White Gull Inn Presents “Husky, Hushed Baritone” Peter Mulvey

Peter Mulvey performs at the White Gull Inn on Dec. 5.

On Dec. 5 at 8 pm, a self-described “city kid” from Milwaukee, Wisconsin will travel up the Door Peninsula and perform at the White Gull Inn as a part of their winter folk music series.

Mulvey played, wrote, and sang in bands while studying theatre at Marquette University. After graduating, he traveled to Ireland, returned to the U.S. a few years later and settled in Boston, where he built an audience through street and subway performing, immersing himself in the thriving musical community.

His thirteenth and latest album, The Good Stuff, released last March, is a collection of standards, if we lived in country where Duke Ellington, Tom Waits, Jolie Holland, and Melvern Taylor were all considered writers of standards.

Always looking for ways to further immerse himself in language, art, and music, Mulvey has also scored music for theatre and modern dance, and has had numerous songs featured in film and television including various WB programs and PBS documentaries.

Critical acclaim for Mulvey has been consistent and enthusiastic over the years. A Washington Post critic wrote “the subtle power of his voice, a husky, hushed baritone…[is] understated, at once sophisticated and intimate…[he is] as cover-worthy as Randy Newman, Elvis Costello and Dar Williams.” The Irish Times wrote, “Peter Mulvey is consistently the most original and dynamic of the U.S. singer-songwriters to tour these shores…a phenomenal performer with huge energy, a quick fire, quirky take on life, and an extraordinary guitar style.”

Mulvey is also highly regarded (and respected by his fellow musicians) as a serious disciple of the road, traveling from Ireland to Anchorage and all points in between, whether playing solo or with a full-on rock back. 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.

Tickets for the concert are $16. The concert will be preceded by an optional fixed price ($19.95) dinner at 6 pm. The menu includes Cornish game hen stuffed with a blend of wild rice, cheese and prosciutto ham served with fresh cranberry relish and sautéed sprouts. Dessert will feature steamed chocolate pudding.

The White Gull Inn is located at 4225 Main Street in Fish Creek. For more information call 920.868.3517 or visit