An Evening with Peter Mayer
Peter Mayer writes songs for a small planet—songs about interconnectedness and the human journey; about the beauty and mystery of the world. Whimsical, humorous, and profound, his music breaks the boundaries of “folk,” and transcends to a realm beyond the everyday love song, to a place of wonder at the very fact of life itself. UU favorites include Blue Boat Home, Holy Now, God is a River, Japanese Bowl, My Soul, Stables, and Where is the Light.
Peter began playing the guitar and writing songs when he was in high school. In college he studied theology and music, and then spent two years in seminary. Afterward he took a part-time job as a church music director while performing at clubs and colleges, and writing and recording his music. In 1995, he quit his job and started performing full-time. Since then, Peter has gradually gained a dedicated, word-of-mouth following, playing shows from Minnesota to Texas, New England to California. He has ten albums to his credit, and has sold over 80 thousand of them independently.
Saturday, October 14, 7:00 pm
First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque
3701 Carlisle Blvd NE
Advance Ticketing Closed, Seats Still Available
Sliding Scale Admission $15-$20-$25
Cash, Check, Credit Card
“Mayer’s songs are crafted like shaker furniture, with no place for superfluous embellishments or throwaway lines… (his) world is bright and hopeful and the transcendent nature of his lyrics…explore the mysteries of life…Mayer’s fluid, clean, and tremendously intriguing guitar playing is topped with warm, rich vocals. This is music for the soul.” -Acoustic Guitar Magazine
“His guitar work is breath-taking, his lyrics mind-spinning, his singing soul-soothing, and his feet-on-the-ground optimism nothing short of healing.” -Marilyn Rea-Beyer, Music Director of WUMB Radio, Boston