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Pete Scobell already has a long narrative with many chapters – celebrated Navy SEAL, competitive skier and athlete, mountain climber, inspiration and advocate. So it would be easy to take the release of a country album as just another chapter in the life of a habitual success addict.
The truth is a guitar has been Scobell’s only constant companion as he’s traveled the world on more adventures than most people have in a full lifetime and the release of “Walkin a Wire” on July 4th weekend represents the culmination of a lifelong dream.
“I didn’t just wake up one morning and decide I want to be a musician,” Scobell said. “It’s something I’ve done my whole life. My mom was a music teacher. She died when I was 10 months old and she left all her instruments. That’s how I learned how to play. I was always trying to feel closer to her.”
For this reason, Scobell the artist emerges fully formed. The 12 songs on Walkin a Wire are the work of an accomplished singer and instrumentalist who’s already put ...