Peace of Blues, located in Abilene, Texas, is an electrifying, live band, whose music is energetic and engaging. With Kepha Arcemont on guitar, Kevin Eaton on drums and currently auditioning for a bass player. Peace of Blues is a power trio, that delivers blues/rock music that captivates it's audience and delivers rock & roll music, reminiscent of the 70's classic rock music!
Peace of Blues is a musical project, that was created in 2014 by Kepha Arcemont, who desired to play with the best musicians he could find! He wanted to play the blues/rock infused originals he has been writing for decades with a bad ass band! He has been fortunate to have some talented musicians play in Peace of Blues. Many musicians have participated in his band project, such as: Kenny Aronoff (Legendary drummer who played with John Mellencamp, John Fogerty, Joe Satriani, and many more), Rocky Glover, Michael Casillas, Louis Lopez, Zachary Henderson, Terry Taillon, Marquis Tatum, Jeff "Doc" Watson, and Jimmy Rhodes.
PEACE OF BLUES LINEUP
GUITAR: Kepha Arcemont a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, was surrounded by great music, attending concerts where he was able to see great guitar bands of the 70's and 80's who played at the Warehouse, Municipal Auditorium and City Park Stadium, and who inspired him to become the guitar player he is today! He started playing guitar at the age of 15, and writing songs at 17. He currently has recorded over 70 original songs. His main influences are Jimi Hendrix, Paul Kossoff, Billy Gibbons, Jimmy Page, Duane Allman, Rory Gallagher, Robin Trower, Leslie West, Jeff Beck, Ritchie Blackmore, Tony Iommi, Johnny Winter, Pete Townsend, Peter Green, Eric Clapton, and David Gilmour, just to name a few!
BASS: Currently auditioning for a bass player.
DRUMS: Kevin Eaton was born and raised in St. Louis. Picked up drumming at the age of 5. Has played in a variety of bands doing anything from covers to originals. He has also done multiple studio session works. He gives credit to John Bonham and Neil Peart as his main influences and anyone who has seen him play can see the infusion of those styles, into his explosive playing style! Currently Kevin is sponsored by Soultone Cymbals!
In 2021 Kepha recorded 8 songs at the legendary, Studio in the Country, in Bogalusa, LA, where Kansas (Leftoverture album) Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson, Allen Toussaint, and many other great musicians recorded. At the time of the recordings, in the middle of the Covid crisis, Peace of Blues didn't have a drummer. He was fortunate to have access to legendary drummer, Kenny Aronoff who laid down the drumming on these songs! These recordings will be part of an upcoming album, with a Fall, 2023 release. Peace of Blues, currently has over 50 recorded original tunes that we rotate in our live shows, mixed with some classic rock music, such as Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Grand Funk Railroad, etc...
PEACE OF BLUES EQUIPMENT
GUITAR: Kepha Arcemont plays mostly vintage Gibson Les Paul's through vintage tube amps. Here is a partial list of guitar, amps, and pedals that he uses live and in the studio:
1955 Gibson Les Paul Jr., 1956 Gibson Les Paul Standard, 1967 Gibson ES 345 Stereo, 1968 Gibson Les Paul Standard, 1969 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe; 1975 Fender Stratocaster, 1969 Marshall Plexi 100 watt, 1973 Marshall PA 100 watt, 1971 Fender Twin Reverb, 1979 Marshall JMP 100 watt, 1985 RAT pedal, 1980's Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer (tweaked by Analogman), Neil Moser Custom Fuzz Pedal, and Vox/Dunlop Cry Baby.
DRUMS: Kevin Eaton plays Ludwig drums. Here is a list of drums and cymbals that he uses live and in the studio. He is also endorsed by SOULTONE cymbals.
Ludwig Classic Maple Green Sparkle
Ludwig Centennial Thermogloss Classic Maple Kit
Ludwig Vintage Green Vistalite
Pearl Masters Glass Sparkle Maple Kit
Soultone Vintage Old School 1964 15" High Hats
Soultone Vintage Old School 1964 18" Medium Crash, 20" Medium Crash, 24" Ride Cymbal
BASS: Currently auditioning for a bass player
The band Peace of Blues is the culmination of 3 hard working musicians who have paid their dues! Their hard work has paid off and is showcased in the original songs that they have in their arsenal. Kepha is the songwriter for the group, and his music fits the classic rock music scene of today and keeps rock music fresh! When hearing their music you are taken back to the glory days of rock music! Their music can best be described as Classic Rock Revived!
We’re packing up the gear for an extended tour in support of our new album. Our set list will prominently feature the new stuff but also dive into favorites from our previous releases, as well as some great covers. Check out our GIGS PAGE for when we’ll be playing near you.
Peace of Blues playing their original song, ONE WOMAN MAN, at the San Angelo Blues Festival 2023
Peace of Blues playing 2 originals (Pay the Piper & Down The County Line) and a Joe Cocker tune "Something's Coming On" in Lewisville, Tx 8/4/2023
Peace of Blues playing their hit, Love Girl.
Sample of upcoming video, "Southern Boy"
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