Peakecast: Thomas Peake Memorial Podcast An audio tribute to a well loved man

August 11, 2010

Peakecast Episode Six

Filed under: Shows — Tags: , , — chrisc @ 9:03 am
photo by Michael Russell / Lovette Russell via Facebook

Almost exactly 20 years ago, on July 22nd, 1990, Thomas did a WREK “Sunday Special” on Guitar Roberts, aka Loren Mazzacane Connors (see Wikipedia entry and his website).  Thomas loved his sparse, atmospheric, bluesy meanderings, and listening to this makes for a serene and contemplative experience.

In a nice coincidence, old friends Andrew Burnes and Neel Murgai played with Connors just last month.  Andrew and Neel also hosted specialty shows on WREK, and in fact one of our future PeakeCast episodes will be of Thomas substituting for Andrew on his Strung Out guitar show …

Thomas contributes a minimum of chatter to this one.  Playlist is transcribed below.  Enjoy!

“TB Blues” (Jimmie Rodgers) from album Blues Master 2

“Kath’s Blues” from the Pushin’ up Daisies 7″ EP (1982)

Prelude #1 from album In Pittsburgh (1996)

“Excerpt from Part 2”  from album Solo Acoustic Guitar, Volume 6 (1980)

Wee Wee Hours (Chuck Berry)

“Little Tree” (feat. Kath Bloom) from the Pushin’ Up Daisies 7″ EP (1982)

“Blues #5, #6 and #7” from Blues: The Dark Paintings Of Mark Rothko (1990)

“Haunted House” (Lonnie Johnson) feat. Suzanne Languille

“Burdened Blues” feat. Suzanne Languille

“Fallen Son”

“Trouble In Mind”

“Excerpt from Part 1” from Unaccompanied Acoustic Guitar Improvisations, Volume 8

“Horses Blues”

“In Pittsburgh”

“Blues Master”

“Loren’s Blues” from the Pushin’ Up Daisies 7″ EP (1982)

“Lay My Burden Down” (feat.

1 Comment

  1. The first record Thomas introduced me to in ’91 was one of Loren’s Guitar Roberts LPs with the photo glued to the white sleeve. I’ve been one of Loren and Suzanne’s biggest fans ever since. Next month we (Haunted House, a band which consists of Loren, Suzanne, myself, and Neel Murgai, a longtime WREK op) have another record coming out on Northern Spy called “Blue Ghost Blues”. I listened to this Sunday Special live in the studio and I never could have believed that it would have led to such a long collaboration and such friendships. Thomas is inside every note that Haunted House ever played or will play.

    Comment by Burnes — August 11, 2011 @ 7:36 pm

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