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Pete Pidgeon and Arcoda / Bio

Recognized in five categories for the Grammy Awards, Pete Pidgeon & Arcoda’s “credibly original approach,” as praised by Rolling Stone contributor Jesse Jarnow, is rooted in multi-stylistic stories of perseverance and rejuvenation – reflections of Pete’s true-life experiences. Arcoda combines the complex harmonic structures of Joni Mitchell and feel-good R&B undercurrents of Bill Withers with melodic accessibility and deeply poignant lyrics. Each musician is an experienced session player who can flexibly play American roots one night and neo-soul the next, delivering diversity with authenticity.

The band’s new LP, "All the Little Things," features an all-star lineup of Rock and Roll Hall of Hame Inductee Levon Helm (The Band, Bob Dylan), Catherine Popper (Jack White, Grace Potter, Ryan Adams), Glenn Patscha (Sheryl Crow, Marc Cohn), and Justin Guip (Levon Helm Band, Hot Tuna), with cameos by Ryan Zoidis (Lettuce), and Chris Pandolfi (Infamous Stringdusters). The 15-song, self-produced, Americana album, which goes national on August 1st, was engineered by Gold Record recipient Chris Bittner (Coheed & Cambria) at The Band bassist Rick Danko’s former residence of Applehead Studios in Woodstock, NY. The Denver Album Launch Party on June 2nd featured Jennifer Hartswick & Natalie Cressman of the Trey Anastasio Band and frequent Anders Osborne guitarist Peter Stelling. The lead single, “Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You” featuring Levon Helm, has been officially added at Triple-A Non-Comm station KJAC 105.5 FM “The Colorado Sound” and FM stations KUVO, KRRR, and KRFC are additionally spinning the emotive “The Ways We Change.”

Pete played the closing set of the 2016 Malibu Guitar Festival in a band with Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty, Eric Clapton) and Alex Ligertwood (Santana). Pete Pidgeon & Arcoda have recently performed for 3,000 fans at the Colorado Brewers’ Festival, supported Anders Osborne and Rich Robinson, headlined the First & Main Town Center Concert Series, appeared at the FoCoMX Festival, kicked off the 2016 Prospect Sound Bites Concert Series, received a Westword Music Award Nomination, 8 Rock Awards nominations, and 14 feature articles from the likes of Denver Post, Westword, AXS, Relix, Marquee, Jambase.com, GratefulWeb.com, Scene, and Glide. Pete’s side project, FU^K, featured Erik Myers (Umphrey’s McGee) and Joey Porter (The Motet) for a sold-out show in May.

Former Jeff Buckley Co-Manager, Jack Bookbinder, recalls being “struck by Pete’s jaw-dropping vocals and approach to artistry.” Pete’s music has been released internationally by Sony BMG; on Spotify, iTunes, and all major digital outlets; and broadcast on BET’s number-one show 106 & Park for 10.3 million viewers – as sung by Epic Recording Artist and Missy Elliot protégé Jessica Betts. Pete’s eclectic compositions have been placed in award-winning films at the Los Angeles Reel Film Festival, Boston International Movie Festival, and Honolulu Film Festival.

Pete’s 2015 performance of “Wharf Rat” for Jambase.com’s “Songs of Their Own” video series received 13,000 views in the first 2 weeks and was paired with Leftover Salmon, Yonder Mountain String Band, Keller Williams, and John Scofield. Pete’s YouTube musical instruction series has received over 1.2 million views.

Pete Pidgeon’s 300-page book “Hampton 98”, chronicling his adventures following Phish from 1994 to 1998, is available at Twist & Shout in Denver and online at www.Hampton98.com. He’s earned the moniker “Hardest Working Musician In Colorado” and should probably sleep more often…

General Info

Band Members
Pete Pidgeon - Vocals, Tim Philpott - Bass, JR Ranck - Drums, Mikey Smith - Keyboard, Scooter Vineburgh - Percussion
Artist Name
Pete Pidgeon and Arcoda
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Americana / Rock / Indie

Contact Info

Denver, CO
Bali Warner

Similar Artists

  • The Band
  • Bill Withers
  • Joni Mitchell
  • Jeff Buckley
  • Paul Simon