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GATHER ROUND

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Release date: Fall 2019

– AVAILABLE FALL 2019 –

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“Mazatl’s Gather Round are songs that celebrate the soul, and our journey back into sacred reverence and remembering. Imbued with the playful quality of wisdom, and melodic rhythms so infectious you’ll want to sing along!”

Katherine Grasso

“Peters music is deeply soulful and activates a remberance of our connection to spirit, to our mother earth, to ourselves and to one another. His songs are masterfully woven creating tapestry’s of frequency delight.”

Gilly Cameron

“Your lyrical and Very Sacred wisdoms are nothing short of a deep ,magical and worthwhile journey. Your music reflects an awareness spawned only by a profound awakening to the meaning of life and ultimately love. You my friend are the gift to us all. My deep Gratitude for Sharing your ancient truths and for contributing greatly to the great awakening of man and to the “nature of his nature.”

Lynn Schlossberg Huguet

“Oh man….gave a quick listen of all tracks. My heart is smiling, man. Takes me right into the circle: can practically smell the sage and taste the medicine. Thank you thank you!”

Mark Lange

“So I’m at work up on a tall ladder prepping walls and beams and pipes to paint the new office space, face mask on, beat headphones on and listening to your music and I start crying because I’m moved and then thought about how silly it must have looked! So then I started laughing…  Anyway I was alone…  But had to share! Sounds amazing Peter!!!  So glad to be able to hear these songs outside ceremony. Hope to see you soon. Love you brother!”

Noah Jordan
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GATHER ROUND

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Release date: Fall 2019

– AVAILABLE FALL 2019 –

Itunes
Spotify
Bandcamp
Google Play

“Mazatl’s Gather Round are songs that celebrate the soul, and our journey back into sacred reverence and remembering. Imbued with the playful quality of wisdom, and melodic rhythms so infectious you’ll want to sing along!”

Katherine Grasso

“Peters music is deeply soulful and activates a remberance of our connection to spirit, to our mother earth, to ourselves and to one another. His songs are masterfully woven creating tapestry’s of frequency delight.”

Gilly Cameron

“Your lyrical and Very Sacred wisdoms are nothing short of a deep ,magical and worthwhile journey. Your music reflects an awareness spawned only by a profound awakening to the meaning of life and ultimately love. You my friend are the gift to us all. My deep Gratitude for Sharing your ancient truths and for contributing greatly to the great awakening of man and to the “nature of his nature.”

Lynn Schlossberg Huguet

“Oh man….gave a quick listen of all tracks. My heart is smiling, man. Takes me right into the circle: can practically smell the sage and taste the medicine. Thank you thank you!”

Mark Lange
album-art

GATHER ROUND

By
Release date: Fall 2019

– AVAILABLE –
FALL 2019

Itunes
Spotify
Bandcamp
Google Play

“Mazatl’s Gather Round are songs that celebrate the soul, and our journey back into sacred reverence and remembering. Imbued with the playful quality of wisdom, and melodic rhythms so infectious you’ll want to sing along!”

Katherine Grasso

“Peters music is deeply soulful and activates a remberance of our connection to spirit, to our mother earth, to ourselves and to one another. His songs are masterfully woven creating tapestry’s of frequency delight.”

Gilly Cameron

“Your lyrical and Very Sacred wisdoms are nothing short of a deep ,magical and worthwhile journey. Your music reflects an awareness spawned only by a profound awakening to the meaning of life and ultimately love. You my friend are the gift to us all. My deep Gratitude for Sharing your ancient truths and for contributing greatly to the great awakening of man and to the “nature of his nature.”

Lynn Schlossberg Huguet

“Oh man….gave a quick listen of all tracks. My heart is smiling, man. Takes me right into the circle: can practically smell the sage and taste the medicine. Thank you thank you!”

Mark Lange

MAZATL

MAZATL – [ syll. ma-zat(l), maz-a-tl ] Mazatl is pronounced as MAHZEYTL. Mazatl is derived from Aztec-Nahuatl origins. The name’s meaning is deer.

By the beginning of 2015, the deer spirit had been walking with me for almost four years. Literally. I carried around a little plastic deer that my good friend had gifted me. The small toy deer was with me when I traveled down to Teotihuacan Mexico that spring for a soul journey amidst the ancient pyramid sites. On the last night of our trip, we were entertained by a group of indigenous men from the Nahuatl tribe. Four of us were chosen to receive names from the diviner. As I walked up to this weathered man I wondered what he would name me. In less than 5 seconds he said “Mazatl.” Of course, I had never heard the word before so we quickly asked, “What does that mean?”. He replied, “Dignified and honorable deer.”

When I began creating sacred music, I found it only fitting to name the project MAZATL in honor of the deer spirit who has been walking with me and guiding me. The music on this album is a reflection of a deep and profound spiritual walk. Through indigenous ceremonial practices, I’ve come to know the musician that I’ve always longed to be. I consider this music a gift, a sacred message of love and beauty for all of us to enjoy. The lyrics speak of the soul, of community, of the sacredness of all things, of celebration, and most importantly of love. I’m honored to share the reflections and the spirit of these sacred songs.

MAZATL

MAZATL – [ syll. ma-zat(l), maz-a-tl ] Mazatl is pronounced as MAHZEYTL. Mazatl is derived from Aztec-Nahuatl origins. The name’s meaning is deer.

By the beginning of 2015, the deer spirit had been walking with me for almost four years. Literally. I carried around a little plastic deer that my good friend had gifted me. The small toy deer was with me when I traveled down to Teotihuacan Mexico that spring for a soul journey amidst the ancient pyramid sites. On the last night of our trip, we were entertained by a group of indigenous men from the Nahuatl tribe. Four of us were chosen to receive names from the diviner. As I walked up to this weathered man I wondered what he would name me. In less than 5 seconds he said “Mazatl.” Of course, I had never heard the word before so we quickly asked, “What does that mean?”. He replied, “Dignified and honorable deer.”

When I began creating sacred music, I found it only fitting to name the project MAZATL in honor of the deer spirit who has been walking with me and guiding me. The music on this album is a reflection of a deep and profound spiritual walk. Through indigenous ceremonial practices, I’ve come to know the musician that I’ve always longed to be. I consider this music a gift, a sacred message of love and beauty for all of us to enjoy. The lyrics speak of the soul, of community, of the sacredness of all things, of celebration, and most importantly of love. I’m honored to share the reflections and the spirit of these sacred songs.

BEHIND THE MUSIC

The truth is: I quit playing guitar at the age of 8 just after a month of lessons. Yeah, that’s me rockin the red jumper on Christmas morning. My grandfather, who taught my father how to play guitar, owned a music shop in Brooklyn and my father was now teaching me guitar. They combined their efforts together and gifted me the electric guitar I’m holding for Christmas that year.

The reality of the situation was I hated playing guitar – I was completely uninspired by having to study guitar by the book in a room, practicing. A few days after this picture was taken I gave them the guitar back and told them I never wanted to play guitar again.

About 14 years later at the age of 22, while in the Marine Corps, I attended a party that one of my Marine friends was throwing in Huntington Beach, CA. When I walked in my friend Tai was passing a guitar around the room and each person was trying to play the main melodic riff from “Blister in the Sun”. The melody to “When I’m walking, I strut my stuff, and I’m so strung out.” One by one, each person tried and gave up. After about ten minutes of watching this go on I shouted out “Give me that guitar, I can play that.” And I did easily. Tai saw that I had an interest and a knack for it so he gave me one of his guitars to hold in my barracks room so I could mess around with it.

When my father found out I was playing guitar again he quickly fixed up an old acoustic guitar that he had lying around in NY and shipped it out to me in California. I’ve played guitar every day since. The rest, as they say, is history..

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BEHIND THE MUSIC

The truth is: I quit playing guitar at the age of 8 just after a month of lessons. Yeah, that’s me rockin the red jumper on Christmas morning. My grandfather, who taught my father how to play guitar, owned a music shop in Brooklyn and my father was now teaching me guitar. They combined their efforts together and gifted me the electric guitar I’m holding for Christmas that year.

The reality of the situation was I hated playing guitar – I was completely uninspired by having to study guitar by the book in a room, practicing. A few days after this picture was taken I gave them the guitar back and told them I never wanted to play guitar again.

About 14 years later at the age of 22, while in the Marine Corps, I attended a party that one of my Marine friends was throwing in Huntington Beach, CA. When I walked in my friend Tai was passing a guitar around the room and each person was trying to play the main melodic riff from “Blister in the Sun”. The melody to “When I’m walking, I strut my stuff, and I’m so strung out.” One by one, each person tried and gave up. After about ten minutes of watching this go on I shouted out “Give me that guitar, I can play that.” And I did easily. Tai saw that I had an interest and a knack for it so he gave me one of his guitars to hold in my barracks room so I could mess around with it.

When my father found out I was playing guitar again he quickly fixed up an old acoustic guitar that he had lying around in NY and shipped it out to me in California. I’ve played guitar every day since. The rest, as they say, is history..

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