Santa Fe Performance Exchange
Bringing local and national musicians to Santa Fe venues
Peter Mulvey

Sunday, Mar. 12, 2017, 8 pm Peter Mulvey at Kitchen Sink Admission: $23 | $26 at the door

His voice feels like fine old leather, and his guitar sounds like its on steroids a superb technician. Peter Mulvey is all substance, which is his style– The Boston Globe

Peter has been the street-singing kid in Dublin, the man fronting the storming electric band, the spoken-word craftsman, the Tin Pan Alley delver bringing his music to audiences from Fairbanks to Bilbao. In clubs, theaters, coffeeshops, the Kennedy Center, and old barns. Mulvey continues to hone his sound with grit and warmth. In Mulveys’ hands Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk are presumed colleagues of Tom Waits and Jolie Holland. Bill Frisell and Willie Nelson are obviously in the same wheelhouse.

Mulveys’ latest release is Silver Ladder. Produced by the indomitable Chuck Prophet, it is a lean, muscular collection of tightly constructed songs, leavening Mulvey’s tendency toward ruminative and yearning acoustic songs with a dose of sharp-witted, punchy rock and roll. After a turbulent stretch in his personal life left him at sea, Mulvey decided to write his way out of it: “I’ve been through it. I bet you have too,” he said, “but there are times in life when you turn a corner and suddenly everything is simple: let’s make some songs, people! Let’s play!” Committing to writing one song a week relieved him of the precious, self-involved artist’s question, What Do I Have To Say? The songs came flooding out over the weeks and months, and within a year he had more than enough for a new record.

Presented in partnership with Southwest Roots Music.