Singer-songwriter “Pistol” Pete Sturman at NYC’s Dixon Place

Singer/songwriter “Pistol” Pete Sturman performs live at New York’s Dixon Place (in the Lounge), Wednesday, January 26 at 7:30pm. Dixon Place is located at 161-A Chrystie St. (bet. Rivington & Delancey) in Manhattan

Sturman will be singing new originals from his solo EP True Stories, classics from the Pistol Pete & Popgun Paul songbook and other surprises. Special guest performers, to be announced, will join him.

With over 200 original songs, Pete Sturman is a quirky singer-songwriter who once achieved a smidgen of notoriety as half of the unambiguously gay music duo Pistol Pete & Popgun Paul. Pete’s 4-song EP True Stories features “Wasn’t Plannin’ on Leavin’” – an evacuation account that has tickled and touched audiences. His live show mixes new songs with such crowd-pleasers as “What If God Was a Homo”, “Superfag” and the oft-requested “Anal Anthem”.

Pete and Paul met in New Orleans in 1993 – Pete was a punky-folkie with a Master’s Degree in English. Paul Cowgill could be found busking on the streets of the French Quarter and telling stories of his days as a teenage drag queen and Pentecostal church pianist. Spending almost as much time on their costumes as on their music, they developed a loyal following in New Orleans before recording two CDs and taking their show to cities and towns all over the U.S. The duo combined old-time country, blues and gospel traditions, presented with a rock ‘n’ roll attitude and an ironic light-heartedness. After Katrina, Pete moved to New York City, where he has been performing as a solo artist at venues such as The Duplex, Dixon Place, CBGB’s Gallery, Nuyorican Poet’s Café, 6th Street Community Center, and Julius’. His songs were recently featured in a workshop of The Thing About It, a musical presented by Southern Rep Theatre, and occasionally he gets back to New Orleans for a musical reunion with Popgun Paul.