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Scott Mulvahill in concert

Scott Mulvahill in concert

Scott Mulvahill returns to Tulsa for a show at the Woody Guthrie Center Theater in October.

The renowned upright bassist and multi-instrumentalist will perform at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Center, 102 E. Reconciliation Way. Tickets for both shows are $20, available online at my.woodyguthriecenter.org, by calling 918-574-2710 or at the Center’s front desk. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2.

More about Scott Mulvahill

Frontman. Singer-songwriter. World-renowned upright bassist. Multi-instrumentalist. For the past decade, Scott Mulvahill has left his unique mark on the intersecting worlds of Americana, bluegrass, folk, jazz, rock & roll, and roots music. Already acclaimed for his work alongside icons like Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby, he turns a new page with Himalayas, a versatile solo album that celebrates the full spread of his abilities.

Raised in Houston, Mulvahill cut his teeth for five years as a member of Ricky Skaggs’ acclaimed band, Kentucky Thunder. His performances as part of Skaggs’ nightly shows laid the brickwork for Mulvahill’s transition from hotshot sideman to compelling frontman.

“As important as the bass is to the sound of my music, it’s not a crutch,” he says. “To me, the songwriting, the voice, and the message are what really matter. Himalayas is based upon this idea that there’s more to your life than your current challenge — that any setback is surmountable. There’s a ‘we’re in this all together’ mentality to these songs.”

Mulvahill’s solo career has already racked up a long list of milestones, including a tour with recent multi-Grammy winner Lauren Daigle, an NPR Tiny Desk concert, and a performance on the Mountain Stage radio show. “I was known as a bass player, but I was also a singer-songwriter. Himalayas combines those two halves together. It makes a statement about what can be done with an upright bass, while leaving room for me to explore other sounds on future albums.”

For a lifelong musician like Scott Mulvahill, the climb is never over. Himalayas marks his latest summit, showcasing the work of a songwriter whose songs swoon, soothe, and startle in equal measure.