Listening Party: Birds of Relocation


Eric Peters’ Birds of Relocation was released on Tuesday and a brief scan of Twitter and Facebook reveals a snap shot of what people are already saying about it:

“. . . one of the most beautiful records I’ve heard in a long while.” –@Nickliao
“Another amazing album . . .” –@FMcButter
“I’ve been thru the new @ericpetersmusic album 4 times this morning already. Love it!” –@andycheely
“Listened straight through the new @ericpetersmusic record. My soul is soaring.” –@danielchristian
“One of my favorites of all time by anyone.” –@sdsmith_
“We are loving these songs . . .” –@EnCorpsMusic
“. . .this is great music.” –@AndrewPeterson
“It will bless you abundantly!” –@lightenupgear
“All I can say is WOW!” –@Cam__
“@ericpetersmusic’s new album, BiRDS OF RELOCATiON is amazing!” –@bgum728
“. . . just awesome: full of hope, gratitude, and beauty.” Bret Welstead via Facebook
“It’s seriously all kinds of good.” Andrew MacKay via Facebook
“This is a fabulous album.” Rebecca MacKay via Facebook

But if you’re still on the fence, you’ve come to the right place. For the next eleven hours we’re going to premiere Birds of Relocation song by song, one song in its entirety each hour between 9am and 8pm CST. For each song, Eric will give some insight into the writing process, and answer any questions you might have. Enjoy the record, folks. You’re in for a real treat.

Pete Peterson is the author of the Revolutionary War adventure The Fiddler’s Gun and its sequel Fiddler’s Green. Among the many strange things he’s been in life are the following: U.S Marine air traffic controller, television editor, art teacher and boatwright at the Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch, and progenitor of the mysterious Budge-Nuzzard. He lives in Nashville with his wife, Jennifer, where he's the Executive Director of the Rabbit Room and Managing Editor of Rabbit Room Press.


  1. Ben Shive

    Eric has written a really beautiful collection of songs here. I’m proud of him. I would say that the theme of this record is a movement from darkness to light–which might also be the theme of Eric’s soul at the moment. We tried to capture that in the recordings. There are definitely some dark moments (fittingly so), but the songs always seem to step into the light. Anyway, I think you’re really going to like Birds of Relocation. I do.

  2. Jaclyn

    I’m here to take this journey from dark to light! Thanks for your intro, Ben =)

    I’m so grateful that artists like you and Eric are so committed to crafting things that are authentic and true to the hope we have in our Maker.

  3. Jen

    Listened twice on my way to work, and I love it! I absolutely hear what you’re talking about, Ben. It’s beautiful. Thank you for these songs, Eric!

  4. CyndaP

    I’ve already listened to the album(and love it), but I’m looking forward to reading the stories behind the songs and hearing others’ comments.

  5. Jenn C

    I can’t wait!! I’ve been listening to the album all day – can’t wait to hear the stories. Thanks for hosting this!

  6. Andy

    I loved Chrome. It came a one of those moments where I was encouraged to know someone else thought those things as Eric sang them to me. After I downloaded Birds yesterday and fitted my headphones for the bus/subway commute to work I wondered what Birds would be. I barely got to the street from the apartment door before “Haha to the old year!” grabbed me by the shirt and for the next 40 minutes or so I was being roused by the new soundtrack for this season of my life. Thanks Eric!

  7. Eric Peters

    Thank you, guys. I need to sticky note all of these comments onto my forehead so I don’t forget them. Defeat comes easily to me, so it is good to hear that these songs are landing on a sweet spot for some folks.

    Jon Slone: iTunes eventually, but for now, let’s go organic and support the “local,” the RR.

  8. Jud

    Pete and Eric, thanks for arranging this “listening party”. I loved the one hosted here for Jason Gray’s latest, and I’m loving this one too.

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