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Peter Mulvey is a veteran singer and songwriter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, whose material spans rock & roll, folk, Jazz, spoken word, and Americana. 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 1990s.
Mulvey is an iconoclast within the singer/songwriter world. Restless and inventive, he has made seventeen records. A long-standing gig at the National Youth Science Camp led to a spoken word piece, “Vlad the Astrophysicist”, which became a TEDx talk, and then an illustrated book. In 2007 he began an annual late summer tour by bicycle instead of by car and airplane. He has taught songwriting and guitar workshops at the Swannanoa Gathering and at various folk festivals across the United States.
In 2015, “Take Down Your Flag”, his song about the victims of the shooting at the AME Emanuel Church in Charleston, reached 200,000 people when many songwriters, including Ani DiFranco, Anais Mitchell, Keb’ Mo, Paula Cole, and Jeff Daniels, re-wrote the middle verse and posted their own videos of the song. This movement led to an online benefit concert and a deepening of the friendship between Mulvey and DiFranco. Early in 2016 DiFranco produced Mulvey's CD “Are You Listening?”