Friday, October 30, 2009
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!