Fat Pete Records

WHY AM I GETTING THIS SPAM?
Good Question; the answer comes in the form of a Newsletter, The first edition of Fat Pete Records Newsletter, Vol. 1.  We would like to Welcome you and encourage your continuing participation, keeping you updated and informed of all our current news and upcoming events it will be sent out every 4-6 weeks; sometimes more, sometimes less…  

Fat Pete Records is the home of Freddie Steady Krc, Sal Valentino, and many more to come. Freddie Krc; A native Texan born and raised in Houston, Freddie Krc (pronounced Kerch) began playing professionally in 1973 and settled to Austin in 1974.  Starting his career as a "sideman", Freddie played and recorded with such Texas music luminaries as Jerry Jeff Walker, B.W. Stevenson and psychedelic music pioneer Roky Erickson, who was the lead singer of the legendary 13th Floor Elevators. Freddie has fronted his own groups such as The Shakin' Apostles and Freddie Steady's Wild Country.  He was also a member of the Austin-based, world renowned power pop trio The Explosives.  Also Featuring Sal Valentino, a man blessed with a voice in a million, is back with a brand new album that should send goose bumps down the spine of anyone with a sense of rock 'n' roll history. The former lead singer of the Beau Brummels--the groundbreaking San Francisco combo that beat the Byrds to the punch in late 1964 by creating a hypnotic, jangling new hybrid known as folk-rock--has always excelled at lump-in-the-throat (or head-in-the-gas-oven) songs of broken-hearted desperation. Keith Sykes will soon be joining the label.  Keith served a brief stint in Buffett’s road band, after Buffett recorded two of Keith’s songs on the platinum Son of a Son of a Sailor LP. Keith later co-wrote what was to become the Parrot-head anthem, “Volcano.” Sykes had one or more songs, (either on LPs or singles, as a writer, co-writer or publisher), on one of Billboard’s music or movie charts continuously from 1978 through 1984, then again from 1986 to this year. The artists who have covered his songs sounds like a seating chart at The Grammy Awards, including not only Buffett but also Jerry Jeff Walker, Patty Loveless, Guy Clark, John Prine, The Judds, Rosanne Cash, Lacy Jay Dalton and Rodney Crowell, among others.  We look forward to releasing his next album… more at fatpete.com

NEW RELEASE:  FREDDIE LIVE AT THE SAXON!!!!!
Now Exclusively Available on the download section of the Website


The UNSIGNED area is the newest addition to our web site for those artists who are on their way up the entertainment trail and DESERVE TO BE HEARD. Check it out, the tracks are downloadable. We want YOUR reviews so drop us a line after perusing the UNSIGNED area and let us know what you think. Music's for the people. If you would like to be listed full instructions are at: www.fatpete.com/unsigned

Upcoming Events

FRI AUG 11
GENGHIS COHEN / HOLLYWOOD, CA

SUN AUG 13
STANTON PARK (IPO) / STANTON, CA

MON (or) TUE AUG 14
THE MINT / HOLLYWOOD, CA

WED AUG 16
RED DEVIL LOUNGE (IPO) / SAN FRANCISCO, CA

THU AUG 17
SWEETWATER / MILL VALLEY, CA

FRI AUG 18
SACRAMENTO TOWER RECORDS IN STORE

SAT AUG 19
THE PALMS / WINTERS, CA

SUN AUG 20
KPIG RADIO / FREEDOM, CA
PORKER'S PLACE / BERKELEY, CA

Freddie Krc, Sal Valentino & Layton DePenning

check www.Fatpete.com for more information

VOLUME #1
July 25th, 2006
Meet Our Staff
Located in the hills of Pennsylvania, the staff at Fat Pete Records diligently works to reach far and wide. Coordinating this effort is Jackie. Working in the office; she will help you with your booking and merchandising needs. Freddie Krc, who not only provides us with groovy music, but also keeps an eye on the horizon for new artists as our A & R guy. Robin handles our publicity and booking for Freddie Steady Five and whatever else Fat Pete throws at her. And last but not least Fat Pete, need I say more…

Fun Facts
A concert promoter in Hawaii sold a thousand tickets to a Spice Girls concert. Unfortunately the concert was never scheduled. The man was arrested and told police he needed the money for a nose job and a sex change.

Did You Know that dipsophobia is the fear of drinking…. Not limited to Booze!

The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springstein’s ‘Born in the USA’ released June 4, 1984.

Did you know that Casey Kasem is the voice of Shaggy on Scooby-Doo?

Music Trivia
Q: In the song "Fire and Rain," was James Taylor told that his woman had left: (a) a week ago; (b) yesterday morning; or (c) last night?
  
Q: Was Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the U.S.A." the Country Music Association's Single of the Year in: (a) 1985; (b) 1988; or (c) 1991?
  
Q:  Was Freddie Krc born in: (a) Houston (b) Dallas; or (c) Philadelphia

** Check  fatpete.com for correct answers and a chance to win Fat Stuff. **

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