Lamplighter- Peter MULVEY/ Chris PORTERFIELD/ Jon LANGFORD
December 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm$20
This is part of the now semi- annual Lamplighter Sessions curated by PETER MULVEY. Click on the link to learn what this is all about.
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To PETER MULVEY, there is no such thing as a straight and narrow path. At least, not one that he has any interest in taking.
A live-wire on any stage, Peter is an acoustic singer/songwriter/guitarist who, in fact, defies this categorization. His ferocious guitar playing whisks him through more tunings than he has fingers in the course of an evening, as he winds his way from full-throated rockers to deceptively plain-spoken musings. Whether solo or accompanied, Mulvey is someone who just naturally commands a stage:
“Peter Mulvey is one of the most accomplished guitarists you’re ever likely to hear… utterly original… it is nigh on impossible to explain him to the uninitiated… his intelligent and sometimes complex songs engage both hemispheres of the listener’s brain… one of the finest, most complete entertainers… stunning.” – The Irish Examiner
CHRIS PORTERFIELD says he is “midwestern to the core” and we find no fault with that kind of core. Chris’ Milwaukee-based band, Field Report (an anagram of his surname) will release their third album soon. Field Report was culled together in the studio while recording their 2012 self-titled debut. They suddenly found themselves championed by their former idols: offered support tours by Counting Crows and Aimee Mann, lauded by the likes of Mark Eitzel and Richard Thompson, and covered by Blind Boys Of Alabama.
Chicago-based Welsh exile singer-guitarist JON LANGFORD of the Mekons has an extensive catalog of songs-folk-country-punk- from all the eras, genres, bands and projects that have made up his (not so) sorry career in unpopular music. He is also a talented artist and teller of tall tales.