||Schofield Hall 218|
||Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004|
Peter Mulvey to Perform|
At UW-Eau Claire
MAILED: March 15, 1999|
Acoustic-alternative singer, songwriter and guitarist Peter Mulvey will present three free concerts at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire March 25-27.
His shows will begin at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday in The Cabin, Davies Center. Refreshments will be sold.
The Milwaukee-based musician honed his performing skills busking on the streets of Dublin and playing 12-hour days in the subways of Boston. After a year, Mulvey stepped onto the stage at the Boston Acoustic Underground Competition where, the Boston Herald reported, "he simply blew away the competition... In 12 minutes he blended wit, passion, a clear voice, and a sensational guitar style that was both technically complex and emotionally hot. Mulvey was nearly incendiary."
Mulvey recently returned from showcasing at the Sundance Film Festival and the North American Folk Alliance. He is celebrating the release of his new CD, "Glencree," recorded live during his fall 1998 tour of Ireland. His 1997 CD "Deep Blue" with a title track inspired by chess master Gary Kasparov's matches with Deep Blue, an IBM mainframe computer designed to defeat him was described by The Stanford Weekly as "a well-produced, balanced, beautiful sounding album that even Leonard Cohen and Phil Ochs would be proud to call their own."
"Peter Mulvey's strength lies in his dark, eerie songs and the artful juxtaposition of his vocals against acoustic rhythm guitar playing, on par with both Leo Kottke and Ani DiFranco," wrote the CMJ New Music Report.
The Cabin program is sponsored by the University Activities Commission of the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: March 15, 1999