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Past Dates

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

Bainbridge Brewing Company
Peter Spencer - 7 p.m.
9415 Coppertop Loop
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
206-795-4547

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Island Gallery
Peter Spencer and the All-Stars - 6 p.m.
400 Winslow Way
Bainbridge Island, WA
206-780-9500
Price: no cover

Back by popular demand! Pete reunites with bassist Steve Newton and drummer Jonah David from the recent studio video "Is That The Sun or the Moon?" for an acoustic evening of blues and originals.

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Musicquarium Lounge at the Triple Door
Songwriter Showcase - 8 p.m.
216 Union Street
Seattle, WA
206-838-4333
Price: no cover

Pete joins student Alice Howe and former student Eric Miller in a night of original songs. The Seattle Symphony's Jonathan Green sits in on double bass.

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Hale's Alehouse
Peter Spencer & the All-Stars - 8 p.m.
10315 Silverdale Way
Silverdale, WA
360-692-4253
Price: no cover

Join Pete and his hot trio (Steve Newton, bass; Terry Marsh, drums) for a night of electric blues. Hale's Alehouse (in the Kitsap Mall) has great food and craft beer.

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Bloedel Reserve
Peter Spencer & Students
Bainbridge Island, WA

Pete and a few of his best students offer guitar and vocal music on the beautiful grounds of Bainbridge island's Bloedel Reserve.

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Island Gallery
Peter Spencer/Jonathan Green - TBA
400 Winslow Way
Bainbridge Island, WA
Price: n/a

Pete reunites with Seattle Symphony bassist Jonathan Green in the friendly confines of Winslow's Island Gallery, for an afternoon of high-level guitar/bass interplay. Plenty of free parking downstairs!

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Seabold Hall
Peter Spencer/Sarah Comer - 9:30 p.m.
Komedal Road
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
206-795-4547
Price: $5

Fiddler Sarah Comer joins Pete as the featured act at Seabold Second Saturday, the long-running monthly concert series in the PA-free acoustic of Bainbridge Island's 1896 jewel Seabold Hall.

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Peter Spencer/Holly Figueroa O'Reilly - 9 p.m.
1707 NW Market Street
Seattle, WA 98107
206-789-1621
Price: $10

Pete and Holly share songs and thoughts on songwriting in an intimate jazz club in Seattle's happening Ballard neighborhood.

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

Experience Music Project
Seattle Folklife Festival - 2:00 pm
Learning Labs
Seattle, WA
Price: included with festival admission

Fingerpicking Workshop

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Island Gallery
First Friday Art Walk - 6-8 pm
400 Winslow Way
Bainbridge Island, WA
Price: free

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Crossroads Mall
Dusty Strings Presents - 7-9
Seattle, WA
Price: free

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Island Gallery
First Friday Art Walk - 6-8 pm
400 Winslow Way
Bainbridge Island, WA
Price: free

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

Bainbridge Island Library
Bainbridge Island Library Benefit - 3:00 pm

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Egan's Ballard Jam House
Songwriters in the Round - 9:00 p.m.
1707 NW Market St.
Ballard/Seattle, WA
206-789-1621
Price: $10
Peter Spencer, Val D'Alessio, and Matt Price.

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Island Music Center
Peter Spencer/Matt Price: Two Songwriters, No Waiting - 7 p.m.
Valley Road
Bainbridge Island, WA
206-780-6911
Price: $10
Peter Spencer sharing the stage with Matt Price - Two Songwriters, No Waiting

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Island Music Center
Blues Benefit - 700 p.m.
Valley Road
Bainbridge Island, WA
206-780-6911
Price: $20
This is a benefit for new monitors at the IMC, featuring an evening of smoking blues with Peter Spencer, the Excellos, and the Julie Duke Band.

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Peter Spencer & Friends - 7 p.m.
10598 Valley Road
Bainbridge Island, WA
206-780-6911
Price: $20
Pete's 60th birthday concert benefitting the food bank at Helpline House. Joining him onstage and performing his (and their) music will be Seattle Symphony bassist Jonathan Green, West Sound faves Cat Loves Crow, Art Hanlon, and Chele's Kitchen, swamp-blues titans The Excellos, harpist Molly Baukham, guitar champ Rob Bulkley, pianist Dave Bristow, and singers Anna McClain, Emily Groff, Mandolin Hooper, Bob Burmer, and Arni Adler of Uncle Bonsai. "It's my birthday so I get to play with everybody!" says Pete.

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

Richland, WA
This free festival in Richland, WA has become the hang of choice for many of Seattle's best acoustic acts. Lots of good music on four stages in a pretty park beside the Columbia River. Pete's judging the songwriting competition Saturday the 3rd, then playing a set and leading the workshop Blues Songwriting Sunday the 4th.

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Fast Folk Revival - 7:30 p.m.
Union Street at 3rd Avenue
Seattle, WA
Price: $12

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Songwriters' Conversation - 8:00
225 Iverson Street
Poulsbo, WA
360 697-3183
Price: $12.50
Another installment of the bi-monthly series, with guest Holly Figueroa O'Reilly.

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Egan's Ballard Jam House
9:00 p.m.
1707 Market Street
Seattle, WA
206-789-1621
Price: $10
Songwriters in the Round with Pete, Jeremy Serwer and Sarah Donner. Advance reservations recommended.

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Songwriters' Conversation - 8:00 p.m.
3406 Fremont Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103
206-634-1662
Price: $15
Another in the monthly series. Pete talks and trades tunes with Charlotte Thistle.

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

7:30 p.m.
25 Bridge Street
Lambertville, NJ
(609) 397-0314
Price: $10
The annual Homecoming show in Lambertville, NJ. With Caleb Spencer.

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Pete's Birthday Show - 7 p.m.
1707 Market Street
Seattle, WA
206-789-1621
Price: $10 - CDs $5 with admission
Pete's Birthday Show in Seattle's most intimate and elegant jazz club.

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Tizley's EuroPub
9-11 p.m.
Front Street
Poulsbo, WA
Note the new time!

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

Kline's Gallery
8 p.m.
25 Bridge St.
Lambertville, NJ
Price: $5 Suggested Donation

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Grover's Mill Coffeehouse
8 p.m.
295 Princeton-Hightstown Rd (rt. 271)
West Windsor, NJ
Price: $5 Suggested Donation
...next to McCaffrey's...

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Texas Fest - 730 p.m.
Rolling Bay, WA
206-780-6911
Price: $10
An all-star tribute concert to the songwriters of Texas - Willie Nelson, T-Bone Walker, Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Lightnin' Hopkins, etc.

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

Tizley"s Euro-pub
8 p.m.
Front St.
Poulsbo, WA
Price: N/A

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

Tizley's Euro-pub
8 p.m.
Front St.
Poulsbo, WA
Price: N/A

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

Kiana Lodge
530 p.m.
Suquamish, WA
206-715-4092
Price: N/A
A charity auction and dinner at beautiful Kiana Lodge overlooking the Agate Passage.

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

"From the Island" CD Release - 7 p.m.
1707 NW Market St.
Seattle, WA
206-789-1621
Price: $5 admission - $15 admission plu
The Seattle CD release event for "From the Island," in Seattle's most prestigious small jazz room. With Dave Bristow, piano.

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

Blues 'n' Barbecue - 3 p.m.
1414 Alaska Way
Seattle, WA
(206) 382-2171
Pete returns as featured artist, playing electric with the house band at Seattle's best blues club. No cover for the music and an excellent pig roast thrown in for good measure.

Friday, August 15th, 2008

Tizley's Europub
8 p.m.
Front Street
Poulsbo, WA

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

Farmstock
4 p.m.
Manitou Beach Drive
Bainbridge Island, WA
Opening for the Dan (singing voice of George Clooney in "O Brother Where Art Thou?") Tyminski Band at this outdoor arts festival. Also appearing: Cat Loves Crow, who will sing harmonies during Pete's set, as well as their own.

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

Tizley's Europub
8 p.m.
Front Street
Pouslbo, WA
Pete returns to his favorite Poulsbo venue.

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

Seabold Hall
Seabold Second Saturday - 9:30 p.m.
Komedal Road
Bainbridge Island, WA
Price: $5
This long-running community music gathering takes place in Seabold Hall, an old schoolhouse on the north side of Bainbridge Island with fantastic acoustics. No PA is needed or used, resulting in performances of rare intimacy and feeling. Several of the best local artists will play first, beginning at 730 p.m., and Pete will be the featured artist, doing a full set beginning at 930.

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Blue Monday - 830 p.m.
1414 Alaska Way
Seattle, WA
206-382-2171
Price: No Cover
Pete appears as featured guitar soloist with the house band at the award-winning Blue Monday blues jam. Often called "Seattle's best rhythm-section," the house band plays for 90 minutes to open the show, then returns for a midnight set after a two-hour open jam. Pete's repertoire this night will include electric blues, funk, rock, and whatever else the guys can throw at him.

Saturday, February 9th, 2008

Tizley's Europub
8 p.m.
Front Street
Poulsbo, WA
Great German-style menu and the best beer menu on this side of Puget Sound. Plus Pete.

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Winslow Way Cafe
730 p.m.
Winslow Way & Madison Avenue
Bainbridge Island, WA
An evening of instrumental favorties in this casual, elegant boite.

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Winslow Way Cafe
Winslow Way and Madison Avenue
Bainbridge Island, WA
An evening of guitar instrumentals - Beatles tunes, jazz, etc. - in Bainbgridge's favorite sophisticated nitespot.

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

WBS January Blues Bash - 7 p.m.
1414 Alaska Way
Seattle, WA
206-382-2171
Another great show at Seattle's top blues club, voted "Best Club" three years in a row. This time Pete (with bassist Mike Wittekind) will perform for the monthly meeting of the Washington Blues Society.

Friday, November 30th, 2007

8903 Koura Road
Bainbridge Island, WA
All weekend (November 30, December 1 & 2) Pete will be performing at the annual Christmas In The Country event on Bainbridge Island, and autographing copies of his popular instrumental album "Gathering Light: Christmas Music for Solo Guitar."

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

Tizley's
8 p.m.
Front Street
Poulsbo, WA

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

East Coast Tour
Through November 8. Unfortunately all performances are for private parties or house concerts and thus cannot be listed individually. E-mail info@peterspencer.com for information about appearances in your area.

Monday, October 15th, 2007

Dexter and Hayes
9 p.m.
Dexter Avenue & Hayes Street
Seattle, WA
A special birthday show (Pete's not giving out any numbers) at a new venue, the intimate Dexter and Hayes in Seattle's Queen Anne Hill neighborhood. This is a fine little jazz room with a sweet view of Lake Union.

Monday, October 1st, 2007

Winslow Way Cafe
730 p.m.
Winslow Way & Madison Avenue
Bainbridge Island, WA
Another stand in Pete's ongoing Bainbridge Island Cafe residency (also October 2) playing fingerpicking guitar instrumentals (lots of Beatles tunes) at Bainbridge's favorite after-dinner club.

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

Winslow Way Cafe
730 p.m.
Winslow Way & Madison Avenue
Bainbridge Island, WA
Back in Bainbridge's favorite boite (also the 9th) playing his favorite Beatle songs as guitar instrumentals.

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007

Tizley's
Guitar Fireworks - 8 p.m.
Front Street
Poulsbo, WA
Pete and Mike will play while the sun goes down, then everybody can enjoy the fireworks over Liberty Bay from Tizley's upstairs deck.

Friday, June 15th, 2007

World Cup Espresso & Wine
8 p.m.
5200 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Price: Donations accepted
The debut show for new bassist Mike Wittekind! Islanders can walk on the ferry and take the #66 bus direct to the place.

Friday, March 16th, 2007

Island Center Hall
GOODBYE LIAM SHOW - 7:30 p.m.
Bainbridge Island, WA
Price: $8 suggested donation
Liam Graham takes his fretless bass to Nashville but leaves wiith one last concert, accompanying Peter Spencer, Holly Figueroa, Susan Welch, and playing solo.

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Island Music Guild Hall
The Blues Concert - 8 p.m.
Valley Road
Rolling Bay, WA
Price: Suggested donation: $10
This concert with bassist Liam Graham is a live recording session with a special low price due to the technical demands of live recording: retakes, interruptions, etc. The material featured will be Pete's favorite blues, includng "Nobody's Daddy," "Please Send Me Someone to Love," "Turn to Me," "Never Do Right Blues," and others. The concert will be released on CD in the Spring.

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Pegasus Coffeehouse
"Gathering Light" release party - 730 p.m.
Bainbridge Island, WA
Price: Donation
Pete leads a traditional Christmas carol-sing. All ages and voices welcome-- we'll have printed lyric sheets, in case you don't remember the fourth verse of Oh Come, All Ye Faithful.

Friday, November 24th, 2006

Richard Hugo House
7 p.m.
1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
206-322-7030
Price: $10
Pete's Seattle debut in the comfortable cafe space of Seattle's premier writers' center. Nancy K. Dillon is opening. A great early show for the Friday night after Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

Pegasus Coffeehouse
730 p.m.
Bainbridge Island, WA
Price: Donation
This will be the second of Pete's popular songwriting workshops, open to all songwriters looking for a supportive critique of their work from the Dinosaur himself. A piano and guitar will be provided. Or bring your own guitar, if you like. Call 206-795-4547 for more information.

Saturday, August 19th, 2006

2006 Poulsbo Arts Festival
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Waterfront Park
Poulsbo, WA
Liam Graham and I will be playing in the Kveldstad Pavilion at Waterfront Park in Poulsbo. A good, long set - 90 minutes.

Friday, August 4th, 2006

Pegasus Coffeehouse
"Peter Spencer/Eric Miller: A Songwriters' Dialogue" - 7 p.m.
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
USA
Price: $5 suggested donation
This will be a performance and discussion with Eric Miller, my favorite young Seattle songwriter.

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

Cornelia Street Cafe
Cornelia Street
West Village, NYC
Price: N/A
A reunion of the Cornelia Street Songwriters Workshop, bringing together stalwarts of the 1980s Greenwich Village scene for a special night of music and memories, featuring Peter Spencer, Michael Fracasso, David Massengill, Cliff Eberhardt, and special guests.

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

Pegasus Coffeehouse
The Spencer Family - 730 p.m.
Bainbridge Island, WA
Price: No Cover/Donation Requested
Peter Spencer welcomes his children - Caleb Spencer and Cynthia Spencer - and his father, legendary vocal arranger Herb Spencer, for a special night of family singing and playing at the intimate Pegasus Coffeehouse on Bainbridge Island, WA.

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

House Concert
N/A
Lockhaven, PA
Price: $10
The Spring East Coast tour continues with a house concert tied to the local arts festival. More details TBA.

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

Cannon's
10 p.m.
Allentown, PA
Price: No Cover
A late-night set with bassist Tom Walz in a nice, unpretentious little saloon with good food.

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

Soho Pickin' Party
7 p.m.
New York, NY
Price: No Cover
This is a songwriter showcase in a Loft in New York City. I don't know the other acts yet, but they're always good and this private party is always well-attended and full of good vibes. E-mail twelvestrings@aol.com for more information.

Thursday, April 20th, 2006

Winslow Way Cafe
7:30 p.m.
Winslow Way & Madison Avenue
Bethlehem, WA
Pete's instrumental sets continue at this intimate venue. More fans come every week and at the drop of a request he'll sing, too - microphone or no microphone.

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

Winslow Way Cafe
7:30 p.m.
Winslow Way & Madison Avenue
Bainbridge Island, WA
Pete's instrumental sets continue at this intimate venue. More fans come every week and at the drop of a request he'll sing, too - microphone or no microphone.

Thursday, April 13th, 2006

Winslow Way Cafe
730 p.m.
Winslow Way & Madison Avenue
Bainbridge Island, WA
Pete's instrumental sets continue at this intimate venue. More fans come every week and at the drop of a request he'll sing, too - microphone or no microphone.

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

Winslow Way Cafe
730 p.m.
Winslow Way & Madison Avenue
Bainbridge Island, WA
Pete's instrumental sets continue at this intimate venue. More fans come every week and at the drop of a request he'll sing, too - microphone or no microphone.

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

Winslow Way Cafe
7:30 p.m.
Bainbridge Island, WA
Price: No Cover
A solo all-instrumental set early for the dinner crowd, then Liam comes by for the late set (9 p.m.) with perhaps a little hand percussion, too, from Ian Turner.

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

Winslow Way Cafe
730 p.m.
Bainbridge Island, WA
Price: No Cover
Another all-instrumental show in this good little restaurant. See also March 23.

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

Island Center Hall
730 p.m.
Bainbridge Island, WA
Price: $10
Pete and Liam team up for a night of original songs in the Island's favorite old dance-concert hall, out in the woods. There's something about the place - it's got a lot of soul. See the photo in the Gallery.

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

Winslow Way Cafe
730 p.m.
Winslow Way and Madison Avenue
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
USA
Price: no cover
Another of Pete's all-instrumental shows at the popular Bainbridge watering hole. Each time brings something new - especially from the Beatles catalogue, which is drawing a lot of requests. This time, a solo guitar verison of "Strawberry Fields Forever," believe it or not.

Saturday, January 28th, 2006

Island Grille
8:30 p.m.
Bainbridge Island, WA

Saturday, January 21st, 2006

Island Music Guild
8:00 p.m.
Bainbridge Island, WA
"40 Years With Guitar" - a celebration

Thursday, January 19th, 2006

Winslow Way Cafe
7:30 p.m.
Bainbridge Island, WA

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006

Winslow Way Cafe
7:30 p.m.
Bainbridge Island, WA

Friday, December 30th, 2005

Island Grill
8:30 p.m.
Bainbridge Island, WA
A bar set with bassist Liam Graham

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

Winslow Way Cafe
730 p.m.
Bainbridge Island, WA
A dinner set, with bassist Liam Graham sitting in

Wednesday, December 21st, 2005

Winslow Way Cafe
7:30 p.m.
Bainbridge Island, WA
A dinner set, mostly guitar instrumentals, with song requests taken later

Sunday, December 18th, 2005

John & Peter's
3:00 p.m.
New Hope, PA
A Wise Virgins show (with bassist Tom Walz) in a legendary dump

Saturday, December 17th, 2005

Godfrey Daniels
8:00 p.m.
Bethlehem, PA
A Wise Virgins show (Pete with bassist Tom Walz) in one of the East Coast's best listening rooms

2016

Bainbridge Brewing Company
Peter Spencer in concert - 7 p.m.
9415 Coppertop Loop
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
206-795-4547

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Bainbridge Brewing Company
Peter Spencer in concert - 7 p.m.
9415 Coppertop Loop
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
206-795-4547

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