Labyrinth Cafe - Nick Annis and Peter Mulvey
Apr 14 –
Dust off your dictionary... throw open your thesaurus... and prepare to ponder the literate lyrics of the wonderful wordsmiths who will be gracing our stage in less than two weeks. We all know Nick Annis' gift for eloquence (even when singing about flatulence) and, if Peter Mulvey is unknown to you, you will be delighted to discover his poetic songwriting, not to mention his kick*ss guitar skills! I know I say this every month but... you do not want to miss this show... :-)
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Nick Annis and Peter Mulvey
$20 door/$17 advance (plus non-perishable item for our local Cooperative Feeding Program)
Drilling for oil in the Midwest. Selling ice cream from a truck. Running a bakery. Starting points for just a few stories Nick Annis deftly weaves between and through song and performance banter. One man medicine show? Itinerant philosopher? Nick Annis is an award-winning songwriter, but he is also admired by folk fans for the storytelling talent that makes his performances so memorable. Audiences return to hear him deliver spoken word pieces in the style of brilliant songwriter/storytellers like Gamble Rogers, John McCutcheon and Dave Carter. Drawing on his diverse background and Greek roots, Nick crafts “true” stories and timeless accounts of humanity.
In the early 90s, and just out of college in Milwaukee, Peter Mulvey packed up his belongings and headed to Ireland, where he lived for six months, making money by playing his guitar on the streets of Dublin. While there, though, he heard that there was a booming acoustic music scene on the rise in Boston, and he decided to head back to the US to join the throngs. Mulvey went down to the subways of Boston to play for commuters and raise rent money. Barely a year after hitting the subways, he won the Boston Acoustic Underground Competition. Since his win, Mulvey has gone on to record more than a dozen critically-acclaimed albums, and he tours virtually non-stop. Peter Mulvey throws you smack-dab in the middle of a trainwreck between Leo Kottke, Prince and Michael Stipe ...bizarre, yes, but the low, deadpanned, detuned growling funk is unmistakable, while the lyrics speak with an insight that peers beyond the experience of his years. Peter Mulvey pushes, pulls, twists, turns and shatters the preconceptions of acoustic-based music.
Nick Annis, Think of Me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8Wi1WelsKk
Peter Mulvey, Some People: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bytoF1VPi9M
Reservations requested but not required: Contact Susan at OzWoman321@aol.com or 954-478-8637
$20 at the door, plus non-perishable item for our local Cooperative Feeding Program (canned meats, beans, fruits, vegetables, peanut butter, dried milk, pasta, rice, cereal, baby food and baby formula); Advance Reservations: $17, checks (made out to Nick Annis) received in the UU church office no later than Wednesday before Saturday show (or call or e-mail Susan at the contact info above).
Mail advance payment checks to:
UU Church of Ft Lauderdale
ATTN: Labyrinth Café
3970 NW 21st Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
Thanks to those who purchased our Season Pass for $150 per person, which includes admission to all 9 September-May shows, as well as premium reserved seating and a Labyrinth Cafe T-shirt (designed and printed by Virginia Anderson, Labyrinth Café volunteer). It's a wonderful way to support the UU church, our performers and the continuation of live, original music! [ Because the September concert had to be cancelled due to Hurricane Irma, rather than giving a credit we are asking you to bring a friend to any concert on the schedule, on us… ]
Visit www.labyrinthcafe.com for further details and the artists' websites, and our Facebook page to give us a thumbs-up, which will then keep you informed of upcoming concerts:
Saturday, May 12, 2018 – Lis and Lon Williamson and Amy Carol Webb (last show of this season; 2018-19 schedule will be revealed late-summer... :-)
Can't wait for you all to join us once again for song and camaraderie!