The Good Stuff, Peter Mulvey's fifteenth record, is a collection of standards which promptly rejects the accepted definition of 'standard' in favor of a more vivid, open approach.
The music of Tom Waits is right there with Duke Ellington; Willie Nelson next to Thelonious Monk; Jolie Holland juxtaposed with Bill Frisell. Mulvey (with his band, the Crumbling Beauties) address each tune with a true artist's touch. His mirthful, gravelly baritone is front and center from moment one and every track is a master class in restraint, phrasing, and commitment.
Twenty-odd years on the road, performing songs from his own catalog and from a vast, varied, and deep well of classic and obscure covers, has prepared Mulvey to deliver this collection.
- 1. Sad And Blue
- 2. Everybody Knows
- 3. Are You Sure?
- 4. (I Don't Know Why) But I Do
- 5. Time To Spend
- 6. Egg Radio
- 7. Green Grass
- 8. Mood Indigo
- 9. Old Fashioned Morphine
- 10. High Noon
- 11. No Sugar
- 12. Sugar
- 13. Richard Pryor Addresses A Tearful Nation
- 14. Ruby, My Dear
Oct 02Waltham, MA, US Peter Mulvey at First Parish in Waltham
Oct 17Syracuse, NY, US Peter Mulvey at Funk 'n Waffles - University
Oct 24Decatur, GA, US Hayden Coffman and Peter Mulvey with Drake Freeman and Tyler Chambers at Eddie's Attic
Feb 17Milwaukee, WI, US Peter Mulvey at Back Room, Colectivo Coffee
Feb 18Evanston, IL, US Cowboy Mouth and Peter Mulvey with Anna Vogelzang at SPACE
- Peter Mulvey Silver Ladder (Signature Sounds)