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S1E7: Pete LeBlanc on Liner Notes

Updated: Oct 26, 2022

How Pete LeBlanc went from Cruise Ship Musician to Richmond’s live-music Guru

Pete Leblanc is a music scene’s best friend. After traveling as a Cruise Ship Musician, Pete settled in Richmond, VA and created BariPete Productions.

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Pete LeBlanc Pop-Up Liner Notes (Season 1, Episode 7)

1.7.1) George Thorogood and the Destroyers: ​​Since 1976, they’ve sold over 15 million albums, built a catalog of classic hits, and played more than 8,000 ferocious live shows. Through it all, they’ve remained one of the most consistent – and consistently passionate – progenitors of blues-based rock in pop culture history.

1.7.2) Grunge Music was a subgenre of hard rock and alternative music that rose to worldwide popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Grunge fuses elements of punk rock and heavy metal, but without punk's structure and speed. One of grunge’s popular bands, Nirvana, housed a Northern Virginia native drummer, Dave Grohl, who later created the Foo Fighters.

1.7.3) Cruise ship musicians enjoy many perks, such as a regular paycheck, low expenses, and the opportunity to travel while playing music. But just like touring musicians, they also make sacrifices: spending long stretches away from loved ones, living in close quarters with strangers, and only getting one night off per week. Most cruise ship musicians follow a six-months-on, six-weeks-off schedule.

1.7.4) The Hof: The HofGarden is located inside the iconic Hofheimer Building; which stands as a gateway to historic Scott’s Addition. Hang in the Taproom, Rooftop Restaurant, or Loft for an event. 2818 West Broad St., Richmond, VA 23230 ​​

1.7.5) Gabriel Santamaria: Band leader of The Flavor Project, Co Owner at La Cocina Studios, Cast Member on The Hustle Season podcast and writer at RVA Mag.

1.7.6) ​​City Dogs: The ultimate hotdog experience. Their fresh ingredients combined with great atmosphere and impeccable service will have you coming back for more! Downtown Location: 1316 E. Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23219 /Fan District Location: 1309 W. Main Street, Richmond, VA 23320

1.7.7) The National: Historic concert venue located in Richmond, Virginia. Part of a city block along the 700 block of Broad Street once known as Theatre Row, it is the only surviving auditorium of the row. The National Theater was built in 1923, originally staging both live entertainment as well as motion-pictures. 708 E Broad St, Richmond, Virginia 23219

1.7.8) Jouwala Collective: Gnawa traditional African & spiritual songs characterized by trance inducing chants & rhythms w/modern influences of western music-funk, jazz, rock & soul music.

1.7.9) Sam Reed & Dance Candy: Sam Reed is a soulful singer and songwriter from Richmond and was a guest on Liner Notes Season 1. Sam Reed is also a member of the band, Dance Candy. This band features an unstoppable charisma from male and female vocalists, incredible chops from a dynamic rhythm section, and sizzling trumpet energy that takes every crowd to party band dreamland.

1.7.10) Dan McDonough worked ona weekly podcast called, Radio Rubber Room, about RVA Music– featuring live studio performances and interviews from your favorite or soon-to-be favorite RVA bands. The podcast was recorded by Brian Farquhar and Dan McDonough at Sound Check Studios in Richmond, VA.

1.7.11) The Dark Room is a boutique Event Space and Live Music Bar paying respect to Adam’s Camera Shop ( Hofheimer Bldg. circa 1970-1999). 2818 West Broad St., Richmond, VA 23230

1.7.12) Classical Revolution RVA: Richmond-based collective of passionate musicians working to integrate classical music with Richmond’s vibrant music scene by taking it into local bars, restaurants, cafes, and galleries–places people are already going to hear live music.

1.7.13) Jackie McLean, American jazz alto saxophonist, composer, bandleader, and educator noted for the emotional intensity of his jazz improvising. McLean became known as a fine altoist in his teens and first recorded in 1951, with Miles Davis, playing “Dig” (also called “Donna”), a McLean theme song that became a jazz standard.

1.7.14) Terrace Martin: musician (Vocals; saxophone; keyboards; drums; guitar), rapper, singer, and record producer. He is perhaps best known for producing records for several prominent artists in the music industry, including Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, the Game, Busta Rhymes, Stevie Wonder, Charlie Wilson, Raphael Saadiq and YG, among others.

1.7.15) Afro Beta is a DJ and live percussion-centric night that started in 2009 as the brainchild of Mikemetic and the Teklemariam brothers at Nile Ethiopian Restaurant in Richmond, VA. It remains as a unique combination of afrofuturistic soundscapes blended with organic rhythms in an open and interactive environment at various venues around the city.

1.7.16) Mikemetic: Richmond musician, DJ, activist and author

1.7.17) Main Line Brewery: Main Line offers an ever-changing selection of Main Line Brewery™ craft beer and hard seltzers along with a curated calendar of live entertainment. Enjoy good times in a wide-open venue with indoor and outdoor seating for you and all of your friends. 1603 Ownby Ln, Richmond, VA 23220

1.7.18) Butcher Brown: Their musical vibe blends jazz with hip hop, funk, rap, rock and soul. The group honors each musical genre and, at the same time, challenges traditional musical boundaries. Butcher Brown features Tennishu, Morgan Burrs, Corey Fonville, Andrew Randazzo, and DJ Harrison.

1.7.19) Dezron “Dez” Douglas: Dezron is a composer, educator and master of reggae, funk and jazz bass. ​​Douglas has released six albums as a bandleader, and his playing has been acclaimed by the likes of the New York Times and DownBeat Magazine. He is now a part of the Trey Anastasio Band.

1.7.20) Radio B, DJ Williams and Honest Debts:

1.7.21) House Show: A house concert or home concert is a musical concert or performance art that is presented in someone's home or apartment, or a nearby small private space such as a barn, apartment rec room, lawn, or back yard. The goal is to create a “listening room” environment where people are there to listen and pay attention to the artist. Not background sound.

1.7.22) Moore Street Cafe: Funky & Eclectic Diner in ​Scott's Addition, serving Breakfast, Lunch & Daily Specials! Home of Moore-Mosas! Boasting the best Pancakes in Richmond! 2904 W Moore St, Richmond, VA 23230

Episode Credits


Host: Elijah Hedrick

Floor Director: Rian Moses-Hedrick

Audio Engineer: Gordy Michael

Camera Crew: Alex Bolton, Ian Ramprashad, Barrett Miller and Jason Devi

Set Photographer: Tommy Caprara

Gofer: Jai Hedrick

Director of Photography: Elijah Hedrick

Editing: Elijah Hedrick

Motion Graphics: Rian Moses-Hedrick

Stop-Motion Animation: Rian Moses-Hedrick

Short Animations

'Lego Dance Together' animation by Jai H.

'City Scape' by Rian L. Moses

'Inktober5' animation and beat by Theodore Taylor III

'Inktober19' animation and beat by Theodore Taylor III

Music Credits

"Health" by Gordy Michael from 'Boogieman'

Live recording of DJ Williams & Friends playing at Main Line Brewery, covering 'Get Back" by The Beatles

"Soul Waves" by Gordy Michael from 'Boogieman'

"What Is Hip" (originally by Tower of Power) live recording of Mekong Xpress at Main Line Brewery.

"Liner Notes Theme" by Ant The Symbol

Honestly Smoked Diner Notes-"0.30" from album 'Dollar Bin Vol. 1' by Gordy Michael

HWC Sweet Shop Diner Notes- "0.14" from album 'Dollar Bin Vol. 2' by Gordy Michael

'Liner Notes' was created and produced by HearRVA LLC

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Moses Moses
Moses Moses
22 feb 2022

Nice interview, RVA has quite a bit of talents to be broadcasted out to the masses! Keep the vibe flowing fam!! Deuces flying high!!!

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