Pete Kartsounes Band – Winter Beach Tour
Z2 Entertainment is proud to present PKB w/ Dr. Phil Good & Smack Thompson at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, January 7th. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 16th for $5.00 in advance and $8.00 day of show.
Los Angeles based People Under The Stairs, Double K (Michael) and Thes One (Christopher Portugal) are the most successfully independent hip hop duo in the history of Hip Hop. Since their initial full length release in 1998, People Under The Stairs have performed more than a thousand sold out shows, festivals, and world tours spanning 6 continents and 40 countries. With a pioneering DIY ethic, "The P" as they are referred to by their fans, have self-managed, produced and engineered 7 full-length albums and countless singles and side projects. The musical sensibility punctuating their unique brand of hip hop has not only earned them the title "The Steely Dan of Rap Music" but consistent critical acclaim and numerous appearances on the Billboard Charts. Read More...
Bringing people together with soulful, original music while sharing amazing times is what Pete Kartsounes is all about. Armed with an acoustic guitar, blazing skill, powerful voice, and relentless heart, Pete inspires and entertains on a quest to make a difference in people’s lives.
At the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Pete writes award-winning songs about love, loss, hope, and adventure. In 2009, he earned his newest award as first runner-up in Telluride’s prestigious Troubadour Competition. He is a musical craftsman and truly limitless artist whose songwriting draws from a myriad of musical traditions, including folk, rock, blues, jazz, and bluegrass. Writing ballads and compositions, Pete is best described as a story teller, weaving a tale through his music, taking listeners on a soulful journey. His smoky voice is complimented by a soft texture with depth that stretches beyond his years, as he sings with all consuming passion and conviction.
Pete is an energetic performer who has shared the stage with many renowned artists including Jerry Garcia Band, Del McCoury Band, Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead), moe, North Mississippi All-Stars, The Radiators, The Neville Brothers, John McEuen, Leftover Salmon, and Yonder Mountain String Band. In 2000, Pete was chosen to write and record with Dave Kruzin of Pearl Jam, and members of Blues Traveler.
PKB (Pete Kartsounes Band) features Kevin Malone on bass and Ryan Sapp on drums, with talented guests often sitting in. The diverse musicians boast a wide range of skills and instruments, opening the playing field to almost limitless possibilities. The band and trio provides a fuller, richer, live performance with the power to ignite a room and crowd, while solo shows offer listeners an intimate musical encounter that is unique and captivating.