What's up… to all of my friends out there? It's hard to believe but I am sitting in Las Vegas, looking at performing our last show of the year with Jimmy Buffett at the MGM Grand tomorrow night. It's been a great year that has gone by like lightning. From Texas to the Midwest, the Northeast, across the pond to Paris, and now on the left coast, we have covered a lot of territory with a good batch of songs and great people to travel with I might say. Thanks to all of you who welcomed us along the way in whatever garb or group we are in at the time.
Meeting of The Minds
The Peter Mayer Group will be coming back again to Key West for this year's Meeting of the Minds- Havana Day Dreamin'! If you haven't registered yet or have a hankering to come, it's right around the corner and this year you can register onsite. Get all the info at: http://phip.com/MOTM.asp . Key West alone is a great destination spot to get you running on Island time. Among my favorite spots to see…Ft. Zachary Taylor, The Key West Cemetery, Sunset Key from Mallory Square. Then the incredible food: BO's Fish Wagon, Blue Heaven, Salute and Café Sole. You will see bars and lots of bars, Louie's Backyard, The Smokin' Tuna (where Scott Kirby will be performing each afternoon) and the flagship Margaritaville, The Hog's Breath Saloon and the Green Parrot Bar. Then you get an incredible line up of performers that have been gathered together by PHIP for this years event. They include: Sunny Jim, John Frinzi, Tropical Soul, John Patti, Marshall Chapman, Will Kimbrough, The Coral Reefer Band, Mac McAnally, Robert Greenidge and Mike Utley do a Club Trini Set …I've left out more than I've mentioned, but there'll be a lot of music happening. We play Friday night from 9:45-11:15 at the Casa Marina Big Stage. Joining me onstage this time are Roger Guth, Jim Mayer, R. Scott Bryan on percussion and vocals, Chris Walters on Keyboards, Maggie Estes White on Violin, and Brendan Mayer on guitars and vocals. We've spiced up the setlist with some different songs this time along with some of the favorites that we play and we'll be debuting a new song as well, "Land Called Summer." You can check it out here: http://infax.com/band%20websites/petermayer/summer/
Recording in my room with the Microphone X
Brendan Mayer's new EP now available!
"I'm proud to announce Brendan's EP is finally out and available! It's been a good year touring together and so gratifying now to see this music out on the streets. Thanks to all of you who supported this project along the way!" Peter Mayer
Brendan's new EP will be available for sale in Key West, during the Peter Mayer Group's performance.
Our special thanks to Kei Hirata, who is listening to Brendan's "Getaway Car" EP in Japan! This is a recent facebook post from Kei:
The other day I downloaded this EP through iTunes. I do love his music, so I ordered physical disc at Mailboat Records and today it arrived at my home.
What a beautiful music, lyrics & artwork !
Don't miss it.
Brendan Mayer / The Getaway Car EP
His debut 6 tracks-EP was released on October 15, 2014.
Produced by Peter Mayer, Brendan Mayer & Jim Mayer
My favorite tunes : #1 " Getway Car " (Written by Brendan Mayer & Peter Mayer) #3 " Wake Up " (Written by Brendan Mayer & Peter Mayer)
Fingers Taylor Trust Fund Raiser tonight at the Smokin' Tuna!
Come by the Smokin' Tuna in Key West on Tuesday night right before we kick off Meeting of the Minds 2014!! Brent Taylor who is the brother of Coral Reefer Greg "Fingers" Taylor will be selling shirts and CDs for the Fingers Taylor Trust. Brent will also be in the MOTM Mini Mart so come on by and see him as we open the Mini Mart on Thursday morning!
Hugo Duarte Benefit at the Smokin' Tuna Saloon, October 30!
As many of you know, our friend Hugo Duarte has been battling an illness, and treatments lately have prevented him from performing. Being sick is bad enough, but the added stress of medical bills and keeping the lights on when you can't work is a nightmare. So I hope those of you in the Keys will join Scott Kirby and Sunny Jim as they host a benefit for Hugo at the The Smokin' Tuna Saloon on October 30th, at 7:00 pm. There will be lots of special musical guests on hand and you'll have the opportunity to contribute to a great night for Hugo.
On our way to Paris with the Coral Reefer Band
On the streets of Paris with Brendan, India and Jim
Before you know it the Christmas season will be here. We are just finishing up the Stars and Promises Schedule for this year. Check your calendar and come see us while we "ring out the bells" for Christmas with this year's theme – "Evergreen." It's about celebrating the tradition and significance of the Christmas tree as a symbol of hope, life, and light amidst the dark days of winter. We'll look forward to seeing you there. The schedule is as follows:
December 7 - Smoke Rise Baptist Church; 5901 Hugh Howell Road, Stone Mountain, GA 30087
December 8 - Barter Theatre; 127 West Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210
December 9 – Barry Robinson Theater; Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School;4552 Princess Anne Road,Virginia Beach, VA 23462
December 10 - Highland Presbyterian Church; 500 E. Roseville Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
December 12- United Reformed Church; 100 Main Street, Somerville, NJ
December 13 - TBA
December 14 - Living Lord Lutheran Church; 1044 Congress Drive, Bartlett, IL 60103
December 16 - Alhambra Theatre; 507 South Main Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240
December 18 - Sheldon Concert Hall; 3648 Washington Boulevard, St. Louis,
Hello Folks! It's that time of year...Meeting of the Minds, in beautiful Key West, Florida! I'm flying out of Houston late Tuesday evening, and will be down in the Keys until early Monday morning. Looking forward to seeing all of our fans from across the country this week at PHIP's annual gonzo event, "Meeting of the Minds"! Here is where I'll be:
Key West Sunset Cruises!
with Jerry Diaz, and special guests
STILL TIME TO REGISTER!
Going to Key West this October for MOTM?
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This is our 13th year of hosting Sunset Cruises in Key West. This IS the most popular cruise!
Join Jerry, and guests Brent Burns
, Dennis Davis, Thom Shepherd, and KellyMcGuire aboard a lovely catamaran,with food, drinks, music, and scenery included!