Mutlu performs Sept. 14 in Murray Theatre at Ruth Eckerd Hall.
CLEARWATER – Mutlu was scheduled to make his headlining debut Thursday, Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m., in the Murray Theatre, at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. The show has been postponed. No information about rescheduling is yet available.
The soulful singer-songwriter has collaborated and toured extensively with legendary duo Daryl Hall & John Oates and holds the distinction of having made the most guest appearances on Daryl Hall’s acclaimed, award-winning TV/Internet show “Live From Daryl’s House.” Mutlu gained considerable attention for his backup vocals work with noted singer-songwriter Amos Lee, who he opened for in March at the Palladium Theatre. He also was the support act for the North American leg of Joe Jackson’s acclaimed Rain tour and has shared stages with the likes of Adele, John Hiatt, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Todd Rundgren, Shuggie Otis and many more.
Growing up with Philadelphia’s deep R&B traditions, Mutlu eagerly absorbed the fundamentals of old-school soul music and incorporated it into his own musical persona. His local success led to a recording deal, which released his acclaimed 2008 debut album “Livin’ It,” featuring guest appearances by Daryl Hall, Amos Lee, G. Love and Raheem DeVaughn. His latest release is the “Caffeine & Whiskey” EP.
Ella Jet also will perform.
The singer-songwriter was selected into the prestigious Grammy Museum’s Music Revolution Project in 2014 and since, she’s opened for We The Kings, Vonda Shepard, Emily Kinney, In The Valley Below, The Prettiots and Lovedrug. She’s also played support at Ruth Eckerd Hall for Matchbox Twenty’s Rob Thomas and her musical hero Bob Dylan.
Her debut album “Black Wave Diary” will be released soon and features self-revelatory songs “Sweet as Sanity,” “Wrong” and “Sunflower.” The songs reflect heavy lyrical subject matter like teenage pain, addiction, abandonment and family dysfunction with funky soulful grooves underneath.