For Immediate Release: January 21, 2014
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook Announces Peter Mayer to Perform Special Concert
Concert on Saturday, February 1 at 8:00 p.m.
(Long Island, NY) On any Sunday morning, you can hear Peter Mayer’s songs ringing from the rafters of liberal Christian churches and Jewish synagogues, humanist meetinghouses, and other religious and social organizations from coast to coast. For nearly 20 years, Mayer has been writing songs for a small planet—songs about interconnectedness and the human journey; about the beauty and the 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. He is a songwriter and performer so good that even a luminary such as Janis Ian says of him, “I’m a huge Peter Mayer fan, but only when I don’t feel like killing him for being so good. I love Peter’s work, though it irritates me that he plays so much better than I do. If I rocked half as hard as Peter does, I’d own the world by now.”
It is with great pleasure that the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook (UUFSB) announces that Peter Mayer will perform a special concert on Saturday evening, February 1st at 8:00 p.m. at the Fellowship’s meetinghouse at 380 Nicolls Road in East Setauket. (631-751-0297)
“His guitar work is breath-taking, his lyrics mind-spinning, his singing soul-soothing and his feet-on-the-ground optimism nothing short of healing.” Marilyn Rea-Beyer, music director, WUMB Radio, Boston
In his early life, Peter Mayer studied theology and music in college, and then spent two years in seminary. After deciding that the priesthood wasn’t for him, he took a part-time job as a church music director for eight years, while performing at clubs and colleges, and writing and recording his music. In 1995, he quit his job and started touring full-time. Since then, Peter has gradually gained a dedicated, word-of-mouth following, playing shows from Minnesota to Texas, New England to California. With nine beautifully crafted CDs to his credit, Mayer has gained fans across the spiritual spectrum. He says, “As a songwriter I enjoy leaving room for people to find their own kind of faith reflected in my songs. I often do try to focus on what people have in common—religious beliefs, shared citizenry of the world.”
UUFSB invites people of all faiths, agnostics and atheists as well to join us to experience this unique and magical performer. His music can be heard at www.petermayer.net and tickets can be purchased online at www.uufsb.org/peter-mayer. The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook (www.UUFSB.org), a non-profit religious organization whose mission includes support for social and economic justice. All proceeds from this concert will be used to fund UUFSB and its mission. 631-751-0297.
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