If you like your folk music beautiful and infused with indie sensibilities, you either love Peter Mulvey already, or you should. Coming to the stage at our very own Majestic Theatre next Friday, Mulvey will treat Corvallisites to his signature percussive guitar style and wry lyricism.
A veteran of studying music at Marquette University in Milwaukee, as well as the skill-building circuit of the Boston subway system and foreign locales such as Dublin, Ireland, Mulvey first began developing a strong underground following in the early 90s. His signature folk sound has continued to develop over the last 25 years, leaving behind a string of over 20 mix tapes, demos, albums and DVDs.
A pleasure to see live, Mulvey is known for frequent smiles and storytelling. His Majestic performance will undoubtedly contain some of the material from his latest record, The Good Stuff, which is comprised of Mulvey’s interpretations of great American standards from the likes of Leonard Cohen, Willie Nelson and Thelonius Monk.
If you’re looking to take a quick listen and see if his work is up your alley, check out songs such as Out Here and If Love Is Not Enough on YouTube, or head on over to his website, http://www.petermulvey.com, for access to other media.
The show features opening roots artist Chris Arellano. To catch all the action, fork over $10 in advance or $12 at the door. It’ll all start at 7:30pm, so plan to get there early! Details can be found at http://www.majestic.org/peter-mulvey-2013/.