Little Class Records would like to welcome Pete Berwick to the roster. Pete is a well seasoned troubadour who is considered to be a pioneer in the early Cowpunk movement of the 80's/90's. He'll be swinging thru the first week of April to cut a record at Electric Cat Studios with some of our star players. This will be Pete's first full length album in 5 years and we're proud to be a part of it. Pete is truly a gem of a songwriter. Poke around his website, learn and listen! You quickly see why we jumped at the chance to work with Pete Berwick.
"Last of the hardcore troubadours." - Nashville Songwriters Association.
"Imagine Bob Dylan's blues mixed with the urgency of Social Distortion and The Clash, and you just might get an idea of Pete Berwick." - Atomic Leg Magazine Pete Berwick
"Berwick is equal parts Johnny Cash, Steve Earle, Jack Kerouac, and
James Cagney marinated in whiskey and gasoline.” --Tom lounges, 89.1 FM Northwest, Indiana
PETE BERWICK is one of the original pioneers of COWPUNK, and has been touring and recording for over 35 years. As well as releasing five albums, he is also an author, and has written and published four novels. He is also an amateur boxer. "Can't kill a man born to hang" is Berwick's motto, as he travels from town to town with a lifetime of critically acclaimed songs and his battered six string. Over a dozen of his songs have been featured in movies and television, several of his albums have been placed in the year's top ten by various media sources, and his AIN'T NO TRAIN OUTTA NASHVILLE album, recorded and shelved on Music Row in 1992 and eventually released in 2007, peaked at #5 on XCOUNTRY RADIO, now OUTLAW RADIO.
ALBUMS: 1992--AIN'T NO TRAIN OUTTA NASHVILLE 2002--ONLY BLEEDING 2009--JUST ANOTHER DAY IN HELL 2010--GIVE IT TIME 2014-- THE ESSENTIAL PETE BERWICK
NOVELS: 2010--THE BAR SINGER 2012--THE WRITER 2014--THE MAN WHO KILLED GOD 2015--GULF COAST
Pete Berwick is one of the last of the hardcore troubadours.--Nashville Songwriter's Association
Pete Berwick is worthy to stand shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Dylan, Springsteen and Mellencamp. A tall statement but the music tells a story of a man who has poured his guts, his soul and his passion into his songs.--- Lucas Campbell, Rock Of Ages Radio Show, UK
With a defining sound like no other, Pete Berwick is a shining example of what the Roots Rock world expects from its performers. Well written songs, great vocal performances and a hard driving in your face sound flavored with a tad of country salt. ---Roots Music Report
Yeah, this is exactly why God ‘n' Gram put their heads together all those years ago. And folks like Berwick are exactly the ones who are still ramming the "alt" into "country." Methinks Hank would've done it this way. --- Fred Mills, Blurt Magazine
His gritty voice and style of music takes us all back to the days of country outlaws such as Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and yes, even David Allan Coe. His songs tell the stories of the blue collar, working class heroes. If you don't like Pete Berwick...ya'll can kiss my ass! ---Anthony Stone, Southern Thunder Radio
Berwick has delivered songs that will make you alternately cry in your beer and smile at your good fortune for not having to live the stories he sings about. Crank it up. ---Brian Noonan- Host, WGN Radio, Chicago
Berwick has earned his place among legends like Hank, Waylon, Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle and John Mellencamp, and "Just Another Day In Hell" could be the soundtrack of a roadside bar. His voice sings of broken hearts, pain and redemption, and as in real life endings are not always happy. ---Inzona Magazine