Jesus freak Hideout: How would you describe the style of your debut solo album, Born Again?
I've had the hardest time answering that question.
JFH: Why did you decide to title the project Born Again?
The title track sums up what the whole album is all about.
JFH: You are a very experienced musician (Grammy award winning guitar player with Petra). How does it feel different to be offering you first solo project?
Musically, I feel like I've done it all. But spiritually I feel like I haven't said anything yet.
So, my solo project is my opportunity.
JFH: Tell us about teaching yourself to play guitar.
I got my first guitar when I was four years old. And growing up in an abusive home, it was my therapy.
I had a beginner chord book and one Ray Charles song that set me on my way.
JFH: What is your favorite song on the album?
JFH: What does your first single "Born Again" mean to you?
Pete: It's about a street kid that found God.
JFH: Do you have any specific place where you like to write songs?
No. But I have a specific guitar that I write songs on, a 1968 00-18 Martin.
JFH: What message do you feel you have to give your listeners?
Everybody has different experiences and will grab different things from different songs.
JFH: What inspired your final track on the final song "Liberty"?
Pete: When I'm the most down in life I still feel the spark of God inside of me.
JFH: Where is the most interesting place you have been able to visit as a touring musician?
Pete: Seoul, Korea. The culture is so different from America.
JFH: Other than playing music, what is your favorite way to spend your time?
Pete: Playing with my kids. I have a 3-year-old girl and a 6-month-old boy.
JFH: What is your favorite home cooked meal?
Pete: Anything Mexican food.
JFH: What plans are in the future for you and your music?
Pete: No plans. Everytime I make plans God sends me a different way.
JFH: Do you have any final comments that you would like to share with your readers?
Pete: Keep the faith.