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February 28, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Savant musician Richard Peterson trades in trumpet for piano | Concert review

It was a common sight to those who attended Seahawks or Huskies games; trumpeter Richard Peterson playing his horn on the street in the hopes of filling up his tip bucket with contributions from the folks passing by on their way to the stadium.

Meet the piano man: Richard Peterson and Pat Cashman (photo: Gillian G. Gaar)

Meet the piano man: Richard Peterson and Pat Cashman (photo: Gillian G. Gaar)

Peterson doesn’t play on the streets any more — the 2008 murder of fellow street musician Edward McMichael, aka the “Tuba Man,” still upsets him — but he continues to seek out new opportunities to make music. So a group of his friends and supporters, including John Maynard (of the “Robin and Maynard Show”) and Peter Barnes, co-founder of Clatter and Din Studios, arranged a “benefit show” for Peterson last night at the Feedback Lounge in West Seattle, a “general get together” in the words of Pat Cashman (“Almost Live,” “The 206″).

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