Peter Boyd is a preternaturally happy, left-handed misfit who, despite the advice of professionals, has simplemindedly persisted in playing right-handed guitars upside-down-and-backwards all his life. It looks weird – and drives sidemen crazy – but has given him an unaffected, entirely original guitar style all his own.
A songwriter for over thirty years, Peter's meteoric rise to fame can still be remembered by several members of his immediate family. Drawing on gospel and blues from Chicago all the way back to the Delta and re-invented upside-down-and-backwards, Peter's songs are a sepia-tinged glimpse into his messy, not-fully-developed soul where faith has as much a chance as folly to send you careening into the crapper.
Peter's new CD 'Beulahland' is garnering great reviews, most recently a rave from Greg Quill in the Toronto Star - "stunning and powerful blues-rooted original songs and astonishing guitar wizardry. Among the best of the year's roots/blues crop."
Ironically, the music business being what it is, Peter drinks for a living. Described by Wine Access magazine as 'one of Canada's top sommeliers', Peter teaches would-be pro drinkers for the International Sommeliers Guild.
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