Paradiddle Records recording artist Pete Mancini is the frontman and primary songwriter of Butchers Blind, a critically acclaimed rock band from NYC. His debut solo album Foothill Freeway explores the Americana influences that are a hallmark of his work with Butchers Blind.
Pete was inspired to release a solo album after hearing the story songs of artists like Guy Clark and Bruce Springsteen. This storytelling influence is on full display throughout the title track, “Foothill Freeway”, which features a sparse arrangement reminiscent of Jason Isbell and Jackson Browne. In addition to the original songs on the album, Pete tackled renditions of songs by Russ Seeger, Wes Houston, and Iain Matthews (Fairport Convention, Plainsong), who is a guest vocalist on “Cartwheel Avenue”.
Pete’s songs have received glowing reviews and radio airplay around the world, and they continue to win over hearts and minds wherever they are heard. In addition to many notable shows he has played with Butchers Blind, Pete has opened for songwriters like Steve Forbert, Kevin Gordon, and Iain Matthews.