link to my original music
Early influences include The Ventures, Doors, Simon and Garfunkel, Taj
Mahal, and of course Beatles. Later I became a dedicated fan of
the San Francisco ballroom scene; Grateful Dead, Airplane, Quicksilver
Messenger Service, etc. Other San Fransisco treats: Joni
Mitchell, Neil Young, CSNY, Jesse Colin Young. In my heavy phase
nothing go me going more than earliest Blue Cheer and
MC5...kick out the jams! Other phases included earliest Black
Sabbath, early Alice Cooper, Grand Funk RR. Of course the British
scene let its mark: Cream, Who, Stones, Traffic, Zepplin, later into
Strawbs, Genesis, early Fleetwood (Bare Trees; pre-landslide etc.); the
Celtic-rock of Incredible String Band, Fairport Convention, Dando Shaft
(rare!). I also vibed out to the music of Steve Hillage and his
cosmic celts. Talking Heads left its mark as did The Police.
Also a big fan of fusion: Weather Report, Chick Corea, Keith
My latest obsession is Gov't Mule, pretty much the top touring/jam band around these days.
In college I had a regular radio show, which was a great experience.
I got to play all my favorite stuff. I used to get a lot of
call-ins asking me about the eclectic sets and kudos for engineering
good shows. It was fabulous.
Since about 2000, I really got back into playing guitar, bass,
mandolin. I've been writing a lot of original material, ranging
from folk to party rock. Been jamming with a variety of
musicians, and until recently had a regular thing with Midnight Jester.
Of course, all bands go through their Behind the Music phase and now we are more or less defunct. Was a good thing while it lasted, and as they say....
all I've got now is this cheesy logo!
logo (c) Letour (2006)
We played a set at the Knitting Factory in NYC, as well as several
times at a small coffee house The Starving Artists Cafe on City Island
in the Bronx. Our sets spanned from acoustic-folk to hard rock which
made it interesting. I've collected a quiver of guitars, amps,
gear, etc. and continue to work pretty regularly. Now seeking new
directions, and perhaps new gigs.
My music will post more as I get a chance.
pmletourneau 2006, all rights reserved. performed by Midnight
Jester at The Vault, spring 2007, although I could be mistaken and it
might be another time and place altogether.