Peter was born into a musical family. He started playing guitar at a young age and just took to it naturally. He started with a cheap guitar from Builders Emporium (It must have been around Christmas) and with no instruction just started playing and has never stopped since. He has backed a lot of well known musicians including Jon Bon Jovi, Mick Fleetwood, Billy Preston, Rita Coolidge, Kenny Gradney (Bass Player for Little Feet), Phoebe Snow, Billy Burnett, Beka Bramlett, Jim Messina, Johnny Lee, Michael McDonald and more. He has released four albums and currently has a video on YouTube that has had over 17000 hits. He has album credits on 12 other albums including Tom Waits Closing Time Album, Delaney Bramlett - Three Albums, The Association and Chained Band - Independent Released Album. He also was the voice for Big Al at Disney's Country Bear Jamboree.
This is the video for
Never Meant To Make You Cry
Musician's Dozen cd
This was Peter's first cd. It has everything
from rock to blues, country to gospel
(Sorry the whole thing isn't here but it was stollen before it was fully transcribed.)
And here are some words about Peter from his life long friend
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Check out Peter's extensive resume
and you'll see that he's a man in demand. It includes all the bands, albums, movies and "Greats" he's played with.
To all those that would like to contribute something to Peter's page please send it to the email link and I will add it soon.
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for the Peter M. Klimes web page.
Thank you Martha Benedict
This is a picture from Pete's memorial of Eileen Robertson (Mom) and John Henry Raskin (writer of Child of the West)
If you would like to see pictures from Peter's memorial please use this link It will take you to Martha Benedict's page and her pictures.
Here is a great group shot taken at the
Peter Klimes Memorial Jam Session.
It was held December 18,2012 at The Arena in Simi Valley, California.
Martha took some great pictures. If you want to see the rest go to