Don Peterson

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Don Peterson

Instruments: Guitar details
Arriving in Victoria in 1967, Don Peterson began playing initially with his brother’s guitar and it wasn’t long after his mother enrolled him in lessons at Art Hall’s on Cook Street. He connected with his neighbor Lloyd Haskell who played guitar and they would venture downtown to visit club’s like the Blacklight A GoGo on Wharf St. and others getting his earliest taste of live music being performed. When his friend Lloyd began playing in Muther Troll, he would watch rehearsals at their band house over on Camosun St. That combined with Bob Roe’s group, The St.Vitus Dance Band rehearsing in his mom’s basement, he would study and learn about band dynamics. It wasn’t long before he created his first group Primeval Road with bassist Bruce Davies, drummer Stan Taylor and guitarist Mauro Azzara. From there, a long path of touring with groups, duo’s, and orchestra’s around the world brought him back to Victoria, teaching his craft at Nelson’s, Ward, Tempo Trend and Long and McQuade music stores where he still shares his expertise with the next generation of budding musicians, while performing all styles of music from rock to country because he just loves to play. He’ll sometimes do up to three performances, in three different genres a day. Don’s guitar knowledge is unprecedented and he always willing to share with others. His current project, Don Peterson & The Push, perform regularly to full houses with packed dances floors. Written for Don Peterson by the Royal City Music Project.
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Yesterday's Wine
lead guitar
Uncle Grumpy
Guitar/Vocals
Don Peterson & The Push Band
Guitar/Vocals
2006 - present
Charlie Fox & The Disciples of Cool
Guitar/Vocals
2019 - present

Past Projects

Driver
Guitar/Vocals
Primeval Road
Guitar
1973 - 1975
Messenger
Guitar/Vocals
1988 - The End
Grand Slam
Guitar/Vocals
1992
Hot In The Shade
Guitar/Vocals
1994 - 2007
Motherland
Guitar/Vocals
1998
Mr.Howl
Guitar/Vocals
1999
The Street
Guitar
2012 - 2013
Hostage
Guitar
70s
Slingshot Victoria
Guitar
70s
Telstarr
Guitar
70s

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