stack o'blues history


The journey started out in Cleveland Ohio were Pete Lancaster was performing as a "One man Band". Pete was singing, playing guitar, blowing the harmonica and stomping on a tambourine filled crate and was  later tagged the term "One man Blues Army" in the Scene magazine. Cleveland is where Pete met his old time friend, D.C. Carnes , Guitarist for the Legendary Robert Lockwood, Jr  for 14 years.

Pete or Pedro as he is nick named moved to Hagerstown Maryland in 2000 where he continued his musical journey at the last "Hagerfest " music festival in downtown hagerstown.  Pete then became friends with the Western Maryland Blues fest Chairman "Carl Disque" and they started a two piece band called "2Blue".  Pete and Carl then hooked up with the outrageously talented Alan Mason on Guitar and Keys, Arnie Helmick on Bass and Bart Lay on drums to create the aptly named 2Blue Ensemble.

Pedro changed the name of the Band to "Stack O' Blues" with the addition of D.C. Carnes.

Pete has warmed up and/or performed with the likes of Robert Lockwood, Jr, Honey Boy Edwards, Byther Smith, Hubert Sumlin, Eddie Shaw, Cash McCall, Eddie Burns, Red Holloway, David Bennit Cohen. Pete also was the Guitar tech for Honey Boy and Etta Baker thanks to the help from Western Maryland Blues Fest own, Todd Bolton.

Pedro has performed at the Western Maryland Blues Fest in 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006 and 2008.  Pedro and Carl Disque teamed up to initiate the birth of the WMBF. Pedro opened the Saturday Western Maryland Blues fest in 2003, performing solo.

Petes influences are, John Hammond Jr, Mark Wenner of the NightHawks, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter and Pinetop Perkins.