The Boston, MA rock band Pete Pidgeon & Arcoda is planning to donate all future net proceeds from their debut album …At First Sight to the Mockingbird Foundation, effective immediately. The disc features appearances from Levon Helm of The Band, Nate Albert of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Ben Groppe of Addison Groove Project, and others from the jamband music scene.
The CD encompasses a wide variety of styles including folk, bluegrass, rock, funk, jazz and reggae and was voted one of the top ten indie releases of 2003 by WKZE 98.1FM in Connecticut. It is available online for only $9.99 through the Pete Pidgeon & Arcoda website at http://www.arcoda.com, and for $12 at the following Northeast outlets:
- Virgin Megastore: Boston, MA
- Newbury Comics: Boston, MA, Cambridge, MA, Natick, MA, Schrewsbury, MA
- Mi Casa: Cambridge, MA
- Oblong Books and Music: Millerton, NY
- Let’s Jam: Poughkeepsie, NY
- Jack’s Rhythm’s: New Paltz, NY
- Trading Post: Canton, CT
The Mockingbird Foundation is dedicated to funding music education endeavors nationwide. The Foundation, which began in 1997, is run solely by volunteers, none of whom receive monetary compensation for their efforts. In December of 2003, the rock band Phish announced that they would be donating the net proceeds from their LivePhish service to The Mockingbird Foundation as well. For more information on The Mockingbird Foundation, please visit www.mockingbirdfoundation.org.
Pete Pidgeon and Arcoda was formed in March 1998 at SUNY New Paltz in New York. The band soon outgrew the Hudson Valley in 2000 after multiple local sellouts and moved to Boston that winter. Since Arcoda reformed on Halloween 2001, the band has been growing steadily – appearing with acts The Slip, Ulu, Garaj Mahal and more. In 2003, Arcoda added the 3-piece Two Dolla Crack Horns to their live show, which is composed of Sam Kininger (Soulive), Brian Thomas (Jon Brown’s Body), and Mark Erickson (Sugarcoat). Arcoda has received positive feedback from such luminaries as Ed Toth of Vertical Horizon and Jim Loughlin of moe., and the Poughkeepsie Journal called …At First Sight an “excellently produced collection that captures the intimacy and urgency of a live performance and the refined nuances obtained only by spending hours and hours in a recording studio.” For a complete press kit for Pete Pidgeon & Arcoda, please consult the band’s website at http://www.arcoda.com and click on the “band” page.