Peter Mulvey‘s new record The Knuckleball Suite comes out April 18th but he has been kind enough to put one song from the new record up on his site. It’s the bouncy folk song “Old Simon Stimson”.
I was introduced to Peter through his work with Redbird a trio of folk performers that released a record back in 2003. Redbird was and is Jeffrey Foucault, Kris Delmhorst and Peter Mulvey. Mulvey is also a producer of sorts working with people like Hayward Williams (who I’ll write about tomorrow). When Peter says “producer” he really just means setting up in his living room and turning on the microphone. In fact one of his first releases on Signature Sounds was a covers project where he went back to the subway platform in Boston where he had done a lot of busking earlier in his career and set up a tape recorder and just recorded the album right there in one take. The sounds on his new record will be much more finely polished and produced in the traditional sense. You can’t buy The Knucleball Suite anywhere yet but I’ll try to do an update in a few weeks with a link to preorder it.