Pete Huttlinger Interview with Tony Polecastro

What a treat to have Pete Huttlinger stop by the Tony’s Acoustic Challenge studios and not only play for us, but chat about what it was like to relearn guitar after some major health issues that left him not even being able to hold a flatpick. This is one that you cannot miss!!!

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    Gary L

    I watched this interview before the passing of Pete and then again just now. He was as inspirational in life as he is in death. Thanks for making it possible for us to have known a little bit about him through this interview.

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    Richard S

    Tony,
    Your interview with Pete was a fantastic experience. You both showed appreciation and awe in each other. And I felt as the others that wrote in about the interview felt that how fortunate we each are for each and every day. Then. . . . 2 weeks ago I read that Pete had finally sucumbed to his heart ailment. That news brought tears to my eyes as it most likely did yours. What an enormous loss for all of us.

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      Tony P

      Rick,

      Thank you for taking the time to watch this interview, it really was such an inspirational one. Pete was an incredible person, and his message and passion for life are something that should be shared always. I am so grateful to have spent time getting to know him. I am glad you found the interview and enjoyed it.

      Cheers,
      Tony

  3. Dan

    Makes a person re-evaluated their problems. What an inspirational speaker. And player!!!

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      Tony P

      Dan,

      Seriously, he really is an inspiration and a humble speaker at that. A role model of positivity!!!

      Cheers,
      Tony

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    jammybilly

    And I just realised you never talked to him about his guitar! It would be great to have him back and chat some more.

    jb

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      Tony P

      So much to ask… as soon as he left I was like, ” I never asked about his guitar, how he got started, the other instruments he plays…” I am hoping for a round 2 🙂

      Cheers,
      Tony

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    jammybilly

    I have to be honest, I have only ever heard the man’s name before. But after this great interview I shall be searching out his music and checking out his website. He is lucky to be alive and it’s great to see and hear that he is taking full advantage of it, whilst inspiring other musicians through his playing and everyone really, through his amazing story.

    Loved your playing too, wish we could have had a bit more.

    Thanks Tony and the Team!

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      Tony P

      You are very welcome!!! Have fun digging into Pete’s music… it is a treasure trove of goodnes!!!

      Cheers,
      Tony

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    Kroum

    That was the best interview you’ve done so far, by a hefty margin. Thank you for inviting Pete and allowing his story to touch and inspire more people.

    The tab is an awesome touch, I’ll get on it ASAP. Excellent performance from both, beautiful instruments, monster tone, and some impressive skills!

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      Tony P

      Kroum,

      Thank you so much for watching the interview and enjoying it!!! An inspiration for sure!!! Enjoy the tab!!!

      Cheers,
      Tony

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      Tony P

      Dave,

      You are very welcome!!! I am glad you watched this 🙂

      Cheers,
      Tony

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    Myrna R

    Fantastic! So many lessons to learn from Pete. One is that a sense of humor will take you far! Pete has a twinkle in his eye, when he’s relaying something funny, that I love. Also, awesome to see Pete smile when Tony was playing with him. You can tell both were having a great time! Thanks, Tony!

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      Tony P

      Myrna,

      You are very welcome, I am so glad you enjoyed the interview. Pete is so sincere and talented it was hard for us not to have a good time 🙂 It was a great morning indeed 🙂

      Cheers,
      Tony

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    Francis E

    Wow, what a great interview! Pete is a very inspirational guitarist. I first learned about him when you recommended his DADGAD songs in a Live Hangout earlier this year. I now have a growing collection of his song tabs, especially from taking advantage of his TUNE TUESDAY free tab offer. His arrangement of “Si Bheag, Si Mhor” is my favorite that I’ve learned so far. Thanks for the free tab and song download of “Ashes to Ashes”. I’m looking forward to learning that too.

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      Tony P

      Francis,

      I am glad you enjoyed!!! Pete is really a humble guitarist and very generous with his tabs and such, I am glad you are tuned into tune Tuesday!!! A very cool series that Pete is doing 🙂

      Cheers,
      Tony

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    Stephen S

    This interview should’ve lasted 3 hours. It was great! Please ask him to come in again the next time he’s in the area!

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      Tony P

      Stephen,

      I do believe that could happen 🙂 I wish we could have captured the entire morning, it was awesome!!!

      Cheers,
      Tony

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      Tony P

      David,

      Really glad you liked this, it was so fun and exciting to share with everyone 🙂

      Cheers,
      Tony

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    DeeDee L

    Clapping…right on!!! Great interview, great guy and you both played great. How fun. Peter is an inspiration to keep going and don’t give up. Thx for sharing this remarkable interview. I truly enjoyed it.

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      Tony P

      Darleen,

      Really glad you liked this, and found inspiration in it 🙂 Pete is really an incredible human!!!

      Cheers,
      Tony

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    leslie c

    Beautiful interview and an amazing man
    I am going to involve myself more practicing
    I can not believe the strength of Peter.
    I enjoyed the song Tony it’s the first time
    I have heard and seen you play
    Great stuff

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      Tony P

      Les,

      Really glad you liked that!!! I am so glad you enjoyed it!!!

      Cheers,
      Tony

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    Tony M

    Tony that was one of your most captivating interviews. He is a real fighter and It really makes you think how blessed you are to have each day.

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      Tony P

      Tony,

      Thank you so much for watching, I am so happy to have been able to do that interview and share it with everyone!!! Every day is indeed a gift!!!

      Cheers,
      Tony

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    David Cagle

    What a wonderful interview and a real gift of gratitude at this time of Thanksgiving. Our stories describe us, but it is the way that we choose to live that really defines who we are and who we will become. Pete is an awesome musician and human being. Check out his website and you will receive his “Tune Tuesday” emails which will get you a free tab of his on Tuesdays and his new book telling his story is awesome. Thanks Tony and many blessings to the TAC crew and all of my TAC family for a Happy and Tuneful Thanksgiving!

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      Tony P

      David,

      Thank you so much for watching and sharing the Tune Tuesday feature that Pete is doing… it is so cool 🙂 Also, a big happy Thanksgiving right back at you form all of us here at TAC!!!

      Cheers,
      Tony

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    Michael S

    All I can say is wow! I’m going to play some right now! Wonderful interview. I remember Pete from when he played with John Denver. Quite a story. Thanks, Tony.

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      Tony P

      Michael,

      Really glad you liked this!!! Inspiring indeed!!!

      Cheers,
      Tony

  15. Francie

    Thanks so much, so inspiring and beautiful guitar playing!

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      Tony P

      Francie,

      You are welcome!!! I am glad you enjoyed it!!!

      Cheers,
      Tony

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    T

    Wonderful. All of it. Special treat the two of you playing together at the end. But I definitely have a new source of inspiration.

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      Tony P

      Mark,

      I am glad you liked this!!! This was an inspiration for sure; I had chills the whole time… the kind when you just get so motivated by someone’s story you want to just get up and go 🙂

      Cheers,
      Tony

  17. James Smith

    Fantastic interview. Am a parapalegic myself but still going at 75. Why not? As Pete said different for evey one but life goes on so why stop or slow down now. This interview with Pete tells me as I am sure a lot of other members to Keep trucking.

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      Tony P

      James,

      I am glad you liked this interview!!! Pete is an inspiration for sure!!! Keep on trucking 🙂

      Cheers,
      Tony

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