Jacob Peter Guitar, bass, drums, piano. etc.
Years Active 6
Latest Release “Snapshots”, a collection of demos!
Favorite Local Band or Artist Koko Neetz. He’s a musical brother and his most recent record is a true labor of love and includes some of my best friends playing on it!
Current Album on Repeat Dr. John’s “In the Right Place”. This album is truly a drumming/groove bible. Everyone is playing the funkiest parts and sitting so heavy in the groove. And every song on there somehow still feels pretty timeless.
Words of Wisdom Create for the sake of creating and constantly find ways to make the world mysterious (like when you were a kid and everything was masked in mystery). Let your illusions die. Have expectations, but not ones that will derail your mental health if they don’t come to fruition. Lastly, everything learned should be learned in its fullest capacity until it feels like second nature.
Photo by Charlie Weinmann
How is everyone holding up during this time?
I’m holding up alright. Some days are better than others, but I’ve noticed my best days happen when I keep my hands busy. Don’t worry about creating or inventing at this time, just move and play around.
What do you think is the biggest lesson we can all take away from this experience?
I hope everyone’s just nicer because we realized how much we missed each other.
Tell us about how this project got started?
This project started out of me wanting to learn more about recording. I shared a space with someone who I played music with and I just started going in and recording some ideas. After many passes/re-recordings, I finally had an EP I felt good about putting out. And I’ve made a few more records, very very slowly, since then.
Are you working on anything new / specific at the moment?
I’ve mostly just been trying to re-acquaint myself with drums and guitar on a holistic level. I enjoy writing and recording but it doesn’t come super naturally. And as a guitar player, there are a lot of gaps in my playing and knowledge that make the writing process even harder. So as of late, I’ve been trying to build my guitar playing back from the ground up as best I can.
What would you consider your best local show experience?
My absolute favorite local show experiences was any Dreambeaches show and every Mr. Goodbar show I played as a trio. The Mr. Goodbar shows especially launched me into all the ways I’m thinking about music now. We played my originals and then a set of covers ala 50’s organ trio style. So much trust, exploration and energy flowed through those shows for me. Still at the top of my list!
Anyone you’ve collaborated with recently?
Whenever I come home, I collaborate with Nick Randall and Derick Evans. They are two of the warmest people I’ve ever met and insane musicians to boot. Playing music with them has no rules and it actually kind of scares me how easily they let go and are themselves. Being in that kind of welcoming confidence is as good as it gets.
Photo by Alec Alvarez
Craziest memory from touring?
Nothing super crazy but some night’s of the Jack/Dreambeaches tour are definite highlights of my life. Buzzed and slurping up crawfish on the street with your friends is pretty untouchable.
What does Buffalo have to offer aspiring musicians?
Buffalo has amazing players and spaces available. Rent is cheap as is everything else so you have the space and means to execute your vision as an artist.
Top 5 favorite Buffalo Bands / Artists?
More than 5 but Koko Neetz, Harry Graser, Gabe Wells, Nick Randall, Derick Evans, Sonny Baker, Space Cubs and whatever Shawn Chiki is up to/calling himself at the time.