To describe Peter Mayer simply as the guitarist for Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band is reductive at best and an understatement at most. Though he’s toured and recorded with Buffett since 1988, his eclectic and inspiring talent as a singer, songwriter and vocalist have produced an impressive and criminally overshadowed catalog of solo albums and material recorded under his own name, The Peter Mayer Group, and with his brother Jim in the band PM.
The Peter Mayer Group’s eclectic style and influence can be traced back to his childhood in India where his parents worked as missionaries and Peter soaked in everything from traditional Indian music to the Beatles. It also doesn’t hurt that his band is stocked with sidemen culled from the bands as varied as Chuck Berry, Sheryl Crowe, Bela Fleck, and Alabama. Hence, elements of jazz, Carribean, folk and rock n roll blend to create wide-ranging-but accessible fusion accompanied by an electrifying live show.
See Peter Mayer talking about his Voyage-Air BelAir Limited Edition Electric.