Monday, December 27, 2010

Peter Mayer: Stars and Promises

Sunday, December 19, 2010: Peter Mayer was in town again! A longtime friend of Pr. Ron, Peter is the lead guitar player for Jimmy Buffett. Yes, that Jimmy Buffett. Tours with the Coral Reefers. Has his own group. Plays one mean guitar. Incredible vocals. Pretty. Darn. Cool!

PM fans packed in the pews at Bethany. Check out the angels by BLC member Delia Stewart. She makes the most amazing angels out of junk metal! They encircled the sanctuary during the concert, and went home with loving families by the end of the evening.

Andrea and I were able to sing backup on two of PM's song - what a generous spirit to fly into a new town and let the locals sing along!

We sang backup on a new song, "Without Love" - Peter is working with RTG on a new project entitled "Passages for Passages" - intentionally tying Scripture to song. If any of the others songs are like this first one, it's going to be a real treasure. It was an honor to bring 1 Corinthians to life.

The Irish dancers were back!

The trio of talent: Peter, Maggie Estes, and R. Scott Bryan. Maggie was here last year and (if this is even possible) was even more talented and gracious this year. (Here's her website.) Scott was new to us this year, and made an immediate impression with his wicked percussion skills. Amazing. He's toured with Sheryl Crow, among others. (Here's his website.)

Back to back shows, and they still sat down
for a meet and greet. Super stars...with heart.

Drove Maggie, her mom, and Scott back to their hotel in downtown Denver at o'dark thirty, and was treated to lots of colorful lights on buildings. Tis the season!

PM went back to his 'day job' with Jimmy Buffett, and had a quick gig on the Today Show. Bethany Lutheran Church on Sunday, New York City on Wednesday - what a life! Here's the video clip.



There's our pal, Peter!
Already looking forward to next year!

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