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On May 31, I was extremely pleased to play a return gig at the popular Alexandria watering hole, St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub.  With me were Jim Gormley on percussion and Matthew Leonard on bass.  We had a great time playing our mix of pop, country, R&B, and blues – featuring cool original tunes as well as fun covers.  The set included songs recorded by Keith Urban, Tina Turner, The Eagles, LaBelle, Garth Brooks, and Demi Lovato.


This is going to be one awesome night of music!

Join Justin Trawick, Joe Peck, Jim Shirey, David Farah, Wes Tucker, Jason Masi, Nita Chawla, Jason Ager, and Joe Rathbone for a rousing evening of outstanding tunes.   Just $10 at the door.  Be there!

Founded in 2008 by singer/songwriter Justin Trawick, “The 9 Songwriter Series”is a touring live music event based in Washington, DC.  Each installment features nine solo singer/songwriters performing in rotation and often sitting in with each other -providing audiences with a rich, intimate, varied listening experience.

Here it is – the poster for my upcoming gig at St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub in the Delray neighborhood of Alexandria, VA.  This establishment is well-known and well-liked around the area because of it’s good food, good drinks and GOOD MUSIC.  I’ll be doing a mixed set of great popular tunes with some of my own original tunes woven in.  It’ll definitely be a fun evening, and there’s no cover!  With me will be Jim Gormley on percussion and Matthew Leonard on bass.  See you there!!

Anyone who has visited this blog in the past year has heard (seen) me talk about my debut CD – Joe Peck: In The City Lights.

Well, it has taken several months longer than I anticipated.  But I think the wait was well worth it.  The CD is ready and available and – dare I say it – in release.  You can buy it using this link at CDBaby as an mp3 album.  Awesome!!

It’ll be available in disc form shortly – as soon as the mail gets them to Oregon.  Of course, you can always buy a disc at one of my shows.  And if you don’t dig CD Baby, the album will be up at myriad other retailers (iTunes, Amazon, etc.) soon. 

Here’s a little info about the CD –

Genres:  Americana Rock/Country Pop
In Brief:  This debut album is a meaty musical stew of rock, country, blues, folk and pop spiced liberally with outstanding vocals, unforgettable hooks, and alternately fun and deeply poignant lyrics.

Joined by excellent percussionist Gabin Assouramou and bassist Hess Muse, I’ll be sharing a set of my original tunes along with some carefully selected covers (including, of course, a few holiday classics) at the DC Downtown Holiday Market on Friday 12/16/11 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.    Come out, do some Xmas shopping, and enjoy the music.  The market is located at 8th & F Sts, NW on the south side of the National Portrait Gallery and just half a block away from the Verizon Center and Gallery Place metro station.  There are also plenty of places to grab lunch before swinging by or to stop for a nice warm beverage after.  It’s a very festive experience.  Make the market and the music part of your holiday plans.

I’ll be joining Margot MacDonald, Renee McCullough, Karter Jaymes, and Mike Corrado at the Hard Rock Cafe DC tonight at 8 p.m. for a BMI Songwriters Showcase benefiting Musicians On Call.  Come out, listen to some great original tunes, and party with us!  Hard Rock is conveniently located a couple of blocks from the metro at the corner of 10th & E Sts, NW in DC. 

No cover.  But they will be passing the hat to help get live music to the servicemen & women receiving care at Walter Reed Hospital.  If you can, please give generously.

Hey!!  My song “In The City Lights” is officially an international release.

Yes, indeed, it has gone live on iTunes and is available through the iTunes store in the U.S. – HERE – as well as iTunes in Canada, the UK, continental Europe, and Australia. 

This fun and lively first release can be listened to and/or downloaded at these fine online music sources:

2.  Rhapsody
3.  MySpace Music
4.  iHeartRadio
5.  ReverbNation
6.   iTunes

I’m happy to report that my single, In The City Lights, is live for sale now on

2. Rhapsody

It’s also available for streaming (i.e. listening only without the option to buy – don’t know why) at MySpace Music.  Then, of course, you could get a free copy of the song if you sign up for my mailing list at

Please go listen, buy, sign-up, etc.  And, most importanly, I hope you all enjoy the song!!!

Finally, the day has arrived!  We have a song release for you – In The City Lights (single).  You can listen to it and get it free on my website at  or you can purchase it at using the handy link on my homepage.

I’m psyched!!  The song sounds great.  I would describe it as a pop/rock tune with a country edge or an upbeat alt. country tune.  Whatever label you use, I think you’ll agree that it has an infectious beat and catchy lyrics.  Here are the well-deserved credits for the song.

In The City Lights credits:
Words & Music – Joe Peck          Producer – Marco Delmar
Drums – Andy Hamburger                     Bass – Barry Warsaw
Vocals – Joe Peck     Elec. Guitar – Marco Delmar
Mastering – Bill Wolf         Acoustic Guitar – Joe Peck

Recorded, Edited & Mixed at Recording Arts
Engineers – Marco Delmar & Megan Kutsko

… and into the frying pan.   Well, into the mastering process and then into the frying pan of the listening public (I hope – lol). 

I am SO psyched!!  The mix sounds great!  Marco Delmar, my producer, is awesome!  He really has so many amazing ideas and at the same time has been willing to hear me out when I have thoughts.  It’s my music, of course, but it’s also my first CD.  So it’s great that he is – in the end – a patient and collaborative soul.

I CAN’T WAIT to share this song with everyone.  I have to wait, though.  After all, the release date isn’t till Saturday.  And there’s the mastering so it’ll be CD-worthy.  Still, I am — excited!!  Yee Ha!!!