Friday, 30 January 2015 15:54

Miracle Mule Newsletter #23

download-300wMiracle Mule Newsletter #23 just "dropped". Find all the latest Swampy Tonk happenings, such as:

  • New Single: Happy, Happy Happy Groundhog's Day released and available on Amazon, iTunes and YouTube.
  • New Album is in the works. Expected release in Spring.
  • Upcoming Shows!
  • Miracle Mule World Tour
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Now with 50% more Swampy Tonk!

If you haven't seen Miracle Mule lately, then you haven't seen Miracle Mule. Come and see what all of your neighbors have been complaining about. Your teeth will be whiter. Your car will get better mileage. You will regain that pep in your step, all with just a single dose of New & Improved Miracle Mule, now with 50% more Swampy Tonk!

 
 
 

Hello,

Do you recognize that funny smell in the air? That's the smell of 100% genuine Swampy Tonk* wafting in the Summer breeze, and it is everywhere! Miracle Mule is hitting the road and bringing Swampy Tonk to the masses with Summer gigs all across the bay area. Check out the calendar below.

*For external use only. Please consult a doctor before trying Swampy Tonk. May cause blurred vision and restless foot syndrome. You may also experience muscle aches, rapid heartbeat and ringing in the ears.

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redacted-smPrivate Shows - Inquiring minds want to know...

* Saturday, July 26, 11:30am - Private Club - Brentwood, CA
* Saturday, August 2, 6:00pm - Winery Event - Rutherford, CA
* Saturday, August 9, 8:00pm - Private Club - Pescadero, CA
* Saturday, August 30, 6:00pm - Private Equestrian Ctr., Loci, CA

 

Downtown San Rafael Farmer's Market - Thursday, July 31, 2014

san rafael farmers market-smFREE Swampy Tonk to go with your vegetables.

To think that you've been paying to see Miracle Mule for all these years, when you could have waited to see them for free! Incredible. The mules will be trotting down 4th street to take over the stage at 6pm. 

   * Admission: Free
   * Downtown San Rafael, 4th St.
   * Thursday, July 31, 6pm - 9pm

 

Marin Country Mart - Folkish Festival - Sunday Aug 3, 2014

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The Marin Country Mart has a terrific Summer Outdoor Concert series called the Folkish Festival with amazing bands. Which begs the question: why did they invite the Bay Area's Favorite Swampy Tonk Dance Band, Miracle Mule?  Come and find out, and grab some lunch at the food trucks.

   * Admission - Free
   * Marin Country Mart, Larkspur
   * Sunday, August 3, 12:30 - 2:30pm
 

HopMonk Beer Garden - Friday August 8, 2014

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Stop the presses. In Novato they have a garden... a garden with beer. This amazing garden is located in the Rowland Plaza, near Target, at a place called the Hopmonk Tavern. I wonder if they have any beer seeds.

Forgive, me. I digress. Miracle Mule has been invited to play the outdoor stage at the Hopmonk Novato Beer Garden. This venue is wonderful. In fact I just saw a great show there last night. The sound was great, the food was delicious and the beer was beer (cold and good!)

This is a free show, so pop on in, grab a seat, order up a drink and grab some dinner. Then sit down and get your swampy tonk on!

   * Free
   * Hopmonk Novato, Rowland Plaza
   * Friday, August 8, 5pm - 8pm

This is a restaurant, so all ages are welcome. Cross your fingers for a warm Summer night.

 

 

 

Hopmonk Tavern - Session Room - Saturday, August 29

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Miracle Mule is confused and excited at the same time. We are excited to be invited back to play the Hopmonk Tavern AGAIN! And we are confused how they could possibly keep making the same mistake. 

This show is going to be extra special because we have the honor to share the stage with an amazing country performer, Buck Nickels & Loose Change. If you haven't heard these guys before, you should catch this show. They are the real deal.

The show will kick off at 8pm with Buck Nickels & Loose Change, followed by a heaping portion of Miracle Mule. Because this is a big show for us we are working on some exciting things, including new songs, some audience participation, and even more nonsense. 

   * $12 Advance. $15 at the door
   * Hopmonk Tavern, Novato
   * Saturday, August 29, 8pm

 

 

 

 

40 Acres

We couldn't do this without you.

You can do your part to make the world a better place and help bring Swampy Tonk to the world, one backward friend at a time. But what can you do?  

   * Forward this newsletter to a friend
   * Bring a friend or twenty to a swampy tonk show
   * Buy some Mule Tack for the fashion impaired
   * Contact your local club and insist that they lower their standards

Thank you. Please forgive any typos in the News Flash. It is hard to type with hooves.

 
 
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 12:44

Mule Call - Newsletter #14

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News Flash

Keeping you up-to-date on all of the Swampy Tonk happenings of your favorite misguided local equestrian-themed band, Miracle Mule.

Hello,

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING COMMENT IS SINCERE AND IS IN NO WAY INTENTED TO BE TAKEN AS HUMOROUS, IRONIC OR SARCASTIC.

I was reminded recently how lucky I am to play music and have people who come out to dance and have fun at the Miracle Mule shows. Thank you for being awesome!

We now return you to our normal newsletter.

Mules on 4th - Friday November 8, 6pm

4th-st-art-walkArt + Mules = Awesome! 

The monthly San Rafael Art Walk is being held this Friday from 5 - 8 pm. This monthly event is great, and if you've never been, I highly recommend it. Local art will be on display at local galleries and shops on 4th Street, plus there will be music, food and drinks (Yee Haw!). You can learn more about this event on the Art Walk Facebook Page.

Miracle Mule will be taking up a hay filled stall in the Marin Fencing Academy foyer, at 827 4th Street. Map. Come on down, park anywhere along the main drag in 4th street and pop into the local businesses to see the art on display and enjoy the festivities!

   * Admission - FREE!
   * 827 4th Street, San Rafael
   * Friday, Nov 8, 6 - 9pm

Marin Country Mart - Sunday November 10, 2013

marin-country-mart Folk-ish Music Series

Remember Larkspur Landing? Well, it has been completely remodeled and is now very compatible with Miracle Mule's backward country-tinged ways. They have a terrific music series and Miracle Mule has been invited to crash their idyll with our swampy-tonkin' dance party. 

This is a daytime appearance, so there is a slightly greater likelihood (.003%) of seeing Miracle Mule play sober!

* Miracle Mule at Marin Country Mart
* Sunday November 10, 12:30pm
* Larkspur Landing Drive
* Free

ZD Wines Harvest Party - November 21, 2013

11PN Swampy Tonking Wine Party

ZD Wines is having their annual Harvest Party for their wine club members. This is going to be a great event, as always with some fantastic foods, paired with ZD Wines award winning vintages, all backed by the bay area's favorite Swampy Tonk dance band, Miracle Mule.

This event is for ZD Wines wine club members only, so if that is you, then come on down. If you are not a member, you might want to think about joining the club. Their wines are on the must try list.

* Miracle Mule at ZD Wines Harvest Party
* November 21, 6pm
* 8383 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA
* Free for Wine Club members

HopMonk Novato - December 18, 2013

badge-hopmonk300 "Featured Performer"

The folks over at HopMonk Novato have a great open mic every Wednesday, hosted by the talented and very gracious Dennis Haneda. After losing a bar bet, Dennis has relented and reluctantly agreed to allow Miracle Mule occupy his "Featured Performer" slot at the open mic. 

If you haven't had a chance, get yourself down to the open mic at HopMonk. It is a guaranteed good time.

* Miracle Mule at HopMonk Open Mic
* December 18th, 8pm
* 224 Vintage Oaks Way, Novato, CA
* Free

 

Rancho Nicasio - December 27, 2013

ranchonicasioKickin' In The New Year!

This is going to be a great show! We have lots planned. Some of the ideas we are kicking around:

* Pin the tail on the Mule
* Mule Rides
* Charades instead of singing
* Treasure Hunt - find the mule "treasure"

We are still refining all of the ideas, but seriously, who doesn't like charades?

Of course there will still be plenty of swampy tonk to go around plus lots of dancing! Get the date on your calendar now, Friday December 27.

40 Acres

We couldn't do this without you.

You can do your part to make the world a better place and help bring Swampy Tonk to the world, one backward friend at a time. But what can you do?  

  • Forward this newsletter to a friend
  • Bring a friend or twenty to a swampy tonk show
  • Buy some Mule Tack for the fashion impaired
  • Contact your local club and insist that they lower their standards

Thank you. Please forgive any typos in the News Flash. It is hard to type with hooves.

 
Monday, 28 October 2013 11:16

Mule Call - Newsletter #13

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News Flash

Keeping you up-to-date on all of the Swampy Tonk happenings of your favorite misguided local equestrian-themed band, Miracle Mule.

 
 

"On Halloween night, the 'Miracle Mule' rises out of the pumpkin patch, then flies through the air to bring toys to all the good little children everywhere. Wouldn't you like to sit with me in the pumpkin patch on Halloween night and wait for the Miracle Mule?" --Linus van Pelt

Well Linus, your wait is over! The pumpkin patch is located at Presidio Yacht Club. 

Presidio Yacht Club - October 31, 2013

halloween-medThe Great Miracle Mule Returns! 

This FREE show will be FREE and it won't cost any money, because it will be FREE. You can arrive and get in for FREE because this special halloween show is FREE. And did I mention that it is FREE?

Maria will be cooking up a special home cooked meal fit for a zombie king. Mmmmmm... Brains..... Dinner starts around 6pm and the music starts at 7. Don't want dinner? That's OK too. Come in for FREE and enjoy the show.

If you get into the spirit and decide to come in costume, then be prepared to be entered into our halloween costume contest. First prize gets a Miracle Mule CD. Second prize gets two CDs!

   * $20 Admission - Just kidding. It is FREE!
   * The Great Pumpkin Patch - Presidio Yacht Club
   * 37º 50' 05" N 122º 28' 25" W
   * 7 - 10pm

HopMonk Novato - December 18, 2013

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"Featured Performer"

The folks over at HopMonk Novato have a great open mic every Wednesday, hosted by the talented and very gracious Dennis Haneda. After losing a bar bet, Dennis has relented and reluctantly agreed to allow Miracle Mule occupy his "Featured Performer" slot at the open mic. 

If you haven't had a chance, get yourself down to the open mic at HopMonk. It is a guaranteed good time.

* Miracle Mule at HopMonk Open Mic
* December 18th, 8pm
* 224 Vintage Oaks Way, Novato, CA
* Free

Rancho Nicasio - December 27, 2013

ranchonicasioKickin' In The New Year!

This is going to be a great show! We have lots planned. Some of the ideas we are kicking around:

* Pin the tail on the Mule
* Mule Rides
* Charades instead of singing
* Treasure Hunt - find the mule "treasure"

We are still refining all of the ideas, but seriously, who doesn't like charades?

Of course there will still be plenty of swampy tonk to go around plus lots of dancing! Get the date on your calendar now, Friday December 27.

40 Acres

We couldn't do this without you.

You can do your part to make the world a better place and help bring Swampy Tonk to the world, one backward friend at a time. But what can you do?  

  • Forward this newsletter to a friend
  • Bring a friend or twenty to a swampy tonk show
  • Buy some Mule Tack for the fashion impaired
  • Contact your local club and insist that they lower their standards

Thank you. Please forgive any typos in the News Flash. It is hard to type with hooves.

 
Monday, 21 October 2013 19:08

Mule Call - Newsletter #12

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News Flash

Keeping you up-to-date on all of the Swampy Tonk happenings of your favorite misguided local equestrian-themed band, Miracle Mule.

 
 

Hello,

Miracle Mule has been playing so many private events lately, without any "public" gigs, that people are beginning to wonder what's up. Have you gone underground? Have you gone into hiding? Well, yes, we have gone underground, so to speak, and we apologize for that. Our management agency has received a sternly worded worded letter from us, trust me.

To properly signify and denote our newly designated underground status, we will henceforth be known as Miracle Gopher. And, instead of swampy tonk songs about trains and drinking too much, we are going to start performing show tunes from the hit musical Rent, performed entirely on banjos. You'll love it. It is a whole new direction for us and we couldn't be more excited.

Miracle Gopher Gigs?

Triumphant Return of an Embarrassing Spectacle

Yes, that's right, Miracle Gopher is moving above ground, despite the protestations of decent people everywhere to inflict themselves upon unsuspecting audiences throughout the county of Marin. 

Nicaragua Festival - October 26, 2013

GOPHER from postermywall-smallEl Hogar de los Niños Fundraiser 

I've heard about this school from a documentary film, with cinematography by none other than our very own gopher, Brian Dettor. (More about the film here.) They are holding their 12th annual Nicaragua Fest this Saturday, and Miracle Mule has been invited to play (I hope they aren't upset when Miracle Gopher arrives.)

The evening will include:

  * Appetizers, desserts, local wine and beer
  * A silent auction
  * A presentation about the Divino Nino School
  * A photographic exhibition of the work of El Hogar de los Ninos
  * Music and a folkloric dance presentation

Plus, if you listen very carefully you will the sound of many banjos playing show tunes. This event is terrific fun and open to the public, so come on down!

   * $20 Admission 
   * St. Anthony's Church
   * 1000 Cambridge St., Novato CA
   * 7 - 10pm

HopMonk Novato - December 18, 2013

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"Featured Performer"

The folks over at HopMonk Novato have a great open mic every Wednesday, hosted by the talented and very gracious Dennis Haneda. After losing a bar bet, Dennis has relented and reluctantly agreed to allow Miracle Mule occupy his "Featured Performer" slot at the open mic. 

If you haven't had a chance, get yourself down to the open mic at HopMonk. It is a guaranteed good time.

* Miracle Mule at HopMonk Open Mic
* December 18th, 8pm
* 224 Vintage Oaks Way, Novato, CA
* Free

Rancho Nicasio - December 27, 2013

One of Miracle Gopher (nee Miracle Mule)'s favorite venues is Rancho Nicasio! We'll be coming back for a special show between Christmas and New Year's.  Stay Tuned to this gopher station for more details, or visit our website.

Gopher Tunnels Across America

We couldn't do this without you.

You can do your part to make the world a better place and help bring Swampy Tonk to the world, one backward friend at a time. But what can you do?  

  • Forward this newsletter to a friend
  • Bring a friend or twenty to a swampy tonk show
  • Buy some Mule Tack for the fashion impaired
  • Contact your local club and insist that they lower their standards

Thank you. Please forgive any typos in the News Flash. I'm just a gopher, after all..

 
Thursday, 11 July 2013 00:00

Mule Call - Newsletter #11

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News Flash

Keeping you up-to-date on all of the Swampy Tonk happenings of your favorite misguided local equestrian-themed band.

 
 

Gratulor, vos revelaverit secretum nuntius! Tua sunt talenta miserabile inutilis. Tamen, ut solacium, tu competit libero exemplum Miracula Mule discus compactus. Oratio tua praemia, oportet iterare sequenti phrase. Asinus asinorum in puteum cadit. Quid est quod dicitur?

Mom always said that Latin would come in handy, and now I can see why. 

Gigs?


News of the death of Miracle Mule has been exaggerated.
Yes, that's right, Miracle Mule is still above ground, kicking around and playing gigs. If I'm not mistaken this our 43rd reunion gig since the court-ordered injunction. Just 457 more gigs to go!

Presidio Yacht Club - Aug 15, 2013

poster from postermywallMiracle Mule sailing into Horseshoe Bay 

Summer is coming to an end. Savor each day like it was the last and enjoy the warm weather and the long nights while you can... and catch an early Thursday show with Miracle Mule.

Miracle Mule is bringing swampy tonk to the Presidio Yacht Club for another night of frightened harbor seals and horrified seagulls. The madness starts at 7pm and continues until the lights go out. Come early (5-ish) and grab dinner at the PYC. Maria will be cooking up another delicious dinner at reasonable prices.

This show is all about VALUE!

   * FREE Admission - Gratuities gladly accepted.
   * Affordable Dinner - Grab a plate and dig in!
   * Cost-Effective Cocktails - *hiccup*
   * World-Class View - No charge.

Put on yer dancin' shoes, grab a dozen of your best friends, and let's make a party out of it. Overheard: "Oh, I don't know if I want to go out on a Thursday..." Don't let that be you!

Other Gigs

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Mule Sightings

Miracle Mule has been keeping very busy and we have many gigs on the calendar, however these are all top-secret NSA gigs. No tax-paying citizens allowed without security clearance. If you'd like to attend one of these exclusive events, you'll have to join the CIA or something... or, perhaps easier, get invited to one of the private parties. 

We'll keep you posted if another public event comes up... like the Novato Farmer's Market next Tuesday August 20th at 5pm. Just sayin'...

Hooves Across America


We couldn't do this without you.

Well, I suppose we could, but it would get awfully lonely... You can do your part to make the world a better place and help bring Swampy Tonk to the world, one backward friend at a time. But what can I, a mere swampy tonk enthusiast, do?  

  • Forward this newsletter to a friend
  • Bring a friend or twenty to a swampy tonk show
  • Buy some Mule Tack for the less fortunate
  • Contact your local club and insist that they lower their standards

Thank you. Please forgive any typos in the News Flash. It is hard to type with hooves.

     
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Monday, 25 June 2012 17:27

Mule Call - Newsletter #10

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Miracle Mule Newsletter #10

Miracle Mule Reunion Tour!

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.


Miracle Mule at Degotoga FestivalMiracle Mule Reunion Show @ Degotoga Festival

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:

http://www.facebook.com/events/281543231944741/

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
Tickets: $20


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Miracle Mule Reunion Show @ Sweetwater Music Hall

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. 

Please Come!

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
Tickets: $10

Sunday, 03 June 2012 17:16

Mule Call - Newsletter #9

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Miracle Mule Newsletter #9

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Summer is Here!

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

Monday, 12 December 2011 17:13

Mule Call - Newsletter #8

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No, Not That Miracle...

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 

Friday, 11 November 2011 17:23

Mule Call - Newsletter #7

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Hiatus Interruptus...

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.

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  • As musicians, the guys in this band are no joke... you might not be able to stand still.

    Paul Liberatore - Marin Independent Journal

     

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    Our people loved Miracle Mule and wanted to have them back next year. They were absolutely the greatest band we've had in years.

    Marsha B.

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