Peter Mulvey has been a songwriter, road-dog, raconteur, and almost-poet since before he can remember. Twenty records, one illustrated book, thousands of live performances, a TEDx talk, a decades-long association with the National Youth Science Camp, opening for luminaries such as Ani DiFranco, Emmylou Harris, and Chuck Prophet, appearances on NPR, an annual autumn tour by bicycle, emceeing festivals, hosting his own boutique festival (the Lamplighter Sessions, in Boston and Wisconsin)… Mulvey never stops. He has built his life’s work on collaboration and on an instinct for the eclectic and the vital. He folds everything he encounters into his work: poetry, social justice, scientific literacy, and a deeply abiding humanism are all on plain display in his art.
Mark Erelli has forged a colorful career by making the art of “being everywhere all the time” seem effortless. It’s hard to think of another artist who seems equally at home serving as a sideman for Grammy-winning artists like Paula Cole, Marc Cohn, and Josh Ritter, or producing albums for Lori McKenna, as he does writing and producing his own material, like 2019’s By Degrees, on which he was joined by a host of voices including Rosanne Cash and Sheryl Crow, and nominated for Song of the Year at the Americana Honors and Awards. His 2020 album Blindsided found Mark “nodding to another icon, heartland hero Tom Petty,” (Rolling Stone). An album in “the sweet spot” (Associated Press), Blindsided combines Erelli’s signature sound with over 20 years of songwriting wisdom, capturing an artist at a point in his career where he is clearly digging deep and swinging for the fences.
About The Lounge
The revitalized, nightclub-style space features high-quality programming, bar & small bites, and a great view from every seat! See musicians, comedians, and authors from around the corner or around the world.