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  • Writer's picturePete Garfinkel

Pete has been traveling and performing a lot this summer.

Here is a selection of travel blogs he has written in the month of August while visiting Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and New York City, New York, U.S.A.

New York City, NY

I arrived in Greenwich Village on the corner of Washington Square Park. I was no more than a 10 minute walk from three of the world’s greatest jazz clubs.

The area was ripe with energy.

It was alive.

Even the coffee shop, which I fell in love with, was open until 2 or 3 in the morning.

The first cappuccino in the United States was there.

Culture and energies and languages – and the best jazz clubs in the world

On any night you can hear not only one fabulous artists, you can take your pick among ten world class talents.

It was almost too much joy for this music lover to stand.

Pittsburgh –

I heard someone say that Pittsburgh is the Paris of Appalachia. And that struck a chord with me, having just co-written the title track from “Appalachia Kid” with artist Amanda Colleen Williams.

It was warm and welcoming in the city, and rich in the flavors of the world.

Immigrants from all over the world ended up in Pittsburgh, and to this day are maintaining their distinctive cultures and their foods.

It’s inviting and a town that embraces its culture and prides itself on the cultures people brought with them.

They’ve got a reason to be proud of what they have there.

We strolled through Deutschtown up to Mount Washington and Squirrel Hill.

I jammed with another musician at Scarpaci’s bar, and we swapped songs for a couple of hours on the patio.

There was a fabulous Uzbeki restaurant around the corner from where we were staying.

Here are a few of the sights from Pittsburgh:

Gainesville, Florida –

Home again to Gainesville, Florida and this new mural we discovered -


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  • Writer's picturePete Garfinkel

Pete has been performing and traveling a lot this summer, including up to Music City, Nashville, Tennessee.

Pete was featured in the Nashville Songwriter Showcase at the Commodore Grille as part of the festivities at the 12th annual Nashville Songwriting and Music Business Conference presented by Songpreneurs.

He performed crowd favorites including:

  • Long Road To Nashville

  • The Guitar Can

  • Polly and

  • Homeowner Blues

The other round performers were songwriter Dennis Polattie, Sheldon Tyacke, Canadian Outlaw Country artist, and hosted by hit songwriter Amanda Colleen Williams.

Here's a link to watch the video performance on Facebook.

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"Not for Glory" words and music by Pete Garfinkel and Amanda Colleen Williams, performed by Texas Country artist Taylor Lewis is featured on

The video for the song release shows Military Service Professionals and honors their work and sacrifice.

The caption states, "As a medical social worker, Pete saw the plight of our wounded warriors first hand in the field. With the power of music, the pair captured what it's like for some of our soldiers returning home."

See the video tribute here on the website:


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