My Substack newsletter Love Songs Etc is where the action is. Check it out HERE.

I booked a gig! I’ll play an acoustic show on March 30, 2024, at Vashon Center for the Arts.

The show is sold out. Get on the waitlist HERE.

This will be my first show in over six years. (Thanks a lot, chronic fatigue.) I will be joined, as always, by the amazing Elaine Summers. We’re dusting off the oldies and working up the new ones.

The Droge & Summers Blend Volume Three was released on November 24, 2023. In addition, we released all three volumes on a compilation called The Droge and Summers Blend Sessions. Both titles are streaming everywhere. CDs are on Bandcamp. Read all about this project on Substack.

I’m currently preparing to work on Dolby Atmos immersive audio versions of a couple of songs from Volume Three.  Stay tuned for those.

My debut album, Necktie Second, turns 30 this year.  Subscribe to Substack to be in the loop on all things Necktie.

My next “Pete Droge” record is on hold for a couple of reasons. First, I’m turning my attention to those Blend Atmos mixes and the Necktie Second reissue. Second, I’m waiting for my co-producer, Paul Bryan, to become available again. He’s busy with Aimee Mann.

Paul and I recently completed a track called “Song for Barbara Ann” that deals with my experience as an adoptee.  In the song, I sing to the birth mother I never knew.   This post from January 19, 2024, explains how Barb passed away just months before I attempted to make contact with her.  Another song, “Lonely Mama,” addresses this topic and will be released as a 45 rpm 7” single this Spring on Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready’s HockeyTalkter Records.

I served as co-producer on Power Trip, the sixth solo album from Chris Ballew of Presidents of the United States of America and Caspar Babypants fame. Regular readers of the All-Droge News Compendium know that I’ve worked with Chris on all six of his solo records. He is prolific beyond belief. I’m honored to play a small role in bringing his fantastic music into the world.

Chris and BandBox Records have partnered to release a best-of collection on white vinyl. Order yours HERE.

In my last report I wrote about unearthing an old cassette with two songs I produced back in the 90s for Warren Pash. Well, those have been released. And you guessed it, there’s a Substack post for that.  Plus, I published this article about the project for Tape Op.

Peace & Love Songs,