Miracle Mule is a rocking, hoof-stomping, tail-swishing band from Marin County, California. Some folks might describe our music as good-time Americana, others might say it's down-home country with a heavy dose of Louisiana hot sauce. We prefer to just call it "swampy tonk." However you describe it, it's fun and energetic, irresistibly danceable, with rich harmonies and solid song writing. We play at most of the more prestigious venues in the north bay, as well as a host of wineries, festivals and concert series. We have a loyal following, but there's always room for more. Check us out soon. Dance, Laugh, Bray.
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Now Booking Winter & Spring 2019.
When the Mules signed up to do a Dec. 13 Bread & Roses show at the COTS Mary Issak Center in Petaluma, we had no idea we would be helping make history. Bread & Roses, founded by folk singer Mimi Farina, puts on shows at institutions throughout the Bay Area for folks who have difficulty getting out to hear live music. Dec. 13 turned out to be the first time in their nearly 45-year history that they managed to produce 11 shows in one day, and Miracle Mule was show #9. It’s a real honor to be associated with such a fine organization and to have been part of this momentous milestone. So momentous, in fact, that it made the Marin Independent Journal (see right). Our accordionist, Dick Bay, has been a Bread & Roses volunteer performer for nearly 30 years. He also sang for the Bread & Roses Holiday Chorus at several recent shows, including an especially fun and interesting performance at the Santa Rosa jail. Between the Mules and the Chorus, he did 6 Bread & Roses shows in a week and a half this past December.
One of our very favorite gigs each year is the Clif Family Winery Harvest Festival. We’ve played there for 8 consecutive years, and for each of those 8 years we’ve shared the event with artist William Callnan III. Each year William draws an outline on canvas and then encourages guests to paint on the work-in-progress throughout the evening. At the end of the night he adds the finishing touches and raffles off the finished product. In years past he has done a variety of harvest and farm related themes: chickens, sunflowers, artichokes, etc. But in 2018 he was truly inspired and quite outdid himself. His title for the year: “Harvest Mule.” As if that wasn’t cool enough in itself, the winner of the raffle turned out to be one of the Mules, so William’s masterpiece will get to stay in the family. William and his wife Nikki are also accomplished ceramicists. Check them out at http://nbcpottery.com/.