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Below are recordings of concerts and interviews I've done, as well as descriptions of the workshops I offer. Each section also contains booking information.

Concerts

In lieu of playing live concerts this year, I put together a little "tour" called From Quarantine — songs and explorations for clearing a path for hope and healing during this difficult season. I've also streamed some short concerts on IGTV.


Live concerts are such a powerful and intimate way to experience healing music and togetherness.

Nathan Peterson and Hello Industry perform live concert
Nathan Peterson, Heather Peterson, James Ross perform live house concert
"Talked for an hour about how beautiful last night was. I can’t express the satisfaction in my heart today."
Nathan Peterson, Heather Peterson, and James Ross perform album release concert in Peoria Illinois
Because of covid, I'm not currently booking in-person performances, but I am accepting a limited number of live streaming performances for conferences, podcasts, and church-services. I'm also pre-recording guest performances for churches and other groups to help the community connect with each other and their surroundings in this challenging time. Inquire below about booking.
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Interviews

Open To Hope / Dr Gloria & Dr Heidi Horsley — June 2020
Hope, healing, grief, and Dance Again
Peoria Music Live / Kindall Nelson — March 2020
Wide range of topics: making music, being a dad, church, culture
Upworthy / Doyin Richards — December 2015
Life with Olivia
Because of covid, I'm not currently booking in-person interviews, but I am accepting a limited number of private streaming interviews. Inquire below about scheduling.
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Speaking & Workshops

Nathan Peterson leads workshop for singers and songwriters in Peoria Illinois

Freedom and Presence in Breath and Voice

For singers, performers, speakers, actors, teachers:

We’ll explore the journey of the Voice, from initial inspiration all the way to the listener’s ear. We’ll discuss the challenges of finding your voice and sharing it freely, and we will explore ways to find that freedom.

We’ll explore alternatives to the goal of perfection on stage, letting go of pressure and anxiety, and using the stage as an opportunity for a truly connective and nutritive experience — both for the performer and the audience.

Because of covid, I'm not currently booking in-person workshops, but I am accepting a limited number of private streaming workshops. Inquire below about booking.
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Cultivating a Genuine Expression of Worship

For churches, worship leaders, worship teams, church production teams, and church leadership:

This is a 4-part workshop series for bringing the members of a worship ministry together under a unified purpose: to facilitate connection.

PART ONE: CULTIVATING A GENUINE EXPRESSION OF WORSHIP

For the entire worship ministry — musicians, production, and other spiritual leadership. We’ll explore our intent as worship leaders and spiritual leaders as well as the possibility of a deep, tangible, honest, human expression of worship. We’ll explore finding our voice and how the very act of finding our sharing our voice can be worship. We’ll end our time with Q&A in order to have dialog about specific challenges.

PART TWO: VOICE

For the singers. We’ll explore finding our voice and how the voice relates to worship and spiritual leadership. We’ll discuss the way the human voice functions, practically and as a mechanism for spiritual connection. We’ll work on listening. We’ll practice sharing and enjoying our voice together.

PART THREE: INSTRUMENTS

For the instrumentalists. We’ll explore finding our voice as instrumentalists and using our voice to create connection in worship. We’ll do some nuts-and-bolts work on building a song, balancing frequencies, self-mixing, the value of not playing at the right times, and we will work on listening.

PART FOUR: PRODUCTION

For audio, video, and lighting teams. We’ll address pitfalls and challenges common in church-production, and we’ll work on a mindset and techniques which leverage minimalism and professionalism to create the clearest connection possible in the room.

For 10 years I led one of America’s fastest growing churches’ worship ministry, building a community of musicians, leaders, and technical artists. During this time, I learned the difference between building something which “works” — starting with the end result in mind; using volunteers to reach that goal — and cultivating something which genuinely embodies and unleashes the personality and potential of the artists and leaders of a community. This workshop will give tools — practical and philosophical — for achieving the latter.

"Thank you for teaching me to tap into a part of me I never knew existed!" —Team Member
"Coming from the place I am, in the moment, has allowed me to connect with the music and deliver what my heart feels. It sure feels better than performing." —Team Member
"You helped us slow down, breathe, and see how that breath is a connection with God." —Team Member
Because of covid, I'm not currently booking in-person workshops, but I am accepting a limited number of private streaming workshops. Inquire below about booking.
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Singer-Songwriter Workshops

For songwriters and those interested in songwriting:

This is a space for songwriters to explore their song and Voice in a supportive and receptive environment.

I spend the first 20 minutes giving some tools and ideas to work with, and we spend the remaining time with songwriters and their songs.

Monthly, 2nd-Mondays at 7pm, downtown Peoria in the warehouse district. Open to the public.

Contributions are optional. If you find value in the experience and want to contribute, you may pay any amount you like in-person or online.

Because of covid, these workshops have not been occurring regularly. Keep a look-out, here or on the Facebook group, for new dates.

Practice: A Concert for Being with Whatever Emerges When We Slow Down

What is "Practice?"
Practice is a concert with guidance for being with whatever emerges (feelings, thoughts, hopes, fears, physical, spiritual, whatever) when we slow down.

This is an opportunity to let what/who wants to speak to us, speak.

It is work — not so much the hearing and feeling of the things, but the slowing, quieting, listening required in order to receive. It is work, but a good kind of work — a work which helps us grow in healthy ways.

I'll give minimal direction and my songs will be there to create a space for us to do this work. How deep you go and how much you do is up to you. I will be practicing as well. There is no pressure and no rush for any of us to "get someplace." It's only Practice. :)

Is there a cost to attend?
If you find value in the experience and want to contribute, you may pay any amount you like, at the event or online. I’m making this pay-what-you-can so it can be available to everyone, so please only pay what feels right for you and your budget. And thank you for contributing — this helps me offer more of these in the future.

Upcoming Practice dates:

Temporarily canceled due to Covid19.

In the meantime, along similar lines, I've created a "From Quarantine" playlist of live music and explorations for helping us be present in the midst of the current season:

View the full From Quarantine playlist here.

LIVE MUSIC

PEORIA CONCERTS

I've played concerts in Peoria for 16 years. This "if it plays in Peoria" tagline has come to mind many times as we've created and debuted many different concerts in Peoria. Our rock band, Hello Industry, has played at the Civic Center Arena, CEFCU Center Stage, and the old Stage 2 Building where AC/DC played back in the 70s. We've played classical concerts in Peoria home, with piano and strings. We've played electronic concerts in Peoria warehouses. And lately, I've played solo acoustic concerts in Peoria living rooms, sharing healing songs about our life with Olivia.

LIVE INTIMATE CONCERTS

Since Olivia was born, I've transitioned from playing on stages around the Midwest with my band to playing smaller, intimate acoustic live concerts in living rooms and other spaces, mostly in Peoria and Chicago. These concerts are equally healing for me as they are for others. I love sitting in a room with other human beings and sharing a concert which is full of songs about life: songs for finding our Voice, songs about healing, songs for grieving parents or anyone who is dealing with loss... It is so good to slow down enough to be able to receive live music, to receive the presence of others, to become available and quiet enough to hear our own voice and even the voice of God.