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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

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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

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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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The terrific folks at Clif Family Farms (Clif Bar) were kind enough to invite us back for our third year at the annual harvest celebration, and they've already booked us for next year. It is a terrific event, as you can see by the photos.

  • Memories to last a lifetime.
  • The place was hopping late into the night.
  • The band gets started in the first set.
  • The kids are alright!
  • We were just getting the audience warmed up...
  • Gary from Clif Bar was working it!
  • More fun!
  • Next year we need a bigger dance floor.
  • Keep them dancing all night long!
  • Brian's got the rhythm.

Friend of Miracle Mule, Kelly, who runs the Novato Farmer's Market, asked us to entertain her market last night. The mules were happy to comply and we had a terrific time. 

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Monday, 12 September 2011 13:12

Mule Call - Newsletter #5

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Miracle Mule Newsletter #5

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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.

The Deets:

  • Southern Pacific Smoke House, Novato (kinda near Target)
  • 8pm. Come early for a chance to win a free copy of the CD.
  • $10 (buy your tickets in advance: here)

Swampy Tonk Music for the asses.

  • About +

    The Bay Area's Favorite Swampy Tonk Dance Band! Miracle Mule is the swampy tonk dance band that everybody is talking about. Read More
  • Songs +

    With well over 50 songs in the repertoire Miracle Mule can play over three hours of entertaining danceable music. Most Read More
  • Band Members +

    Miracle Mule band members include a number of veteran professional musicians who have played with John Hiatt and Hank Ballard Read More
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  • What a well-crafted and fun set of songs! Songs like Swampy Tonkin' are just plain made for shuffling your feet.

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    Miracle Mule is an INCREDIBLE Americana Band that infused a great deal of energy and excitement into our event. They are extremely professional, on time in both set up and take down, and very personable entertainers that interacted comfortably with our crowd. We offer them our highest recommendation - this is a GREAT group!

    David M.
     

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