Singer-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.