Here is “All of Whom I Love,” a song I wrote in Hanoi, Viet Nam and have just recorded with Eamonn Aiken at The Bastille Studio in Arlington, Virginia. Kate Rears provides a cello quintet. I play nylon and steel … Continue reading →
The Elan School taught uncommon insight. But like many institutions of its kind, Elan was frequently accused of abuse. “No One Gets Free” is a new song about resilience and growth. Listen and read more.
“’North Star” is a brief acoustic song about finding our place; a community or purpose. Though that kind of certainty often is an illusion. The goal is merely to search. To undertake our journey, despite hardship and indignities, as completely as … Continue reading →
Here is a new song called “All That’s Left” we’ve just finished recording at the Magpie Cage. It is about working through our conceits and expressing anger, if needed, in order to dream better things. Until love is all that’s left. I … Continue reading →
Today is the solstice; shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, longest in the south. In Washington we are celebrating our festivals of lights. I am beginning again a practice of sharing music and ideas. Here for starters is … Continue reading →
I am playing a show this coming Thursday Aug. 4th at the Phillips Collection, Washington’s world-famous art museum next door in Dupont Circle.
On the first Thursday of every month, the museum opens its doors for performance, tours of new exhibits, drinks and food, attracting hundreds of neighbors and art enthusiasts. This month’s theme is “By the Sea,” featuring the paintings of William Merritt Chase. Be sure to buy your ticket in advance through the links below, as Phillips After 5 routinely sells out.
My friends and I will play music in the Tryst Cafe courtyard at the Phillips from 5 until 8:30pm. More information below. Thank you and until then, – Peter
By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea!
You and me, you and me, oh how happy we’ll be!
-From “For Me and My Gal,” Harold Atteridge / Harry Carroll, 1914Escape the DC heat with a night at the beach alongside William Merritt Chase’s seaside images. Grab dinner at participating food trucks, taste the warm notes of summer with rum samplings from Cotton & Reed Distillery, and sway to the calypso sound of the Casio Steel Band. DC-based songwriter Peter Maybarduk and indie rock quintet Notaries Public perform original music and pianist Simon Kirabo Muyanja of Uganda performs seaside-themed jazz and popular standards within the courtyard.
Reservations strongly recommended for Phillips after 5 as this popular event tends to sell out in advance. Member reservations are not required. For quick and easy admission, members should go directly to theMembership line.Please have your government-issued ID ready when you enter. Read more.