"He is unafraid of complicated topics and always strives to look beyond the easy sentiment... Peter does nothing less than address the very nature of our existence... Trust me, most songwriters can’t pull this off. Peter Mayer does."
"Mayer offers up everything you could ever want from a singer/songwriter."
"His guitar work is breath-taking, his lyrics mind-spinning, his singing soul-soothing and his feet-on-the-ground optimism nothing short of healing."
"Mayer’s songs are crafted like shaker furniture, with no place for superfluous embellishments or throwaway lines... (his) world is bright and hopeful and the transcendent nature of his lyrics…explore the mysteries of life... Mayer’s fluid, clean, and tremendously intriguing guitar playing is topped with warm, rich vocals. This is music for the soul."
"There are at least a dozen Peter Mayer songs that I would love to learn myself, but I could never play them as well as he does."
"I’m a huge Peter Mayer fan, but only when I don’t feel like killing him for being so good. I love Peter’s work, though it irritates me that he plays so much better than I do. If I rocked half as hard as Peter does, I’d own the world by now."
"Peter Mayer is a magician…(his) universe is full of metaphor and meaning, story and symbol—everything contains more than meets the eye."
"This native of Minnesota is a master storyteller."
"Mayer’s appealing guitar style (is) alternately percussive, rhythmic, melodic, or all of the above. In Mayer’s capable hands the instrument sounds like a calliope one moment, an orchestra the next and then a cleanly picked guitar a la Dave Van Ronk... Mayer is a performer at the top of his game who knows that the secret to living in a world of perplexing questions is enjoying the search for answers."