The Pyramids have performed in various configurations for decades. John Girton (Dan Hicks, Maria Muldaur) and Peter Wilson (Deadbeats, 1000 Kisses Deep) share a love for blues, jazz and early rock and roll. Their repertoire runs from Bill Haley and the Comets to Duke Ellington to Bob Dylan to Johnny Cash. They are joined by Ty Smith on drums and Eric Menig on electric bass.
John Girton is well known for his work as lead guitarist/composer/arranger with the group Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks. John recorded 3 albums with the group. He is also featured as guitarist, saxophonist, clarinetist, and occasional mandolinist with the popular vocalist, Maria Muldaur. His group, the Girtones, played a blend of jazz, swing and blues during in the Bay Area during psychedelic era of the 1960s. John and Peter Wilson have performed as a duo since 1988.
Peter Wilson has toured and performed since 1978 in coffeehouses, colleges, trains and nightclubs across the US and Canada. He’s a member of the Deadbeats – a long running tip-of-the-hat to the music and songs of the Grateful Dead. He’s a founding member of Paul Emery’s 1000 Kisses Deep – The Songs of Leonard Cohen. Along with his songwriting cohorts, Mountain John Hilligoss and Moe Dixon, they’ve written scores of songs, toured and released a studio CD – Troubadour Camp. At home in Grass Valley, California Wilson has hosted radio variety shows and talent nights.