Pete Mancini got his start as the frontman and primary songwriter of Butchers Blind, a critically acclaimed rock band from NYC. His debut solo album Foothill Freeway explores the Americana influences that were a hallmark of his work with his former band.
Mancini was inspired to release Foothill Freeway after hearing the story songs of artists like Guy Clark and Bruce Springsteen. This storytelling influence is on full display throughout the title track, which features a sparse arrangement reminiscent of Jason Isbell and Jackson Browne. Mancini’s songs have received glowing reviews and radio airplay around the world, and they continue to win over hearts and minds wherever they are heard.
Pete is currently touring in support of Foothill Freeway with his band, the Hillside Airmen, and is thrilled to be returning to the stage of Grounds and Sounds Café!
“…Pete Mancini can bring three chords, the truth, and heartbreak as hard as anybody.” Wide Open Country
“Intelligent, sensitive and jubilant songcraft, with a startling lack of cynicism rare in our post-modern ironic world.” Buddy Woodward (The Dixie Bee-Liners)
The Grounds & Sounds Café features the best in live acoustic music in a casual, comfortable atmosphere. Enjoy gourmet coffee, pastries and desserts. Bring a bottle of wine and we’ll pour it for you (small fee) – fruit and cheese plates are available, too.
The doors open and sign-up for the open mic begins 7:30 and the show begins with an open mic at 8 p.m.