Marquette University News Release

Acclaimed folk guitarist Mulvey to perform benefit concert at Marquette

November 12, 2010

Event Information
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: Weasler Auditorium, 1506 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Acclaimed Americana and folk singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey will perform “A Celebration of the Life of John McCabe,” Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

A 1991 Marquette alumnus and Milwaukee native, Mulvey will take a break from his tour for a concert to honor his late uncle, John McCabe, a member of Marquette’s Department of English faculty from 1966 to 1999. Mulvey has released 13 albums, including Letters from a Flying Machine, his latest release. He has won praise from the Washington Post and, and has been compared to Elvis Costello, Randy Newman and Tom Waits.

For the past several years, Mulvey has done an annual fall tour entirely by bicycle, partly for environmental reasons and partly for the fun of continuing his “creative, unorthodox approach to a long and fruitful career as an artist,” according to his online biography.

Donations will be accepted to support the Department of English. For more information, contact the department at (414) 288-1976 or

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