Sneak Preview: The New Year


If you haven’t yet read Matt Conner’s interview with Eric Peters’, you should; it’ll give you a deeper appreciation of how important this recording is to Eric. Eric puts his heart and soul and, more importantly, his pain into his music, and that’s what makes it such a rich experience for the rest of us. For months now, I’ve been lucky enough to hear snippets of Birds of Relocation coming out of Ben Shive’s studio (The Bee Hive) next door, and I can’t wait for the world to hear it. I think it’s Eric’s best work. Read the interview, get the full context of the song you’re about to hear, and then wait anxiously for March 27th when Birds of Relocation takes flight.

Here’s a first listen to one of the tracks. It’s still an early mix, but it’s already fantastic.

“The New Year”
by Eric Peters
from Birds of Relocation.

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. jon slone

    Hey Eeyore, great lyrics, great voice, great message!

    I, like you, hope deeply that this is in fact, ‘The Year.’

    Hey Eric, bring your lawmower to my house and lets cut grass, pick up pine cones and play some music……..I’ve got the drum-set and the know-how.

    Between your ‘half empty’ and my ‘half full’ we’d make for one full jubbe of Dee-Lish-Ossity!

    Great skill my friend!

  2. Sharon Frazier

    Wow, this song inspires hope in me. I’m anxiously waiting to hear the whole album!

  3. Jessi

    Wonderful. I am very excited to hear the entire album and also thankful for hope and grace!

  4. Gina

    Happy music, so full of soul. Way to go, EP (known around these parts as my 3 year old son’s “best friend.”)!

  5. Abby Pickle

    The sound of all our voices
    Joins up into a great wave
    To storm over the noise of chaos
    We’re alive!
    Breathing music
    Showing solid shadows
    To be nothing more than vapor

  6. Mr Under Pants

    Land of the Living was the tops. Then it got better and better with Scarce and Chrome. I’m sure this will be right up there. Can’t wait to hear.

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