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Wednesday, 15 June 2011 11:00

Mule Call - Newsletter #2

Upcoming Shows!

For those of you who like to plan ahead, Miracle Mule has a ton of fun gigs coming up this summer. Get your calendar and write these down:

Miracle Mule @ Isleton Cajun Festival

For more than 20 years, the town of Isleton CA hosted a festival over Father's Day Weekend that brought as many as 100,000 to this quiet setting on the Sacramento River Delta; many were saddened to learn that the old Isleton Crawdad Festival was sold to R-Wild Horse Ranch in 2008. 

But now, the quaint little community of Isleton is bringing back the crawdads and music for their newly-dubbed Isleton Cajun Festival on Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19.  Historic Main Street will host a plethora of vendors of food and fancies, and three stages will present 20 bands of Zydeco, Cajun and Southern blues including Mark St. Mary, Flambeau, the Bob Woods Band, and of course, Miracle Mule, among others.  A carnival for the kids, more crawdads, beans and rice, and jambalaya than you can shake a voodoo stick at, and the warm welcome of a true Delta community is enough to get anyone ready for dancing in the streets!

The fun starts this Saturday and runs through Sunday. If you want to catch Miracle Mule, hop on over to the Gazebo Stage, where we'll be swinging it up from 10:30am to 1:30pm.

Keep in mind that the beautiful town of Isleton is about 1 1/2 hours drive from Marin County. So if you plan on catching Miracle Mule's show you'll need to head out early.

"Laissez les bon temps rouler!" 

Friday, 22 July 2011 14:07

Mule Call - Newsletter #3


Miracle Mule Newsletter #3

It's Getting Kinda Hot In Here...

Do you feel the heat? That's the Americana working it's magic.

Miracle Mule has been crazy busy over the last month playing festival's, parades, parties, wineries and clubs. Which means the band is hot right now and if you make it out to see the mules you will be in for a great show.

Upcoming Shows...


mule_needs_youMiracle Mule @ the Presidio Yacht Club
Thursday July 21, 2011 7:00 - 10:00pm

Miracle Mule is galloping back for a return engagement at the Presidio Yacht Club, under the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge in beautiful Sausalito California bringing their special blend of gumbo honky tonk music. This all ages show is FREE, as in NO COVER CHARGE. Come, bring the whole family and enjoy an evening of music, dancing, sightseeing and fun!

If you haven't been to the Presidio Yacht Club in Sausalito, you absolutely must come down to see what all the fuss is about. Just listen to what Marin Magazine says about it: "One of Marin's best kept secret views of the Golden Gate Bridge." Proprietor Maria will be cooking up a delicious home-made dinner with all the fixins for just $8 per plate, and for those of you who enjoy a cocktail now and again, the drinks are always cold and cheap. Dinner starts at 5, music starts at 7.

This just in: Maria is preparing Spaghetti and Meatballs for dinner. Yum!

See you @ the PYC

intermission_02A Brief Summer Intermission...

Miracle will be taking a brief hiatus off our hectic schedule to enjoy some of this fine weather. We have no public events scheduled between July 21 and August 10.

appearingtonightMiracle Mule @ Peri's
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 9:00pm - 1:00am 

Miracle Mule has signed on for a long term engagement at Peri's Silver Dollar Bar in Fairfax, providing some of our patented mule-tastic swinging country gumbo music every 2nd Wednesday of the month. This means that if you are driving through Fairfax on August 10, September 14, or October 12, you'll see Miracle Mule on the Marquee. 

Wednesdays are a cool night at Peri's. Show up at 7:00pm and for just $10 you can have some swing dancing lessons, plus a drink. Hang around for the live music afterward, which starts at 9:00.

Peri's has been booking swing bands on Wednesdays to keep the swing dancers entertained. On any given wednesday you'll see a great swing band, whether country swing, rockabilly or boogie-woogie. Bands include Miracle Mule, Whiskey Pills Fiasco, Slim Jenkins and the Dig-its, and more. Plus, there is no cover charge.

Mule Droppings...

We Mules love us some great Americana music. If you live in the North Bay, you may want to check out some of this great stuff!

  • Buddy Owen - Marin County's very own blues legend, Buddy Owen. Catch him July 20th from 6-8pm at 19 Broadway in Fairfax.
  • Whisky Pills Fiasco - This band is all about the Rockabilly and boy do they rock! Check them out: Thursday, July 21 at the Fourth Street Tavern.
  • Emily Bonn & The Vivants - Emily Bonn does an old-timey nostalgic americana that is as mesmerizing as it is beautiful. Catch Emily Thursday, July 23, 3pm at the Mill Valley Library Centennial Celebration.
  • Stompy Jones - Playing that jumping swing music from the big band era, with a wink and a smile. Infectious fun! Catch Stompy Saturday, July 30th at the Rio Nido Roadhouse in Rio Nido. 

Help spread the manure! Do you have friends who love Americana music?

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Monday, 12 December 2011 17:13

Mule Call - Newsletter #8


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
'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


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.

Sunday, 02 October 2011 15:53

Mule Call - Newsletter #6


CD Release Party this Thursday!

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. 

  • 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)

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:

Don't come late. The Southern Pacific Smokehouse can only accomodate 140 people.

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


    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!

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