MAYER KIRBY MAYER ACOUSTIC GROUP
Singer-songwriters Peter Mayer and Scott Kirby met in 1991 in Key West at the original Margaritaville Café. Peter, fresh from his debut Warner Brothers’ album Piece of Paradise, had come down to work with Jimmy Buffett. Kirby had recently arrived from New Hampshire to rekindle his love affair with music and explore the art of songwriting. The two began a musical friendship that included co-writing, performing, and the record label Little Flock Music. In 2013, Peter son’s Brendan set out on his own musical journey, which included joining his father and Kirby on their annual east coast acoustic tour. The tour features the three on acoustic instruments and percussion.
Peter Mayer, who melds influences from jazz, rock and pop in his stunning guitar playing and songwriting, has released a dozen of his own albums while holding down his longtime job as lead guitarist and songwriting collaborator in Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band. He has shared the stage with everyone from Chicago to Joni Mitchell in his 30-year career.
Scott Kirby, a self-taught finger-style acoustic guitarist and songwriter who has released eight CDs, says most of his influences come from the singer-songwriters and folk-rock artists of the 1970s. When not touring around North America May through October, he regularly performs in Key West at the Smokin’ Tuna Saloon, a 200-seat music club he opened with partners in 2011.
Brendan Mayer recently released his first CD, Getaway Car. He spent much of 2014 touring with Jimmy Buffett as the featured guest artist each night. Brendan has inherited a wonderful voice from his father but has honed his own rootsy style performing with his band The Turf.
In recent years, the Mayer Kirby Mayer Acoustic Group has been joined by virtuoso harmonica player Gary Green. Also from New Hampshire, Green has been the winner of several national and international competitions and has often performed with Kirby and Peter Mayer during the past 25 years.
In November 2015, they were also joined by Jim Mayer and Roger Guth (and a couple thousand fans) on the Casa Marina’s giant outdoor stage in Key West, where they recorded a live album, La Casa Cayo Hueso. You can listen to the title track below and buy the album online from Little Flock Music.
And here’s a video clip shot by Greg Rue, our sound technician at the Smokin’ Tuna, Key West during our April 2015 show there.
Touring dates and concert venues for this September
will be on Scott’s schedule and Peter’s schedule.
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