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Stirrin' Up the Water

by Peter Mayer

A collection of songs that are a blend of folk, world, or ethnic music, using predominantly acoustic instruments, percussion and Native American flute, all combined with a sound that is mellow, then energizing, and thought provoking.
Genre: Folk: Gentle
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1. Stirrin' Up the Water
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2. Ever Walk With Me Lord
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3. Blueprints
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4. Loose in the World
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5. A Is for Angel
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6. Light My Way
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7. We Are Changed
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8. Mighty This Love
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9. Only You
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10. Pass It On
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11. Yes I Will
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Stirrin' Up The Water" is the latest release from Peter Mayer. It is a collection of songs of faith written for a world growing smaller and closer, but one that is still splintered and in need of unity. Peter Mayer was born in India, the son of Lutheran missionary parents who moved back to the United States in the turbulent 1960s. Peter and his brother, Jim, formed the band PM in 1985, with drummer Roger Guth, and went on to a signing on Warner Bros. Records. Their first album was titled, "PM," and they had success with their first single, "Piece of Paradise," which went to #8 on the Billboard Charts, but after the one album, were released from the label. In 1995, PM decided on a hiatus from the constraints of the group, and Peter went on to form the "Peter Mayer Group," which included his musical cohorts, Roger Guth and brother Jim Mayer.

Peter Mayer had been writing inspirational songs for several years, and in 2002, decided that it was time to collect the songs and record a CD. He chose a sound that is spare, using predominantly acoustic instruments, with a production standard that would leave space for the listener, but one that is inviting and lush, using Native American flute, world percussion, violin, mandolin and guitar.

Lyrically, the CD presents songs of faith and inspiration. While finding home in the Christian tradition, the CD makes it apparent that this music, these songs, are meant for anybody, regardless of faith, race and creed that has looked for strength, unity or healing in the spiritual aspects of their life. "'A' is for Angel" talks about a parent's look at his/her growing child and hopes and fears they may have for them. "Yes I Will" was written for a wedding ceremony, but is a song of love and commitment in any season. "Stirrin' Up The Water," the title track, is a song recalling the promise in the ceremony of baptism.

Included in the liner notes of the CD jacket is the following message: "Faith is a gift that calls us to action. Faith is the willingness to keep asking difficult questions in the face of uneasy answers. It is a surrender to a power greater than ourselves. It walks through fear to unlock a door; it humbles and then strengthens; it asks us to look and listen beyond our preoccupations. It is where the champions of peace, community, and social change have begun and sustained their journeys. This is a collection of songs for that journey."


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Benjamin Pearce

Awesone Mix
What a soulful sond. Nice job with the mix as well.

Jeff Smith

Surpasses the vast majority of CCM today
This is a very easy CD to listen to, has so much melodic interest. An awesome showcase of Peter Mayer's ability to craft an interesting and catchy tune. 4 and 1/2 stars!! This is one I'll listen to for years to come.

Ron Henry

Awesome Music!
This CD is truely a collection of songs from the heart. I am stunned by the power of these simple, yet artistically superb melodies that have, indeed, blessed my soul. Can't wait to see you and Jim at the next Buffett concert in Phoenix. Hopefully, you will have the time to do a side concert here as well. Thank you for sharing this collection with us.

Charlie

Wonderful and joyfull
A beautiful collection of songs sure to touch anyone with a soul. I am going to buy extra copies just to give to friends.

sue diehm

Thanks for a Great CD!
EVER WALK WITH ME LORD....Awesome tune....Awesome lyrics! I heard Peter sing it at the ELCA Youth Gathering in Atlanta and was mesmerized. Am looking forward to adding to my Peter Mayer CD collection.

Josh Visser

WOW!
This was my first Peter Mayer album, but it won't be my last. What an incredible disc... I can't say enough good things about it.

Jackie Cross

Love this CD...songs lift you up and keep you singing them all day!
I don't typically listen to spiritual music, but since I love Peter Mayer's music, I knew I would buy this CD. Not surprised that I enjoy the music, but surprised at how much I *love* these songs! They stay in my head all day and make me smile when my kids are singing along in the backseat of my car! Religious Educ Dir at my church loves it too...Especially "Pass It On"..may use songs at next summer camp for youths.

Tony Graham (cdbaby Artist)

Great Flavor!
I really enjoy music that lifts me up and this music does it profoundly. This will be a definate play in my cd player. Great album Peter!

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Inducing goose bumps, this man melts hearts of ice with his glowing voice and radiating songs in this magical blend of spiritual folk pop introspection that could be likened to Robbie Robertson, Sting and James Taylor. Prepare to set sail on warm seas of harmony with the breezes of melodies guiding your sails.

Tamara Turner

Prepare to set sail on warm seas of harmony with the breezes of melodies guiding
Inducing goose bumps, this man melts hearts of ice with his glowing voice and radiating songs in this magical blend of spiritual folk pop introspection that could be likened to Robbie Robertson, Sting and James Taylor. Prepare to set sail on warm seas of harmony with the breezes of melodies guiding your sails.
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