Peter Mayer will return to the Grassroots Concerts stage Friday, April 26, for a 7:30 p.m. show at the Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar in Nisswa.

Mayer has graced the Grassroots stage on three previous occasions - most recently in 2013. His next visit follows the October release of an 11th album, "Catching Rain."

Mayer writes songs for a small planet - songs about the human journey, about the beauty and mystery of the world. Whimsical, humorous and profound, his music breaks the boundaries of "folk" and examines life as a place of wonder.

Mayer began playing guitar and writing songs when in high school. In college he studied theology and music, and then spent two years in seminary. Afterward he took a part-time job as a church music director while performing at clubs and colleges, and writing and recording his music.

In 1995, he quit his job and started performing full time. Since then, Mayer has gradually gained a dedicated, word-of-mouth following, playing shows from Minnesota to Texas, New England to California. He has 11 albums and has sold more than 80,000 of them independently.

The Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar in the Journey Church is located at 5459 Lakers Lane, next to Nisswa School. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 with listening attention when accompanied by an adult. Seating is first-come, first-served.

At each concert, Grassroots welcomes nonperishable food or cash donations to the local food shelf.