2015. June 6th. Dr. John with musical director Sarah Morrow (Trombone), Pete Sears (Bass), Vernon Black (Guitar), David Rokeach (Drums), and Annie Sampson (Back-up vocals). Private high ticket price Benefit for Wavy Gravy’s Camp Winnarainbow.

Just had a fantastic gig playing bass with Dr. John, Sarah Morrow, David Rokeach, Vernon Black, and my old Stoneground band-mate Annie Sampson. What an amazing piano player…and guitar player. I’ve always loved his playing, but live he’s something else. Especially when your interacting with him on stage. All proceeds for this benefit go to […]

2015. “Shades of Brown” Los Cenzontles & Andre Thierry, featuring David Hidalgo. Pete Sears on Hammond B3 and Electric Piano.

For generations, Zydeco and Mexican music have thrived side by side in Richmond, California; home to Creoles from Louisiana and Chicanos with deep roots in California and Mexico. Now, in “Shades of Brown”, Andre Thierry and Los Cenzontles unite their ancestral voices in celebration. Joined by the music legend David Hidalgo, they create a joyful […]

May 2013. “Red River”. Los Cenzontles. Pete Sears, keyboards.

May 2013. “Red River”. Los Cenzontles. Pete Sears, keyboards. From the brand new full-length vinyl album PURO JAM…with David Hidalgo, electric guitar and guiro. David Bautista, harmonica. Pete Sears, keyboards. Eugene Rodriguez, steel string guitar. Hugo Arroyo, bass. Sage Baggott, drums. Los Cenzontles proudly announces it first full-length vinyl album PURO JAM featuring instrumental jams […]

2012. “Regeneration” Los Cenzontles. Pete Sears, guest keyboards.

2012. “Regeneration” Los Cenzontles. I played some keyboards on this amazing album. After many many months of song writing, recording, mixing, mastering, and everything else that goes into producing a record, Los Cenzontles is excited to announce the release of their newest album, Regeneration. Regeneration celebrates the emerging Latino-boom youth generation by fusing Latino roots […]

2011. “The Storm That Swept Mexico”. Documentary Film by Ray Telles and Paradigm Productions.

2011. “The Storm That Swept Mexico”. I wrote and recorded the original score for this documentary on the “Mexican Revolution”. Aired on 300 PBS stations nationwide, as well as film festivals and major Universities Directed by Ray Telles. and produced by Ray Telles and Ken Rabin. Paradigm Productions. I co-produced the Traditional music with Pancho […]

2010. Los Cenzontles “raza de oro”.

2010. Los Cenzontles “raza de oro”. I strongly advise you to go and see “Los Cenzontles” if you get a chance…you won’t be sorry. I joined Eugene on organ for one track as a guest. Other guests on the album include David Hidalgo and Ry Cooder. — with Los Cenzontles, Ry Cooder, Los Cenzontles, Los […]

2008. “The Life & Rebirth of Hospitalito Atitlan”. Narration by Isabel Allende.

2008. “The Life & Rebirth of Hospitalito Atitlan”. Narration by Isabel Allende. I wrote & recorded part of the original score, and recorded Isabel Allende ‘s narration at my “Windjammer Studio’s” in San Rafael, California. A fundraising DVD for the hospitalito, in Santiago, Atitlan, Guatemala. It was wrecked by the government army during the civil […]

2007. Floyd “Red Crow” Westerman. Photo of Pete Sears and Floyd taken backstage at the “Mint” in Los Angeles before a show they played together. Floyd went into hospital the next day.

2007. Floyd “Red Crow” Westerman. Photo of Pete Sears and Floyd taken backstage at the “Mint” in Los Angeles before a show they played together. Floyd went into hospital the next day. I lost a good friend. Floyd passed away at 5:00am, Dec 13, 2007 in Los Angeles, California, he was 71 years old. Floyd […]

2007.”Haight Ashbury Free Clinic” Benefit album.

2007.”Haight Ashbury Free Clinic” Benefit album. They used two tracks I played on…one with “Moonalice” called “Blink of an Eye”, and one from my solo album “The Long Haul” of a song I wrote and recorded with John Lee Hooker called “Elizabeth”. — with John Lee Hooker and Moonalice. Tag PhotoAdd LocationEdit

2006. Feb. “Sacred Run” Benefit. Recorded live at Studio Z, San Francisco. Floyd “Red Crow” Westerman, Pete Sears, Dennis Banks, Wavy Gravy.

2006. Feb. “Sacred Run” Benefit. I played Accordion on this live album. Sacred Run History | Tracks | Purchase Recorded live in February 2006, featuring: DENNIS BANKS, FLOYD RED CROW WESTERMAN, PETER COYOTE, PETE SEARS, ROBBY ROMERO, DAVID AMRAM, MARTHA REDBNE, CHARLIE HILL, WAVY GRAVY AND MORE. The 2006 Sacred Run kick-off concert was recorded […]

2005. Great American Music Hall Marquee sign. 2005 fundraiser and tribute for Chet Helms…hosted by Pete Sears, Roger and Ann McNamee, and Dawn Holliday.

2005. Great American Music Hall Marquee sign. 2005 fundraiser and tribute for Chet Helms…hosted by Pete Sears, Roger and Ann McNamee, and Dawn Holliday.   Here’s a piece written about Chet in the Haight Street Music News by my friend Don Aters…Don was close to Chet. Don Aters – Haight Street Music News 2005. A […]