The School Songs Project w/ the Young Tradition Vermont Singers (2013) – Some of Pete’s favorite kid-collaborative songs from his years as artist-in-residence at Northern VT schools, including “Tornado”, “Birds’ Eye View”, “Mimi’s Song” and the title track.
A Pete Sutherland Waltz Collection (2012) – A batch of Pete’s original waltzes, rendered by a fine assembly of friends far and near including Pete’s bands the Clayfoot Strutters and Metamora, as well as Lisa Ornstein, David Surette, Jacqueline Schwab, Judy Hyman and more. Featuring “Ocoee”, “Beyond the Shadow”, “Sadie’s Waltz” and the title track.
New Vermont History Songs (2009) – A collection of stirring, character-driven original songs from the pages of the Green Mountain
State’s colorful history, interpreted by such Vermont legends as Tammy Fletcher, Jon Gailmor, Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen and
many more. Songs include “The Indian Road”, “The Crown of Righteousness”, “The Witch of Wall Street” and the title track.
Liner Notes and Full Lyrics
Sample Track - "In Barre"
Hymns, Hoedowns and Hair-Raisers (2005) – Another showcase for Pete’s very personal fiddle music, this CD offers a straight-up
helping of very cool and unusual tunes from the American south, but also from New England, Quebec, Ireland, Sweden, Ethiopia and
Mali, ably backed on guitar by Colin McCaffery. Also featuring singing with the fiddle on “”The Dying Califonian” and
“When Gabriel Comes Blowin’ On His Horn”.
Sample Track - "The Shaky Woman"
From Pete’s “Sgt. Pepper” period, this project offers reflective songwriting, richly layered production and a long guest list of singers
and players including members of the Clayfoot Strutters, Nightingale and Village
Harmony. Featuring “When My Grandmother Worked at the
Mill”, “Gal By the Name of Summer”, “Out to Breakfast” and “Time’s Not Up”.
Sample Track - "Time's Not Up"
A 1989 collection of rare fiddle tunes, many interpreted from the archives at Indiana University in Bloomington - featuring
eclectic instrumentation from Pete's talented friends Grey Larsen, Tim Britton, Martin Simpson, Willy Schwarz and Malcolm Dalglish -
also a handful of vocals including the very first recording ever of the now-familiar Lotus Dickey piece "A Psalm of Life".
Sample Track - "Mountain Hornpipe Clip"
Originally issued as an LP on the long-gone Flying Fish label, this 1984 recording of original and traditional songs and tunes
produced by Metamora bandmate Grey Larsen has been repeatedly called a "folk classic" - featuring "Aunt Sue" and "Shacks and Chalets".
Sample Track - "Coleman's March / Shacks and Chalets clip"
Archival recording (2001) from this long-running 'contradance jam band' that first joined forces in the fall of 1989 and still appears in incarnations large and LARGER a quarter century later at dance camps and festivals including the Flurry and Falcon Ridge. The all-instrumental playlist features a wide variety of the Strutters' infamous grooves and has been described as 'the best late-night driving music ever'.