Sunday, February 21
During the past 20 years Peter Mulvey has pursued a restless, eclectic path as a songwriter and musician, immersing himself in Tin Pan Alley jazz, modern acoustic music, narratives, and Americana stylings. All of these influences emerge in a Mulvey performance, where he is able to shift from his own songs to also offer brilliant, original interpretations of the works of writers as diverse as Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Marvin Gaye, Elvis Costello, and Bob Dylan.
Mulvey started out in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he played, wrote, and sang in bands while studying theatre. Time as a busker in Dublin was followed with his emergence on the Boston music scene, playing in the subways as a full-time occupation. His 2002 CD, Ten Thousand Mornings, collects cover songs and was recorded live on Boston’s Davis Square subway platform.
For the past several years Mulvey has done an annual fall tour entirely by bicycle, partly for environmental reasons and partly for the sheer fun of continuing his creative, unorthodox approach in an acclaimed career as an artist.
With his latest CD, Letters From A Flying Machine, Mulvey has achieved a reputation as one of the top concert performers on the acoustic circuit using wit, humor, and brilliant guitar playing to transport listeners to his musical world.
The performance is Sunday, February 21, at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $20 at the door. Visit www.universitycafe.org for more information.