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Message from St Paul

St Paul Peterson is a multi-instrumentalist, writer and producer, based in Mpls, MN.   Some of his credits include: 

  • Keyboardist in The Time
  • Appeared in Purple Rain
  • Lead Singer in Prince's group The Family,
  • Guitarist with The Steve Miller Band,
  • Bassist with Kenny Loggins,
  • Bassist with Peter Frampton,
  • Bassist and Guitarist with Oleta Adams
  • Producer and Musical director for Donny Osmond to name a few. 


He is very involved in his community, volunteering on the Southdale YMCA Board, on the advisory board for PRN Alumni, and is a board chair for his local grants committee for Rotary. 
 

St Paul and Steven Tyler at Mick Fleetwood's bar in Maui

St Paul and Steven Tyler at Mick Fleetwood's bar in Maui

I'm also concentrating on my new band called St Paul and the Mpls Funk All-Stars, featuring the great musicians and producers who contributed to the creation of the Mpls Sound. We played our first shows in Australia, and one with special guest Mick Fleetwood and Steven Tyler at Mick's place in Maui. We are scheduled to back to Australia with this band in July 2018. Stay tuned for more details! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Lots of things to explore. Please sign up for my mailing list so I can fill you in on things that are happening.

The Super Bowl in Minnesota finds me busy with my band fDeluxe, formerly known as Prince's group "The Family."  We'll be at the Dakota Jazz Club on January 31st for 2 shows, and then an after party.

Click HERE for more information.



I've just finished my record with Eric Leeds with our band "L.P.," aka Leeds/Peterson. We have just successfully funded our Pledgemusic.com/lpmusic campaign!  It will be released in 2018.


 

I'm excited to be the musical director for "Nothing Compares 2 Prince," a celebration with many Minneapolis All-Stars. It's happening April 2018 in Australia. Click HERE for more tickets.

 

Check out Peterson Music And Events, my business I took over from my father. We specialize in matching custom entertainment for corporate and private parties.

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St. Paul at Bird's Basement in Melbourne, Australia and with Mick Fleetwood in Maui!!

St Paul and the Mpls Funk All Stars, with special guests Mick Fleetwood and Steven Tyler

St Paul and the Mpls Funk All Stars, with special guests Mick Fleetwood and Steven Tyler

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OkayPlayer Interview - #RipPrince 

http://www.okayplayer.com/news/prince-the-family-st-paul-prince-day-interview.html  by EDDIE “STATS”

A Death In The Family: St. Paul Of The Family Remembers Prince, The Teacher

Because we enjoy Prince‘s records almost as much as we enjoy a good Prince story, it’s sometimes easy to get caught up in reminiscing about Prince, the Idea; Prince, the mysterious force for musical good…and forget to honor Prince Rogers Nelson, the individual, the very talented, fragile yet powerful human being. Which is why it seems…

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30 Years of Funk 

Crazy to think that 30 years ago today that #TheFamily record came out.  As I look back at that time, I remember bring in awe of “the machine” Prince had at his disposal.  He was at the top of his game, and I was the recipient of the greatest songs/concept I had ever heard.  I was also in awe of him and his ability to write, produce, conceptualize and play so many instruments. My family’s history is in jazz, so to have Clare Fischer’s harmonies over Prince’s relentless grooves really made everyone sit up…

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Music for the Good of the Many 

This last week was one of the busiest for my new company Peterson Music and Events, and the Paul Peterson Orchestra.  We provided the band for our 15th year for the Starkey Hearing Foundation.  We accompanied Gene Simmons, Jessica Sanchez and Matt Nathanson. We also played on 2 former presidents and many other stars ala The Academy Awards.  All this is to say that we are so proud to be a part of something GOOD —–This unbelievable organization raised over 9 million dollars to provide hearing for people who…

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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…

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