Peter Mayer, composer of the popular song “Blue Boat Home” as well as many other folk songs, will present a concert on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at the Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (ERUUF) in Durham.
Advance tickets are $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for children under 16 from Brown Paper Tickets at https://petermayerearthday2018.bpt.me. Door tickets (if available) are: Adults $20.00 and Children (under 16) $15.00.
This two-day Earth Day celebration at ERUUF includes Mayer’s concert Saturday evening, worship services on Sunday at 9:15 and 11:15 a.m., followed by an Earth Day and Plant-Based Diet Week Kick-Off Film and Luncheon at 1:00 p.m.
Peter Mayer says he writes songs for a small planet–songs about interconnectedness and the human journey, and about the beauty and 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.
The Minnesota native began playing the guitar and writing songs when he was in high school. In college he studied theology and music, and then spent two years in seminary. Afterwards, he took a part-time job as a church music director while performing at clubs and colleges, and writing and recording his music.
In 1995, he quit his job and started performing 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 ten albums to his credit, and has sold over 80 thousand of them independently.
“Mayer’s appealing guitar style (is) alternately percussive, rhythmic, melodic, or all of the above. In Mayer’s capable hands, the instrument sounds like a calliope one moment, an orchestra the next and then a cleanly picked guitar a la Dave Van Ronk… Mayer is a performer at the top of his game who knows that the secret to living in a world of perplexing questions is enjoying the search for answers.” –David Kleiner, Minor Seventh Reviews
Unitarian Universalism is a caring, open-minded religion that encourages people to seek their own spiritual paths. The congregations are places where people gather to nurture their spirits and put their faith into action by helping to make their communities – and the world – a better place.