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Peter Mulvey

Peter Mulvey

Singer-Songwriter Mulvey to Perform at Blue Moon Coffeehouse

October 31, 2006

 BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Illinois Wesleyan's Blue Moon Coffeehouse will host singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 8 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center, 104 University St., in Bloomington.  Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $10 and are available at The Garlic Press, 106 W. North St., in Normal, at the door, or by calling the Blue Moon Hotline at (309) 556-3815 on Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. till noon, and 1 p.m. till 4 p.m.

Mulvey, a self-proclaimed "city kid" born and raised in Milwaukee, Wis., grew up playing, writing and singing in bands and studied theater at Marquette University.  After graduation, he traveled to Ireland and learned the trade of busker, or performing on the street.  Mulvey returned to the U.S. a few years later, settling in Boston, Mass., where he began building an audience by immersing himself in the local music community and using his busking skills on the streets and subways.  In 2000, Mulvey released The Trouble with Poets, and has since released nine albums, including his most recent The Knuckleball Suite, with independent record label Signature Sounds Recordings.

Known by his fans for his incredible live show, Mulvey has traveled and performed extensively from Ireland to Anchorage, Ala.  He is highly regarded by fellow musicians as a "serious disciple of the road."

In addition to his recordings and live performances, Mulvey has scored music for theater and modern dance, as well as having numerous songs featured in film and on television.

The Washington Post hails Mulvey as being "as cover-worthy as Randy Newman, Elvis Costello and Dar Williams," while Rollingstone.com praises his "surrealistic beauty."

For additional information, visit the Blue Moon Coffeehouse website at http://sun.iwu.edu/~bluemoon/

Contact: Rebecca Welzenbach, (309) 556-3181