Eric Peters and the Voices!
I’ve listened to singer/songwriter Eric Peters for years. My devotion to the Rabbit Room and the Square Peg Alliance came from my son. We started listening to the artists of the Square Peg Alliance years ago. And, when I discovered the Rabbit Room website and their devotion to not only music, but to classical Christian writers I was sold.
In 2010, Sean and I attended the first Hutchmoot gathering in Nashville. Eric Peters sang at that gathering. In 2012, Sean and I were fortunate enough to make the 90 second window during online registration and we made it back for Hutchmoot. During that gathering, I was shocked to hear Eric’s story during his “Recovery Through Song” breakout session. I had no idea about his struggle with depression. He was very open with that young adult audience about his depression. Afterwards, Sean and I sat under an outside tent for a personal concert by Eric. I was stunned and moved as Eric was brought to tears and almost speechless trying to share more about his battle with depression. I totally understood.
Let me just stop and say it is hard for a man to admit he has depression. It is hard for a man to admit he needs professional help. And, it is even harder for a man to talk about it in public much less write an album filled with songs written as part of a recovery from depression. Eric Peters is such a man. A brave man and the world is better for his sharing.
Eric Peters will be in Shreveport Thursday night, February 5th, 7 P.M. at the Yellow House in Highland for a house concert. If you love contemporary, unplugged, acoustic music with lyrics that are rich and powerful don’t miss this intimate encounter with a man willing to pour out his heart for his audience.
His song “Voices” inspired an entire week in our book, “Hope Again: A 30 Day Plan for Conquering Depression”.
Check it out! Don’t miss him!
Here is his bio:
Originally hailing from south Louisiana, Eric Peters is as genuine as he is down to earth. What you see is what you get. Eric is an artist at heart. Unafraid to laugh at himself, he also knows when it is time to be quiet. A performing singer-songwriter since 1993, he has recorded nine albums, is a member of the Square Peg Alliance (Andrew Peterson, Jill Phillips, Andy Gullahorn, Andrew Osenga, etc.), is currently writing Far Side Of The Sea, a first-person narrative concept album and accompanying book (photographic memoir). Eric also paints canvases, dabbles in folk sculpture (The Daily Piece), and avidly collects books (The Book Mole).
Eric’s art works on multiple levels – his beautiful melodies and images are immediately accessible, but his intentions continue to emerge long after the first impressions fade away. The varying layers continually reveal new discoveries the deeper and harder one looks.
“I have, from the beginning, sought to bring something pretty into the world, to write words and paint scenes I myself would like to hear and see, if only for the self-serving purpose of reminding myself that, though so often dimmed, the light can not be overcome by darkness.”
“I trust that my work is interpretative, not merely instructional. While instruction can be instantaneous and fleeting, interpretation allows for the factor of time: Time to heal, time to breathe, time to forgive, time for anger, time for failure, time for success, time to change, and time to become.”
Recurring themes of faith and hope-triggered plotlines are simply an echo of who Eric Peters is, his experiences, and his attempts to understand his own fallible world. “I am doomed without the strong and tender hand of mercy. I hope to share that of myself: the tangible and intangible, the noble and despicable, the manageable and mysterious.”