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Peter Calo

"...One of the most engaging performers in the biz"

"Time Out" London


"Calo is Captivating…Peter is a masterful guitarist..."

The Boston Globe

Peter has performed and/or recorded with such diverse artists as Carly
Simon, Dionne Warwick, Queen Latifah, Willie Nelson, Hall and Oates, Linda
Eder, Sophie B. Hawkins, Andrea Bocelli, Jimmy Webb, Kris Kristofferson,
Leonard Bernstein, Marc Shaiman, Frank Filipetti, Julie Taymor, Lesley Gore,
Crash Test Dummies, Joel Grey, The Platters, Harvey Fierstein and more.

Calo has also produced many recordings including Carly Simon’s release,
“Never Been Gone” and is featured in the documentary, “All You Need is Klaus”.
He was guitarist for Showtime’s “Ray Donovan” and for the Tony and Grammy
Award-winning original Broadway and film production of “Hairspray”.
Peter also contributed music for Carly Simons recently released
autobiography Audio book, “Boys in the Trees.”

Peter played to a sold-out Carnegie hall as part of the” Lead Belly
Tribute”, performing with Eric Burton (The Animals), Edgar Winter, Kenny Wayne
Sheppard, Walter Trout and others.

In 2018 Peter was the musical director for the PBS Special “Jimmy Webb
Live from The Kate” which also featured Ashley Campbell, the daughter of
legend Glen Campbell.

Peter Calo most recent CD, “Time Machine.” Which went #9 Top Album
on the Alternative Album Charts

Peter composed the music for “Extra Inning” which recently won best film
in both the “Manhattan Film Festival” and the “Jersey Shore Film Festival” and is
now on Amazon Prime Videos.

“Time Machine" on Spotify

Peter recently performed at 54 Below with Lorna Luft where he was a
featured vocalist as well as playing guitar. Peter Performs regularly with Jimmy
Webb and in September released a on line concert from the Legendary venue,
My Fathers Place.
Peter has just completed a new Album project of solo instrumental
acoustic guitar music produced by legendary mastering engineer Scott Hull of

Quotes on “Time Machine” Peter’s new CD

“Peter Calo is the musician you meet early in your career and all of a sudden
you’re 70 years old and you’re lucky enough to still be playing and writing with
him. This album shows his ability to merge styles and introduce new structures
and harmonies with himself singing lead vocals. Always an inspiration and always
quite surprising.
Life sure does shine bright on an ordinary day!! Oh, wait a second, I think he
wrote that!!”
    Carly Simon

“Peter Calo is not only a Guitar player. He is an artist. With great knowledge and
depth and has the unique gift of bringing out the best in a song I don't think
peter realizes how much pleasure and how much I’ve learned
when I worked with him.”
    Billy J Kramer

"I have listened with great joy...this is excellent work...Peter Calo's Time
Machine is aptly named, as these wonderful songs and their delicious and
masterful musicality take us both through the past and into the future...and
know Every Ordinary Day is my current favorite... ;)"
    -Michael McGlone Actor/Writer/Musician

“Hi peter, I'm listening to your album and I love the mix of styles, the
unselfconscious vocals and the smart lyrics! I especially love Elephants Never
Forget, it's a deep, lyrical and soulful sixties rock pop song. I hear it in a movie. 
I hope many many ears get to relish your work.”
    Your faithful songwriter, Sophie B Hawkins

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