songwriter...

Peter Scales has been a songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist for 40 years. His original songs run the gamut from jazzy-pop to folk-acoustic, rock, and political songs.

vocalist...

He sounds like a blend of Gordon Lightfoot's voice, Leo Kottke's guitar, and Steely Dan's energy and composition, or, more contemporarily (yes, that is a word, or should be), he sounds like a mixture of Jack Johnson, Jason Mrasz, John Mayer, John Mellancamp, and Sheryl Crowe.         

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You've Been On My Mind is my NEW collection of original songs written and recorded from 1974-1998.  You can stream all 20 songs. Check it out on the Songs page!

Passing Circumstances is a 2-CD collection of my original songs, written and recorded from 1972-2002, from when I was 22 to 52. One disc is pop-jazz and the other folk-acoustic. The cover shot here is me playing on a typical cold & cloudy Syracuse, NY day in 1973, perched on my guitar case in Thornden Park overlooking the Syracuse campus. I'd go up there to play outdoors whenever I could...

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