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“A ‘Small Town Troubadour’ – That’s who I am and what I do.”

– Jared “Pete” Gile

            From the time Jared “Pete” Gile started performing live in the late ‘90s to his retirement from touring in 2017, he became one of the most sought after one-man musical acts in the Mid-West.  His reputation as a consummate and multi-talented performer earned him spots as the opening act for nationally known country artists including Luke Bryan, Phil Vassar and Jerrod Niemann as well as songwriting virtuosos like Robert Earl Keen, Darrell Scott and Billy Joe Shaver.

Gile, spent most of his time during those years behind the microphone entertaining in beer joints and dive bars across the Mid-West with the occasional detour onto the larger stages of performing arts theatres and outdoor festivals. 

Over his touring career Gile released four albums of original music.

Along with playing his autographed-laden, beer-stained, and beat up acoustic guitar, Gile performed as his own partial rhythm section by also playing foot drums during his show. 

Together with his original songs, Gile’s shows consisted of songs written by some of his biggest influences including “Willie, Waylon and the boys”, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Todd Snider.

Gile continues to write music in his free time and looks back on his time of performing with fondness.