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.
You survived Thanksgiving and 6 hours of Uncle Leon railing on – yet again -- about the Roosevelt administration. You survived Black Friday and getting up at 3am to wait in line to buy your daughter that Kardashian Barbie Dream House only to find they’ve already sold out and you have to make do with a dusty Lincoln Log set. So now, come Saturday afternoon, you’re in serious need of recharging your batteries. Fortunately that’s just when the Mules will be playing their Black Saturday show at the Lagunitas Tap Room, the perfect charging station if ever there was one. A couple of fine craft brews and a set or two of hoof-stomping tail-swishing swampy-tonk music will fix you right up in no time. Before you know it you’ll be all recharged and ready to face Sunday brunch at the in-laws. The music happens 3-6pm, rain or shine. Lagunitas is located at 1280 North McDowell in Petaluma.
And as if the music weren’t enough inducement, the Saturday show at Lagunitas will also be your very first opportunity to purchase the brand-new 2019-edition Miracle Mule t-shirt. It’s in bold stylish black and white and comes in a variety of flattering sizes.
So, along with the Mules’ classic Swampy Tonkin’ CD, right there in one place you should be able to take care of just about everyone on your holiday shopping list. Well, except for Uncle Leon.
Miracle Mule dream couple bassist Mark Petrella and Rhonda Lucci married on the banks of the bay in a service that included Mules singer Sandy Geller performing a song by Rhonda’s grandmother and a very rare vocal performance by Mark of the Marx Brothers’ classic, “Everyone Says I Love You.” All of the Mules were on hand to wish the happy couple well and perform a short set. Mark’s other three (!) bands were also represented. He and Rhonda first met at a show by Mark’s Italian band, the Don Giovannis and one of their members officiated at the service. Mark’s last-Friday Cheeseboard Berkeley band, Big B and his Snakeoil Saviors, played a hot set and got the dancing going, followed by a mellower set from Mark’s jazz group. Our heartfelt congratulations to Mark & Rhonda! We wish them all the best — many long and happy years together on the mule train!
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/.