Five Firsts: Pete Heitzman

February 21st, 2014, 10:00 am by Greg

NAME: Pete Heitzman
BAND AFFILIATION: Karen Savoca
INSTRUMENT: Guitar and various strings

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … My mom and older sister had lots of Broadway and folk LPs, but my first purchase was Beatles ’65. I would jam my head right into the speaker for “I Feel Fine,” and that guitar tone still gives me chills.

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … I remember Johnny Puleo & the Harmonica Gang in 1959 at age seven, and they were phenomenal and hilarious, but my first rock event was a package show at LeMoyne College, Nov. 1967: Buffalo Springfield, Strawberry Alarm Clock, the Soul Survivors and the Beach Boys. Springfield had been my fave band at the time, so that was heaven.

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LIVE: Karen Savoca & Pete Heitzman, Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart @ the Eighth Step at Proctors, 4/9/10

April 21st, 2010, 3:05 pm by Greg

Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman

Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman


Singer-songwriter-percussionist Karen Savoca has been touring with her partner, electric and acoustic guitarist Pete Heitzman for several decades. The duo’s last visit to the Eighth Step visit was more than five years ago, when the coffeehouse was still located at the Cohoes Music Hall.

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