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Peter Mulvey

Peter Mulvey

Date, Location

    • Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    • 7 pm - 8 pm
    • Central

    Notes from Elsewhere

    Rolling Stone calls Peter Mulvey's lush, hushed voice "surrealistic beauty...gorgeous." The Boston Globe says he's a genre-defying traditionalist. This nationally known singer-songwriter thrills audiences and critics with his amazing guitar playing and lyrics.

    Peter Mulvey began as a self-described "city kid" from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He played, wrote, and sang in bands while studying theatre at Marquette University. After graduating, he traveled to Ireland, where he learned the trade of busker on the streets of Dublin. Returning to the U.S. a few years later, he settled in Boston, building an audience through street and subway performing, while also immersing himself in the thriving musical community. Since his 2000 release The Trouble with Poets, Mulvey has found a home with the venerable indie label Signature Sounds Recordings. His most recent albums for the Massachusetts label were the 2006 release The Knuckleball Suite , the 2004 release Kitchen Radio, the 2003 collaborative Redbird album (with label-mates Kris Delmhorst and Jeffrey Foucault), and his 2001 CD, Ten Thousand Mornings, an album of cover songs recorded entirely in the subways of Boston. MOJO described the album as "simultaneously Mulvey's homage to his one-time training ground and a beautifully atmospheric record of gifted interpretations."

    Always looking for ways to further immerse himself in language, art, and music, Mulvey has also scored music for theatre and modern dance, and has had numerous songs featured in film and television including various WB programs and PBS documentaries. (

    Don't miss a rare opportunity to be part of an intimate local appearance by this highly acclaimed national artist.