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Peter Verutes

My musical journey started when my dad started playing his accordion to me over my crib. I was surrounded by a musical family and grew up listening to ethnic music, popular/classical, and Italian singers in our home. My dad's dream was for me to learn the accordion, which I played for a short time. Although drumming was my real love and I did get my fulfillment of playing on other friend's drums... In 1969, I got into playing bass guitar which was the closet thing to rhythm, that my folks could tolerate. I've played actively with various bands throughout the 70's and 80's on Long Island, covering many genres before moving to the Hudson Valley in '89.

Early influences in the 60's and throughout the 70's are what shaped my style of playing. As you can tell from my gear, I'm a huge McCartney fan. But, there are many others.

I've recently rejoined Groovy Tuesday after a 4 1/2 year hiatus and it has been a blast performing with my buddies again. We have some great shows and new music for the coming year and I look forward to seeing all of you at the shows. Thanks for all your support.