Peter Nye joins Mary E., for this lively discussion about the roots of Bluegrass music, and Peter's role in preserving live music as a cultural norm.
Peter Nye is a singer song writer and founder of The Chicago Bluegrass Band. A multi-instrumentalist playing guitar, banjo and bass, Pete has toured Scandinavia, the EU and the US. His musical style is varied and includes: Celtic, C&W, Jazz, Blues and Rock. He is described as simply a bold man on stage, a fantabulous flat picker and lead singer with a gritty music sensibility honed by years of playing country music roadhouses.As a veteran performer with over thirty years on the Midwest music scene, Pete delivers a powerful vocal performance complimented by sizzling flat-picked leads and rock-solid rhythm work. Peter began cultivating his musical skills at the age of 13 playing the local Honky-tonks around Chicago.
Folks ask; "Where do you play?"...well, they've played a variety of venues, from a Sauna Festival in Finland to the Indiana State Penitentiary, and most everything in between.
- 2005 INDIANA STATE CHAMPION BLUEGRASS BAND
CBB, indi release "STEELRAILS IN THE TENNESSEE NIGHT" - 1999
CBB, Indi release"THE LAST GOODBYE" - 2005
Chicago Magazine described Peter Nye & The Chicago Bluegrass Band simply: “Hot as Hell!!”