American folk singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey has developed a strong national following in the indie folk/rock scene through his relentless touring and critically acclaimed albums. Starting his musical career in Milwaukee while at Marquette University, he honed his performing skills while traveling in Dublin, Ireland. He later spent several years in Boston, where he frequently performed in the city's subway system. He is best known for his warmly wry songwriting and his intense percussive guitar style.
The eclectic range of Mulvey's tireless past pays handsome dividends on this stylistically sweeping, LA-recorded album (Silver Ladder produced by Chuck Profit.) A crack specially convened band (including regular Dylan drummer David Kemper) adhere to his well-established live and direct recording approach and allow the performer's deeply matured, naturally wry and hard-edged Americana to attain full, flowing life. From the raunchy melodic pop of "Sympathies" through suburban requiem "Remember the Milkman", the dizzying weirdness of "If You Shoot At A King" and even Led Zeppelin modal thunder on "Copenhagen Airport", Mulvey's troubled visions attain striking clarity. - Gavin Martin, Uncut
"The cream of the crop sings with a clarity reserved for the likes of legends." - Davis Enterprise
"Singularly gifted." -Mojo (UK)
"Peter Mulvey is all substance, which is his style." -Boston Globe
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