“Freeing the sculpture from the block of marble, discovering the songs within the guitar”

Peter Mulvey Concert 4/4/14 Reflections by Samantha Fassak Normally, when the person dies the room dies, but not here. I sat with Peter Mulvey in the Lena room of Caffè Lena on Friday evening about an hour before the show. Peter has performed here over two dozen times in the past two decades. He is highly familiar with this room and yet is still always struck by the way that Lena has been preserved within this venue. “Lena,” he observed, “is still alive in this room.” The Caffè has retained photos and signs from its origin in 1960. The spirit of Lena’s ideas and the fruits of her labor in bringing these ideas to life continue to exist. “This room,” he mentioned, still contains, “the echo of all the things that have gone on in it.” … Peter...

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