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EYE OF THE PETE

Pie-Eyed Pete was born during the Cold War era, with a song in his heart and an extra digit on his left foot. Well, the War ended and the digit was burned off, but the song remained intact. Throughout his life, Pete has pursued his many passions with gusto: music, coffee and bocce... in that exact order. He has played bass for countless bands, from the wildly famous to the quite insignificant: Gin Blossoms, Ike Reilly, Lost Luggage, Diplomat 6 and others way too insignificant to even mention. Today, he is a fixture in the Chicago music scene – perhaps a nice lamp or a wall sconce. He “gigs” around “town” quite “often,” and appeared recently as “the bassist” on Ike Reilly’s latest release Hard Luck Stories. Much to the amazement of his friends, Pete is married to Sheila, a wonderful woman, and has an adorable son Peter John. He goes by the name “Pie-Eyed Pete” not because he is often drunk (which he is) but because his eyes are often crusty… and filled with fruit compote.

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