The Story

The Jon & Pete Duo was started around 2008.  After the chaos that was the New Mystic Creek band, Jon was looking for a more professional show that could be marketed to some of the smaller clubs that were not setup for full size bands.  After putting an advertisement and auditioning at least 12 different guitar players, Pete Madison came over.  He was not familiar with the music I was doing and after the audition asked if he could come back again after he had more time to go over the material.  I agreed and on the second meeting, he nailed all the songs, had them almost perfect.  Only problem was that he couldn’t sing at all and I was looking for a guitar player/singer to share the singing duties.  I solved the problem by adding backup vocals to the drum tracks we were using.

A booking agent helped us secure a rotating circuit that included all the Moose lodges, Elks lodges and many bars and restaurants though out Orlando and Cocoa Beach.  These included: The Cork Room, The Red Lion, Johnny’s Filling Station, Ain’t Misbehavin, Holly & Dolly’s, McWells, The Cocoa Beach Pier and Coconuts on the Beach.  We had a very busy schedule and were booked almost every weekend and some weekdays.  After getting short changed by The Cork Room, Pete decided he had had enough and was never heard from again.  Jon used several other guitar players including the very talented Jeff Adkins, Dave Birks and others to finish out the bookings and then dissolved the Jon & Pete Duo.  It wasn’t until moving to Connecticut in 2011 that Jon joined in with some musicians he found on bandmix.com for what was to become the Sound Reason Band.

  1. Bobby McGee - Kris Kristofferson Jon & Pete Duo - Recorded 2008 by Jon & Pete in Orlando home studio to be used as tracks for live performance. Since the original mix was rough, it was remixed in 2012 3:25
  2. Crossroads - Cream Jon & Pete Duo - Recorded 2008 by Jon & Pete in Orlando home studio to be used as tracks for live performance. Since the original mix was rough, it was remixed in 2012 3:25
  3. Bad Case of Loving You - Robert Palmer Jon & Pete Duo - Recorded 2008 by Jon & Pete in Orlando home studio to be used as tracks for live performance. Since the original mix was rough, it was remixed in 2012 3:02
  4. China Grove - Doobie Brothers Jon & Pete Duo - Recorded 2008 by Jon & Pete in Orlando home studio to be used as tracks for live performance. Since the original mix was rough, it was remixed in 2012 3:18
  5. American Band - Grand Funk Railroad Jon & Pete Duo - Recorded 2008 by Jon & Pete in Orlando home studio to be used as tracks for live performance. Since the original mix was rough, it was remixed in 2012 3:24
  6. Hotel California - Eagles Jon & Pete Duo - Recorded 2008 by Jon & Pete in Orlando home studio to be used as tracks for live performance. Since the original mix was rough, it was remixed in 2012 5:51
  7. Luckenbach Texas - Waylon Jennings Jon & Pete Duo - Recorded 2008 by Jon & Pete in Orlando home studio to be used as tracks for live performance. Since the original mix was rough, it was remixed in 2012 3:24
  8. While My Guitar Gently Weeps – Beatles Jon & Pete Duo - Recorded 2008 by Jon & Pete in Orlando home studio to be used as tracks for live performance. Since the original mix was rough, it was remixed in 2012 4:50
  9. Give Me One Reason - Tracy Chapman Jon & Pete Duo - Recorded 2008 by Jon & Pete in Orlando home studio to be used as tracks for live performance. Since the original mix was rough, it was remixed in 2012 4:05
  10. Ballad of John & Yoko - Beatles Jon & Pete Duo - Recorded 2008 by Jon & Pete in Orlando home studio to be used as tracks for live performance. Since the original mix was rough, it was remixed in 2012 3:16
  11. Green River - CCR Jon & Pete Duo - Recorded 2008 by Jon & Pete in Orlando home studio to be used as tracks for live performance. Since the original mix was rough, it was remixed in 2012 2:47
  12. Purple Rain - Prince Jon & Pete Duo - Recorded 2008 by Jon & Pete in Orlando home studio to be used as tracks for live performance. Since the original mix was rough, it was remixed in 2012 4:43
  13. Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison Jon & Pete Duo - Recorded 2008 by Jon & Pete in Orlando home studio to be used as tracks for live performance. Since the original mix was rough, it was remixed in 2012 3:35
  14. Some Kind of Wonderful - Grand Funk RR Jon & Pete Duo - Recorded 2008 by Jon & Pete in Orlando home studio to be used as tracks for live performance. Since the original mix was rough, it was remixed in 2012 3:18
  15. Cant Do That - Beatles Jon & Pete Duo - Recorded 2008 by Jon & Pete in Orlando home studio to be used as tracks for live performance. Since the original mix was rough, it was remixed in 2012 2:15
  16. OH Donna - Ritchie Valens Jon & Pete Duo - Recorded 2008 by Jon & Pete in Orlando home studio to be used as tracks for live performance. Since the original mix was rough, it was remixed in 2012 2:25
  17. Ramblin Man - Allman Brothers Jon & Pete Duo - Recorded 2008 by Jon & Pete in Orlando home studio to be used as tracks for live performance. Since the original mix was rough, it was remixed in 2012 3:02
  18. Surrender - Cheap Trick Jon & Pete Duo - Recorded 2008 by Jon & Pete in Orlando home studio to be used as tracks for live performance. Since the original mix was rough, it was remixed in 2012 4:00
  19. After Midnight - Clapton Jon & Pete Duo - Recorded 2008 by Jon & Pete in Orlando home studio to be used as tracks for live performance. Since the original mix was rough, it was remixed in 2012 3:02
  20. Hang On Sloopy - The McCoys Jon & Pete Duo - Recorded 2008 by Jon & Pete in Orlando home studio to be used as tracks for live performance. Since the original mix was rough, it was remixed in 2012 3:13
  21. I Can See Clearly - Johnny Nash Jon & Pete Duo - Recorded 2008 by Jon & Pete in Orlando home studio to be used as tracks for live performance. Since the original mix was rough, it was remixed in 2012 2:15
  22. Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry Jon & Pete Duo - Recorded 2008 by Jon & Pete in Orlando home studio to be used as tracks for live performance. Since the original mix was rough, it was remixed in 2012 3:03
  23. Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett Jon & Pete Duo - Recorded 2008 by Jon & Pete in Orlando home studio to be used as tracks for live performance. Since the original mix was rough, it was remixed in 2012 4:09
  24. No Matter What - Bad Finger Jon & Pete Duo - Recorded 2008 by Jon & Pete in Orlando home studio to be used as tracks for live performance. Since the original mix was rough, it was remixed in 2012 3:00
  25. Proud Mary - CCR Jon & Pete Duo - Recorded 2008 by Jon & Pete in Orlando home studio to be used as tracks for live performance. Since the original mix was rough, it was remixed in 2012 3:01
  26. Ride Captain Ride - Blues Image Jon & Pete Duo - Recorded 2008 by Jon & Pete in Orlando home studio to be used as tracks for live performance. Since the original mix was rough, it was remixed in 2012 3:31
  27. Satisfaction - Rolling Stones Jon & Pete Duo - Recorded 2008 by Jon & Pete in Orlando home studio to be used as tracks for live performance. Since the original mix was rough, it was remixed in 2012 3:37

Jon and Pete Duo

Release Date : October 26, 2021
Artists : Jonathan Sheffield, Pete Madison
Genre : Classic Rock

Jon & Pete Duo:
Jon Sheffield: Bass Guitar/Lead Vocals
Pete Madison: Electric Guitar/Backup Vocals
Drums: Electronic

Behind the Scenes:
We actually recorded all the tracks to all the songs on the set list and I just remixed them with just drums and the backup vocals.  This gave us both the change to tighten up all the material.   Since we were playing along with a drum track that was the exact drums for each song, we had to play them exactly the same and know when each part needed to be done.  This became a problem on songs where there were no drums on the beginning or in the middle, this was solved with a click track that was added softly to the background.  It took some getting used to but after practice we both got very familiar with the material and were ready for bookings.