Pete Scobell has played music all his life. The son of a music teacher, music came easy to him. Even though his Mom passed away when he was just 10 months old, she left him musical instruments and an obvious and inherent ability to write, sing and play, that is much more than just skin deep.
This interesting music man has done everything and been everywhere including serving his country, our America. A Navy SEAL, he eventually received a medical discharge because of TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury.) When asked about that during a recent interview with him, he said the injuries occurred when they areas around them got blown up a couple of times in one night. He was in an armored vehicle and the armor stopped the shrapnel but you still “get your bell rung,” and that the TBI’s were caused from just years and years of blast exposure and stress.
EXAMINER (EX): So that’s almost like being a foot player right?
Pete Scobell (PS): It’s exactly like being a football player. I’ve made great friends with a lot of former pro football players. We joke around and say, “Like I get to hide my own Easter eggs.” (Laughter)
PS: There is a lot in common between Football players, NHL guys; Scott Parker is one of my good friends. He was the enforcer for the Avalanche for I think 9 years until he retired. To be an enforcer in the NHL is just brutal.
EX: People don’t realize about Traumatic Brain Injury and there are also the families that live with people with Traumatic Brain Injury that also have some things that they have to deal with. It can be stressful for everybody. Are you married?
PS: I am yes.
EX: Were you married when you were in the service?
PS: I was. We have been married 10 years.
EX: Tell us about “Walkin a Wire,” which is the title cut and the current single on your album. Are you working on a music video for the song?
PS: Yes we are, we have a concept but do not have a definite date on when it will be done
After talking more about the music video, the fact that there is a behind the scenes video of the “Walkin a Wire,” photo shoot available to view now and embedded here, we also talked about how they plan to do this video in quite the same by keeping it real like they did with “Wild.” Keeping it real and making a difference is very important to Scobell who supports the cause, “Hire Heroes.” Make sure to check out the behind the scenes video that features the song “Walkin a Wire,” above and definitely click on over to Walkin A Wire available right now on iTunes.
Visit the Pete Scobell Band website to learn more about him and where you can see him live and liking him on Facebook will give you some great updates.
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