Peter Mayer Group

Sat. Jul 30, 2016 at 8:00pm CDT
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Peter Mayer Group

Guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, Peter Mayer of the Peter Mayer Group, has

melded a unique and eclectic writing style, a distinctive voice and virtuoso

musicianship to create compelling and accessible music that is electrifying in live

performance. Culling influences from his childhood in India that ranged from

traditional Indian music to the Beatles, to his studying and teaching Jazz guitar; add

his many years working in Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band, and having the

opportunity to share the stage with others that include James Taylor, Mac McAnally,

Sonny Landreth, Don Henley and others, and it tells part of the musical story of the

Peter Mayer Group.

Peter’s life began in Tamilnadu, the far southern region of India, where his parents

served as Lutheran missionaries for 17 years before returning to their Missouri

roots. Musical influences from that period of his life can be heard in his

playing. Peter recalls, “I can remember Indian musicians giving Christmas concerts

in my parents’ house. Wildly playing drums and flutes, shakers and bells, they

would go on for hours and hours.” He went on to study formal theory and

composition, and to teach jazz guitar as a faculty member of Webster University.

The Peter Mayer Group boasts between them an extensive performing and

songwriting portfolio with experience in any number of styles from jazz to country

rock to classical and spiritual. Recording under the name PM, Peter released his

debut album for Warner Brothers Records (WB No. 25751) in 1988. Working with

Elliott Scheiner (Steely Dan, Aretha Franklin, Bruce Hornsby) – this album produced

the single “Piece of Paradise,” charting to number eight on Billboard.

When Scheiner was hired to produce Jimmy Buffett’s Off To See The Lizard album,

he suggested that Jimmy use PM for the recording sessions. Buffett was as

impressed with their unique versatility as musicians and performers that he quickly

hired them as part of his own Coral Reefer Band, a successful relationship that

continues to date.

In 2010, the Peter Mayer Group celebrated tenth year anniversary of “Stars and

Promises,” an annual tour, which continues to date, of original and traditional

Christmas music. These performances are highly praised by audiences, who are

inspired by the passionate emotions evoked by attending these concerts.

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The Mill 120 East Burlington Street
Iowa City, IA 52240