Pete Wernick – On a Roll
Pete’s definitive solo album, including the #1 hit, “Ruthie”, “Old Box of Memories”, and the first recordings of his “flexigrass” sound with vibes and clarinet. The all-star cast includes Tim O’Brien, Jeff White, Stuart Duncan, Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg, and Edgar Meyer. Produced by Jerry Douglas, and nominated for IBMA Instrumental Album of the Year.
Pete Wernick – Dr. Banjo Steps Out
Pete’s groundbreaking pre-Hot Rize album with Tim O’Brien, and Andy Statman, and Pete’s introduction of his phase-shifted banjo sound in “Niwot Music”.
Steve Martin – The Crow
Bluegrass Grammy winner for 2010 and bluegrass bestseller of 2009! Steve Martin’s first banjo album features many of his originals in both Scruggs and clawhammer style. Pete helped produce the CD and is featured on it. As part of an all-star cast, Pete plays on “Pretty Flowers,” sung by Vince Gill and Dolly Parton, and on the instrumental, “Words Unspoken,” that he and Steve co-wrote.
Chris Thile – Leading Off
Chris’s first album, produced by Pete Wernick and with Pete Wernick playing banjo on most cuts. Brilliant playing and composing by Chris Thile (then 13 years old), with Stuart Duncan, Scott Nygaard, Byron Berline, Dennis Caplinger.
Jeff White – The Broken Road
Another 13 great cuts by Jeff and the crew from The White Album. Pete Wernick does the banjo work and had a hand in writing four of the songs.
Jeff White – The White Album
All-star cast featuring Vince Gill, with Pete Wernick on banjo. Excellent singing and material, with two Wernick-penned songs.
Knee Deep in Bluegrass – The Acutab Sessions
Winner of IBMA’s Instrumental Album of the Year, this outstanding collection of newly recorded tunes and songs features the stars: Sammy Shelor, Scott Vestal, Tony Trischka, Tim Stafford, Alan Munde, with Pete doing a solo cut “Little Liza Jane”.
Marshall Wilborn – Root 5
Bass/banjo duets with Wilborn plus Scott Vestal, Alan Munde, Tom Adams and two cuts with Pete Wernick of new Wernick originals. An unusual, very listenable record, nominated for Instrumental Recording of the Year by IBMA.
Si Kahn – Been a Long Time
Produced by Pete Wernick, this long-awaited album features Laurie Lewis, Tom Rozum, Todd Phillips, Charles Sawtelle and Pete. Thirteen fine new songs, some bound to be classics, by this respected North Carolina singer-songwriter, including “Hear That Sound”.