Peter Alexander hits a home run with his new band, performing a repertoire of original songsmainly from his new "Promised Land" CDwith some great covers thrown in, like Jimi Hendrix' "Little Wing" (there aren't many guitarists who can pull that one off on a 12-string guitar!). Tom Masucci on drums and Sheldon Bird on bass provide an incredibly tight foundation to support Peter's exciting guitar work and powerful vocals. Johannah Harkness' voice adds a pleasing blend as the band breaks into four part harmonies, and comes through strong and clear when she sings lead. From hard driving rock and roll like "I've got a Secret" and "I'll Just Fade Away" to moving ballads like "Dreaming" and "Vicksburg" this band will make you a part of a memorable musical journey. You can get a taste of their live performance at www.peteralexander.us.
Peter Alexander - Peter is well known as a solo performer and songwriter and is often featured at public events and on local television and radio shows around Maine. Many of his original songs are about the coast of Maine (where he spends as much time on the water as he can). Over his long musical career he has shared the stage with many of the greatest names in folk and rock music, including Chuck Berry, Tim Hardin, Poco, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, and members of the Animals, Phish, The E Street Band, and others. Peter is highly regarded for his ability on the 12-string guitar and his versatile and emotive vocals. He has served since 2009 as president of the Maine Songwriters Association and when not playing music works as Executive Director of the Maine Alliance for Arts & Education.
Tom Masucci - Tom is an accomplished drummer, originally from New York where he had a career with NBC News and played over the years with many R&B, Folk Rock, Bluegrass, and Rock bandsincluding Shawn Colvin. Tom and Peter met at an open mic in Bath and took an immediate liking for each other's musical talents and styles. "Peter's music offers me the opportunity to play wonderful, original music for the first time since the mid 80's," says Tom. "And what a great treat to accompany Sheldon Bird as rhythm section, with Johannah Harkness on vocals."
Sheldon Bird - Sheldon is a director of IT for the State of Maine, and a longtime resident of Bath. He has performed with many groups in the region, including Cowpie & the Buffalo Chips, Kathy Stebbins & Bait the Hook, Iron Bridge, and Private Idaho. In addition to being one of the state's finest bass players he is also an accomplished singer, performing with the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Vox Nova, and the Choral Arts Camerata.
Johannah Harknessas a singer-songwriter in her own right, Johannah makes her musical debut in Maine after performing with world beat bands in Austin, TX and Taos, NM. An accomplished artist, photographer and licensed psychotherapist, Johannah provided much of the artistic direction for the "Promised Land" CD, including all the photo art for the CD cover.
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