Friday May 21st of 2010 marked the first day of what is sure to be a very big turning point in Peter Pisano’s life. No, I know what you are thinking, isn’t his real name Peter Wolf Crier, – You’d think that wouldn’t you?
However, Peter Wolf Crier is a duo, made up of Peter Pisano (vocals, guitar), and Brian Moen (drums, vocals). Both artists stem from the musical metropolis that is the midwest, Peter and Brian both coming from Wisconsin are now locals of Minneapolis. These two are the epitome of warranted, hard meddled-folk music, and the root of bottom-to-top success, at its best.
Saint Paul, Minnesota might be known as the ‘forgotten city’ near Minneapolis, but this past Friday night at The Turf Club that statement could have been proven otherwise. A fully packed house came out in support of Peter Wolf Crier’s re-release of his album Inter-Be; which also doubled as the launch of the first leg of his national tour, opening for Freelance Whales and Heartless Bastards. Quite a mixture of celebratory partying was expected to be had. Peter and Brian showed a copious amount of appreciation towards their native fans on debut night, which isn’t surprising since his passion and craft seems to have been bred and fed here.
Now signed to the faithfully-hip indie label Jagjaguwar Records, (also home to Bon Iver and Gayngs). Peter Wolf Crier is now gaining national acclaim with his valued position in the folk market. With the actual release of Inter-Be having occurred last fall, but now being presented on Jagjaguwar’s label; it’s good to kick it fresh with a re-release and dawning tour.
Peter Pisano is no stranger to the performance life however, with previous stints in Wars of 1812, and a slew of local Eau Claire, Wisconsin bands including: Laarks, and the now surfacing Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) side project, The Shouting Matches. It is refreshing to see a heavy local voice peering out into their uncharted territory of an expansive two-month U.S. Tour.