A Son Lost ~ A Battle Won

Peter Alden (Grigsby) lost his 10 year old adopted son, Gabriel, to a rare brain disease in 2013. Since that time, Peter has worked actively to get the laws in Florida changed. Due (in part) to his efforts at our state capital, Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is now officially part of the newborn screening panel. Recently a mother directly contacted Peter with a personal note. She wanted to thank him because her son was one of the first in Florida to benefit from early detection. Peter has one surviving adopted son, who tested negative for ALD. Nathan Grigsby is a healthy and thriving adult, who is in fact, realizing his lifelong dream of a career in the military.  

Gabriel Grigsby, Gabriel’s playground and the legacy of play.
Gabriel’s playground is on the campus of the Church of St. Luke and St. Peter in St. Cloud Florida. It provides joy for children of all ages who come here. The playground is dedicated to Gabriel Grigsby (son of Peter Alden Grigsby) who passed away in July 2013 and was a gift provided by many people in the community, the church and particularly Peter and his ex-wife Dawn Grigsby. Gabriel’s playground continually inspires us to play and enjoy life to its fullest every day.  One great blessing and inspiration of this playground is that in gratitude for it’s enjoyment of the children of St. Luke & St. Peter’s preschool and the students of Arts Thereafter Christian School for the arts raised money for their sister school, Good Shepherd Academy in Juba South Sudan to build a playground so that 350 students there could have the same gift of play Gabriels legacy has provided them.

History of Fundraising Efforts
In August 2019, Peter Alden was called to perform a gospel show and fundraiser for the playground at the church. The evening gospel show and dinner completely sold out and we added an additional matinee performance. Generosity was overwhelming. Thanks to the efforts of and donations of hundreds of people, proper excavating of the land took place so that the playground will no longer have flooding issues. New borders and new mulch for ground cover were also placed. A few new pieces of playground equipment were purchased and placed. Special thanks to Kevin at Total Image Signs & Graphics in Deltona Florida (407-688-4321) for donating a beautiful sign for the playground that will be put in place as soon as possible. This sign invites children of all ages to play and has a photo of Gabriel.  Thank you to Kathie for connecting us with Kevin!

How You Can Help
First, enjoy the music of Peter Alden and attend our shows. Next, give generously to support Gabriel’s playground through donations. Be sure to note in the memo that your check is designated for Gabriel’s Playground!!

Gabriel’s playground was built in 2014 and has seen a great amount of use. This means the playground itself wears down and will constantly be in need of loving refreshment and upkeep.

This benefit will also allow us to raise several thousand dollars for the next step. An awning is needed to protect the playground from the elements – and will cost several thousand dollars. 

Checks can be made out to 

Church of St. Luke and St. Peter

You can hand them to Pete or Krista at shows OR you can mail the check directly to the church:

Church of St. Luke and St. Peter

2745 Canoe Creek Rd, St Cloud, FL 34772

Again.. this is important!! Be sure to note in the memo that your check is designated for Gabriel’s Playground!! 

If we are made aware of the check or cash donation – and have your mailing address – you will get a thank you note from Peter Alden in the mail. 

Tell a friend! This information can also be shared with your friends if you believe in our cause and making sure we continue to have a place of play and fun for all children on this campus and in the St. Cloud community.

Gabriels’ Battle
In 2011 when Gabriel was 9 years old Peter Alden and his wife at the time – began to notice a change in Gabriel. Before that time he was a normal, healthy and joyful kid! Check out this video of Gabe’s dance moves HERE!

They knew something was wrong when Gabe’s coordination and ability to concentrate seemed to be diminished. His eyes seemed to drift away at times and really Gabriel just did not seem himself.

Several visits to the doctor and finally a visit to a specialist – revealed what no parent wants to find out.

Gabriel had a rare genetic disease and this disease would take his life.
Over the course of a year and a half this is exactly what ALD did. At the age 10  – Gabe lost his 17 month battle with Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) on July 10, 2013.

But what ALD never did was take away Gabriel’s spirit. Although the last few months of his life Gabriel was in a wheelchair and physically disabled he never lost his spirit of joy, his spirit of love and his spirit of play. Through his battle with ALD Gabriel inspired our spirit as well and through the establishment of Gabriel’s playground – children for many years to come can receive the legacy of joy, love and play through the establishment and continued care of Gabriel’s playground.

WATCH “A LITTLE SUNSHINE” VIDEO HERE

Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD)
Adrenoleukodystrophy, or ALD, is a deadly genetic disease that affects 1 in 18000 people. It most severely affects boys and men. This brain disorder destroys myelin, the protective sheath that surrounds the brain’s neurons – the nerve cells that allow us to think and to control our muscles. It knows no racial, ethnic or geographic barriers. The most devastating for of ALD appears in childhood, generally between the ages of four and ten years old. Normal, healthy boys suddenly begging to regress. At first, they simply show behavioural problems, such as withdrawal or difficulty concentrating. Gradually, as the disease ravages their brain, their symptoms grow worse, including blindness and deafness, seizures, loss of muscle control and progressive dementia. This relentless downward spiral leads to either earth or permanent disability, usually within 2 to 5 years from diagnosis. Early detection is key because the disease has no cure if not identified early enough. That is the case of the Grigsbys, who took Gabriel’s
difficulty and inattention in school, early signs of the disease, as just a part of growing up.

During the later part of Gabriel’s life and for many years after Gabriel lost his battle to ALD – Peter Alden continued work not only for his own son Gabriel, but for newborns in the state of Florida. He was on a mission. Despite many setbacks, May of 2018 brought an amazing milestone and victory in newborn testing. In part because of Peter Alden’s continued work and campaigning, the state of Florida announced that all boys born in our state will be screened for ALD. With God’s grace no boy born in Florida will ever have to face what Gabriel did with such strength and bravery. Read more about the announcement at HERE

We got a note from Carrie Cragun-Atchison who told us her son was the first boy in Florida to be identified – just 3 days after newborn screening began. Peter wrote her back to say that Gabriel was a wonderful son and we know he is smiling from heaven because he was able to help her family. Peter ended his note with “God Bless you all, and I wish for you many years of joy with your son!”

If your last name is Alden – you are most likely no relation!

If your last name is Alden – you are most likely no relation!

Peter Alden

We get asked about this a lot!

Peter Alden (born Peter Alden Grigsby) 17 July 19??

is a singer, entertainer, father and friend. His middle name is ALDEN.

Although he has met her and spoken with her in the past, he is not related to the final girlfriend of Elvis Presley, who is named Ginger Alden. Because Pete does a lot of shows that include the music of Elvis, this has been a topic of discussion for years. Pete uses his middle name as (as his last name) for stage and screen because it is easier to pronounce and remember. We hope this clears up some confusion.

Krista Joy (born Krista Joy Rohrer) 26 December 19?? – that’s me. More on what I do can be found at HERE but I am most proud of raising my 2 sons, Bradley and Scott, who are incredible human beings and all grown up now.

I have been  using my middle name as my last name for more years than I want to admit. It is just easier to say and remember. I don’t know how many people in the world use middle names as last names. Maybe a lot. But it is a total  coincidence that Pete and I have this in common.

Join The Peter Alden Insiders Today!

Join The Peter Alden Insiders before May 2020 and get TWO MONTHS FREE! Our official PRIVATE facebook group for Peter Alden Insiders is now accepting new members!

For details on how to get your membership - contact us HERE!

Peter Alden Insiders 2020 is THE place for Peter Alden Fans!

Get breaking news about upcoming shows and offers – before anyone!

Other perks include:

Discounts on CDs and first notification of Merchandise Discounts 

An exclusive Fan Club ID card

The Peter Alden monthly email newsletter

Personalized Christmas and Birthday Cards in the mail

Videos from PRIVATE shows that will only be posted in our group

Personal phone call from Pete on your birthday

And… are you ready for this? A Facebook 30 minute LIVE video each month just for our group – where Peter will take your requests and sing songs for you!

YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT NEW PERKS WILL BE ADDED!

Membership dues are $20 annually – renewable each July!

For details on how to get your membership – contact us HERE!

 

Sonic Ambiance: Acoustically Speaking

Sonic Ambiance: Acoustically Speaking

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Our ALL ACOUSTIC album! TWELVE songs!!
Peter Alden – Lead Vocals
Steve Brannon – Guitar & Harmony Vocals

SONG LIST:
Hello Mary Lou
Good Luck Charm
All My Loving
Dream
Western Union
Gently
Horse With No Name
Garden Party
All That I Am
Pretty Woman
Lover Doll
Sounds of Silence

Great Moments of Elvis Concert

Elvis Presley is the undisputed king of rock and roll! He launched the rock and roll revolution with his commanding voice and charismatic stage presence. His career as a singer and entertainer – redefined popular music! Every Elvis fan has a favorite story, song or even era of Elvis’s life. his music was always the foundation of his multifaceted career.

AND NOW…

K&D Unique Entertainment presents a tribute to GREAT MOMENTS OF ELVIS
BACKED BY THE 5 piece CORVAIRS BAND!

Three of the greatest eras of the king of rock and roll – all in one show!
APRIL 19th AT THE MOUNT DORA COMMUNITY THEATER
get your tickets now at MountDoraLive.com

In 1968…clad in black leather and backed by his original sideman, the King reclaimed his crown with one of the greatest performances of all time …DON’T MISS THIS TRIBUTE TO THE 68 COMEBACK SPECIAL concert – presented BY TED TORRES

In the 1970’s Elvis’ shows changed Las Vegas entertainment, ushering in a rock ‘n’ roll sensibility that continues in the city to this day. You’ll be dazzled by this tribute to the 70’s era Vagas concert years of ELVIS presented BY JAY DUPUIS.

Gospel music was a significant part of not only who Elvis became as a man, but as an artist as well. As Elvis mania continues to consume generation after generation throughout the world, fans still crave new insights into the person of Elvis Presley. You will feel the spirit move you as THE GOSPEL SIDE OF ELVIS is presented by none other than –
PETER ALDEN

It will be an unforgettable night of 3 FANTASTIC ENTERTAINERS ALL BACKED BY our 5 piece LIVE BAND the Corvairs …the ALL STAR CAST is coming together for one night only to PAY TRIBUTE TO THE GREATEST ENTERTAINER OF ALL TIME.

APRIL 19th AT THE MOUNT DORA COMMUNITY THEATER
get your tickets now at MountDoraLive.com or by calling 352-383-2165

VIP tickets are just $30 with seating that begins at 5pm and includes a bonus question and answer time with our cast – as well as an exhilaratingVIP song session!

There will be seating at 5:45pm for your $25 general admission ticket – with a showtime at 6:15

Contribution to Just Our Soldiers’ Helpers which provides
Care Packages for Our Deployed Heroes

APRIL 19 ….AT THE MOUNT DORA COMMUNITY THEATER..LOCATED AT 520 NORTH BAKER STREET IN BEAUTIFUL MT DORA FLORIDA! Get your tickets now for GREAT MOMENTS OF ELVIS at MountDoraLive.com or by calling 352-383-2165 TODAY

Put On Your Blue Suede Shoes for Peter Alden on the Victory Casino Cruise January 11th 2020

ULTIMATE TRIBUTE TO ELVIS – PETER ALDEN
PUT ON YOUR BLUE SUEDE SHOES CRUISE!
Live on Victory Casino Cruises in Port Canaveral, Florida!!!
Saturday, January 11th, 2020 – AM Cruise (11:00 AM – 4:15 PM) & PM Cruise (7:00 PM – 1:15 AM)
LIMITED SPACE!!! Click this link http://bit.ly/2MuA5i3 to book now! This link leads you to the booking page for this specific cruise (you can choose the AM Elvis or PM Elvis cruise or you can book for both!).

PUT ON YOUR BLUE SUEDE SHOES and come see an AMAZING Tribute to Elvis, featuring Peter Alden, on Victory Casino Cruises, on Saturday, January 11th, on both our AM cruise (11am – 4pm) and PM cruise (7pm -1:15am)

Peter Alden is a veteran of the Legends in Concert Stage and has performed his Tribute to Elvis all over the world! He was even inducted into the International Elvis Tribute Artist Hall of Fame in 2019 and was the headliner at Windsor King Fest Canada in 2018. Fans in the USA and all over the world who have seen Peter’s show not only appreciate his 5 octave vocal range and dedication, but rank his tribute to ELVIS as one of the absolute best in the world!

LIMITED SPACE!!! Click this link http://bit.ly/2MuA5i3 to book now! This link leads you to the booking page for this specific cruise (you can choose the AM Elvis or PM Elvis cruise or you can book for both!).

YOU are invited to “Peter Alden’s Christmas Party!”

The wait is over!! Peter Alden’s first Christmas album in SEVEN years – is here. We invite you to join “Peter Alden’s Christmas Party” and order this album as a gift for yourself and maybe a few more copies to give to your friends who (you may have thought!) already have everything. Designed to delight everyone on Santa’s (nice or naughty!) list- it is a wonderful mix of – FIFTEEN songs in all – requested by Pete’s fans!

Digital tracks will be sent to you via email if you contact us!

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Enjoy upbeat favorites to get you rockin’ around your Christmas tree (“Jingle Bell Rock”), memorable classics (Charlie Brown and the Peanut’s “Christmas Time is Here”) Elvis Presley covers (“Blue Christmas”) and reverent glorious hymns (“Oh Holy Night”) that will get your heart prepared in the reason for the season!  Ask us about discount pricing when you buy multiple copies!

Gospel Album from Peter Alden: This Train Is Bound For Glory

Peter Alden’s only gospel album has been popular for years, and we continually have to re-stock it. I will never forget the long line of people in both Canada and California who bought every single one of these that I had with me. When I got back home to Florida, I had to mail gospel CD’s to the people who were willing to wait on them for a few days. Almost every time Peter performs these songs I have people who come up to me and say that you can feel and see that he believes in what he is singing. That’s because he does. Peter faithfully reads his Bible every single day. I see him praying every single night. He loves Jesus and wants to live a life that is pleasing to our God. Having suffered a tremendous loss (like losing his son Gabriel to a rare brain disease in 2013)   often makes people turn away from what they believe. With Peter it seems like it somehow made his faith stronger.

FOR A PHYSICAL COPY SEND $15 PLUS $5 SHIPPING TO OUR PAYPAL ACCOUNT: HERE

BUY AND DOWNLOAD THE DIGITAL VERSION HERE

 

FOR A PHYSICAL COPY SEND $15 PLUS $5 SHIPPING TO OUR PAYPAL ACCOUNT: HERE

BUY AND DOWNLOAD THE DIGITAL VERSION BY CONTACTING US HERE

This is another album where the majority of our friends keep extras so they can have one in the car, one at home, one at their desk at work… and so on. It truly brings comfort and joy in a world where so many of us are searching! The incredible combination of songs, lyrics, arrangements, and the velvet and reverent voice of Peter Alden will absolutely move your spirit. Walk ‘Dem Golden Stairs, Wonderful Time Up There and the other fast tempo songs will get your toes tapping. There is something for everyone on this gospel cd!

This Train Is Bound For Glory

Performed by: Peter Alden
Label: Bug Boy Records
Genre: Religious/Gospel
Tracks:

1. How Great Thou Art
2. I Believe
3. If The Bible Is Right
4. If The Lord Wasn’t Walking By My Side
5. Joshua Fit The Battle
6. Lead Me, Guide Me
7. Run On
8. Take My Hand Precious Lord
9. Talk About The Good Times
10. This Train (Is Bound For Glory)
11. Walk ‘Dem Golden Stairs
12. Wonderful Time Up There

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BUY AND DOWNLOAD THE DIGITAL VERSION BY CONTACTING US HERE

 

By Request ~ An Album of Fan Favorites by Peter Alden

The By Request album is very near and dear to our hearts. We asked some of Pete’s closest friends and biggest fans to submit song suggestions so that this would truly be THEIR album. This album was no small  undertaking and took about a year and a half to produce – but it was worth the wait. Many say this is Peter’s best album to date and it has certainly been his best seller of all time.

Most people like to have more than one copy so it is always with them at home or while traveling!

BUY and download the digital version by contacting us HERE

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For a nominal fee, each person listed selected a song and submitted the reason or dedication. We transcribed each one inside the liner notes. Even the cover art was voted on by the fans. The originals were produced with a limited edition cover where fireworks were placed behind Pete’s photo. If you have one of the originals – treasure it always! All remaining editions will have the “lounge” cover you see here.

Release date: February 2018
Tracks:

1. Memories
2. Hallelujiah
3. Love Letters (Recorded Live)
4. You’ll Never Walk Alone
5. Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
6. Angel
7. Such A Night
8. One Pair Of Hands
9. Today
10. Gentle On My mind
11. I’ll Remember You
12. This Magic Moment (Recorded Live)
13. In The Ghetto (Duet With Krista Joy)
14. We Can Make The Morning
15. There’s A Brand New Day On The Horizon
16. My Way (Recorded Live)

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Peter Alden Presents The Elvis Presley Songbook

 

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Tracks:
1. That’s Alright Mama
2. A Fool Such As I
3. My Wish Came True
4. I Need Your Love Tonight
5. Hound Dog (Recorded Live)
6. Don’t Be Cruel (Recorded Live)
7. 60’s Acoustic Medley 8. Little Sister (Recorded Live)
9. It’s Now Or Never (Recorded Live)
10. Mystery Train/ Tiger Man
11. I Was The One
12. I Got Stung
13. It’s Midnight
14. You Gave Me A Mountain (Recorded Live)
15. American Trilogy
16. Still The King (Remastered)

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Elvis Presley is the undisputed King of Rock & Roll. He launched the Rock & Roll revolution with his commanding voice and charismatic stage presence. His career as a singer and entertainer redefined popular music. From the stage gyrations of the fifties, the sixties movie roles, and the seventies jumpsuits, every fan has a favorite story, song, or even era of Elvis’s life. We have taken songs from Pete’s studio sessions, as well as “live” recordings to bring you some fo the best of Elvis’s music. From the rockabilly of the 1950’s to the movie soundtracks of the 60’s, remembering Elvis’s love of Gospel music, and his show stopping Vegas years, Pete covers all of your favorites! All songs performed with Pete’s band Crown Electric Company. As a special bonus, we have included the new remastered version of “Still The King” Pete’s original tribute song to Elvis!! We hope you enjoy this collection and keep rockin’ with the King!

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