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Pete Special / Press

“March 20, 2010 Exclusive: Pete Special Live at Levon Helm Ramble - Chicago's Pete Special was invited by his friend Levon Helm to come play at Levon's Midnight Ramble--an amazing performance space in Woodstock, New York. The House of Blues Radio Hour was invited to bring microphones, so we did. Even better, the entire set from Pete's January 16th performance is available for you on our streaming player. Check out Pete's mix of folk and blues and then check out his new CD Blue Telephone. Listen to Pete's performance: http://www.bluesmobile.com ”

“From Ben Manilla producer of "House of Blues Radio Hour": "When Dan Aykroyd told me about Pete Special, I didn't know what to expect. He and his band absolutely blew me away at "Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble." Pete is a talented songwriter and guitarist; live he is a potent force not to be missed. Pete Special's album, "Blue Telephone", pays homage to his Chicago Blues roots, but takes it in new directions. With clever turns of phrases, humor, passion and authenticity, this CD has the power to heal."”

“Pete Specials NEW CD "Blue Telephone" "This CD is by far the best music to come out of a Chicago based artist in a long time." ”

“What Dan Aykroyd says about Pete Special: "Pete Special is an originator and professor of the fat, funkified, urban R & B sound that influences and now spills out from the regional bar bands in American's great northern cities: Chicago, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Kansas City, MO., and continued the pedigree, which he established with the breakthrough band, Big Twist and The Mellow Fellows, Pete is one of the leaders of the new millennium blues and Americana movement. Pete Special will be laying down the future of the classic Americana music in the years to come."”