Website : petemancini.com
Pete Mancini got his start as the frontman and songwriter of Butchers Blind, a critically acclaimed rock band from NYC. In 2017 he released his debut solo album Foothill Freeway, which explored the Americana influences that were a hallmark of his former band. The album garnered rave reviews from NPR, No Depression and Newsday. He hit the road to support the album and made his network television debut on NBC’s Today in Nashville.
His second full length album Flying First Class was released in 2019. The album was met with critical acclaim and made Mancini’s debut appearance on the AMA radio charts. Extensive tours of the East Coast, Midwest and South followed, establishing Mancini as a national artist.
In the Summer of 2020, Mancini flew down to Dial Back Sound in Water Valley MS to begin work on his third album, Killing The Old Ways. The 10 song album, produced by Matt Patton (Drive By Truckers) and Bronson Tew, marks a significant artistic leap forward. The album features contributions from Jay Gonzalez (Drive By Truckers), Jamison Hollister, Schaefer Llana and Horace Willis.
Over the years, Mancini has opened for acts such as Jimmy Webb, Blues Traveler, Gin Blossoms, Pure Prairie League, Robbie Fulks, Amy Helm, Larry Campbell & Theresa Williams, Kevin Gordon, and Iain Matthews.
Pete is also a member of The Famous Doctor Scanlon Band, which performs the music of Travis McKeveny.
“A warm, organic sound bearing deep country roots, but still informed by rock ‘n’ roll.”
“Mancini stands poised between fatalism and faith, plumbing universal emotions with an almost unassuming mix of craft and feeling that inexorably pulls you in.”
– No Depression
“Killing The Old Ways takes a more epic approach, with a loosely bound concept album about the need to make one’s way through the world while also skewing hope from happenstance.”
– American Songwriter
“Killing The Old Ways finds Mancini charting his way through heartfelt character portraits, exploring expansive new soundscapes and poignant storytelling.”
– Under The Radar
“Mancini interrogates what kind of America, exactly, it is we’re preserving in Americana music, using the genre to call attention to the fallacies of the past and the absurdities of the present.”
– Adobe and Teardrops
“Killing The Old Ways is Mancini’s strongest outing yet, a rangy, penetrating, consistently tuneful examination of the current American moment that leaves no doubt you are in the hands of a gifted artist.”
– The Daily Vault
“[Killing The Old Ways] has all the right ingredients – rural country atmosphere, rock ‘n roll spice, all intensified by bits of nostalgia, melancholy, and haunting sounds.”
– Americana Highways
“[Killing The Old Ways] is a fine album with some great playing and some cracking songs and fans of Drive-By Truckers and Jason Isbell should find much to savour and enjoy here.”
“You may not be familiar with the name Pete Mancini, but one listen of his timeless Americana that’s indebted to rock’n’roll and country, and you certainly won’t forget who he is.”
– Take Effect
“[Old Television] is one giant lip-smacking overstuffed burrito of all-Americana power pop.”
“…if Big Star had tried their hand at political music, they’d land somewhere around Madison Avenue Blues.”
– The Boot
“Pete Mancini can bring three chords, the truth, and heartbreak as hard as anybody… skill as a keen observer of character and an entertaining storyteller to boot.”
– Wide Open Country
“…Mancini has mastered an ability to capture the essence of a sound that once won wide appeal, not only in Nashville, Austin and Bakersfield, but frequently on the radio waves as well.”
“A singer songwriter who is at the very peak of his powers and who should really be spoken of in the same way as Farrar, Tweedy, Adams were in their early days of worldwide acclaim…”
– American Roots UK
“Mancini’s earnest voice and songs of world-weary struggles put him in line as a worthy successor to John Prine and John Hiatt as a premier singer/songwriter whose work is destined to be covered by dozens of artists.”
– Good Times Magazine
For full discography and credits list, visit Discogs.