LIVE: Peter Mulvey @ Caffe Lena, 9/21/09

September 23rd, 2009, 9:53 am by Greg

Peter Mulvey

Peter Mulvey

Peter Mulvey leads the pack of contemporary guitar playing singer-songwriters in the folk music pantheon. He is young enough to appeal to the same audience that listens to Rusted Root and yet old enough to be admired by the generation that embraced Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Tommy Sands and even Tom Waits – all of whom were influences some time ago.

On Sunday night, September 21, Milwaukee-based Mulvey delivered a night of edgy, funny and lyrical songs in the intimate environment of Saratoga’s famed Caffe Lena. A little funk, rock and even jazz found its way into Mulvey’s song stylings, complete with his witty banter and husky singing voice.

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Peter Mulvey: Pedal pusher

September 18th, 2009, 12:30 pm by Greg

mulvey bike outlineSinger-songwriter Peter Mulvey is out on the road promoting his new album, “Letters From a Flying Machine,” on the Signature Sounds label, and he’ll be making a stop at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs on Sunday, September 20. The album is an intimate collection of songs interspersed with spoken-word excerpts of letters that Mulvey has been writing for his nieces and nephews.

“My first niece was born nine years ago, and on that very day, I wrote her a letter,” Mulvey recalls. “Over the years, I just kept it up with her and the other ones as they came along. At first I wasn’t sure why I was writing letters to kids who couldn’t even read yet, but pretty soon, I figured out that I was writing to their future selves. Each letter is a kind of time capsule.”

In keeping with the theme of the album, Mulvey is taking an intriguing approach to his tour – he’s doing it by bicycle.

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