Signing and performance
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Thursday February 18th
at 7 pm
Caffé Dell’Artista is a hardback book of the lyrics and poems of Pete Molinari, charting a decade of making music, from early recording sessions in Billy Childish’s kitchen to last year’s ‘Theosophy’ album recorded with Tchad Blake and Andrew Weatherall.
But it’s much more than a lyric book, with a wonderfully worded introduction from The Time’s Music editor and respected author – Will Hodgkinson; and beautifully illustrated by Medway artist Daniel McDonagh, it brings together all aspects of Pete’s world, and his own take on how each album took shape, and the journey it has taken him on can be found in his introductions to each of his 4 albums released thus far.
The title derives from a café in New York, where prior to teaming up with the label Damaged Goods and getting those initial recordings out to the World, Pete was simply making his way through it, gaining invaluable experience whilst playing at such venues for coffee and cheesecake.
It was initially pieced together over pizza in west London, caffeinated strolls through Brick Lane and the odd wine in Rochester, and long distance beyond that as Pete found himself on his travels once more to the USA, taking in NYC residences, Carnegie Hall, The Americana Music Festival in Nashville (including a show at Jack White’s Third Man record store) as well as dates with Madeleine Peyroux through the Mid-West, NYC and DC, and up to the present day as Pete commences recording of his new album in Los Angeles.
“I was intrigued. This was not someone you could go down to the shops and buy ten of” – Will Hodgkinson – The Times Music Editor
or to put it another way: “Pete Molinari – if you don’t know anything about him, he’s great” – Bruce Springsteen
Listen here to Pete’s music: https://soundcloud.com/gamage/sets/chevaliers/s-4cji2