Roots Hoot House Concerts presents a very special evening with rock & roll legend and ex-Miracle Legion front man Mark Mulcahy. Based out of New England, the revered Miracle Legion lasted from the mid-1980s into the 1990s and did many great things. (If you were a fan, you know what we mean!) From there, Mark moved to Polaris who both wrote the music and were the house band for the cult favorite TV show 'The Adventures of Pete & Pete' which ran from 1993-96. Mark's solo career began with "Fathering" - an album that received loads of praise and featured the song "Hey Self Defeater", featured in Nick Hornby's 31 Songs. From there followed albums "Smile Sunset" and "In Pursuit Of Your Happiness". So many tours later Mark stopped everything and stayed home. Many of Mark's long-time fans banded together to record an album of his songs in tribute to his wife who passed away tragically in 2008. The result was "Ciao My Shining Star", featuring the likes (yes, the likes) of Michael Stipe, Thom Yorke, Frank Black, Hayden, Ben Kweller, Josh Rouse, Vic Chesnutt, Dinosaur Jr., Juliana Hatfield and The National. It's a beautiful record. "Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You" is Mark's latest record. Released this past June, it is a stunner. A few reviews:
"One of American music's most deserving-and one of its most puzzlingly underappreciated singer-songwriters" - The New Yorker
"At appears Mulcahy's been busy reinventing himself as a Lou Reedesque street poet. Rich with broken yet proud hustlers, its gritty urban dramas never became too heavy-hearted, the breezy tunes blowing through like prime Jonathan Richman." - Mojo Magazine
"A set of lean and seductively freewheeling, vaguely alt-country toned pop songs with a knockabout cool and great arrangements, that show off the singer's trademark, wryly reflective lyrics to a T." - Uncut
Don't miss out on this damn special show! This is a BYOB/potluck event which means terrific food to go with an evening of great music from an incredible talent. Sounds like win-win to us.
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Peace Dale, RI 02879