Nationally-known Peter Mayer in concert in DeKalb Nov. 30

Online Staff Report

DEKALB, Ill. — The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb (UUFD), Ill., will host a special return concert with nationally-known singer/songwriter Peter Mayer. The concert will be at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 30, at the church, 158 N. Fourth St., DeKalb, Ill. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

Mayer writes songs for a small planet. His songs are about interconnectedness and the human journey. He displays a variety of songs from the whimsical, to the humorous, as well as the profound. He is a masterful storyteller who always provides wit.

Acoustic Guitar magazine wrote: “Mayer’s songs are crafted like shaker furniture, with no throwaway lines … (his) world is bright and hopeful and the transcendent nature of his lyrics … explore the mysteries of life … Mayer’s fluid, clean, and tremendously intriguing guitar playing is topped with warm, rich vocals. This is music for the soul.”

Mayer began playing guitar and writing songs when he was in high school. He studied theology and music in college, and then spent two years in seminary. After deciding the priesthood was not for him, he took a part-time job as a church music director for eight years, while performing in clubs and college campuses. He has been touring full-time since 1995, selling out shows all across the U.S. He has produced eight CDs and has sold more than 50,000 copies.

Tickets to the Nov. 30 performance are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Early ticket purchase is suggested, as there is limited seating. Child care for children younger than 6 will be provided. Children younger than 12 are admitted free.

Contact Dan Kenney at (815) 793-0950 for information or the UUFD office at (815) 756-7089 for tickets.

Posted Nov. 29, 2012

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