Pete Mancini Summons Nostalgia With Newest Single “Pinebox Derby”
With the world how it is today its easy to forget about when things seemed easier. Pete Mancini attempts to capture an innocent and unfiltered essence with his newest single “Pinebox Derby.” Rife with nostalgia and smoothly stunning musicianship, “Pinebox Derby” is an impressive offering from Mancini.
Out now via Diversion Records, “Pinebox Derby” is the newest release from an artist who got his start as the frontman and primary songwriter of Butchers Blind, a critically acclaimed rock band from NYC. Now impressively striding off on his own, Mancini’s debut solo album Foothill Freeway explores the Americana influences that were a hallmark of his work with his former band. With a proven track record of critically acclaimed songs Pete Mancini strikes gold once again with this latest endeavour.
In Pete’s own words:
“I was a Tiger Scout as a kid. I had one major accomplishment in my short-lived scout career: I won the Pine Box Derby. Fast forward to 2016 when I was going through some tough times. I went on a walk to clear my head, and passed by the church where they held scout meetings all those years ago. They have AA meetings there now. I found that kind of funny and went home with a vers in my head..the song was finished that night. It’s a song about looking in the mirror and staring down some hard truths. At some point we all have to take stock of the road we’re on and whether or not we want to course correctly. We can’t go back, but we can map out our paths along the way and pass them on. A signpost at a crossroads, somewhere between hardship and a higher road that leads you home.”