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11 - Dec
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Where:Key West Theater, 512 Eaton Street, Key West, Florida, United States, 33040

For Immediate Release Like so many millions of us, guitarist Peter White still feels closest to the music he absorbed while growing up. As a British teen in the 60s, he kept his ears glued to the radiosoaking up the exciting new sounds of rock bands like the Beatles and soul giants like Stevie Wonderand tried to learn how to play those songs on the acoustic guitar his dad had given him. It didnt take him long to get the hang of it, and now, after more than four decades as both a leader and sideman, hes returning to those tunes that impacted him so forcefully in his youth.Groovin, set for release on October 28, 2016 via Heads Up, a division of Concord Music Group, is Whites third collection of guitar-centric interpretations of timeless compositions from those halcyon years of the 1950s to the 80s. Taking up where his previous all-covers albums Reflections (1994) and Playin Favorites (2006) left off, Groovin finds White not only nostalgic but adventurous and playful, injecting vocal shadings and bold horn charts into the mix, and even some tougher guitar sounds than hes generally known for.I always gravitate toward this era, says White about the songs he chooses to cover. At that time the music meant more to me than at any other time in my life.Groovin takes its title from the Rascals tropical-hued ballad hit of 1967, and also includes, from that heady decade, the Beatles Here, There and Everywhere. From the same era, the R&B classic I Heard It Through the Grapevine, a hit for both Marvin Gaye and Gladys Knight, gets a distinctive new reading here by White, as does Otis Reddings timeless (Sittin On) The Dock of the Bay. The oldest tune, Sleep Walk, was a number one instrumental hit in 1959 by Santo and Johnny in the United States, but White actually heard it first by the Shadows, a British guitar combo massively popular in the U.K. that never really caught on in the States. For White, the challenge in interpreting such familiar music is in putting his own stamp o
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