Keep Your Love Steady is Americana music that links people and places across the great North American continent. With influences ranging from Hank Williams and the Drifting Cowboys to Stompin’ Tom Connors, Pete tunes into our dreams, memories and the home we are ever driving back to.
Pete Eastmure grew up on a horse farm, on the side of Blue Mountain, near Collingwood Ontario. Needing to find something else, Pete hitchhiked out to California and began his life as a songwriter on the road. After exploring musical genres like folk, pop and jazz, Pete has returned to the wellspring of his country roots.
Pete has recorded with some of Canada’s finest musicians including John Switzer, Oliver Schroer, and cellist Rachel Mercer. The response to Pete’s last album, EASTMURE EP (2014), which he co-produced with Juno nominee Rob Teehan (Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Boxcar Boys, Heavyweights Brass Band) generated positive plays on CBC Radio and campus radio stations across Canada.
Pete is back in the studio with his influences proudly on his sleeve, evoking Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Hank Williams and The Drifting Cowboys. Pete co-produced with James Paul of Rogue Music Lab and Burke Carroll, pedal steel virtuoso. Featuring Denis Keldie’s evocative accordion, Kyle Charron fiddle/mandolin, Eva Marie McCann background vocals, Keep yourLove Steady is an authentic hymn to the ebb and flow of everyday life.
Pete has been touring constantly, road testing the songs for the new Album, Keep Your Love Steady before releasing it at The Burdock in Toronto, March 2019. He has received some very fine reviews so far and is getting extensive radio play across Canada and other parts of the world.
"It's rare when an artist can capture the essence of country, roots, folk and pop. Score this one eleven out of eleven." Review of record The Smallest Voice, RPM Magazine
Walt Grealis, Founder Juno Awards
"Love the album Pete! Nice and simple, really well done. Great tunes, really tasteful playing, and your vocals are sounding great."
Alastair Whitehead, Slocan Ramblers, 2019
""Pete's words and music are honest, they're true, and they make me smile."
Rachel Mercer, Principal Cellist National Arts Centre Orchestra, Ensemble Made In Canada, 2019
"With Johnny Cash's birthday this week I thought Id spin June Carter's Hands this week. Thanks for sending it along."
The Lost Highway with Craig Mills, Blues Roots Radio, 2019
"If I were still teaching English, I would include Outside as part of a Canadian poetry unit!
It's not about the outside, as a place to be; it's the concept of outside, as a way of being. How Canadian!"
Mary Muirhead Qu'Appelle Valley Centre for the Arts, SK 2018