The Morning Star – 2011 Holiday Edition

Happy Holidays!


Greetings to all our fans and friends!


I’m barrel rolling over the rough roads of KY as I write this, so excuse the poor typi*^!!$ng. We just finished a weekend run up to Iowa for a date at the beautiful Adler theatre in Davenport, and a night and day at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. As our friend Mike Blair said about the beautiful, scenic small town with an active college life, “anyone who is here in Decorah came here on purpose.” Thanks to all who came and took part in the concerts. While we were there in Decorah, we had the chance to utilize some of the incredible singing talents that abound among the students who take part in the four-plus choirs that are there. More than likely these will be part of our upcoming Stars & Promises tour. It’s just around the corner believe it or not. Take a look at the dates and mark your calendar, and come sing along with us.


This year we’ll be featuring an all-acoustic instrument format (with sound support of course). We’re looking forward to playing some new songs, sharing some music for the Christmas and holiday season that is fast approaching.



November 29 – Lutheran Church of Webster Gardens; St. Louis, MO

December 2 – Freedom Hall/Nathan Manilow Theatre; Park Forest, IL

December 3 – Harvey Browne Memorial Presbyterian Church; Louisville, KY

December 6 – Alhambra Theatre; Hopkinsville, KY

December 7 – Smoke Rise Baptist Church; Stone Mountain, GA

December 8 – Hickory Ridge Middle School; Harrisburg, NC

December 9 – United Reformed Church; Somerville, NJ

December 10 – Holiday Valley Lodge; Ellicottville, NY

December 11 – Highland Presbyterian Church; Lancaster, PA

December 13 – Shepherd Church of the Nazarene; Gahanna, OH

December 14 – Trinity Lutheran Church; Brookville, OH

December 15 – Sheldon Concert Hall; St. Louis, MO

December 16 – Venue 68; Tulsa, OK

For directions, ticket and venue information, please visit

NEW Suzannah T-shirts!

“The ocean it brings me stories it fills up my sails with tales for free…When practical schemes are tyin’ up my dreams it’s time to unwind in the low country” Peter Mayer


The new “Suzannah When The Sun Goes Down” t-shirts debuted in Key West last week. These Key-West sunset inspired t-shirts will put a song in (and on) your heart, and are now available in the webstore! The new “Suzannah” shirts feature a colorful sunset logo and song title on the front.


The PM guitar scribble and web address appear on the back. Available in the following styles at $22.00, plus handling:


Ladies fit, short-sleeve, Sunshine Yellow, in sizes S-XL

Ladies fit, long-sleeve, Sky Blue, in sizes S-XL

Men’s fit, short-sleeve, Sky Blue, in sizes S-XXL

Men’s fit, long-sleeve, Heather Grey, in sizes S-XXL


Order early for the best size and color selection! “Suzannah” shirts are the perfect gift for Peter Mayer and Key West fans alike!

Peter Mayer Group Hatch Prints

To commemorate the upcoming LIVE Peter Mayer Group CD, we commissioned a Hatch show print (of the Country Music Hall of Fame) to design and print a custom poster to advertise the three performances that were recorded for this project. These posters were sold at the performances in Forest Park, St. Louis and Annapolis, and we’re now offering them for sale to mailing list subscribers and visitors of Peter’s website.


• 13 X 21 inches

• $10, plus handling fee

• Posters will be mailed in a cardboard tube to prevent creasing during shipping.

Key West Adventures

We spent the first part of our November down in Key West, a welcome change from the cold rainy Nashville days that were starting in. We played two nights at the Smokin’ Tuna Saloon with brother Jim on bass, and R. Scott Bryan on percussion and vocals. What a cool bar, performance venue, and eatery it is! It’s an outdoor indoor venue that lets you enjoy the moonlight (and an occasional surprise shower) and great live performances from an array of bands that are coming down A1A in the next months. Good friend Scott Kirby was playing there all week, and we got a chance to jam a little on Thursday night with his rockin’ band of musicians, Dave Edmisten and Lew London.


Another first for us was doing a show with the entire Coral Reefer band sans Jimmy on Saturday night (and Ralph MacDonald was missed of course). Mac opened the show, and we all followed with a couple of our own songs. It was a beautiful Key West night, some of the best weather that I can remember, and it was a packed Casa Marina house as well. Thanks to Charlotte and all at PHIP, and all of you friends for that!


We had a visit from Jimmy Buffett this year at the streetfest on Friday. People were leaning over balconies, out of shop windows and off of the New Orleans style balcony terraces that grace a few of the buildings on Duval Street. Jimmy’s set list was a retrospective on many of his early Key West songs. In fact, not a song we played was written after 1975! Jimmy started the concert by announcing that to the very day, he had first made the trip down to Key West 40 years before.

New LIVE CD – Under Your Spell

We are proud to announce that the new live CD “Under Your Spell” (our very first official live CD by the way) culled this summer from three live performances of the Peter Mayer Group is nearly done!!! To all those who were there in Chicago, St. Louis, and Annapolis, our special thanks goes out to you again for making these nights to remember. Going back and listening to all the nuances of the nights was like getting in a musical time capsule. It was not an easy task to choose between them, but I think we have a collection that all comes together: “three days gone in a minute, a breeze is a hurricane if you spin it.” Thanks to Scott, Maggie, Chris and Marc for a great job, and to all of my friends here at Little Flock Music who worked together to make this all come together. I have to send out kudos to Alan Schulman and Chris Stone who worked long hard hours picking and choosing the best of the lot for a place here on this CD.


All my best, and see you down the road.




  1. I have a new e-mail address:

    Please update my info! Thanks so much! :)

    Gayla Mitchell on November 18th, 2011

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