Roger Paul Peterson — Iowa Rock ’n Roll Hall of Famer with an official 2021 Dove Award Submission
–Jesus is Light
–Wintertime in Vienna (Vocal Version)
–Mighty Your Deeds
–Jesus is Light
–Mighty Your Deeds (The Song of Moses and the Lamb)
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MORE ABOUT ROGER
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Your thirsty eardrums encounter musical blessings from this classically trained, multi-keyboard composer and recording artist — a 2016 Iowa Rock ’n Roll Hall of Fame Inductee with an official 2021 Dove Award Submission!
I long to create euphonic joy for the world by composing, programming and recording chiptune, pop, rock, honkytonk — and church pipe organ & praise music.
Roger’s Musical Style
Listeners compare me to Keith Green, Keith Emerson, Trans Siberian Orchestra, The Who, Michael W. Smith, Mannheim Steamroller and Tangerine Dream.
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Roger Paul Peterson, an Iowa Rock ’n Roll Hall of Famer with an official 2021 Dove Award Submission!
PREACHER’S KID: ACCESS TO PIANO, PIPE ORGAN
Growing up as a preacher’s kid in the small farming community of Dayton, Iowa, Roger Paul Peterson had ready access to piano and pipe organ at church. He spent thousands of hours playing those instruments — everything from frisky rock ’n roll to resounding church hymns. Now with 16 years of classical piano training and decades performing in live bands as a multi-keyboardist in schools, churches, colleges, bars, ballrooms and concerts,
Roger plays with passion and precision. As a musical composer and recording artist, he uses up to ten acoustic and electronic keyboards, including midi access to more than 1,000 different instruments and sounds when recording. One of Roger’s remarkable recording skills is creating “chiptunes” — stunningly realistic computer-generated musical instruments and sounds — then programming his MacBook Pro to play those sounds into his recording software.
Roger’s music is shaped by his classical training, coupled with the 1970s-80s decades of pop rock radio music, coupled yet again with the 1990s-to-date influence of Christian radio music and church worship music. Music influencers include:
Roger’s styles range from honky-tonk/ragtime piano to electro-techno synth, from pipe organ to country rock, and from progressive symphonic rock to secular, sacred, pop and worship.
IOWA ROCK ’N ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
Along with the three other members of his first rock band “Mourning Glory,” Roger was inducted into the Iowa Rock ’n Roll Hall of Fame (2016).
OFFICIAL DOVE AWARD SUBMISSION
In 2021, Roger’s record company MC1 Nashville successfully submitted “MIGHTY Your Deeds” for a Dove Award; the submission cleared the first round of voting.
Roger has performed with:
NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE
Roger was a passenger on TWA Flight 841 in April 1979, which went out of control at 39,000 feet, making two complete barrel rolls and plunging over 35,000 feet in an accelerated nose-dive before making a miraculous recovery 44 seconds later.
Roger has appeared four times on NBC/CBS network television regarding TWA Flight 841, including the Tom Synder Tomorrow Show in April 1979 and the CBS Reports’ 1983 Peabody Award-wining investigative documentary “The Plane That Fell From the Sky”, in which Roger and other actual passengers and crew portray themselves while re-enacting this true-life, death-defying story. Here’s the link to that documentary: Roger Peterson appears in “The Plane That Fell From The Sky”.
Roger is also a licensed minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, CEO of the Christian missions nonprofit STEM Int’l (STEMPress),Board Member & Officer for the PF Foundation, Board Member for Tnt Ware and a multi-published author, including co-authoring “Maximum Impact Short-Term Missions.”
Roger holds a B.A. in Organizational Leadership (Bethel University—2009), a Mini MBA for Nonprofit Organizations (University of St. Thomas—2010) and an M.A. in Intercultural Leadership (Bethany Global University—2013).
Roger and his wife Melanie live near Orlando, Florida, and have two college-age children: Rachel and Matthew.
Imagine Santa riding a reindeer, tossing musical presents into your eardrums ...
“Wintertime in Vienna (Vocal Version)” renders a musical capture of the breath-taking ambiance of a crisp, invigorating, 21st century Viennese winter ...
All lyrics © Roger Paul Peterson
(n’) When I get to heaven there’ll be glory all around and Cherubim and Seraphim, too!
There won’t be any sickness and there won’t be any frowns! I’d like if you could come with me, too!
We won’t need the moon, because there won’t be a night. We won’t need the sun, because Jesus is Light!
Radiant beauty of God all around. No tears, death, pain be found! Jesus is Light! Jesus is Light!
(n’) When I get to heaven I’ll see elders ’round the throne. Crowns of gold on top of their heads!
I’ll walk in sin-free glory far away from Satan’s roam. Come join me in God’s heaven instead!
We won’t need the moon, because there won’t be a night. We won’t need the sun — the Lamb is our Light!
Radiant glory of God all around. No tears, death, pain be found! Jesus is Light! Jesus is Light!
Jesus is Light — yeah! Jesus is, Jesus is, Jesus is Light! Jesus is Light … (rpt 8x)
(n’) If you come to heaven there’ll be glory all around with Cherubim and Seraphim, too!
You won’t have any sickness and you won’t have any frowns! Just make a choice to come with me, too!
HALL OF FAME
Roger Paul Peterson was inducted into the Iowa Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in 2016
Revelation 15:3-4 (The Song of Moses and the Lamb) was originally penned by the Apostle John (John the Elder) approximately AD 96; adapted by Roger Peterson [with my poetic author insertions in brackets] as follows:
Verses 1 & 2
Mighty your deeds and marvelous, O God, the Sovereign Strong!
Righteous and true are all your ways, O King of all of the earth!
Who can fail to fear you O God and give all glory to your name?
[Who can fail to love you O God and give you honor unashamed?]
Because You, You alone are Holy. [You, You alone judge rightly.]
All nations will bow down and worship You, [for You are God!]
You! And You alone are Holy! All nations will bow down and worship You!
Roger performed with Kenny Rogers and Apple Records/USA Mgr for The Beatles Ken Mansfield.
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Homepage headline adapted from J.S. Bach. Featured photo shots of Roger Peterson & Keyboards thanks to Matthew Peterson and Bruce Wilson Photography.
Cornerstone Family Church Worship Band photo thanks to Beth Minks. Album cover photos thanks to Denny Müller, Joe Beda, Jan-Willem van Braak, John Salvino, Franck V on Unsplash; and Bruce Wilson Photography. Upright player piano thanks to Bob Beauchamp (Chime&Time). Columbus photo thanks to history.com
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