Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Folk singer on bicycle tour

Peter Mulvey is a Milwaukee based folk singer who conducts a significant portion of his tour (about 1,100 miles of it) on bicycle.

That kind of stuff is always exciting to see in light of the assumption you sometimes come across bikes are playthings and kidstuff. But they sure aren't are they? Bikes are serious. You can commute to work everyday with one, and you can conduct an entire leg of a music tour on one.

I dig the MP3s posted on Mulvey's website. That Greg Brown sounding stuff is right up my alley. And to be honest, I haven't heard a folk singer from Wisconsin that I haven't enjoyed the hell out of. So I'm going to buy a CD or two of his because who doesn't want to support good, human-powered music?

He'll be playing Swallow Hill in Denver on December 11th. Not part of the "Long Haul Tour" bicycle tour, but I won't hold that against him.

I feel inclined to buy some tickets.


Anonymous said...

I was a Peter Mulvey fan before he started touring by bike. He's definitely worth seeing live. In my opinion, his live performances are better than his recorded music, though I enjoy the recordings as well. BTW, I like your blog. Keep up the interesting posts.


Cap'n Unclefather said...

You know what ended up happening? I realized I know Mulvey through another web of circumstances.

My best mate is childhood chums with Jeffrey Foucault, who's a musical bad-ass in his own right, and who plays with Mulvey in Redbird.

Small damn world.

Thanks for reading, and thanks for the comment.

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