Raised in the small towns of Lyons and East Troy, Wisconsin, Peter comes from a large musical family. Home was infused with Mom’s big band and popular standards from the 1920’s-40’s. Older siblings brought roots Rock and Roll into the house, along with the early 60’s folk/protest tradition and of course, The Beatles. Big brother John, a trumpeter, introduced the jazz greats. The 1970’s singer-songwriter era provided the FM soundtrack for his own coming-of-age.

Peter has been singing for audiences since the age of 12. Church and school programs led to local talent shows and his first working band, Tempest, (LP, Three Shots For The Band) and then to the professional stage as a solo artist, front-man, singer/actor and featured performer in bands, musicals and revues. Credits include extended runs with Beach Blanket Babylon in San Francisco, Dudley Riggs’ Brave New Workshop in Minneapolis, and Royal Viking Cruise Lines.

Now based in Milwaukee, Peter presents his acoustic take on a lifetime of songs in several venues (see below), including his popular shows annually at The Wisconsin State Fair.

INFLUENCES AND FAVORITE ARTISTS

Chet Atkins
Gene Autry
Chet Baker
The Beatles
Johnny Cash
Patsy Cline
Nat King Cole
Sam Cooke
Chick Corea
Iris Dement
Bob Dylan
Bill Evans
Ella Fitzgerald
Bela Fleck
Stan Getz
Nanci Griffith
Woody Guthrie
Buddy Holly
Sarah Jarosz
Keith Jarrett
Antônio Carlos Jobim
Jack Johnson
George Jones
Alison Krauss
Dougie MacLean
Dean Martin
Don McLean
The Milk Carton Kids
The Mills Brothers
Joni Mitchell
Willie Nelson
Randy Newman
Charlie Parker
Les Paul
Oscar Peterson
John Prine
The Punch Brothers
Django Reinhardt
Shovels & Rope
Paul Simon
Esperanza Spalding
Steely Dan
Talking Heads
Art Tatum
James Taylor
Chris Thile
Rufus Wainwright
Tom Waits
Amy Winehouse
Neil Young