Saturday, September 16, 2023
“If constellations had been named in the 20th century, I suppose we would see bicycles.”
The Trustees are excited to announce a unique partnership that celebrates nature, biking, and music! What could be better?
Since 2017, singer songwriter Peter Mulvey has had at least one tour exclusively via bicycle each year. The goal? He wanted to change the nature of what it meant to be a touring musician for himself. The decades of gas guzzling human-transport measures he had to interact with annually became a dilemma for Peter in sharing his art. In turn, he decided to make it his mission to have at least one tour a year to be traveled by human-power and found solace in doing so as he was already an avid cyclist.
Since its inception, Peter has pedaled to hundreds of gigs and across thousands of miles. He’s toured via bicycle along the west coast, southwest states, mountain states, the Midwest and the NE. This year, he will be touring exclusively with the Trustees, at five diverse properties across the Commonwealth. We encourage visitors to bicycle to the performance and experience the beauty of fall in New England.
On September 16, 2023 we are thrilled to host Peter for a special performance at World’s End with special guest, Abbie Gardner of Red Molly. We’ll gather on top of Planter’s Hill in World’s End with beautiful views of the harbor and Boston skyline. Bring a blanket and picnic and relax with friends and family as you enjoy wonderful music.
Participants are encouraged to walk or bike in. Limited parking will be avaialable in the main lot. Participants will walk from the parking lot to Planter’s Hill. This is an easy 15-20 minute walk along wide gravel carriage roads. Parking is included with registration and accessible parking is available.
Looking for more? Be sure to check out the full series lineup for Peter Mulvey’s Bike Tour with the Trustees!
Friday, September 8: Notchview, Windsor, MA
Saturday, September 9: Tully Lake Campground Campfire Songs, Royalston, MA
Sunday, September 10: deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
Friday, September 15: Rocky Woods Campground, Medfield, MA
Saturday, September 16 : World’s End, Hingham, MA
ABOUT PETER MULVEY
Peter Mulvey has been a songwriter, road-dog, raconteur, and almost-poet since before he can remember. In 1989 he spent a year in Ireland, busking on the streets of Dublin and hitchhiking to whatever gigs he could find. Back stateside, he spent a couple years gigging through the bars of his native Midwest before taking off for Boston, where he returned to subway busking and coffeehouses. Small shows led to larger shows, which eventually led to regional and then national touring. The wheels have not stopped since.
Twenty albums, one illustrated book, thousands of live performances, a TEDx talk, a decades-long association with the National Youth Science Camp, opening tours and gigs for luminaries such as Ani DiFranco, Greg Brown, Emmylou Harris and Chuck Prophet, appearances on NPR, an annual autumn tour by bicycle, emceeing festivals, hosting his own Lamplighter Sessions for years in Boston and in Wisconsin… he has built his life’s work on collaboration, on an instinct for the eclectic and the vital.
ABOUT ABBIE GARDNER
Abbie Gardner is a fiery dobro player with an infectious smile. Whether performing solo or with Americana darlings Red Molly, her acclaimed tales of love and loss, both gritty and sweet, are propelled by her impeccable slide guitar chops. Her live show is truly unique – as an award-winning songwriter, captivating vocalist, and a world-class lap style dobro player, she has an unmistakable sound all her own. This sound of vocals and dobro unaccompanied is masterfully captured on her 2022 CD “DobroSinger.” The record made it to #11 on the Billboard Blues Charts and #2 on the Folk DJ Charts. It’s a raw intimate recording full of blues, heartfelt ballads and the ache of the unknown. It’s quite a contrast to her previous CD, Wishes on a Neon Sign (2018) which featured a co-write with Chris Stapleton and leaned on full band production. Though she has traveled around the world with Red Molly, Abbie stands strong as a solo act and has opened for Lori McKenna, Hot Rize, and Martina McBride. “Not only a first-rate Dobro player but a songwriter to be reckoned with.” –John Platt, WFU
Parking is included with your registration.
Dogs are not allowed at this event. We hope to see your furry friends at World’s End another day!
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