Scott Mulvahill Announces Tour for His “Himalayas” Release

As a kick-off to the tour, Mulvahill will make his debut on the legendary Grand Ole Opry stage on March 22, 2019.

Scott Mulvahill Announces Tour for His “Himalayas” Release

As a kick-off to the tour, Mulvahill will make his debut on the legendary Grand Ole Opry stage on March 22, 2019.

Singer-songwriter and upright bass player Scott Mulvahill is set to hit the road later in March for part two of his Himalayas Tour, in support of his album by the same name. As a kick-off to the tour, Mulvahill will make his debut on the legendary Grand Ole Opry stage on March 22, 2019. Next, he’ll head out to the West Coast for a few California shows, then the tour will then criss-cross the country, allowing fans in many markets to have the opportunity to enjoy his brand of live music magic in-person. He is also already confirmed for multiple high-profile shows and festivals including Mountain Stage, Rhythm and Blooms, Blue Plums, Winnetka Music Festival, and more to come. (See below for complete list of confirmed dates; more will be added and announced soon.) “The first leg of the Himalayas tour was so fun and rich – hearing people sing my songs back to me is a new and humbling experience,” says Mulvahill. “Having that kind of a first tour is like a big thumbs-up from the universe that, yes, I’m on the right path. I can’t wait for the second part and to play in a lot of new places!” 

Mulvahill kicked off 2019 with part one of his Himalayas headliner tour in January (with six of the shows selling out), and he just wrapped a second leg of dates opening for recent multi-Grammy winner Lauren Daigle on her sold-out “Look Up Child” tour. While on tour, Mulvahill stopped by NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts “studio” in January where he recorded a performance that premiered last month ( His also latest single from Himalayas, “Gold Plated Lie,” went to radio in February.  

2018 was a pivotal year in the growth of Nashville-based Mulvahill’s career. He hit the road, this time as an opener and no longer a sideman, on tour runs with Lauren Daigle, Robert Cray, Matt Wertz, John McLaughlin, Sierra Hull, Andrew Peterson, and Ricky Skaggs. Mulvahill released his first full-length album, Himalayas, in the fall of 2018, with the backing of a successful Kickstarter campaign that rallied his fans in their belief of him and his music.

One of the most acclaimed bassists in Nashville, Mulvahill originally hails from Houston, Texas. He moved to Nashville post-college, where his life changed after meeting American music icon Ricky Skaggs and joining his Grammy-winning band, Kentucky Thunder. He toured with Skaggs for over five years, and in that time, first started writing songs on his upright bass. With his upright bass providing complete harmony and rhythm arrangements woven in among his vocals, Mulvahill is unique among a sea of too-similar singer-songwriters. A musician equally at home in a plethora of genres – Americana, rock, pop, country, jazz, gospel, even chamber music – Mulvahill displays an astonishing range and versatility, all of which is evident on Himalayas. The album was produced by Mulvahill, Charlie Peacock (The Civil Wars, The Lone Bellow) Gary Paczosa (Alison Krauss, Sarah Jarosz), and Shani Ghandi (Sarah Jarosz).  

Mulvahill’s songs have received honors or been featured in the International Songwriting Competition, John Lennon Songwriting Contest, and American Songwriter Magazine’s 30th Anniversary Contest, and he has had numerous cuts on other artists’ albums, most recently with GRAMMY-winning R&B phenom H.E.R. Mulvahill was a showcase performer at 2018 Americana Music Festival, and he has been featured on Lightning 100 radio’s Nashville Sunday Night series. He has shared the stage with some of the greatest artists of modern music, such as: Alison Krauss, Barry Gibb of the BeeGees, Bruce Hornsby, Brad Paisley, Peter Frampton, Steven Curtis Chapman, Emmylou Harris, Dave Barnes, Ben Rector, and many more.  

Some praise for Scott Mulvahill:

“This is a perfect introduction to an artist with enormous talent and an artist seeking to stretch his musical world.” – Bob Boilen, NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts 

“Scott is a masterful performer, taking upright bass to a totally new level. You’re tricked into thinking most of the songs are an ensemble but with just Scott you get the rhythm, melody, percussion, and vocals… all layered perfectly together. He’s the modern day ‘One Man Band.’” – Eric Marcum, WSM Radio, Nashville

“…inventive… musical genius… Everybody needs to hear Scott Mulvahill.” – Henry Carrigan, No Depression

“Double-bassist and singer-songwriter Scott Mulvahill stunned us with ‘Begin Againers,’ a song that muses on and celebrates all the possibilities afforded by starting over with a clean slate. It’s a theme that the Nashville musician’s spare phrasing and impeccable bass tone – inviting as a fresh notebook page – illustrate beautifully.” – Rachel Horn, NPR, “All Songs Considered”

“His voice, songs, and unparalleled musicianship, combined with his quirky sense of humor, kept the audience spellbound and nodding to each other as if to say, ‘we are experiencing something special.’” – Gary Kraen, Lightning 100 Nashville

“…fabulous, unique, engaging, moving… this is completely fantastic music. It’s time for this guy to make his stand.” – Bruce Hornsby

“What terrific music, it brings about the true beauty of his voice in a way that is, honestly, refreshing.” – Kenneth Pattengale, The Milk Carton Kids

Scott Mulvahill Tour Schedule

March 22nd – Nashville, TN / Grand Ole Opry 

March 28th – Napa, CA / Blue Note Napa (6:30 and 8:30 p.m. shows)

March 29th – Sacramento, CA / Momo Sacramento

March 30th – Santa Monica, CA / McCabe’s Guitar Shop

March 31st – Bonita, CA / AMSD Concerts

April 6th – Roanoke, VA / House Concert

April 7th – Athens, OH / Mountain Stage Radio @ Ohio University

April 9th – Port Clinton, OH / The Listening Room

April 10th – Cleveland Heights, OH / Nighttown

April 11th – Columbia, MD / The Soundry

April 12th – Philadelphia, PA / Philadelphia Folk Song Society

April 13th – Northampton, MA / Parlor Room

April 14th – New York, NY / Rockwood Music Hall

April 24th – Albuquerque, NM / The Cooperage

April 25th – Santa Fe, NM / Gigi Performance

April 27th – Aspen, CO / Private Show

April 28th – Denver, CO / Soiled Dove

May 9th – Birmingham, AL / The Nick

May 10th – Columbus, GA / The Loft

May 11th – Charlotte, NC / Evening Muse

May 18th – Raleigh, NC / Artsplosion Festival

May 19th – Knoxville, TN / Rhythm & Blooms Festival

June 4th – Crossville, TN / Cumberland County Playhouse

June 8th – Johnson City, TN / Founders Park

June 19th – Pittsburgh, PA / Club Cafe

June 22nd – Winnetka, IL / Winnetka Music Festival

June 23rd – Indianapolis, IN / LoFi

August 15th – Minneapolis, MN / Dakota Jazz Club

August 17th – Kansas City, MO / RecordBar

August 21st – Wawautosa, WI / Tosa Tonight

August 23rd – Evanston, IL / SPACE

August 24th – St. Louis, MO / Blueberry Hill

…more tour dates to be announced soon!

Bass Magazine   By: Bass Magazine