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Peter Mayer returns to perform in Zumbrota 8 p.m. Saturday May 18. This time he plays at the State Theatre.

Mayer's music is back

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Peter Mayer returns to perform Saturday May 18 at the Zumbrota State Theatre. His performance at 8 p.m. marks the seventh time has played for audiences in Zumbrota. Having out-grown the Crossing's stage in 2010, he now plays at the Theatre.

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Mayer's songs are about interconnectedness and the human journey - about the beauty and the mystery of the world. But there's plenty of humor too, in songs like "Snuffleupagus," and "Fake Plant."

He began playing the guitar and writing songs in high school, then studied theology and music in college, followed by two years in seminary. After deciding that the priesthood wasn't for him, Mayer took a part-time job as a church music director for eight years, while performing at clubs and colleges, and writing and recording his music.

In 1995, he quit his job and started touring full time. Since then, Mayer has gradually gained a dedicated, word-of-mouth following, playing shows across the country.

Mayer has released nine albums and has sold more than 70,000 independently.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $22 day of show. To reserve tickets, call 507-732-7616 or stop in to Crossings at 320 East Avenue in Zumbrota. For more information, visit www.crossingsatcarnegie.com

If you go ...

Who: Peter Mayer

When: 8 p.m. May 18

Where: 88 E. Fourth St., Zumbrota

Cost: $20 in advance, $22 at the door

More info: 507-732-7616 or www.crossingsatcarnegie.com

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