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Upcoming Show: A Broken Circle @Belcourt Taps, Nashville TN Wed Oct 2. 10PM

The last one was a success so we are doing it again. The Broken Circle is a “not quite round” at songwriter bar Belcourt Taps in West End Nashville. We will be starting at 10 PM and playing until 11. For this round, “we” is Peter Dickson (me), Kyle Orten, Yanet Moreira and Lereh Uerdel, and Nicholas Lurwick. Always good to be at the Belcourt. We’re practicing to try and make it a special night. If you’re out and about in Nashville late this Weds, come on out!


New EP out: “I Am Not Resigned”

I am not resigned. the cover of the new album


There’s been a flurry of writing and recording done in the last three months, and it has finally born fruit as the new EP drops, “I Am Not Resigned.” It contains 5 songs, four of which are previously unreleased and one, “When the Moon Fell,” that was recorded in a completely different arrangement than the previously released version.

“I Am Not Resigned” is Peter Dickson’s most thematically cohesive album to date, and one of his darkest. It’s an album of love songs by someone who doesn’t normally do that, getting progressively darker, and it’s way closer to traditional country musically than is normally done in this recording project.

In another departure, this album is not entirely self-produced. As usual, the tracks were recorded in an apartment at an undisclosed location in east nashville using cheap mics in a fashion most unpremeditated. However, the mixing and mastering was done by DC based audio engineer Isaac Craig, so there’s a much cleaner sound than anything heretofore released and the tracks are mastered to radio levels.

At present, the album is available on all major distribution services including Apple Music, Amazon, Spotify, Youtube etc etc etc. The player above links to Bandcamp, where it can be listened to and downloaded free.




I now host the Open Mic at Cafe Coco in Nashville. It happens Tues and thurs with sign up at 730 and music 8-10 ish or later. I host Thursdays.


So through a complicated series of events it looks like I’m hosting an open mic again. But this time it’s in Nashville. I’m letting it roll about the same as previously, very little rules except respect. It’s at the Cafe Coco in West End Nashville, a 24 hr coffeeshop that serves beer and food as well.

It happens every Tuesday and Thursday night. Tuesday the host is Kyle Orten who is possibly the best possible open mic host over, Thursday it is me.

The event is fairly loose. Sign up starts somewhere around 730. Music starts at 8. We are a little slow right now because the event is in a transitional period. Generally performers get 2 songs in the first round and more in the second round depending on number of people and time availablity.

I’m letting this roll, at least on Thursdays, the same as my previous open mic- that all are welcome regardless of genre, ideology, or skill level.  So if you want to play, come play. And I will surely get you onstage.

Pancho and Lefty


This is cover version of Townes Van Zandt’s “Pancho and Lefty,” done as a test of a lighting controller I built for Jackson, TN-based musician friend Peter Kelly. The lighting rig can switch between two lights (footswitch) and also has a GFCI protected plug that can power whatever.

Video page is up!

The video page on this site is now up! It contains playlists of a compilation of Nebraska live performances, the Noise From The Basement video, and a full solo show from New Orleans. Enjoy!

New album is released: In the City of the King

It has been a long journey but the new album is out. You can find it above (Bandcamp) or also at iTunes or Spotify. This one was a release of the best of the new material I’d written in the last two years but haven’t had time to record. Because the bulk of the music has been played out for a while, it’s a pretty strong album, with some very good songs.

To view/purchase other albums, go here.