Cancer effects everyone whether directly or someone you know. Pepper Street is no different. Each person in the band has seen the devastation that this horrible disease causes. Our dear friend and drummer, Don Bastian, is now doing battle with this disease. He's started treatments a few weeks ago and is facing it with a great outlook and attitude. While he is undergoing treatment for the next 4-5 months, we will be utilizing a stunt drummer to fill in and give him all the time he needs to devote to beating this thing down. Don will be showing up at some gigs, if he feels up to it, and putting down the atomic percussion that he's known for and/or belting out his vocal stylings. We look forward to his full recovery and getting him back full time behind the drum kit. He has a great personal caretaker in his wife Mary, but it can't hurt to send him a little extra strength at this time. We're all hoping for a quick, complete total healing for Don. Go to our Facebook page and send "The Fork" some encouragement!
Watching The Wheels Tour 2017
As we all get a little order, we soon realize that the constant crazy pace these times demand of each of us is senseless. John Lennon's song of the same title is a great reminder to us all that there is nothing wrong with stepping back out of the rat race and enjoying life for the gift that it is. Family, friends all trump money and prestige. Because in the end you realize that those you hold close are the treasures that matter most. So this year we're encouraging everyone to take some time out of the constant grind of things to listen to the music, and dance like there is no tomorrow.
Ah, people ask me questions
Lost in confusion
Well, I tell them there's no problem
Well, they shake their heads and they look at me, as if I've lost my mind
I tell them there's no hurry, I'm just sitting here doing time
I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round
I really love to watch them roll
No longer riding on the merry-go-round
I just had to let it go
- John Lennon 1980
This week we start out at Post 617 in South Williamsport on Friday from 9:00 - 12:00. It is always a dancing party over there. Fine time ALWAYS! Saturday this little ole band will be down in Linglestown, PA playing for the Harrisburg Ski Club. This will be the second year in a row we've had the pleasure of playing for these ski bunnies and guys and their year end party. This will be Sandy's first road trip with the crew, should be fun!!
Who is Pepper Street Band
Pepper Street Band plays an eclectic mix of 50s, 60s, 70s and some 80s classic rock and a bit of country. All danceable, toe tapping music you know and love. Pepper Street Band is currently made up of Dr. Dave Houseknecht, (guitar, bass, keyboard and vocals),Pete Codispoti, (keyboard, percussion, bass, vocals), Don Bastian (drums, vocals) and Bob Yoas, (bass, guitar, keyboard, vocals). NEW addition, Sandy Barrett (vocal, acoustic guitar)! Sandy has been singing around the area for quite a while. Noteably in a duo with Danny Kimble. Look for more info on Sandra coming soon. Each of these musicians have years of musical experience. Check out more about them on the WHO ARE WE page of the website
From the Warped Minds of Pepper Street
A monthly article(s) on a wide variety of musically based questions, thoughts, lists, jokes, comedy, etc. from the questionably sound minds of the guys in the band. You'll never know what to expect from this page. Check out the WARPED MINDS page of this website.
The Pepper Street Juke Box Page
A complete list of all the songs that Pepper Street Band currently plays as well as songs we're thinking about adding. There's even an email address for you to send us songs you'd like us to learn. Check it out on THE JUKE BOX PAGE of this website.
Pepper/ Pepperette Fan
This month's featured Pepperette Fan is Mary Zimmerman-Bastian. Aside from being the drummer's personal roadie/groupie, Mary has her own local musical backgrounds. Learn more about Mary on our SPECIAL page.