Q&A: Pete Kosanovich

I mentioned Pete Kosanovich in my last quarterly new music feature for autumn 2020. We’re lucky to have him on the blog with us to answer some questions about his music and life. He has a new album coming out on the 21st of December called Blue Eyes Will See, which you can purchase on Bandcamp. Before recording solo albums, he performed with a band called The Pale Blue Eyes. His music style is alternative rock with a mix of blues and classic rock influences like BB King, Bob Dylan, and The Rolling Stones.

Below, you can listen to a single from the album called “Wonderful to Live”. It’s a nice folk rock song.

Another single I enjoyed here is “Take Me to the River”:

Here’s an older song of his with the Pale Blue Eyes with a more garage/blues style:

If you want to learn more about Pete and his music, keep on reading!

Angie Moon: How would you describe your music to a new listener?

Pete Kosanovich: Psychedelic folk

Angie: How did you get started playing music?

Pete: I started playing violin at age 6 and it carried on from there.

Angie: What brought your family from Serbia to the UK?

Pete: The war in Serbia back in 99

Angie: Who are your biggest inspirations?

Pete: Currently Ann Briggs and Sandy Denny

Angie: What was it like recording your latest album Blue Eyes Will See?

Pete: It was at the height of lockdown in the U.K. instead of worrying about hard times I got into creating an album.

Angie: What is your favourite song on the album?

Pete: They are all my favourite otherwise I wouldn’t put them out. I love track 1 the most though I think.

Angie: What is your proudest accomplishment?

Pete: Being a dad to my son Niko. He’s a great kid.

Angie: What is the best compliment you’ve gotten on your music?

Pete: The best compliment is when fans message me that I brighten their day with my music. Thats really lovely to hear.

Angie: What are your live shows like?

Pete: The live shows are intense. You’ll have to attend post Covid?

Angie: What kept you motivated this year?

Pete: My son and knowing that he’s doing ok

Angie: What are your goals for next year?

Pete: Get back out there and play live and record another album.

Angie: What advice do you have for aspiring musicians?

Pete: Play music because you love it not because of fame and glory. Do it for the right reasons.

You can follow Pete on his website, Facebook, and Twitter.

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