Friday, October 30, 2009

Peter Mayer

Hi friends. Welcome back to Music Week here at Wonders Never Cease!
For this last post of the week, I had a hard time deciding who to feature. Ingrid Michaelson or Lisa Hannigan? Jack Johnson or my dear friend Kyle Matthews? Or maybe Owl City, a band I discovered a while back because one of the members is the daughter of some friends of mine--and now they're making it big! (Yey Laura!)

But in the end, my heart belongs to Peter.
The quote on his website describes him best:

Peter Mayer writes 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.

Oh Peter, how I love you and my most favorite song in the whole wide world, "Holy Now," which you wrote. I blogged about the song way back in April 2008, so maybe you won't think I'm repeating myself if I gush on about it again. I can't help it, people, because I'm CRAZY about that song.
It's on this CD, which I also love.

Ready? Here's "Holy Now."

I love it even more now that I've heard it in person.
Yep, Peter lives in Minnesota and doesn't get to this side of the country very often, so when we heard he was coming to Asheville, North Carolina, for a concert last weekend, of course we had to go! The hour and a half drive was a pleasure. The leaves were at their peak, as you can see in this blurry photo.

Hey! That scene sort of matches his new CD. See?

It's exciting to get to meet people who inspire me, so I'm still sort of starstruck.
And living off this hug!

It's me and Peter Mayer! The singer/songwriter of my most favorite song!
I'll stop gushing now.
I hope you have the spookiest of Halloweens.
Hey, here's the perfect Peter Mayer song to get you started! The singing starts around the 50 second mark.

Have a wonder-full weekend, y'all!
Love, Becky


❦TattingChic said...

Hi Becky! I am so glad you got to see your music ♥throb!

Oh, yes we can be "sisters in spirit" even if you don't know how to tat, my dear! I have many friends who are kindred spirits that have never heard of tatting.

Happy HOWL-0-ween!

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Becky,
Wonderful song writer!
My husband is a singer and we have had the pleasure of meeting many talented musicians and performers.
There is nothing like a "live" performance.
I enjoyed all your posts on "Music Week".
Have a wonderful weekend,

T. Anne said...

Wow. Thank you for sharing. I really enjoyed the pictures!

R and L said...

Peter's music reminds me why I like folk music, and to watch it live is even better. He reminds me of musicians like Harry Chapin and James Taylor, that can perform well live, with just guitar and spirit. I'm glad you-all drove the distance to catch his performance, as it seems it was totally worth it. Have a great Hall-o-weekend!

lotusgirl said...

I love folk music. In France I was totally in love with Yves Duteil. Have you heard much of his stuff? One of my favorites is "30 ans."

Renee said...

Oh Becky how awesome is that.


Rebecca Ramsey said...

Lotusgirl, Yes, I really like Yves Duteil, as well as Francis Cabrel. And Carla Bruni. Thanks for reminding me of him! Now I'm off to listen to La tendre image du bonheur.

rochambeau said...

Hi Becky,
Happy Halloween friend,
Will be back and look forward to hearing Peter Mayer.

Have a wonderful time today and tonight with your family.


Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

That's cool that you got to meet him. Pretty music.
Enjoy your halloween!

Susan said...

What a talent. So glad you got to meet him. I never expected the pumpkin song to make me cry, but it did. Hope you have a great weekend. susan.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Susan, I can understand why. It's a beautiful song--and quite profound!

Nishant said...

"sisters in spirit" even if you don't know how to tat, my dear! I have many friends who are kindred spirits that have never heard of tatting. Work from home India