Paulette Meier is a singer/songwriter, whose strong alto voice has stirred hearts and opened minds for over 30 years in the pursuit of a peaceful, just and sustainable world.
"Paulette Meier's rich voice, unforced singing, meditative pacing, and natural cadences bring the hearer to that inner peace where truth abides."
-Doug Gwyn, writer, minister, musician and Quaker scholar
Her work as a peace educator led to her award winning CD, Come Join the Circle, LessonSongs for Peacemaking. Published in 2002 with over 10,000 copies sold in the interim, the CD continues to serve as a learning tool in classrooms and families around the country, inspiring and teaching children in the ways of non-violent conflict resolution and emotional intelligence.
An active Quaker, Paulette was moved to set quotations from texts of early Quaker leaders to song and record them in chant-like, a cappella style. The resulting CD, Timeless Quaker Wisdom in Plainsong, serves both as an educative tool in the roots of Quaker spirituality and as a meditative focus in spiritual practice.
A second album of chants she composed from the writings of more Quaker leaders was officially released in June 2020. This one, Wellsprings of Life: Quaker Wisdom in Chant, has vocal and instrumental accompaniment, with chants that are designed for group singing. They are filled with spiritual depth and hope!
Paulette also sings her other originals, either solo or with members of her Cincinnati based folk group, Just Earth, wherever a song is needed to shed light, promote healing, unify voices, speak truth, and lift spirits! Just Earth's CD features an array of musical styles, with tight harmonies and great rhythms. The songs address important issues like climate crisis, economic disparity, and privatization for corporate wealth, while also honoring the natural world and our vital connection with it. The CD was released in 2017.
"Excellent content, beautifully recorded, well sung and played. I love the variety of styles."
-Peggy Seeger, internationally known performer and recording artist
"The excellent production, good songs that don't talk down to kids, live and lively instrumentation, and clear passion of the performers make this CD particularly entertaining and engaging to kids and families. And what's more, the kids might actually learn something useful to help them get along in life!"
-John McCutcheon, musician, 5 time Grammy award winner
"Paulette's solo concert was a balm for hurt minds! She is such an amazing poet and composer as well as having a lovely voice, both powerful and soothing."
-Sue Edwards, climate change activist, Philadelphia, PA
"Paulette's assembly program at our school was a most beautiful blending of entertainment and education around social-emotional issues that kept both younger and older children excitedly engaged."
-Tim Mammel, teacher, Green Street Friends School, Philadelphia