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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!



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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* 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

hopmonk beergarden-smNews Flash: Beer Garden in Novato

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

hopmonk 8-29-14b-smSpecial Double Bill: Buck & Mule!

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.


We would like to extand a big thanks for the nice folks at Rancho Nicasio for having us and all the folks who came to the sold out show!

  • Ladies love swampy tonk!
  • This is definitely what they call an all ages show.
  • The line dancers kept the dance floor full!
  • The Mule-ettes were being introduced to Swampy Tonk.
  • Special Guest 12 yr. old Conor Mack
  • Special guest, 11 yr old Ben Kassner Marks.
  • Dick Bay on Accordion and Piano
  • Keeping the low end going, Mark Petrella
  • Andrew Chilson showing how to play a Telecaster Guitar.
  • Ostrowskis and Blatchers having fun!

We had a fantastic time sharing Swampy Tonk with the nice folks at the Marin Country Mart in Larkspur on a spectacular November day. We even brought out the hula hoops for this event.

  • Easy as riding a horse...
  • Michael Whitely joined us on Accordion as Mule for a Day.
  • The full band visible, swampy tonkin'.
  • Lean into it... it'll sound better!
  • El Jefe, singing about trains, probably.
  • We were just getting warmed up in the first set.
  • Two of our favorite Mule Dancers, basking in the swampy tonk.
  • They set up a nice little stage for us in the courtyard.

Swampy Tonk Music for the asses.

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  • This one is easy. They are awesome. You won’t be disappointed. We had a power outage in the middle of our event, they switched over to acoustic instruments and still “rocked the house”.

    Chris - ZD Wines, Napa


    We got nothing but positive feedback from everyone, and we hope Miracle Mule will be back for next year's festival. There were plenty of folks who came to the Cajun Festival specifically for the music, and we didn't hear a single negative. Jean Y.

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