From Pete Special, the man who founded "Big Twist and the Mellow Fellows", and played a stint with Levon Helm and "The Band", comes a potent blend of southern soul, blues, folk and rock & roll.
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".
From Barbara O'Brien ( Levon Helm's mgr.) :
On Pete's recent performance for Levon Helm's Legendary concert series "The Midnight Ramble":
"The Pete Special Band from Chicago opened the show with a phenomenal performance".
From Dan Aykroyd:
Ëveryone involved with the joint Levon Helm Ramble and House of Blues Radio Hour broadcast of the Pete Special Show was excited with the results. Pete is one of America's great urban-based writer/performers who always establishes a new way of sounding as his career progresses".