Carpe will open at 5:30. Please come early if you want to eat before the show.
Peter explains it thus:
“People, this is the heart of what I do. I love to get musicians together and to play music in its raw, conversational form. To listen, to jump in without knowing exactly what comes next, to be surprised and enlivened. This is the holy grail for me: to play music as though it’s happening offstage, for pure joy and discovery and communication between friends and strangers.”
PETER MULVEY – “master guitar wizard, erudite song writer and just all around great guy. The depth in any Mulvey song is incredible from the mastery of tune & rhythm, to the lyrics, even down to the concept of his albums”. Whitney Luckett
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
“Porter plays intelligent, groove — heavy folk with hearty abandon”
— Santa Fe New Mexican
“With his exquisite, tranquil guitar work, Willy Porter could easily astonish an audience without singing one note. His ability to engage the audience with his personality and intellect raises Porter from the level of guitar wonk into the realm of masterful performer.”
“Willy Porter is a relaxed and fearless performer who’ll entertain you as well as move you.”
— Acoustic Guitar Magazine
“Porter accentuates well – rendered tales with spit – fire – percussive acoustic guitar strumming and fiery color – chord picking.”
“[Willy Porter] can captivate an audience as completely as can an entire rock band.”
— Washington Times
BILL CAMPLIN– in a great instance of serendipity, singer/songwriter cafe/music club owner Bill finds himself at the Cafe Carpe on the same night as these unknowns. He will appropriately be singing his lonesome tunes in the company of strangers.