Sleder’s Family Tavern is pleased to announce the next performance in the On the Porch Concert Series featuring singer-songwriter, Peter Mulvey. Peter is currently touring in support of his brand new album, There is Another World. The concert at Sleder’s is set for Sunday, April 7 at 4:00 pm.
Peter Mulvey is a veteran singer and songwriter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin who began his career on the streets of Dublin, Ireland, as a busker. From there, he moved on to performing in the subways and streets of Boston, Massachusetts. This led to his first record deal and a leap to full-time national and international touring, beginning in the early Nineties.
Mulvey is an iconoclast within the singer-songwriter world. Restless and inventive, he has made seventeen records, spanning rock and roll, folk, jazz, spoken word, and Americana. A long-standing gig at the National Youth Science Camp led to a spoken word piece, “Vlad the Astrophysicist,” which became a TEDx talk, and then an illustrated book.
In 2007, Mulvey began an annual late summer tour by bicycle instead of by car and airplane–the 10th annual bicycle tour will happen this September. He has taught songwriting and guitar workshops at the Swannanoa Gathering and at various folk festivals across the U.S.
In 2015, “Take Down Your Flag,” Peter’s song about the victims of he shooting at the AME Emanuel Church in Charleston, reached 200,000 people when many songwriters, including Ani DiFranco, Anais Mitchell, Keb’ Mo, Paula Cole, and Jeff Daniels re-wrote the middle verse and posted their own videos of the song. This movement led to an online benefit concert, and a deepening of the friendship between Mulvey and DiFranco. Early in 2016 DiFranco produced “Are You Listening?” Peter Mulvey’s 17th record, which was released on Righteous Babe Records.
Peter Mulvey continues to tour, playing over a hundred shows a year as he has for the past twenty five years. This is the core of what he does: music, in a room, performed for a live audience. The Sleder’s porch will be the perfect listening room to enjoy and celebrate There is Another World!
Tickets for Peter Mulvey
$20 in advance | $25 at the door
- Sleder’s Tavern, 717 Randolph St., Traverse City, MI 49684
- Oryana Food Coop, 260 E Tenth St, Traverse City, MI 49684
- Brilliant Books, 118 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684
- For more info or to reserve tickets by phone with a credit card ($1 surcharge), call Sleder’s at 231-947-9213.
Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 4:00 pm ET
The On the Porch Concert Series is a monthly showcase featuring performers singing their original work in a concert in a club atmosphere. It is a commitment to allow artists to perform their music in a concert setting and the series focuses on performers who write/sing/perform their own material.