Its no secret that under-the-radar singer-songwriter Mark Mulcahy has fans among the CoS staff. Weve prominently featured Mulcahys work in Five Songs Youve Never Heard Before, the television theme song edition of List Em Carefully, and in two Miscellaneous Masterpieces including Mike Roffmans recent write-up on Miracle Legion. So, if Mark Mulcahy still isnt a household name, it certainly isnt due to a lack of effort on our part. That being said, we still havent managed to post a video of Mark performing live. Until now.
This video captures Mulcahy playing Hey Self-Defeaterthe first track off his exceptional Fathering albumat The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, Connecticut. This performance is a prime example of how Mulcahys unique vocal delivery adds incredible depth and feeling to spare but intricate arrangements.
Mark is a difficult act to catch on tour, particularly if youre not a resident of the northeastern United States. So, enjoy Hey Self-Defeater and be sure to check out some of his other live performances on YouTube. Hes one of the best songwriters around. Ok, thats my opinion and everybody else agrees…