Eric Peters

Eric Peters, affectionately called "Pappy" by those who love him, is the grand old curmudgeon of the Rabbit Room. But his small stature and often quiet presence belie a giant talent. He's a songwriter of the first order, and a catalogue of great records bears witness to it. His last album, Birds of Relocation, blew minds and found its way onto “year’s best” lists all over the country. When he's not painting, trolling bookstores, or dabbling in photography, he's touring the country in support of his latest record, Far Side of the Sea.

New Project: Earth Has No Sorrow

By Eric Peters

My latest project is, content-wise, somewhat of a departure for me. Or maybe it’s not, depending on how you view my songwriting over the years?

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Song & A Story: “Farthest Shore”

By Eric Peters

When producer Gabe Scott and I first convened to begin recording Far Side Of The Sea in the summer of 2015, I had very few complete songs to offer, and most certainly needed to write a few new ones. From the beginning, my vision for the Read More ›

Art Exhibit

By Eric Peters

This summer, the kind folks at Church At Charlotte have invited me to display my visual artwork in their gallery. It is a tremendous honor for me, as this is my first opportunity to exhibit a collection of my non-musical work anywhere on earth. Read More ›

Song of the Day: Eric Peters, “Mary (A Husband’s Lament)”

By Eric Peters

I wrote “Mary” sometime in 1998/1999, but for reasons I can’t remember, chose not to include it on my 1999 debut solo project, a not-at-all good EP titled, More Than Watchmen. Instead, I later recorded it for my first full-length solo Read More ›

Champagne For The Soul: Rediscovering God’s Gift Of Joy

By Eric Peters

For the past several years, I’ve had the pleasure of being invited to play an annual concert. It is the only annual show I have, which is fewer than many artists, yet one more than a lot of other folks, I realize. Read More ›

Leaving The Weeds

By Eric Peters

If you know me well, or have ever had a conversation with me outdoors, it is more than likely I’ve stooped to pull weeds. I am an incorrigible weed puller. A couple of years ago, while talking with my son in our backyard, Read More ›

Field Of Failure

By Eric Peters

Producer Gabe Scott and I are honing in on the final four songs on Far Side Of The Sea. I hinted at this in earlier posts, but now, neck-deep into the recording, I am more aware than ever just how vast a musical departure this album is for me. Read More ›

Far Side Of The Sea preview: “Beautiful One (Nowhere)”

By Eric Peters

This is a sneak peek of the outro of “Beautiful One (Nowhere),” one of the new songs that will be on Far Side Of The Sea. I started writing this song the night I learned my aunt was killed in an Read More ›

What Am I Doing? / What I Am Doing.

By Eric Peters

Since my forthcoming album, Far Side Of The Sea, was successfully Kickstarted back in August, I have been up to many things, very little of which, unfortunately, have had to do with recording. I Read More ›

England: Day Seven

By Eric Peters

[Day One]
[Day Two]
[Day Three]
[Day Four]
[Day Five: Part One]
[Day Five: Part Two]
[Day Six] Read More ›

Far Side Of The Sea: A Photographic Memory

By Eric Peters

Some time ago I began chattering about a photo-essay book idea rattling around in my brain. A hobbyist photographer since I was a teenager, I’ve typically trained my lens on objects and scenes; on the Read More ›

England: Day Five (Part Two)

By Eric Peters


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