Peter Mulvey – SIXTH ANNUAL BICYCLE TOUR!! The McTell Brothers open!

Peter Mulvey – SIXTH ANNUAL BICYCLE TOUR!! The McTell Brothers open!

Oct 3, 2012 |  2 comments
Date: Oct 3, 2012 Time: 8:00 pm Price: $15 in advance, $20 day of show Type: Singer/Songwriter

Peter Mulvey’s 6th Annual Bicycle Tour

For the past six Septembers, Peter Mulvey has done a tour by bicycle, traveling from gig to gig with just a guitar and a saddlebag full of supplies and clothes, with no support vehicle.  Just himself and a small cadre of bicycling friends.  It’s not an eco-crusade, and by now it’s clearly not a PR stunt.  It’s simply a ton of fun, and a way to step off the hamster-wheel of 21st Century corporate travel convenience and back into the actual world.

This year, with the help of his new folding bicycle – a black HP Velotechnik Grasshopper, made in Germany – Peter will do three distinct legs of the tour: Midwest, New England, and Mid-Atlantic, connecting from leg to leg via train, bus, and (in one case) ferryboat.  This kind of inter-modal transport is common in Europe, and so the wry slogan for this year’s tour is “Turning America into a European socialist dystopia one folksinger at a time.”

The McTell Brothers have already played with and opened for some of the country’s top songwriters and guitarists from Nashville, Austin, New York and beyond – Kaki King, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Nicole Atkins, Jennifer Knapp, Elizabeth Cook, Amy Speace, Emily Wells, Devon Sproule, Eric Brace, Peter Cooper, Eric Taylor, The Spring Standards, The Black Lillies and others. They have played some of the top festivals and venues in the mid-Atlantic.
This fall, they will be working on completing their debut EP in Nashville, with Grammy nominated Eric Brace as their producer. It all started at the tender age of 7, when Jeff and Brian got their first guitars and started lessons. And by the ripe old age of 9 the fraternal twins were already playing in coffeehouses in their home state of Virginia. They bought electric guitars and started mastering the blues – despite not even being double digits in age, and years away from being able to hang out in bars. The twins play and sing acoustic and electric blues, rock, folk rock as well as their own compositions. Formerly touring as the J & B Blues Project, their new name is an homage to legendary bluesman Blind Willie McTell.

visit their website: http://www.mctellbrothers.com/

2 Comments

  1. Cindy says:

    When will tickets be available for Peter’s performance?

    • ACT says:

      should be ready in a couple of days

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