"Peter writes very smart songs, but the nice thing about them is they don't feel smart while you're listening to them. There's a lot of fun in them but also wisdom, which is the sort of thing that rewards repeated listening." -Minnesota Public Radio
"Mayer's songs are crafted like Shaker furniture, with no place for superfluous embellishment or throwaway lines."
- Acoustic Guitar Magazine
"This native of Minnesota is a master storyteller"
- Folks Roots Magazine
Mountains and motorcycles; pigs, pubs, and planets; insight, hope and humor--such are the ingredients one finds in the songs of Peter Mayer. Earthy and intimate, Mayer's songs invite the listener to consider the deeper aspects of life. The standard lyrical dish of love lost and found is not on his menu, rather, it consists of an eclectic blend of thoughtful songs about the collective human journey. His welcoming voice and inventive guitar work along with his honest delivery provide the perfect vehicle for his down-home wisdom.
"Million Year Mind" (1999)
"Straw House Down" (1995)
"Uncrowded Sky" (1993)
Peter's accolades and awards include:
1999 McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians
1998 NACA Midwest Hall of Fame Award
1998 Lyons Folk Festival Songwriting Competition Finalist
1998 Telluride Troubadour Songwriting Competition Finalist
Note - There are two musicians named Peter Mayer. This CD is by the Peter Mayer who is a solo acoustic singer-songwriter based in Minnesota. The other Peter Mayer plays guitar with Jimmy Buffett and has CDs including Green Eyed Radio and Romeo's Garage.