Taking a short break. Back on Jan 27

If you can’t find me at my regular haunts, no worries, I’ll be back after a very short hiatus. Ending 2017 with a bang, leading the Beatles Singalong for a private event this Friday Dec 29, then my regular Saturday show at Cornerstone on Dec 30, and a zydeco New Year’s Eve with Val Sigal at Dimo’s in Eden. Then… a nice little winter break before returning for a big 2018 starting with Cornerstone on Saturday, January 27. Happy New Year to you.

New comedy improv podcast: Stream of Consciousness Talk Radio Theatre

Hey, check this out! I created the theme song and perform music for the new podcast Stream of Consciousness Talk Radio Theatre. Each week, host Charles Bursell attempts an earnest issues-oriented discussion only to have it hijacked by the “thoughts in his head” (as portrayed by a brilliant cast of comedy improvisers).  Also, my song Julliane is the theme for Bursell’s Conversations series. Hear all of the shows here.

“The Colors I See” and “Small Town Christmas” Available on iTunes

Peter’s albums are available on iTunes.

“The Colors I See”: Eight original songs, including The Biggest Lie of All,  Green Green Bay (an ode to the Green Bay Packers), and the title track The Colors I See. Plus three surprising covers.

“Small Town Christmas”: Peter’s unique take on Holiday classics plus three original songs for the season, Wisconsin White, An Agnostic Christmas, and the title track, Small Town Christmas.


CD COVER - The Colors I See










The Colors I See
A Selfish Thing
When Johnny Comes Marching Home
A Room Somewhere
Down To The River
America The Beautiful
Biggest Lie Of All
Meditation II
Can’t Find The Time
Green Green Bay

Angels We Have Heard On High
Wisconsin White
What Child Is This
Jingle Bells
Small Town Christmas
Auld Lang Syne
Coventry Carol
An Agnostic Christmas
Silent Night
Deck The Halls

Cornerstone Restaurant, every Saturday, 6pm

Peter performs every Saturday night at Cornerstone Restaurant in Genesee Depot. Owner Judy Knoernschild has created a beautiful bistro with an amazing variety of fabulous food, an extensive wine list, homemade desserts, and great service in a warm and relaxing atmosphere. Judy, her staff, and her clientele are always friendly and fun to be around. Peter provides his acoustic-eclectic brand of classic pop, Americana, and jazz standards from 6-9pm. Hope to see you there. Be sure to say hello. Visit: www.cornerstonegeneseedepot.com


Performing at First Unitarian Milwaukee for Beatles-themed services, April 28

The First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee will feature a special Beatles-themed offering on Sunday, April 28. I will join the inimitable Jack Forbes Wilson to provide the music for both services, at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM. Of course, this is right up my ally – the acoustic all-Beatles sing-along (at Traders in Delafield) was a be a big hit back in November, and even bigger on its repeat performance last month.

The Beatles Sing-along has since been booked for private parties. Nice idea, right? Theater/club owners, managers and bookers, give me a ring and lets do this at your venue – I’ve been amazed at the turnout and the great response. Really fun.

In the mean time, see you at First Unitarian Milwaukee, Sunday April 28 at 9am and 11am.

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Friday, Nov 9 – The Peter Donalds Trio at Y-Not III in Milwaukee

Milwaukee’s East Side is the coolest — come on out and see the TRIO’s first Milwaukee appearance!  Along with Mike Helgesen on percussion and Bill Lambrecht on bass, we’ve got some great music for you, including  songs from the new CD. We’ll start up about 9pm.  Y-Not III is at 1854 East Kenilworth Place, right down the street from Beans and Barley and right around the corner from The Oriental.   See ya!

Saturday Oct 27 – A Night of Variety and Your Requests

Next time we open up the songbook and take your requests for an eclectic mix of original tunes, classic pop, folk, and great American standards. Music starts at 6pm at Milwaukee Street Traders in Delafield, WI. See the calendar page (www.peterdonaldsmusic.com) for links and directions. And browse the song lists to find your favorite requests. Thanks so much to Dave and all the folks at Traders for hosting our shows twice a month.

Saturday, Oct 13 – Great American Songbook Unplugged

A special evening dedicated to the great American music I first discovered in my mom’s piano bench. You’ll hear my own acoustic take on classics from the 30’s-50’s (give or take a decade) by George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Burt Bacharach… Songs made famous by the likes of Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole… I love singing these songs, I hope you’ll stop by: Milwaukee Street Traders, 523 Milwaukee Street, Delafield, WI. 6pm-8pm.