♪ “I heard you play and talked to you at Pete Best's concert in Benton Illinois a few years ago. Then I heard you play and talked to you again 4 or 5 years ago at a dedication of a plaque commemorating George Harrison's visit to his sister Louise's home back in 1963. I enjoyed your concerts and talking with you. You are very talented. My friend, Robert Bartel, raves about you. He is the guy who is credited with saving Louise's former home from demolition. He has issued a 50th anniversary 2-DVD set documentary titled "A Beatle In Benton". I got a copy of it and was pleased to find that it has your song "113 McCann" on both DVDs of the set. It gave me a nostalgic feeling having heard and met you the two concert dates in Benton. Robert Bartel and I both live in Springfield. You might also know his lovely and personable wife Janice. Anyway, hearing you on the DVDs prompted me to think about how talented and friendly you are and to write and urge you to keep up the great work! Wishing you the best.”
- Sincerely your fan and friend, Charlie Hatfield – 04/23/18
♪ "This Saturday is sure to be a blast with the return of Peter Conrad to the Tavern!! Come on out and help us give him a warm welcome back. Music starts at 8:00 but come early for dinner and seating. Mark it on your calendar now".
- Tavern At The Creek – 01/26/18
♪ "True Musician with music and vocals that are flawless - I have seen Peter Conrad solo and with his band along with being a guest star with other bands, He is great as a vocalist and as musician. I don't know where his energy comes from but the only thing I think is greater in volume is unending song list. He is hysterical between tunes".
- Reviewer: Ben Cheseldine on Gig Salad – 01/25/18
♪ "This week we are joined by the fantastic Peter Conrad Music! A talented acoustic soloist with an out of this world song list sure to entertain you for hours. Sit and listen or sing along as Peter takes you on a musical journey through some of the best classic rock/pop hits and more!"
– Rockside Winery, Lancaster, OH – 10/21/17
♪ "This Saturday at DUW...Peter Conrad is back in the house! Peter has been performing in the Central Ohio area for many years and is a regular featured artist at Ohio wineries, vineyards, restaurants, breweries and pubs. His solo acoustic shows feature classic songs from all styles, eras and genres, forgotten oldies and audience requests. He has appeared at venues and special events in the Mid-West, Canada, England, and Scotland. His performance at Dalton Union Winery from 6:30...-9:30pm is one not to be missed!"
– Dalton Union Winery, Marysville, OH – 10/23/17
♪ "Peter Conrad is in class by himself. Always giving a great performance and making his audience feel like part of the family. If you can make it to Peter's great shows, please come out. Not only is he an incredibly talented musician but he has proven himself to be one of classiest, best people in the business. He is a great tribute to music and you will love his show!!"
- Kay Foley Photography & Arts - 5/20/17
♪ "Loved your show tonight Peter at Hidden Lakes Winery. You reached out and touched your audience with your personality and music! You really know how to put on a show."
- Hidden Lakes Winery - 5/4/17
♪ “THANK YOU Peter Conrad so very much for ALL you did to help make the Pedal-with-Pete event so great! Your music was perfect for our diverse crowd. We are so blessed by your time and your talent given to help raise funds for cerebral palsy research. Thanks again, and have a great summer, knowing that you have made a difference.”
– ‘Pedal-with-Pete Foundation’, Columbus, OH – 8/14/16
♪ “I was there last night and was impressed with the band (All Those Years Ago). 4 good musicians with a diverse set list. The song choices were great, the vocals and harmony were good, and the drummer’s timing was spot on. Gigs like the one at Fat Cat can be challenging as you are forced to play at a lower level which makes it hard keeping the stage level down, but you guys did a good job!”
– John Hempker – Fat Cat Pizza, Lancaster, OH – 6/18/16
♪ “Peter Conrad knows how to put on a fine show; bringing EVERYONE to their feet, dancing and yelling for more. That was a real treat to be a part of. This is one of THE most fun musicians you'll find out there. Thank you, Peter!”
– Hocking Hills Winery, Logan, OH – 3/19/16
♪ “I spent a delightful evening, enjoying the musical talents of Peter Conrad as he performed an array of gems made popular by The Beatles, Elvis, ELO, Badfinger, Simon & Garfunkel, and others.”
– Mark Sisson - Facebook – 8/1/15
ABBEY ROAD ON THE RIVER
♪ "We go every year...it's a blast, with this year's "headliner" being America! Britbeat, The Cryers, Peter Conrad, The Norwegian Bealtes, The NewBees....and this list goes on".
– Abbey Road On The River (chat room), Jeffersonville, IN – 11/24/17
♪ "Peter Conrad exemplifies the true spirit of the 60's and his shows are great and you always leave feeling better than when you came.
- Bill Charles @ Abbey Road On The River - Jeffersonville, IN - 5/30/17
♪ "Thursday, May 26 marked the first of five days of Beatlemania on the Belvedere. Day one had a shaky start due to the rain. I think I speak for all of us when I say, “Rain, rain, go away… We’ve had enough already.” Things began to pick up in the afternoon as music flowed both indoors (inside The Galt House) and outdoors on various stages. I saw a small portion of The Traveling Beatleburys, who played in the nice, dry indoors. They put on an entertaining show and were a good way to get the party started."
- LouisvilleMusicNews.com - 5/27/11
♪ “The Traveling Beatleburys put on one of the best shows, putting their own spin on songs performed by members of the Traveling Wilburys, which included, of course, George Harrison. They extended the numbers as one can do on stage, instead of merely trying to imitate the sound on Beatle recordings. Then they covered songs by other Wilburys, including Tom Petty and Bob Dylan.”
- the Examiner.com, Washington, DC – 9/7/10
♪ "Where else can you find a Wilbury band, (Traveling Beatleburys) born of the ensembles & friendships enjoyed by bands who love the music at Abbey Road On The River? That, my friends, is greatness. Have you missed them? Why?"
- Gary Jacob (promoter of Abbey Road On The River) - 1/27/08
♪ "As I passed through the Fountain Stage area at Abbey Road on the River this past weekend, I heard familiar tunes performed by a group appropriately named The Traveling Beatleburys. A series of fortunate events brought an amazing mix of musicians together and they found a home at Abbey Road on the River in Louisville. Peter Conrad, the guitarist and vocalist for The Traveling Beatleburys, appeared at Abbey Road on the River in some capacity for the last 10 years, as a solo artist, and within a groups."
"The Traveling Beatleburys engaged the crowd as they belted out tunes ranging from The Traveling Wilburys, The Beatles, George Harrison, and the British Invasion. I was mesmerized listening to these guys relive the glory days and celebrate The Beatles at Abbey Road on the River. After the show, I caught up with Peter to hear their story and how this group came together, much like that of The Traveling Wilburys. The group talked with me in the scorching heat just off stage."
"Peter explained, “to bring The Beatles alive is an honor, to do it at Abbey Road is a pleasure. I love seeing all the families here dancing and enjoying the festival”. The set was amazing to witness as Peter rocked out with his George Harrison inspired guitar."
"As to other musical accomplishments, the list is long, and distinguished. Peter began playing guitar in1964 and has been featured in many groupings. He released “Dream Come True” in 1999, “Goodbye George” in 2002, and "Peter Conrad Live!" in 1994. Peter’s early influences include Clapton, Harrison, The Who, Elvis, The Traveling Wilburys, and the Rolling Stones. Peter handed me a CD after we chatted and I played it on the way home. WOW! is all I can say. If ever you have the chance to see Peter Conrad, solo or in any combination of groups, take it! "
- Allison Ray - Louisville Examiner.com - 6/6/11
OPENING FOR PETE BEST BAND
♪ "Pete Best, original drummer for the Beatles (1960-62), will headline the "Benton George Harrison Beatle Fest" Oct. 4, 2008 in the southern Illinois town of Benton. The annual tribute to Harrison - who visited his sister in Benton during the summer of 1963, several months before the Beatles hit it big in this country - celebrates that event. It was Harrison's first visit to America and 5 months before The Beatles were seen and heard on the Ed Sullivan Show. His sister, Louise Caldwell, was married to an American engineer working in Benton at the time. The event will take place at the Benton High School gymnasium and also at the Hard Days Nite Bed & Breakfast, located in the house at 113 McCann St., where Louise lived and George stayed for two weeks. Benton is about 80 miles west of Evansville, along Interstate 57 between Marion and Mt. Vernon, IL."
"Besides the Pete Best Band, other performers will include Peter Conrad (of the Traveling Beatleburys), After Beat, Warren Batts (formerly with Bill Haley's Comets), Gabe McCarty (one of the original 4 Vests that George played with during his 1963 visit), and others."
"There will be an Abbey Road photo area, a question & answer session and a noon concert by Peter Conrad at the Hard Days Nite B&B, where Peter will be debuting his new song “113 McCann.” The song is a 5-minute chronicle of the events surrounding George’s 1963 visit to his sister Lou’s house, of the same address, its eventual rescue from the wrecking ball, and its current status as a Bed & Breakfast Beatles museum."
"The main concert at the Benton High School gym begins at 6:30pm with Peter Conrad, followed by After Beat at 7:00pm with the Pete Best Band hitting the stage at 8:00pm. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door."
- the Evansville Courier Press – Evansville, IL – Sept. 2008
GEORGE HARRISON TRIBUTE
♪ "A year has passed since we lost the Quiet Beatle, but George's legacy speaks louder in death than it did in life. Riding a fresh wave of George-related media intrigue (along with the November release of his last solo album, Brainwashed"), local singer-songwriter Peter Conrad will spearhead this Harrison tribute, featuring electric and acoustic covers of old tunes and spirited group song-alongs of "My Sweet Lord" and "All You Need Is Love". Conrad will also unveil his own tribute tune, "Goodbye George". All proceeds go to the Columbus Cancer Clinic & Wellness Community."
- The Other Paper, Columbus, OH - 12/5/02
♪ "This benefit for the Columbus Cancer Clinic will be split into acoustic and electric halves. The acoustic portion will feature Collette Marie, Dan Orr, Tim Stridsberg, Colin John, Jerry Flaherty, Mike McGannon w/ Jack Wilce and Jim Volk. The electric half: the Peter Conrad Band and Delyn Christian. Also expect an all-participant' singalong of "My Sweet Lord" & "All You Need is Love", a trivia contest and an auction. Admission is $7:00 at the door."
- The Columbus Dispatch, Music Section - Dec. 5, 2002
♪ "A new bar in the Grandview Heights area will give you the opportunity to put something besides a brain between those two things that stick out of your head." "Jerry and Margo Flaherty will open sometime this week the Thirsty Ear Tarven, 1200 W. 3rd Ave., a place where you can get a beer, food and some ear candy. Thirsty Ear, a music-theme club (get it, quench your thirsty ears), is in the location formerly occupied by O'Bryan's Tavern, which the Flaherty's took over ownership in September. The new music club will feature local and national acts, Flaherty said. The regular entertainment schedule includes an Acoustic Open Stage hosted by local musican-songwriter Peter Conrad on Thursdays, blues/rock on Fridays & Saturdays and jazz on Sundays." - This Week in Clintonville-Beechwold Newspaper - March 23, 1998