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As a cutting-edge musician, Pete Kartsounes (kart-sue-ness) is fulfilling a vision of writing music with meaning. The performer/songwriter has spent most of his life creating original music that entertains and enlightens. Through the years, his music has evolved to inspire on deeper levels and provide a helping hand to others. Led by his heart and fueled by his soul, Pete is on a quest to make a difference, being captured in his music and celebrated in his life.
At the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Pete writes award-winning songs about love, loss, hope, and adventure. In 2009, he earned his newest award as first runner-up in Telluride’s prestigious Troubadour Competition. He is a musical craftsman and truly limitless artist whose songwriting draws from a myriad of musical traditions, including blues, jazz, bluegrass, folk, and rock. Writing ballads and compositions, Pete is best described as a story teller, weaving a tale through his music, taking listeners on a soulful journey. His smoky voice is complimented by a soft texture with depth that stretches beyond his years, as he sings with all consuming passion and conviction.
He also hosts his own band, Pete Kartsounes Band (PKB) and Trio, featuring Ryan Sapp on drums and Kevin Malone on Bass, and a cast of talented guests, diverse musicians boasting a wide range of skills and instruments that opens the playing field to almost limitless possibilities. The band and trio provides a fuller, richer, live performance with the power to ignite a room and crowd, while solo shows offer listeners an intimate musical encounter that is unique and captivating.