Big Mama Fitzgerald Biography
Peter None (AKA: Big Mama Fitzgerald) Musical Biography:
Born Charles Peter (None) on August 26, 1953 in Dodgeville, Wisconsin.
Orphaned at birth, adopted 9 months later. Raised in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
1968: Drummer for Wisconsin Acid Pop band "Blue Bus".
1969: Drummer for Wisconsin Proto Punk band "The Beans".
1969-1970: Drummer, then Bassist for Wisconsin Proto Acid Punk band "Mother Toad".
1971-1972: Guitarist for Wisconsin Acid Rock band "Grunt".
1973-1974: Guitarist for Wisconsin Proto Acid Punk band "Bad Jesus".
1975-1976: Slide Guitar and Banjo player for Wisconsin acoustic bluegrass band "Blue Grass".
1977-1987: In depth study of the technical and aesthetic aspects of sound, light,
photography and stage with steady contract work in the electronics, video and music industry.
1981: Guitarist and Vocalist for Colorado Hard Punk band "Rancid".
1982: Guitarist and Vocalist for Colorado Hard Rock band "Renegade".
1983-1985: Solo and contract Guitar, Synth and Vocal work in Colorado as Peter None.
1983: Began recording the first Peter None album "Angst" in Boulder, Colorado.
1985: Completed recording the first Peter None album "Angst" in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
1986-1987: Guitarist and Vocalist for Colorado Hard Rock band "Rough Trade".
1987-1989: Manager and senior technician for Omaha, Nebraska music pro-shop Music Mechanix.
1987-1989: Contract studio Guitarist and Vocalist in Omaha, Nebraska.
Recorded second Peter None project "Absolutely Not" which was never released.
1989: Founded musician's technical service "Audio Guru" in Boulder, Colorado.
1989-1990: Guitarist and Vocalist for Colorado Contra-Blues band "The Us".
1990: Moved "Audio Guru" to Omaha, Nebraska and set up shop at Rainbow Recording Studios.
1991-1994: Guitarist, Vocalist, Synthetisist, Drummer and founding member of Colorado
Acid Rock ensemble "Electric Messiah".
1993-2001: Solo acoustic blues career as "Big Mama Fitzgerald".
1993: Founded "The World Famous Open Stage From Hell"
at the original Penny Lane Coffeehouse in Boulder, Colorado.
1994-1998: Entertainment Director and Publicist for legendary Boulder, Colorado music venue Penny Lane.
1995-1999: Founding member and Guitarist for Colorado Combat Poetics ensemble ":THEY:".
1995-2003: Founded and performed in the eclectic Colorado Acid Blues duo "AKA: Streisand & Onassis"
with legendary sax player Totter Todd.
1998-Present: Designer and Builder of custom tube based amplifiers and devices.
2001: Guitarist and Vocalist for Colorado Angst-Rock band "Ricky Lee Oswald" with
songwriter/artist Darci Hill
former "Electric Messiah" bassist Robert "Bobwheat" Long.
2001-2005: Big Mama Fitzgerald goes electric and teams with bassist Robert "Bobwheat" Long
and regular guest Totter Todd.
2002: Guitarist and Vocalist for Colorado Hard Folk trio "The Big Long Sell" with
singer/songwriter Bill Sell and bassist Robert "Bobwheat" Long.
2005: Guitarist and Vocalist with Colorado old school Hard Rock band "The Banned".
2008 - 2011: Technical Consultant and Session Player for United Interests Sound Studios in Boulder, Colorado.