This summer, I'm teaching several lecture/demonstration classes on The Beatles, including a five-class course called "The Beatles in Their Prime: Rubber Soul, Revolver and Sgt. Pepper," at the University of Pittsburgh's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, main campus. While this course is open only to Osher students, I'll also be teaching a two-hour course focusing on "Revolver" (released August 5, 1966) at Cooper-Siegel Library, Fox Chapel, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2 p.m. It was 50 years ago today (more or less) that these three albums first rocked the world, and they still sound catchy, innovative and even profound. Come and glean some new insights into the fascinating details of how this music was made.
Welcome to Peter King's Website. Peter is a Pittsburgh-based performer, guitar teacher (blues, jazz, folk and rock) and music historian. Shows, recordings, lectures and lessons -- Peter's got a lot going on. So click around a little, and you'll probably find something you like!
Peter King with special guest Mark Perna
The Post-Gazette calls the music of Aspinwall's Peter King “jazzy, easy-going acoustic folk-pop in the vein of vintage James Taylor and Paul Simon.” The Beaver County Times says, "King has brought a fresh approach to the city’s singer-songwriter scene, with an accessible style that encompasses blues, jazz and Brazilian rhythms.” Joining Peter for his second set will be frequent colleague Mark Perna on bass (Richie Cole, Don Aliquo Sr., Christopher Mark Jones). King and Perna will mix originals -- including new tunes from Peter's upcoming third CD -- with standards from The Beatles to Dylan to B.B. King. The cozy, well-run and delicious Tavern in the Wall is a great place to dine, drink and hear music. Admission is free.