Singer/songwriter Peter Mayer, author of our very popular hymn, “Blue Boat Home” will be performing in concert on Saturday, October 28 at 7:30pm in the First Parish Sanctuary. Save the date! The event is sponsored by the First Parish group, Reclaim Our Democracy.
“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.”
Peter Mayer writes songs for a small planet—songs about interconnectedness and the human journey; about the beauty and the 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.
Peter began playing the guitar and writing songs when he was in high school. He studied Theology and music in college, and then spent two years in seminary. After deciding that the priesthood wasn’t for him, he took a part-time job as a church music director for 8 years, while performing at clubs and colleges, and writing and recording his music. In 1995, he quit his job and started touring 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 nine CDs to his credit, and has sold over 70 thousand of them independently. Peter’s recent release Heaven Below was in the top most played CD of 2011 according to the FolkDJ list with the song All The World Is One the fourth most played song of 2011. Additionally Peter’s CD Midwinter had the #1 song for December 2011 and was the second most played CD for the month.