March 31, 2018, 8:00 pm at Red Light Cafe, 553-1 Amsterdam Avenue, Atlanta, GA
Peter Mulvey performs to benefit The Giving Kitchen.
$15 Adv - $20 Door
Doors @ 7 PM
Peter Mulvey is a veteran singer and songwriter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 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 Nineties.
Mulvey is an iconoclast within the singer/songwriter world. Restless and inventive, he has made seventeen records, spanning rock and roll, folk, Jazz, spoken word, and Americana. 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- the 10th annual bicycle tour will happen this September. He has taught songwriting and guitar workshops at the Swannanoa Gathering and at various folk festivals across the U.S.
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, & 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 "Are You Listening?", Peter Mulvey's 17th record, which will be released March 24th on Righteous Babe Records.
Mulvey continues to tour, playing over a hundred shows a year as he has for the past twenty five years. This is the core of what he does: music, in a room, performed for a live audience.
The Giving Kitchen is building a restaurant community where crisis is met with compassion and care, and anyone can be a hero.
The Giving Kitchen grew out of a beyond-expectation response to the devastating, stage-four cancer diagnosis of Chef Ryan Hidinger in December 2012. Ryan was well-known in the Atlanta restaurant community for his work at Bacchanalia, Floataway Cafe and Muss & Turner's. And he and his wife, Jen, were beloved for their supper club called Staplehouse, which they hosted for several years as a precursor to opening their dream restaurant.
The response to Ryan's diagnosis--initially from friends within the restaurant industry, and then quickly from an ever-expanding community across Atlanta--was truly heroic: an outpouring of love and financial support to help with his expenses not covered by insurance.
Jen said that this outpouring gave Ryan a peace of mind that she believes extended his life by at least six months. The community's overwhelming response to the Hidingers' crisis set the intent, beliefs and values for the Giving Kitchen.
To this day, thanks to the leadership and vision of the Hidinger family and our donors, partners, staff and board, Giving Kitchen Crisis Grants have supported over 1,000 restaurant workers in need of emergency assistance, with over $1.5 million dollars in financial support.