Peace Weaver

Peace Weaver

 Asheville, North Carolina, USA
BandFolkPop

Peace Weaver is a socially conscious New Age Folk performer based in Asheville, NC. Poetic lyrics and distinctive vocals are underlined with a flowing rhythm guitar. Peace describes her own music as healing truth, making peace with pain and finding the beautiful calm among the chaos.

Biography


Peace Weaver spent her childhood in upstate New York singing to trees and making clothes for her dolls, while her family pressured her into strict academic achievement and professionalism. She received a BA in philosophy from Stanford University , and went on to Study Clothing and Textiles at Cornell University. While at Stanford she was heavily influenced by the Grateful Dead and the community... surrounding the scene. One night in a dorm room, listening to a classmate strum Neil Young on an acoustic guitar, she said "That's what I am going to do.At the age of 24, she left her successful corporate job, and embarked on her genuine bohemian life. She bought a car, packed her guitar, changed her name to Peace, and traveled. Throughout her journeys songwriting became her stability: A form of artistic centering that healed and supported her through heavy suffering. Songwriting is a sister who hands the key to the universe to Peace Weaver. Her songs come from a place of deep inner truth, like a guiding light of universal wisdom, looking out through the circumstances of the individual.
Peace spent most of her time in San Francisco, CA and Woodstock NY. 1994 in San Francisco she started one of the longest running weekly, all women production, dance parties called SISTER. Peace did not go public with her songwriting until 1995 when she arrived in Woodstock New York. With overwhelming encouragement, she forged an idealistic notion of success & traveling with a family. In Woodstock, she led two national tours – under the banner of sustainable, nomadic, artistic intentional community – these tours later became known as the Peace Train.
During the last Peace Train tour, with 3 song books to her credit she met producer and political leader : Mark Glick, in Austin Texas. Mark produced Peace’s first studio album – WE ARE THEM, in Bastrop Texas, in a small cabin/recording studio – with a tin roof. The projects release was postponed in 2000, when Peace became pregnant and moved to Asheville, NC to focus on family. Although she still intended to continue traveling, with her children, motherhood brought some deep lessons in reality. Peace calls herself a social philosopher and artistic entrepreneur, with many years of devotion to her spiritual practice & beliefs. Through experience, she knows that art is our creative power to heal. She is a Weaver, Fiber Artist, Singer/Songwriter, Philosopher & Yogini. She is solidly committed to holisitic life in balance, carrying the responsibility of her name, and striving continually to assist humanity on it’s conscious journey, Peace is also a human participating in the dance. Whether she is freezing in Woodstock, writing songs on a Peace Train to Austin, or sitting on her porch in Asheville, she brings her music to the world as a witness, an offering and inspiration to others.

Discography

We Are Them-Fall 2011