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Peter Mulvey On Looking Outward In His Songwriting

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Bonnie North
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Peter Mulvey performs in Lake Effect's performance studio.

Changing perspective is what it takes for veteran singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey to keep his creativity flowing. The Milwaukee native and longtime guest on Lake Effect now lives in Massachusetts, but he was back in Wisconsin in January to record not one but two new albums at the Cafe Carpe in Fort Atkinson. He played new songs, shared insights on staying inspired and his future touring outlook.

“If you’re asking me to look outwards and look at people and look at vital things, you know, people and love and history and time and towns and neighborhoods and all of that, the stuff of life, well then you don’t run out of things to say,” Mulvey says. 

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Bonnie North
Bonnie joined WUWM in March 2006 as the Arts Producer of the locally produced weekday magazine program Lake Effect.