LAKE PLACID - Petey Hop will perform at Delta Blue Friday and Saturday from 9 p.m. to midnight.
As the youngest of seven children, Hop was exposed to all kinds of music as a child. His parents were swing babies who loved the likes of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, the Dorseys, Frank Sinatra and Duke Ellington. His six brothers and sisters gave him the influences of rock and roll like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Cat Stevens, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Neil Young.
After studying his teenage years with Peter Frampton alumnus Ed Monteleone, who opened his eyes to Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed and others, Hop went on to study at GIT, eventually graduating with honors.
Working mostly in the trio format for more than 15 years, on more than 3,500 live dates Hop has learned to communicate his roots and yet convey a style all his own. He is equally comfortable as a solo acoustic performer, small combo rocker, or big ensemble player. The original material he writes is eclectic, running the gamut from straight-ahead rock and roll, Americana, electric and acoustic blues, country, etc.
Hop is also a sought-after sideman. Mitch Woods regularly calls him to be one of his East Coast Rocket 88s, taking him to Greece for a two-week residency at the Half Note Jazz Club in Athens in 2008 and '09. With Woods, Hop has played the Rhythm and Roots Festival, the Michael Amone Crawfish Festival and the Chenango Blues Festival. Hop has also, on occasion, shared the stage with his idols Hubert Sumlin and Pinetop Perkins.
You can learn more about Pete at peteyhop.com.
Delta Blue is located in the Northwoods Inn, 2520 Main St.