PETE'S iPOD

For those of you who love to listen to music on Spotify, we’ve created a playlist titled Pete’s iPod. It features music and artists that Pete loved to listen to and be inspired by. We change it up most every week, so if you’re into a rollicking, eclectic, emotional group of tunes covering a wide range of genres, please FOLLOW Pete on Spotify.

"FINGER PICKING WONDER" NAMED TOP 25 ACOUSTIC ALBUM

In the May issue of Acoustic Guitar magazine, Pete’s “Finger Picking Wonder: The Music of Stevie Wonder,” was named in the Top 25 of the Best Acoustic Albums of this century. He was in good company. Other albums in the Top 25 included, “New Favorite” by Alison Krauss & Union Station, the soundtrack for “’O Brother, Where Art Though?” and Jason Isbell’s “Southeastern.” In total there was a list of 45 compiled by editors, writers and the readership of Acoustic Guitar. A great issue to check out.

PETE HUTTLINGER APPRECIATION SOCIETY LAUNCHED ON FACEBOOK

There's more to keep up with on Facebook than most of us can manage, but one of Pete's supporters from Down Under, Chris Shields, has jumped in with both feet and launched the Pete Huttlinger Appreciation Society Facebook page.  It's a place to share pictures, stories, and if you like, videos of you performing Pete's arrangements of tunes. It's also a great venue to ask questions and exchange ideas and suggestions on guitars and music. Hundreds have already joined and begun posting.

FOR PETE'S SAKE

On January 14, at The City Winery in Nashville, the inaugural “For Pete’s Sake” concert took place. It was created as a fundraiser for The Pete Huttlinger Fund for Adult Congenital Cardiac Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center—a fund launched by Pete’s long time cardiologist and friend, Dr. Frank Fish, and Erin Huttlinger. The concert was a huge success thanks to all the performers who agreed to be a part of it. JOHN JORGENSON,JACK PEARSON, BILL LLOYDSEAN DELLA CROCELEE ROY PARNELLJOE ROBINSONPAT BERGESONALYSSA BONAGURABAILLIE & THE BOYS, And PAUL MARSHALL. Vanderbilt docs, nurses and administrators were out en force as were music lovers from coast to coast. We were able to hand Vanderbilt a sizeable check and plans are afoot to do this again next January. Thank you to those of you who attended the show and/or made donations online. 

ACOUSTIC GUITAR RECOMMENDS THE PETE HUTTLINGER GUITAR & FLY FISHING CAMP

In the current issue of Acoustic Guitar magazine, the Pete Huttlinger Guitar & Fly Fishing Camp was among their list of recommended ones to visit.  Read here, to learn more about classes, fees and fishing at the camp, which takes place every August in Montana. Check out the full Acoustic Guitar list HERE.

2018 PETE HUTTLINGER GUITAR & FLY FISHING CAMP

This year's Pete Huttlinger Guitar & Fly Fishing Camp in Livingston, Montana happens August 5-8. Earlybird signups receive $200 off the regular price, but that will expire on February 1. You can find a downloadable brochure on the camp HERE or email erin@morrispr.biz for more information. The camp is nearly sold-out so don't wait!

FIRST ANNUAL "FOR PETE'S SAKE" BENEFIT ANNOUNCED!

The first annual For Pete's Sake benefit will be held at Nashville's City Winery on January 14. The lineup of incredible performers continues to grow. As of this moment we can confirm the following artists: Lee Roy Parnell, John Oates, Jack Pearson, Herb Pedersen, Antsy McClain, Joe Robinson, Sean Della Croce and Baillie & The Boys. TICKET INFORMATION IS HERE!

Pete passed away on January 15, 2016. His Celebration of Life was held at The City Winery. Over the years they had loved having Pete as a performer there and were incredibly helpful when we planned Pete's memorial. They are equally as supportive and excited about hosting this first annual event.

All profits from the concert will benefit the Pete Huttlinger Fund for Adult Congenital Cardiac Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

PETE HUTTLINGER INCLUDED IN TOP 5O LIST OF BEST EVER ACOUSTIC PLAYERS

Pete was included among an illustrious list of the best acoustic guitar players in history when Guitar Player magazine released their list in their current issue of the magazine. Pete was included among some of his good friends and peers including of course Tommy Emmanuel, Chet Atkins, Doyle Dykes, Maybelle Carter, Michael Hedges and Robert Johnson. READ MORE

ON THE PASSING OF BILL COLLINGS – A NOTE FROM ERIN HUTTLINGER

The first time Pete played a Collings guitar it became his -- his sound. He called his main Collings guitar "God's Guitar" because, he said, "if God played a guitar, it would be this one."  Pete toured all over the world with that instrument, and it truly was an extension of him.  It moved him. He owned many Collings of different models, but still, when he’d pick up God’s Guitar, he would shake his head and say "this guitar just sounds so good." He played different brands and styles of guitars for different needs. But it was that guitar that healed him--through a stroke and heart failure. Bill Collings and his whole crew were so much more than our guitar builder. Bill felt a responsibility and a love for the musicians that played the instruments he made. The Pete Huttlinger signature models they created helped us through hugely difficult times when Pete was recovering, and still now that he’s gone. Not only are we forever grateful, we know how rare that kind of pure love is. As a friend told me this week, "Bill cried for Pete, and now we all cry for Bill."

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COLLINGS ANNOUNCES NEW PETE HUTTLINGER MODEL

Pete loved fly fishing almost as much as he loved playing guitar. Now, Collings Guitars has blended Pete's two loves into one beautiful 2nd Limited Edition OM1 Cutaway, a replica of his favorite guitar that he used for touring and numerous recordings. Pete had a long and significant relationship with the Austin-based guitar company, founded by luthier Bill Collings

The new model was released on Saturday (1/21) at Winter NAMM (National Assn. of Music Merchants) in Anaheim, CA. The company issued this statement regarding the project: An incredible guitar player, and a friend to many here at the Collings shop, Pete Huttlinger has remained the first and only player to have a signature model Collings guitar. An initial run of these guitars was offered from 2011 to 2013, and we are excited to once again offer Petes favorite model of Collings guitar in his honor. This second run of limited edition models will feature a custom fly fishing inlay, reflecting his long-time love of the sport. The first 15 that are produced will also feature his handwritten signature on the label inside the guitar.

A portion of the proceeds from each guitar will be given to the Pete Huttlinger Fund for Adult Congenital Cardiac Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. The fund was initiated by Pete's wife, Erin Morris Huttlinger, and Dr. Frank Fish, his long-time cardiologist and friend. Dr. Fish tended to Petes rare health issues for over 15 years. In 2011, not long after Pete recovered from his first stroke and heart failure, he and Dr. Fish walked a half-marathon together. 

Pete's interest in fly fishing goes all the way back to 1995 when he released his debut album, Catch & Release. The title track was used for many years as the theme for ESPNs Fly Fishing America.Pete and Erin also hosted the Pete Huttlinger Guitar & Fly Fishing Camp in Livingston, Montana in 2014 and 2105. Erin has decided to reactivate the popular music camp which will take place August 6-10, 2017. 

For more information on the signature model contact COLLINGS GUITARS or contact your local Collings dealer. 

DATES FOR PETE HUTTLINGER GUITAR & FLY FISHING CAMP ANNOUNCED

The dates for the 2017 Pete Huttlinger Guitar & Fly Fishing Camp will be August 6-10 in Livingston, MT. We'll be returning to the Music Ranch Montana for our classes and meals and we'll also be working with Yellowstone Anglers for a great day of fishing. Jeff Troxel will be joining us again and another instructor will be announced soon.

If you are interested in being updated specifically, please send an email to erin@morrispr.biz with the words "Pete's Camp" in the subject line. You'll then be added to a special email list with updates. Otherwise you can sign up for our newsletter or watch Pete's FaceBook page for updates.

COLLINGS ANNOUNCES NEW PETE HUTTLINGER MODEL

Pete loved fly fishing almost as much as he loved playing guitar. Now, Collings Guitars has blended Pete's two loves into one beautiful 2nd Limited Edition OM1 Cutaway, a replica of his favorite guitar that he used for touring and numerous recordings. Pete had a long and significant relationship with the Austin-based guitar company, founded by luthier Bill Collings.

The new model was released on Saturday (1/21) at Winter NAMM (National Assn. of Music Merchants) in Anaheim, CA. The company issued this statement regarding the project: An incredible guitar player, and a friend to many here at the Collings shop, Pete Huttlinger has remained the first and only player to have a signature model Collings guitar. An initial run of these guitars was offered from 2011 to 2013, and we are excited to once again offer Petes favorite model of Collings guitar in his honor. This second run of limited edition models will feature a custom fly fishing inlay, reflecting his long-time love of the sport. The first 15 that are produced will also feature his handwritten signature on the label inside the guitar.

A portion of the proceeds from each guitar will be given to the Pete Huttlinger Fund for Adult Congenital Cardiac Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. The fund was initiated by Pete's wife, Erin Morris Huttlinger, and Dr. Frank Fish, his long-time cardiologist and friend. Dr. Fish tended to Petes rare health issues for over 15 years. In 2011, not long after Pete recovered from his first stroke and heart failure, he and Dr. Fish walked a half-marathon together.

Pete's interest in fly fishing goes all the way back to 1995 when he released his debut album, Catch & Release. The title track was used for many years as the theme for ESPNs Fly Fishing America. Pete and Erin also hosted the Pete Huttlinger Guitar & Fly Fishing Camp in Livingston, Montana in 2014 and 2105. Erin has decided to reactivate the popular music camp which will take place August 6-10, 2017.

For more information on the signature model contact COLLINGS GUITARS or contact your local Collings dealer.