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LP Music, aka Leeds Peterson Music

Dakota, 1010 Nicollet Ave So, Mpls

Paul Peterson-bass and guitar Eric Leeds-saxophones, flute, & keyboards Peter Schimke-keyboards Petar Janjic-drums Stokely Williams-drums, percussion, & vocals

L.P. Music, aka Leeds-Peterson Music features Grammy Award Winning saxophonist Eric Leeds, and multi-instrumentalist St. Paul Peterson.

L.P. Music blends the funk and jazz roots of Leeds and Peterson, and allows these true musicians a platform to express themselves.

The concept is freedom…improvisation.

A groove and a key…the rest is up to the imagination of L.P. and their stellar cast of special guests. Usually accompanied by an additional keyboard player, and a drummer or two, these musicians converse with each other, and the interaction is an incredible site to be seen.

Their initial gig was at historic 1st Avenue in June, 2013, when D’Angelo and Questlove from the Roots asked them to come and play. What ensued was a 20 minute song , leaving the sold out crowd screaming for more!

$10 at the door

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St Paul Peterson's Life and Music Blog

Here’s my video log I did of DAY 2 of the NAMM... 



Here’s my video log I did of DAY 2 of the NAMM 2015. 

(careful, here come the name drops)

So fun to hang with Paul McCartney’s band, Alice Cooper, Joe Walsh, Oliver Leiber, Kat Dyson, Rick Barron, Donnie Cromwell, Lynn Peterson, Carl Burnett, Sheila E, Gilbert Davidson, Vince Wilburn Jr, Dean Brown, Gil Paris, Erik Madsen and SO MANY MORE!!!!

Giving Back and Kickin' Butt 

I was lucky enough to be asked to be on the board at the Southdale YMCA.  I never had thought I was worthy to serve in this capacity, but I am gonna give it my best shot.  

The "Y" is much more than a swim and gym.  They never turn anyone away if they can’t pay, and they have countless scholarships available so kids and adults alike can participate in the many programs they offer at our local branch.

Last year, my Edina Rotary friend Ann Platt who was the Chair of the Y board, asked me to put together a group… Read more

Will the Songwriter Survive? 

Hey all, Paul Peterson here, 

I’ve been a songwriter for over 25 years, and have had some nice covers in my career.  I have made nice living as well; that is until the streaming services took over.

I am anxious for someone (possibly one of my students) to come up with a business model that the public will embrace, so that creatives like myself and the next generation can earn a living.

I just read an article about superstar Pharrell and his song “Happy.” According to the Business Insider, his song was… Read more

Bu Bye 2014.....Oh hi there, 2015 (part 1) 

Hey all, St Paul Peterson here.  First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR!  

I am writing this from my balcony, or lanai in Lahaina, HI where I am vacationing with my wife, 2 adult daughters and my brother and sister-in-law.  Every couple of years I come here to re-prioritize and reflect, and this year is no different.  

2014:

As I celebrate my 35th year in the music business, and my 50th year on the planet, I took a look back on what I got accomplished this year; mostly because I want to see if all the effort is worth… Read more

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