Kito Peters
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Kito Peters

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States | INDIE

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States | INDIE
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Semi-Blue (2003)
Exiles (2003)
Last Chance Love (2004)
The Other Side (2005)
Undertow (2007)
Stories (2007)
Too Much Light (2008)
High Road (2010)



Kito Peters makes pop/folk/jazz/rock/roots music that feels good while exploring big questions. In a sense his work can be described as Sixties songs for a new millenium. All of Kito's albums find hope and heartache in the uproar outside Eden.

Kito's 6th CD - Stories - was released in August 2007. It has received widespread radio airplay and was named Best Pop CD at the 2008 New Mexico Music Awards.

Kito's last three CDs - Stories (2007), Undertow (2007), and The Other Side (2005) - were all New Mexico Music Awards finalists for Best CD of the Year. His tune Empty was chosen Best Jazz Song at the 2007 NMMA, while Good Day to Die was selected NMMA Best World Beat Song in 2006.

Self Q&A

1) What�s your background?

I grew up in New York City, the eldest of four brothers. Parental divorce when I was eleven turned everything upside down. Still soldiered on through high school as a would-be hero who planned to become president one day. Then off to college in 1968.

Revolution on campus. Revolution in my psyche. All my ideas about the world and my place in it exploded. Blasted inwards to try to reconstitute myself . Years in the wilderness.

I�d fallen in love in high school with a songwriter. Who knew actual humans could write songs? I bought a guitar age 19. Didn�t write my first tune til I was 25. Then wrote a lot of them for several years. And stopped.

Influenced by a seminal guru-type figure in the early 80s to go to grad school in clinical psychology. Earned a PhD and became a therapist, teacher, group leader.

Started writing songs again in a big way in the late 90s. Was asking this question: what would you be bartering for more time to do if this were your last day on earth. Surprised by the answer - make more music. Moved to New Mexico in 1998 when my daughter left for college. Was drawn to the sky and mountains and expanse. Started recording soon thereafter....