Our next show is Oct. 12 – PETER MULVEY

Over the past 25 years, Mulvey has pursued a restless, eclectic path as a writer and musician immersing himself in Tin Pan Alley jazz, modern acoustic, poetry, narrative, rock and Americana stylings. He has toured non-stop, and has attracted an audience across North America and throughout Europe.

The Irish Times wrote: ‘Peter Mulvey is consistently the most original and dynamic of the U.S. singer-songwriters to tour these shores. A phenomenal performer with huge energy, a quick-fire quirky take on life, and an extraordinary guitar style.”

He’s put out 20 albums (the last four have been released on Ani DiFranco’s label, Righteous Babe Records,) he’s been part of several collaborations and compilations, and he has a beautiful illustrated book for children, adults and other old souls called Vlad the Astrophysicist.

Peter recently released two new albums, which find him performing in a band format with Sista Strings (Chauntee & Monique Ross) and Nathan Kilen on drums. The first one was recorded Live at Café Carpe in Ft. Atkinson, Wis., and the second release, a studio production, is called Shenandoah.

Still, it is the live performance that defines Peter Mulvey’s work. Night after night, whether performing solo, duo or with a band, Mulvey attempts to make a fresh, vital moment out of everything he and the audiences have brought to the table that night.

In a filmed interview that was part of our first full-length Tales from the Tavern film, Peter said, “I don’t know how else to put it except that it’s really exciting – to be with a bunch of strangers who are really enthusiastic and actually willing to try something; to be in a moment that’s fifty thousand years old, under a roof, singing songs, by the fire … it’s an old, old feeling; it’s primal, it’s necessary, people need it; the more superficial things become, the more people will still need this.”

We are thrilled to welcome Peter Mulvey as part of the Tales from the Tavern 20-Year Celebration.

Artists who have performed
at Tales from the Tavern:

Priscilla Ahn – Dave Alvin – Phil Alvin – Eric Andersen – Joan Baez – Sam Baker – Marcia Ball – Ryan Bingham – Birds of Chicago – Stephen Bishop – Tim Bluhm – Suzy Bogguss – Ray Bonneville – Bonny “Prince” Billy and The Cairo Gang – Karla Bonoff – Jackie Bristow – Brother Sun – Pieta Brown and Bo Ramsey – Chuck Cannon – Bill Carter – Carlene Carter – Matt Cartsonis – Peter Case – Annabelle Chvostek – Slaid Cleaves – Jacob Cole – Ron Colone – Elizabeth Cook – Jake Copass – John Corbett – Marshall Crenshaw – AJ Croce – Joe Crookston – David Crosby – Rodney Crowell – Kacey Cubero – Paul Curreri – Catie Curtis – Ruben Lee Dalton – Greg DeLeon – Grey DeLisle – Kris Delmhorst – Jesse DeNatale – Henry Diltz – Gerald DiPego – John Doe – Donovan – Fred Eaglesmith – Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart – Craig Eastman – Tim Easton – Cliff Eberhardt – Kenny Edwards – Carrie Elkin – Ramblin’ Jack Elliott – Lauren Ellis – Aireene Espiritu – Fabulous Ginn Sisters – Stephanie Finch – Rosie Flores – Steve Forbert – Gib Foss – Jeffrey Foucault – Tom Freund – Richie Furay – Tony Furtado – Chris Gaffney – Mary Gauthier – Dan Gerber – Eliza Gilkyson – Tony Gilkyson – John Gorka – Jon Dee Graham – Tracy Grammer – Art Green – Sarah Lee Guthrie – Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion – John Hammond – Butch Hancock – Andrew Hardin – Michael Reno Harrell – Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen – Tish Hinojosa – Malcolm Holcombe – Rita Hosking – John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band – I See Hawks in LA – Janis Ian – Erin Inglish – Johnny Irion – Ruby Jane – Jill Knight – Danny Kortchmar – Jimmy LaFave – Patty Larkin – Jim Lauderdale – Phil Lee – Greg Liesz – Bob Lind – David Lindley – Juke Logan and Bill Lynch – Shelby Lynne – Michelle Malone – The Mammals – Michael Martin – Iain Matthews – Anne McCue – Country Joe McDonald – John McEuen – Erin McKeon – Jonathan McEuen – Audrey Auld Mezera – Michael on Fire – Katy Moffatt – Steve Moris – RB Morris – Gurf Morlix – Geoff Muldaur – Peter Mulvey – Dan Navarro – Danny O’Keefe – Carla Olson – Beth Orton – Gretchen Peters – Kelly Joe Phelps – Rod Picott – Owen Plant – Steve Poltz – Willy Porter – Steve Postell – Chuck Prophet – The Quebe Sisters – Joel Rafael – Willis Alan Ramsey – Walt Richardson – Kim Richey – Wil Ridge – Tom Rush – Tom Russell – Martha Scanlan & Jon Neufeld – Danny Schmidt – Maia Sharp – Dick Siegel – Darden Smith – Michael Smith – Preston Smith  Chris Smither – JD Souther – Amy Speace – Devon Sproule – Dave Stamey – John Stewart – Forest Sun – Gregg Sutton – Eric Taylor  – Jack Tempchin – Paul Thorn – Karen Tobin – Tom Ball & Kenny Sultan – Greg Trooper – Teresa Tudury – Karen Tyler – Ian Tyson – Randy Weeks – Kevin Welch –  Corrine West – Cheryl Wheeler – Wheeler Brothers – Kenny White – David Wilcox – Paul Williams – The Young Dubliners