Brett Pejsa, "Guitarist at Large"

Brett Pejsa, “Guitarist at Large”, is a barefoot finger-picking musical community of one. As individual as Colorado herself, he has surrendered himself to“Brett-ify” every song he touches: Uncle Jerry and the Grateful Dead mixed with Rocky Mountain Jeep Cowboy and a splash of Salty Sea Dog. A bit of technology allows him to play guitar, bass, and drums, as well as sing vocals and build vocal choruses all at the same time. It's like musical brain-candy.

A whiz of a finger-picker, he plays with acrylic fingernail-picks (the ladies at the nail salon have finally grown accustomed to it). This is a classical guitar technique he learned while earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Guitar Performance from Colorado State University. He has opened for Leo Kottke, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Jonathan Edwards, and Hot Tuna. He partied with Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers in Kona, Hawaii, not that it makes any difference, but it is cool.

Brett Pejsa has a theory about his guitar. He puts stickers on it everywhere he goes, and he's been some places. The first sticker was a peace sign placed in Berlin, Germany in 1991, while he was there to beat the shit out of the Berlin Wall. Brett is convinced that the guitar has a will of it's own. He walks around playing whatever comes to mind and following wherever it would lead. It has never failed to deliver a terrific memory.

Rocky Mountain Cathedrals are his favorite audience. He is sure that Colorado loves him as much as he loves Her. He figured out how to run a PA system from a 1974 Jeep CJ-5 and runs mountain passes to serenade them.

He likes to play for people, too! He would love to play for you!