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Miracle Mule Newsletter #10
A lot of folks contacted me after reading Miracle Mule Newsletter #9, asking me if Miracle Mule had really broken up. Let me attempt to clear up the confusion. First the bad news. Sadly, yes, Miracle Mule did in fact break up, and our last gig was at the Novato Festival of Art, Wine & Music on June 10th. Sigh... at least I'll have more time to pursue my real passion, alpaca farming.
Now the good news. Miracle Mule is back together! Our long-awaited court-ordered reunion is finally here. The first of what looks to be a never ending series of triumphant reunion gigs, starting with the Isleton Cajun Festival was held on June 16.
Saturday July 7, 2012, 2:00 - 2:45pm
Miracle Mule is super-excited to be a part of a brand new festival just being launched this year called the Degotoga Festival, on Treasure Island, featuring 27 bands on three different stages on Saturday July 7, 2012. This festival is being organized by reverend Ron Wesley and all proceeds for this shindig are to be donated to charity.
Get a peek at this hot lineup on Facebook:
Miracle Mule will be on the Outdoor Stage, which features country music all day long from 11am to Midnight. This festival promises to be a ton of fun, and you can wander from stage to stage listening to 100% local music from a wide variety of talented bands from all over the Bay Area.
Date/Time: Saturday, July 7th, 2:00-2:45pm
Location: Outdoor Stage, Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA
Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 8 - 11pm
The Miracle Mule reunion tour continues to roll on and into Mill Valley at the newly relocated and utterly fancified Sweetwater Music hall. If you haven't had a chance to check out this beautiful venue yet, you really owe it to yourself to check it out before Miracle Mule ruins its reputation forever.
This beautiful club has only been open for a few months, and already it has become known as one of Marin's premier venues with some famous musicians hitting the stage: Bob Weir, Loudon Wainright III, Jefferson Starship, J Geils and more.
Of course Miracle Mule is set to change all of that, with your help of course. We are putting out the call to all friends, family, fans, and yes, even you, to come out to this show and let the nice folks at the Sweetwater Music Hall, know that we can fill their club, even on a Tuesday.
We know it is hard to come out on a Tuesday evening, but what the heck... it is Summer, and you know you want to. So we'll see you there. I'll be taking attendance.
Date/Time: Tuesday July 17th, 2012, 8pm-11pm
Location: Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley
Miracle Mule Newsletter #9
Yee Haw! Mules love Summer, and this one is off to a great start! Now that we are fully rested from our Winter slumber we are up and kicking, ready for the great weather, summer festivals and the longer romantic evenings to share with our favorite beers. We are true romantics at heart!
Where are the Goods?
Like most Mules, Miracle Mule is not particularly adept at the operation of computers and technology in general. It probably has something to do with our hooves. No matter how hard we clomp on the keyboard, it just doesn't seem to work properly. This is why you won't find our CDs online. But you can stop by one of our shows and pick up the latest Miracle Mule CD, Nice Ass, for a mere $10. You can also pick up a matching T-shirt for just $20. All proceeds from the sale of CDs and T-shirts will go to the Thirsty Mules Fund... a truly worthy cause, if ever there was one!
If you haven't heard the Nice Ass CD, give it a listen. It is refreshing to hear what Miracle Mule can do when sober. Imagine the possibilities. There are a selection of tunes available for online listening on the Miracle Mule website here: http://miraclemule.com/listen
Away in a manger, on this fateful day
a mule is born in a pile of hay
Wise men bring gifts of frankensence and myrrh
The mule prefers beer and the sometimes liqueur
He may not be pretty, and he smells pretty bad
but he brays like an angel. Off Key? Just a tad
His dirty hoof clomps in four four time
He's not very good. A victimless crime
With time he improves, he develops a sound
Dancers arrive and swing themselves 'round
The mule is grown up now, long in the tooth
His songs are now crass and a bit uncouth
You can hop on the web at miraclemule.com
'cause he's not in the bible, not even one psalm
There you'll find pictures and upcoming shows
all laid out before you, just under your nose
So come join the dancers, the prancers and vixens
Wear leather soled shoes ('cause they reduce friction)
Our last gig this year is not in Buenos Aires
In fact it's real close, in Fairfax at Peri's
We interrupt Miracle Mule's scheduled nap to bring you some exciting news.
Miracle Mule is Back!
It was all planned out. We were going to nap straight through to January. Maybe we'd learn a few new songs (but probably not), and maybe we'd figure out how to play the kazoo (which end are you supposed to blow into?). But mostly we were going to take a break and enjoy some hops and barley for a couple of months.
But, there's only one thing mules love more than naps: Playing music. Or, maybe two things, music and beer. Oh, wait, I just thought of a third thing.
Anyway, when club owners come a'callin', we answer.
Miracle Mule's CD is recorded, pressed, printed and in transit. We are having a big blowout at the Southern Pacific Smokehouse this Thursday, October 6th to celebrate.
You are invited!
Come on down to Marin County's newest music venue and help us celebrate the arrival of a CD that isn't half-assed... no sirree. This CD is 100% ass.
For those of you who are afraid we won't get you home on time to catch up on Facebook before you trundle off to sleep, don't worry. This party ends at a reasonably civilized 10pm.
For a sneak preview of the new CD, pop on over here: http://miraclemule.com/listen
Don't come late. The Southern Pacific Smokehouse can only accomodate 140 people.
Miracle Mule Newsletter #5
CD Release Party!
Miracle Mule has put the finishing touches on a new CD of material and we are going to have a CD Release Party to celebrate -- and you are invited. We've been asked to play the Southern Pacific Smokehouse on Thursday October 6 and we are turning it into a party. Come on down, enjoy some great live music from Miracle Mule and pick up a copy of the new CD.
Miracle Mule Newsletter #4
Miracle Mule has been slaving away in the barn adding some new tunes to our CD. You'll get some of your patented Miracle Mule gumbo swing tunes, like "Hey Good Lookin'", "My Bucket's Got A Hole In It" plus some rarities like "I Think This Milk Has Turned."
CDs will be available in about a week and we plan on selling them for only $5. Get yours at the next Miracle Mule show before we run out!
There are a ton of shows coming up on the Mule Calendar. If you can't decide on one, come to all of them. After all, life is too short and you really should dance more.
Paul Liberatore - Marin Independent Journal
As musicians, the guys in this band are no joke... you might not be able to stand still.
Our people loved Miracle Mule and wanted to have them back next year. They were absolutely the greatest band we've had in years.
Miracle Mule is the swampy tonk dance band that everybody is talking about.
With well over 50 songs in the repertoire Miracle Mule can play over three hours of entertaining danceable music. Most songs are covers with a few originals thrown in just for fun. Some songs in the current set list include: