Interview with #Petaluma’s Gary Pihl Guitarist For Legendary Band Boston

Gary Pihl a native of Petaluma is a guitarist for the legendary band Boston and formerly played with Sammy Hagar and Night Ranger.  Recently he completed an interview with Rustyn Rose of Axs Entertainment in Examiner article Boston brings Life, Love and Hope to Boise: Guitarist Gary Pihl sounds off”.  

In this article Gary vividly recalls the first time he heard Boston’s music, and hails that 1976 debut album as life-changing: “I remember where I was when I first heard it. I was driving down the street in my home town at the time of Petaluma, California—pulled up to a stop-light and there was a car in front of me, and the guy in the car jumps out of the car, runs back to me, and I realize its someone I know, and he goes, ‘Quick, turn on the radio. You gotta hear this. This is Boston! This is the most amazing stuff ever.’ So I flipped on the station and there was ‘More Than a Feeling’, and I was like ‘Wow, what is that sound?’ It was just so unique at that time, and obviously it just caught fire. That is something really special.” 

Here is the interview and other recent videos posted by Gary.

The Talented Nate Lopez Plays Original Song “Blackstro” at #Petaluma’s Farmers Market

Nate Lopez: Photo By Positively Petaluma
Nate Lopez: Photo By Positively Petaluma

Just outside of Tres Hombres last night I ran into the very talented Nate Lopez. You will note this 7 and 8 String Guitarist uses every aspect of the guitar to play base, rhythm and lead making him a one man band.

You can find more about Nate on his website, and can follow him on twitter @natelopeztrio.

Click the video below to hear Nate’s cool jazzy sound in this original live performance of his song “Blackstro” dedicated to Positively Petaluma