Wisconsin Singer Songwriter Series presents Peter MulveyPeter Mulvey is a veteran singer and songwriter from
Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He began his career on the streets of Dublin, Ireland, as a busker, and from there moved on to
performing in the subways and streets of Boston, Massachusetts. This led to his first record deal and a leap to
full-time national and international touring, beginning in the early Nineties.
Mulvey is an iconoclast within the singer/songwriter world. Restless and inventive, he has made seventeen records,
spanning rock and roll, folk, Jazz, spoken word, and Americana.
Mulvey continues to tour, playing over a hundred shows a year as he has for the past twenty five years. This is the core of what
he does: music, in a room, performed for a live audience.
Though Katie currently makes her home in rural Door County, Wisconsin, she travels extensively, playing intimate house concerts as well as established venues like Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music. Richly steeped in the folk songwriter tradition, Katie navigates the muddy waters between the personal and the public with the skill of a writer twice her age. She is equally adept at writing about the intricacies of a complicated relationship (without being indulgent or myopic) and taking on the threat of chain restaurants to her own small community (without being polarizing or didactic). The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel says that Katie combines “old-fashioned populism, an abiding love of the land and wickedly smart love songs, all delivered in a rich and expressive alto.”