LAMPLIGHTER- PETER MULVEY/SEASAW/ JEFF STEHR December 16 2016
The Lamplighter Sessions is Peter Mulvey's dogged attempt to set up, year after year, lightning rods in a field, to coax these offstage moments into being onstage. It's Mulvey's favorite thing he does all year. The Lamplighter sessions is a chance for him to give back to all the great musicians he has met, and all the great audiences he has been lucky enough to assemble.
For the past 20 years, Peter Mulvey has pursued a restless, eclectic path as a writer and musician immersing himself in Tin PanAlley jazz, modern acoustic, poetry, narrative, and Americana stylings. Relentlessly touring as a headliner, his attitude is, "When you love what you do, you can work all the time."
In every aspect of his career, Mulvey draws on an extremely broad swath of influence; he is always reading, listening, and eager to hear new poetry, modern minimalist composers, old-time fiddle tunes, Argentinean trip-hop, or top-shelf bar bands. Said The Irish Times: "Peter Mulvey is consistently the most original and dynamic of the US singer-songwriters to tour these shores. A phenomenal performer with huge energy, a quick fire, quirky take on life, and an extraordinary guitar style. A joy to see."
Still, it is the live performance that defines that work. Night after night, Mulvey attempts to be the sum of his parts, to draw on all the musical legacies he has studied, to make a fresh, vital moment out of everything he and the audience have brought to the table that night. "People need this. I need this. To come together in a room, to try to make music come alive, for real, for right now, and then to let it go that is the whole deal for me."
SEASAW is Eve Wilczewski and Meg Golz, who are the sea and saw respectively.
Seasaw ventures beyond their folk roots into the pop and indie-rock realm. The duo has transformed into a combination of commanding instrumentation, intricate harmonies, and refreshing wit that is uniquely Seasaw.
JEFF STEHR is a singer/songwriter from Milwaukee.
Jeff leads his five piece ensemble, The Tritonics, in updated varieties of Jamaican roots music; rock steady, ska and roots reggae. He also plays keyboards in the diverse, Americana oriented, John Sieger-led ensemble The Subcontinentals.
Jeff also writes and performs as a solo artist, banging out original songs and a diverse assortment of covers on a dreadnaught Martin guitar and a variety of Korg and Yamaha keyboard instruments.
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