Dec 3: Peter Mulvey Performs in Tok

I’m so excited! I’m going to be in town for the next concert brought to Tok by Bud Johson and Acoustic Accents, Alaska’s music showcase produced right here in our community!

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Peter Mulvey (www.petermulvey.com) will perform at Fast Eddy’s in Tok on Thursday, December 3rdth at 7:30 pm.  Opening for Peter is singer/songwriter Anais Mitchell (www.anaismitchell.com).

Over the past 20 years, Peter Mulvey has pursued a eclectic path as a writer and musician, performing on the streets of Dublin, the subways of Boston and now relentlessly touring as a headliner.

“I like making records, but my job is the live show: getting on stage and taking people somewhere,” says Mulvey who has shared the stage with luminaries such as Emmylou Harris, Richard Thompson, Ani DiFranco, Indigo Girls, and Greg Brown, and has attracted an audience that stretches from Anchorage to Amsterdam.

Peter has released 12 CDs receiving nationwide airplay and much critical acclaim.  The Boston Globe said “(Mulvey’s) guitar sounds like it’s on steroids… a superb technician with a fondness for ignoring the rules… a genre-defying traditionalist – a knuckleballer with finger picks”.  Rolling Stone described his vocals as “a voice lush and hushed that occasionally sinks into a whisper…gorgeous’.’  His latest record, Letters from a Flying Machine, was just released this fall on Signature Sounds.

A Vermont native raised on a sheep farm, Anais Mitchell has lived and performed around the world.  Mitchell started writing songs at age 17 and eventually started performing them live during her school days, which were punctuated by a remarkable amount of traveling. In a short period of time, Anaïs made several trips to the Middle East, and also spent time in Europe and Latin America, studying languages and world politics. This stunning, troubadour-like experience seeped into her music, and she became adept at fusing her passion for literature and journalism in her lyrics.  Her most recent record The Brightness was released on the independent powerhouse label Righteous Babe Records.

The concert is presented by Spin Monkey Productions and sponsored by Duct Tape Radio and Humanities Forum (DTRHF). Tickets are $14 in advance and $16 at the door and will be available at A & J Variety.  Additional information can be obtained by phone at 883-3664 or email at info@acousticaccents.net.

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  1. Aliens In Tok

     /  December 4, 2009

    Ah, what a treat in our humble little Shangri-La.
    Pete even did a number about our neighbors in outer space.
    Pssssst, we’re over here….

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