Peter Bolland and Rupert Wates

Oct 1 2022 - 7:30 PM

Peter Bolland and Rupert Wates

“Bolland is a master of evoking the unhurried stumble-step of Young’s ballads, the catchiness of the Eagles’ rock hooks, and close harmonies and country-wise feel that made Parsons an icon.”

Frank Kocher — San Diego Troubadour

Peter Bolland has been playing music and writing songs his whole life. His first solo album was called Frame, released in 2002. It earned a Best Americana Album nomination at the San Diego Music Awards. His band The Coyote Problem won the Best Americana Album prize for both their albums, Wire in 2005 and California in 2007 at the San Diego Music Awards. Subsequently, Peter “fired” himself from his own band and released the album Two Pines, also nominated for Best Americana Album. These days he’s very busy teaching, speaking, and writing; we’re grateful he’s willing to come play some music for us.


“Truly gripping lyrics with great themes and troubling, witty messages. An inspirational artist.”
Leith FM Radio 98.8 FM Scotland

Rupert Wates was born in London. He signed an exclusive publishing deal with Eaton Music in the late 1990s and has been a full-time songwriter ever since. He moved to the USA in fall 2006. Since 2007 he has won over 50 songwriting awards.

He has released eleven full-length CDs. Each has received outstandingly good reviews, and has been played regularly by radio stations in the USA, Canada, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Israel, and Australia. In 2015-2016 alone, over twenty of his songs were recorded by other performers, and two tribute albums to his material have been recorded by independent artists in Nashville and Los Angeles.

Rupert averages 120 live shows per year, for audiences totaling around 3,500 annually, in every state in America, in Canada, and in Europe. Everyone who hears him responds to his brand of acoustic, melodic art/folk: haunting songs that ring true.