Being born out of the cultures and circumstances that existed as, and was the late twentieth century, Peter Oliva has transcended the topical confines of an era with a more personal insight into the hopes, joys, sorrows, of these saints and sinners we call the human race. In this distinct blend of, Folk/Rock/Country/Gospel/and “Old School” R&B, having been aptly coined, “American Primitive-Gospel Folk” Peter and all he believes in, stands on his own as a unique American artist of distinction and originality. Starting as a sideman and session man in his teens, Peter gleaned what he could from the Village "Folkies", coffee houses, lofts and studio's in the New York City of the Sixties. A move west later to the L.A. Country Rock & West Coast music scene of the Seventies, Peter toured and recorded with members in and around the innovative and pioneering group the Byrds and their spin-off bands. In the early eighties Peter had a Born Again encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ and has never regretted it!! Since then, as well as his secular catalog of songs, Peter has accumulated quite a catalog of self-penned gospel songs as well. Both have been hailed as "A magnificent compilation of poetry and storytelling!” Since 1990 he has toured as an Itinerant gospel solo artist across the USA time and time again. He has been to every big city and to the smallest towns all across this great country.
Except for a few years off and a few cars later, Peter still continues to edify the saints and all others who will have him in. Hard knocks, along with the good times, manage to squeeze in between the cracks and pour from the soul of this seasoned artist. Look for, or ask about having Peter in your area. Thanks!