Peter Hughes (musician)

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Peter Hughes
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Background information
Birth namePeter Hughes
Instrument(s)Bass, guitar
Years active1991–present

Peter Hughes is an American 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, and he has performed on every subsequent studio album up to 2022’s Bleed Out, 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 Rochester, NY.[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 Archived 2013-07-07 at the Wayback Machine
  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 Archived 2008-03-06 at the Wayback Machine", Salon, 2005-11-11. Retrieved on 2008-08-06.
  7. ^ Rock and Roll Dreams'll Come Through Archived 2007-05-12 at the Wayback Machine

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