“Music saved me. It’s a cliché, but it’s really true. Music physically changes you. It does something to your brain and your body. Your cells align differently; it affects matter.”

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Pete Caigan is a drummer, sound engineer, record producer, artist, and audio design consultant who lives in the Hudson Valley in Upstate NY. He recorded Sarah McLachlan’s “Afterglow” (double platinum) and Billboard #1 Reggae album “Livin Free” by Roots of Creation. He and Jeremy Backofen mixed Simone Felice’s self titled solo album. Pete has produced records for Tyburn Saints, Kari Spieler, The Jukebox Romantics, and Bari Koral. Caigan played drums on records by Jason Downs, Kari Spieler, Arms, Sean Lathrop, and Ben Vita. He has toured drumming with Arms, Bari Koral, and The Visitors and mixed front of house on the road for Marco Benevento, Rachael Yamagata, and Amy Helm. Pete has designed recording studios and venue sound systems for top facilities in the Hudson Valley. His 25-year-long career in the music business is a story of insatiable curiosity, creative drive, and good luck.