Peter Hughes (musician)

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Peter Hughes
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Background information
Birth name Peter Hughes
Genres Folk rock, Lo-Fi
Instruments Bass guitar, Acoustic guitar
Years active 1991–present
Associated acts The Mountain Goats, Nothing Painted Blue, Diskothi-Q

Peter Hughes is a multi-instrumentalist[1] currently with the band the Mountain Goats. During live performances, he accompanies leader John Darnielle on bass.[2][3] His first official recording with the band was 2002's Tallahassee, but he also sang backup vocals on the song "Cubs in Five" from the 1995 EP Nine Black Poppies.[4] That year, the Mountain Goats also dedicated an EP to him, Songs for Peter Hughes.

Hughes is also a member of DiskothiQ and was the bassist for Nothing Painted Blue.

In 2001, Hughes published The Baseball Diaries, his account of 31 ballgames that he attended in 2000.[5]

In 2004, Hughes released a solo album titled The One Hundred Thousand Songs of Peter Peter Hughes.

In 2010, he released a solo album titled Fangio.

Personal life[edit]

Hughes's father was a flight-test technician for McDonnell Douglas, prompting a lasting interest in aviation.[6]

Hughes currently resides in Greenville, SC[7]


  1. ^ Cardy, Tom. "Mountain men head down-under", The Dominion Post, 2005-09-02, p. B10.
  2. ^ Lobley, Katrina. "The Mountain Goats: John Darnielle makes infectious pop music out of his dysfunctional early family life", The Age, 2006-12-14. Retrieved on 2008-08-06.
  3. ^ Pareles, Jon. "With Beat, Introvert Clears Path To Hope", The New York Times, 2008-03-20, p. E5.
  4. ^ The Mountain Goats | Bio
  5. ^ Seligman, Martin (2001-01-23). "Keeping score", The Village Voice 46 (3):189.
  6. ^ Smith, Patrick. "Ask the pilot: The Mountain Goats invade the pilot's airspace", Salon, 2005-11-11. Retrieved on 2008-08-06.
  7. ^ Rock and Roll Dreams'll Come Through

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