Peter Mulvey, SistaStrings, & Nathan Kilen weave their musical talents into a rich and unique tapestry. Milwaukee-based Peter Mulvey began his career in Dublin, Ireland as a busker: a street musician playing for tips. He further honed his talents performing in the streets and subways of Boston.
Mulvey is an iconoclast within the singer/songwriter world. Restless and inventive, he has made seventeen records, spanning rock, folk, jazz, spoken word, and Americana. Mulvey handcrafts songs with precision, delicacy and a flair for narrative depth. He has an ease with storytelling that he wears like an old, perfectly fitting corduroy shirt-the subject of one of his songs.
Following the murder of nine black church members in Charleston, S.C., Mulvey wrote and posted online a two-verse song, “Take Down Your Flag,” with verse #2 paying tribute to one victim. The song as posted had eight missing verses, each representing another life lost in the tragedy. Take Down Your Flag (YouTube Link) His posting stimulated more than 100 different versions on YouTube.
“Peter Mulvey is easily the most earnest and honest singer-songwriter on the circuit I’ve seen in years,” Doug Cohen declares in The Weekly Alibi.
SistaStrings consists of Monique and Chauntee Ross. They label themselves “two black sisters who are about creating social change through their gifts of music.” Classically-trained, they play violin and cello to perform classical and popular music. Their first love is gospel music.
Their sound is fresh, a unique blend of their eclectic musical tastes. They have cultivated their improvisation skills and use their instruments as their voice.
Together with Peter Mulvey and drummer Nathan Kilen, they will take you on a journey that starts in Dublin, visits the classical era of Europe, and lands you in the streets and churches of America’s cities, deep into the soul of this society.
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