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House Concert: Peter Mulvey

When: Tonight, 4 December 2009 (08:00 PM, Alaska Time, 11:00 PM Central, Midnight Eastern)
Where: At The Wheat Palace (Talkeetna, Alaska) and Online ( http://wholewheatradio.org/wiki/index.php/Peter_Mulvey_House_Concert_2009 )
Also: Signed CDs are available for purchase as well as a tip jar (suggested donation is $15, all going to the artist)

Info, from the link above:

Bio And Musical Info

Note: Anais Mitchell will open for Peter at this show!!! Woohoo!!

Peter Mulvey

Peter Mulvey began as a self-described “city kid” from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He played, wrote, and sang in bands while studying theatre at Marquette University. After graduating, he traveled to Ireland, where he learned the trade of busker on the streets of Dublin. Returning to the U.S. a few years later, he settled in Boston, building an audience through street and subway performing, while also immersing himself in the thriving musical community.

Since his 2000 release The Trouble with Poets , Mulvey has found a home with the venerable indie label Signature Sounds Recordings. His most recent albums for the Massachusetts label were the 2004 release Kitchen Radio , the 2003 collaborative Redbird album (with label-mates Kris Delmhorst and Jeffrey Foucault), and his 2001 CD, Ten Thousand Mornings , an album of cover songs recorded entirely in the subways of Boston. MOJO described the album as “simultaneously Mulvey’s homage to his one-time training ground and a beautifully atmospheric record of gifted interpretations.”

Peter Mulvey and David Goodrich played a house concert together at the Wheat Hole on December 5, 2004, and stuck around for an on-air interview the next day.

Find out more on Peter’s website or on his MySpace. You can also find Peter on the social networking site at Facebook.

Anais Mitchell

Anais Mitchell: “And the big horns blowed and the pianos played/And the music rose to the old man’s ears/I guess those were the olden days/I guess those were the golden years,” sings Anaïs Mitchell on her new record The Brightness. This earnest nostalgia trip says a lot about the kind of art that this Vermont native has been creating since entering the underground folk scene in 2002. At a time when the music industry is playing the role of the slickest of defense attorneys, using flash and dazzle campaigns to distract us from the fact that their clients are terrible, Mitchell is an artist who grew up on a sheep farm. She makes small-sounding, big-thinking folk albums that play like a front-porch serenade. If she feels in a bit of a time warp, you can’t blame her.

Listening to this 25-year-old singer/songwriter perform her meticulously written songs, fervently singing them in a distinctive, almost childlike voice, you’d think it was her life mission to rouse the hearts and minds of her listeners with an acoustic guitar. But Mitchell wasn’t always committed to the idea. “I used to tell people I wanted to be a journalist. There is a lonely egotism and self-composure to journalists. Not unlike artists, they’re always traveling, always writing, loving their loneliness, feeling somehow that they have their finger on the pulse – worshipping the truth and trying to render it legible.”

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