Echoes Of The Season is the newest Christmas release from Peter Mayer. It was produced in response to the many requests, after the last two Stars and Promises tours, for instrumental Christmas songs and carols that were being played live, but not offered on any of the existing CDs. We set to work in July and recorded nine traditional and three original carols. As an added feature, we included vocal versions of "Go, Tell It On The Mountain," recorded live in the studio, and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," as well as a choir arrangement of "The Light Of Christmas Day," written by Peter Mayer.
Echoes Of The Season features many of the musicians that have appeared with Stars and Promises over the years: Jim Mayer on bass, R. Scott Bryan on percussion, Mark Holland on flute, Emily Randle on violin, Melissa Streuli on violin, Gary Hodges on cello, as well as guest appearances from Mac McAnally on vocals and guitar, Roger Guth on drums, Chris Walters on piano, Jon Nellen on tabla, as well as Tina Gullickson and Nadirah Shakoor on vocals.
"I hope this collection of carols, old and new, stirs a memory or calls you in some way to the wonder of the Christmas season; a season to be surprised by hope. To be shown the way of peace, to become a child again, like the sound of laughter, shouts of good cheer, and the northwind dancing, may you hear their echoes long into the new year." Peter Mayer