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LAMPLIGHTER- PETER MULVEY/PAUL CEBAR/BILL CAMPLIN/ KRIS DELMHORST- SOLD OUT
December 8, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Off to a grand start with a fantastic team-
Lamplighter sessions enlightment here
Who is PETER MULVEY and why does he lamptoon us each year?
Over the past 20 years, 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,” – he has also 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.
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, whether performing solo, duo (with David “Goody” Goodrich), or sometimes even with a band, 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.”
PAUL CEBAR Some idea of what Paul is about: “Milwaukee native Paul Cebar is a singing, strumming, and dancing museum of musical culture and a self-styled historian of myriad musical forms. Countless sounds pour forth when Cebar and his Milwaukeeans take the stage. New Orleans, Chicago, New york, Africa, Brazil, Cuba, jump-blues, gospel, jazz, reggae, calypso, soul and vintage R&B are sterting points for something that becomes uniquely Cebar. This mishmash helps reimagine and liven up obscure classics, and the band’s originals present new viewpoints on established styles.” The Onion AV Club
“moody, euphoric, and transcendent” -LA Times
“bold and brilliant” -Boston Globe
“Delmhorst has become a favorite among music fans who like to be challenged as well as entertained.” – Music Box Online
“a work of lo-fi beauty… evidence of an artist taking flight” -Boston Herald
“As seamless and brave as it is brilliantly creative” -Irish Times
“a gorgeous, tender, evocative voice and a textured and varied musical palette” -Amazon
“warm and immediately accessible” … “a voice that breathes through the speakers” -All Music
BILL CAMPLIN is a folk singer/songwriter and acoustic guitarist who began playing professionally in the Milwaukee area in the late 1960s. Camplin writes and arranges his own material and interprets that of others. He was an integral part of the Milwaukee acoustic folk scene for many years and appeared regularly at various clubs including the Blue River Café, the Mine Shaft, and the 19th Street Coffee House. OMG LOL! turn out he owns Café Carpe in Fort Atkinson!