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Event Archive - Patty Larkin, Peter Mulvey

Mon. May 5th 2008 @  St. James Community Hall (All Ages)
8 pm - 11 pm doors at 7:30 pm
$23 ($20 members)
Tickets at: Rufus Guitar Shop, Highlife Records,, 604.736.3022
Presented by: The Rogue Folk Club
Patty Larkin grew up in a music and arts oriented family in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Descended from a long line of Irish-American singers and taletellers, her mother is a painter, her sisters both musicians. She learned at a young age to appreciate the beauty and magic of the arts. She began classical piano studies at age 7, and became swept up in the sounds of pop and folk in the 60’s, teaching herself the guitar and experimenting with songwriting. An English major, Larkin wrote songs throughout her high school and college career, starting out in coffeehouses in Oregon and San Francisco. Upon graduation, she moved to Boston and devoted herself to music, playing on the streets of Cambridge and studying jazz guitar at Berklee College of Music and with Boston Area jazz guitarists. “I wanted to learn as much as I could about the instrument, how to read for it, how to play anything. I realized the enormity of the task, and somehow gave myself permission to climb the mountain. I’m still learning.”

Patty is a rare combination of talents. Over her 10 CD history, she has honed a reputation as a “musician’s musician”, working with some of the brightest talents in American music. Long a favorite with critics, Patty is that unique level of artistic sophistication – one that her audiences have come to appreciate and her new fans will love. Patty Larkin has achieved a personal best with her latest recording, “Watch the Sky.” The ever evolving artist has continued to search for a new voice, a fresh palate.
“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.” - Irish Times

Peter Mulvey is highly regarded and respected by his fellow musicians as a serious disciple of the road. Touring rigorously, year in and year out, has made him who and what he is. Traveling from Ireland to Anchorage and all points in between, whether playing solo, duo, or with a full-on rock back, live performance is what defines his work and is where he shines. Most recently, his touring career took an interesting turn, when Mulvey decided to embark on the “Look Ma, No Gasoline Tour” - a ten day, 300 mile concert tour of southern Wisconsin, to which he rode entirely on his bicycle.

Regardless of the many twists, turns, and facets of Peter Mulvey’s career, his newest release, Notes from Elsewhere, brings it all back to where it started - the man, his guitar, and the song.


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