the Official website of Peter Bolland, writer, speaker, singer-songwriter, and teacher
i lead Satsangs the first and third Thursday of every month at Vision: A Center for Spiritual Living in San Diego. (Please note that there will be no satsang the first Thursday in January -- but we'll resume on the third Thursday). Click on the calendar for details.
I sing, write songs, play guitar, make records, write a column for Unity Magazine and another column for the San Diego Troubadour, publish a blog, lead Satsangs, speak about spiritual and philosophical things in a wide variety of venues, and all that when I'm not at work being a philosophy professor and humanities department chair at Southwestern College in Chula Vista, California.
I've been playing music and writing songs my whole life. My first solo album was called Frame, released in 2002. It earned a Best Americana Album nomination at the San Diego Music Awards. Then I had a band called The Coyote Problem from 2002-2010. We won the Best Americana Album prize for both of our albums, Wire in 2005 and California in 2007 at the San Diego Music Awards. Quit while you're ahead, right? I fired myself from my own band so I could focus on my solo work. The result? My new album Two Pines, available now.
I am also a session musician playing a wide variety of instruments on other people's albums, things like acoustic and electric guitar, lap steel guitar, Dobro, mandolin, banjo, and harmonica.
Thanks for visiting my website. Join the Mailing List for inside information about upcoming shows, talks, classes, and events. Check the Calendar page for a complete list of coming attractions. Listen to some music on the Audio page or on the playlist. Do a little shopping on the Store page. Read what journalists have written about my music on the Press/Reviews page. Follow the link to my blog called "Thinking Through" on the Blog page. And come back anytime you like. We'll be here.