For Pete’s Sake: In this generation with Monkee Peter Tork – National Pop Culture
On this Thanksgiving Day, Peter Tork is enjoying a bit of family time while gearing up for his latest gig with Shoe Suede Blues on Friday evening. After playing in New Hope, Pennsylvania, Tork will travel on Saturday to Bordentown, New Jersey, with his supremely talented blues-based band (Joe Boyle, the lead guitarist, is especially brilliant).
As a member of the popular ’60s band The Monkees, Tork has had a busy year. The Monkees reunited (except Michael Nesmith) after a ten-year hiatus and played to record crowds in both the UK and USA this summer, singing for 2.5 hours and performing the beloved Head soundtrack in its entirety for the first time.
Furthermore, Tork is a serious musician who counts performing the compositions of Bach as a hobby. He was always the most talented musician in The Monkees, proficient on piano, organ, bass, guitar, and even French horn. His work is all over the group’s best two albums – Headquarters and Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.