville, TN USA - Sunday, June 15, 2008
Dear Pete, I was the Englishman in your beginners at Acoustic Kamp whom you probably couldn't understand very well - my wife says the same. But, many thanks for getting that tab to us so quickly, it will be something get my teeth into back home. i know we all had a great time with you in class and listening to you play: thanks so much - it was a real tonic and encouragement. Again -Thanks. Nicholas Peel
Nicholas Peel -
Naples, FL USA - Friday, June 13, 2008
Just got the new John Denver DVD (#4). As usual, some wonderful things in there and a few surprises. Thanks again! Great job! Ed
Ed Stowers -
Newport News, VA USA - Friday, June 06, 2008
Ha! After reading the below post about "buying everything Pete" I don't feel so much like of a stalker. This Rich guy is serious! Anywho, I'm thinking of purchasing your new World of Cords program and/or your essential guide to practicing; can a biginner guitarist with years of piano training use it or should I be patient and wait?
Maggie Conklin -
Saugatuck, MI USA - Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Pete: I got all your instructional DVD's, music CD's and even a Collings Guitar, and they are all unbelievable. Have you ever thought of doing an instructional DVD on the late great Dan Fogelberg? I think you are the only one who could ever do him justice. I would be glad to recommend some songs if you ever take on that project. When you comming to Pittsburgh, we got a lot of great clubs here. Thanks, Rich
Rich Perin -
Pittsburgh, PA USA - Friday, May 30, 2008
Hey Pete! It was awesome meeting you at Trisha's on Friday! I was the kind of shy kid who hadn't too much to say, hope you remember :) Anyway, I would love to know whenever you're in the area again for any gigs. The party was definitely more lively with you and Paul playing together! I hope all is well.. Sincerely, Drew Stacy
Drew Stacy -
San Ramon, CA USA - Monday, May 19, 2008
Dear Pete, I was told that you had New Bern connections but don't see it anywhere in your biography or info....we have loads of talented musicians in New Bern...were you one of them? Stop by soon Y'all! Kathleen
Kathleen -
New Bern, NC USA - Saturday, May 17, 2008
Hey Pete i recently attended the concert at Fur peace Station, where you performed. There are no words to describe, but simply Amazing. Who needs words when you can make your guitar tell the story. i really enjoyed it and hope to see you in concert again. Thanks
Tamara j -
ironton, oh USA - Friday, May 16, 2008
Pete, Again, thank you for all the work and wonderful playing that you put in to creating the instructional DVDs. Have you considered doing another Jim Croce and/or Gordon Lightfoot? If so, I would like to request that when a composition has an interlude between verses, that you include one also, that has the melody (ala classical style). Thanks again. Larry
larry -
Woodbury, MN USA - Friday, May 16, 2008
Awesome. Thanks for doing the TAB to Late Winter, Early Spring! You're great!

USA - Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Pete I noticed they have your music on i-tunes. Do you get jipped financially when people buy your music from them? Would it be more beneficial for you if we bought the music elsewhere? Nathan Haley
Nathan Haley -
Kingfisher, Ok USA - Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Pete, thanks for the fantastic Late Winter, Early Spring tabs. Absolutely stunning. My fingers are already starting to bleed. :-D
Ed Stowers -
Newport News, VA USA - Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Hey Pete: I just want to use this forum to thank you for all your work making these instructional DVD's. I can't even begin to say how helpful they are. For us folks in the "sticks" where we don't have access to advanced, personal, one on one instruction, these DVD's fill a much needed void. I know my playing and understanding of the guitar has skyrocketed in the last couple of years as a direct result of your instruction. So, just a big THANK YOU for all your hardwork, patience and willingness to share your gifts with us. Steve Paxton, Ludington, MI
Steve Paxton -
USA - Thursday, April 24, 2008
Pete, thanks for all the great music and instructional videos. Would really like to see you make it down to Texas sometime in the future. Good luck and may God bless.
Jimmy Harper -
lake jackson, tx USA - Thursday, April 17, 2008
Yes!!!!! For sure!!!!!! No hurry...I'll wait!!
Steve Paxton -
USA - Tuesday, April 15, 2008
I was at the workshop/concert at The Music Emporium in Lexington, MA. Thanks for posting the tab so quickly, and for the tips and insights. Think I'm going to have to call in sick and stay home and play guitar all day!
Bill -
Wayland, MA USA - Monday, April 14, 2008
Hi Pete, I received the lesson on chords. Very nicely done! It is very informative and helpful. You realize of course, that there is much more chord stuff you can teach. Please follow up with more lessons. I'm sure many players would be interested. Thanks, Steve Paxton

Yes, there is always more to learn and more to teach. But since this one just came out within the last month, maybe we could wait a while before doing another... ;-)

Steve Paxton -
USA - Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Yo Pete! You never told me you played the guitar. Amazing the things you find out! All the best! Doug
Doug Rinaldo -
Pigeon Forge , TN USA - Saturday, April 05, 2008
Hello Pete, I really do enjoy your music. I am also very happy that you have done a gospel song book and cd. The arrangements are wonderful and though they are technically advanced, they thrill my heart.I hope to purchase this soon to advance my skills in fingerstyle guitar. I play a classical guitar exclusively and I hope your arrangements will be kind to my axe choice. Good Luck and God BLess You
Jeremy Williams -
Hamilton, Ohio USA - Friday, April 04, 2008
Hi Pete, I just wanted to thank you ahead of time for your time/efforts on Pete's Wonderful World of Chords. I sure am looking forward to it. All the best
- Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Please consider coming to Boise, Idaho in 2009! Please, please, please? Thanks! Debby
Debby Peterson -
Boise, ID USA - Tuesday, March 25, 2008
I have the Homespun John Denver tape, and have to say it is the best instructional tape there is. Did I see somewhere on your site that you will be tabbing the lead work on Late Winter Early Spring?
Mick -
Library, Pa USA - Sunday, March 23, 2008
Pete - When you have any spare time - would you contact me at 620 442-5030. The WVA would like some input and opinion from you. Thanks, Greg S Myer - Director of Sound - Walnut Valley Festival
Greg Smyer - Stage 3 Walnut Va -
Arkansas City, KS USA - Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Hi Pete and Erin, Hope this post find you well, I sent a couple of messages lately but I'm not so sure you got them. Anyway I hope you both are doing well and things are going good in Nashville. Had a great time in New York, it will always be a fond memory. Keep the GREAT music coming and hope to talk with you soon............... Mark Shelton
Mark Shelton -
Wilmington, NC USA - Friday, March 07, 2008
Pete: Thanks for a wonderful clinic and excellent performance yesterday in Baltimore. I am fortunate to have just recently discovered your music. Your skills as a guitarist are eclipsed only by your musicality, which I would describe as brilliant and inspirational. I now have a different perspective on my music and itll be interesting to see how the impact of your performance affected my son Brian who is becoming an accomplished player himself. Thanks again!
Bill K.
- Sunday, March 02, 2008
It was a pleasure to meet you and Erin. The workshop was a huge success and the concert was amazing. I thank Tim Farrell for creating the opportunity, Puck for the great service and all the people who came out. Brian Pearson, Program Director, Community Conservatory, Doylestown, PA.
Brian Pearson -
Chalfont, PA USA - Sunday, March 02, 2008
Hi Pete, You are so talented, but talent does not get you all that far without constantly working to hone that talent. You are very inspirational. Perhaps you and your management might want to look into booking dates at Stone Mountain (Music Hall) just over the NH border in Maine. This is a barn built by Carol Noonan and has great sound. Also, the Great Waters Folk Festival in Wolfeboro, NH. Everyone that plays there comments, while on stage, about how great the sound is and what a wonderful setting. It is a huge semi-permanent outdoor tent on Lake Winnepesauke. It really is nice. What CD of yours would you reccommend I purchase, as I simply can not decide? I have your practice, fingerstyle exercise, and John Denver series DVD's and have enjoyed them. What are the possibilities of doing a James Taylor DVD series? I can only imagine that it would be VERY successful. Best to ya! Jill Ducsai
Jill Ducsai -
Sandwich, NH USA - Friday, February 29, 2008
I was just watching the John Denver Remembered DVD (I've lost track of the amount of times I've watched it) and continue to marvel at the way you play. having played guitar for the past 30 years I sold it last year to help fund my Photography, but this weekend I'm going out to get another, the house just feels so damn bear without one, then your instructional DVD's will be next. I had the absolute pleasure of seeing John perform in Sheffield, England on so many occasions and at the time i was not properly aware of you or your talent, so didnt really get to grips with you. having seen you play on the wildlife concert and others i am certainly "aware" now & rest assured i will get to see you perform again and when i do i'll be taking notes - Kind Regards, Pete.
Pete Clark -
Cleethorpes, UK - Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Hi Pete, I really enjoy your music and the way that you present it. I was wondering what size nut you use on your guitars? Thanks, Doug
Doug -
Krugerville, Tx USA - Tuesday, February 19, 2008
We had a great time on the cruise. Jeff watched your fingers playing up close, so now he knows all your secrets!! He will be able to play like you by next week! Seriously, your playing is truly amazing! WOW!!!! Thanks to you and Erin for your talent and friendship during the cruise. We will never forget it.
Jeff and Angie Smith -
Highland, Il USA - Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Hi Pete, I have always enjoyed your pickin'. I'd like to know what your opinion is about artificial nails and fingerpicks. I have used zcrylics for several years and I have switched to liquid jell nails. They seem to sound more natural. Have you ever tried the thumb picks called Fred Kelly Slick Picks or Fred Kelly Bumble Bee picks. They are easier to up stroke with. Thanks for the wonderful music and the advice. Larry Dean
Larry Dean -
Yuma, AZ USA - Thursday, January 31, 2008
Woo-hoo, I have just preordered the Gordon Lightfoot DVD. With the hundreds of excellent Gordon Lightfoot tunes to pick from, I am very pleased with your choices. Thank you, thank you. Hopefully there will be a volume 2 some day, perhaps you might consider these excellent fingerstyle tunes: Restless, Pony Man, Song For A Winters Night, Don Quixote, Cold On The Shoulder.
David Harrison -
Forestdale, MA USA - Sunday, January 20, 2008
Hey Peter, It was sure great to see you in the big room in Carnegie Hall Sat. night! You sounded your best, man. I was really proud of ya. Can't wait till the next gig... Your bud, Chuckles
Charlie White -
Bradenton, Fl USA - Monday, January 14, 2008

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