Peter Groenwald started playing piano in his home as soon as he was old enough to climb up on the piano bench. From there, he took an interest in whatever instruments he could get his hands on. After high school, he packed his dreams and his instruments and moved to Nashville. He joined forces with the MCA group, Llama, playing keyboards and singing background vocals and touring heavily behind the likes of John Mayer and O.A.R.
His time with Llama led to playing with and opening for artists including Missy Higgins, The Civil Wars, The Silver Seas, Madi Diaz, Landon Pigg, Mindy Smith, Griffin House, Erin McCarley, David Mead, Kate York, and Andrew Belle. He appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brian and has performed at The Ryman Auditorium, Red Rocks Amphitheater, and Radio City Music Hall.
After spending nearly a decade touring, Peter stepped out of the musical background when he self-produced and released his EP Sweet Science in 2011 to critical acclaim. Trying his hand at songwriting and instrumentation suited him. Last.fm praised the work, saying, “…(his) lush arrangements straddle the lines between pop, folk and rock music. Acoustic and electric guitars, piano, soaring harmony vocals and a pulsing backbeat accentuate his thoughtful songwriting.”
Through the making of Sweet Science, Peter found that the heart of his music is in his producing and writing. He has produced songs and records for Liz Longley, Holley Maher, Adam Agin, Jill Andrews and Zoe Sky Jordan. His writing credits include songs by Mindy Smith, Sarah Siskind, Amy Stroup, K.S. Rhoads, Wayne Kirkpatrick, and Matthew Perryman Jones.
He’s primarily working in the genres of Pop, Singer/Songwriter, Folk, Americana, Film/TV, and Ethereal Pop. His studio and family are based in Nashville, Tennessee.