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.
Autumn is one of the funnest seasons of the year & hey, look, here it is! If you happen to be planning a backyard BBQ, a neighborhood block party, a company picnic or a fund-raiser for your organization, how about ratcheting the fun up a notch with some live music? And live music doesn’t come much livelier than the Mules. Once you have a date in mind contact us at Dick@MiracleMule.com and we’ll start planning this thing together. Party on / Mule on! Learn More.
Now Booking Fall & Winter 2019.
Critics & pundits are stunned — no one thought it would be possible, but Miracle Mule has not only survived, but actually flourished for a full decade. We will be celebrating our 10th anniversary Thursday October 24 at the Presidio Yacht Club in Sausalito. Five of the original 7 Mules will be on hand to help us reminisce and look forward to the next 10 years. Original vocalist Amy Wolgamott, steel player Andrew Chilson and accordion player Michael Whiteley will join original guitar player Geoff Mack, percussionist Brian Dettor and the whole Miracle Mule gang. They have a great dance floor, so polish up those dancing shoes and be prepared to boogie. The Yacht Club can be hard to find if you haven’t been there before. You’ll find directions here.
The date was October 2, 2009. Mary Silveira Elementary School was hosting their annual harvest festival. At the previous year’s event, 3 of the parents – guitar player Geoff Mack, singer Amy Wolgamott and percussionist Brian Dettor – had performed a few songs for the kids and received an encouraging reception (no booing or rotten tomatoes). This year they got a lot more ambitious and thought they would try their hand at forming a band. . . Read More
In late August the Mules released their first single, Delta Queen, from their upcoming Romp In The Swamp album. It’s currently available for purchase on Amazon and streaming on Spotify. Song-writer Geoff Mack's song was inspired by the Delta Queen, the last surviving steam-powered overnight passenger boat plying the watershed of the Mississippi. It was built in Stockton in 1927 and began life shuttling passengers between San Francisco and Sacramento. During WWII it was repainted battleship gray, commissioned as the USS Delta Queen and transported wounded to Bay Area hospitals. Keyboardist Dick Bay knew it in a later incarnation. He grew up in Louisville KY, which purchased the Belle of Louisville in 1962. The following year began the tradition of an annual steamboat race as part of KY Derby week. The Belle's opponent in those first years was . . . the Delta Queen, then out of Cincinnati. Much to the chagrin of Louisvillians, she nearly always won. She was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1989. She will soon come out of retirement and is currently undergoing repairs in Houma LA (which, coincidentally, is the setting for another Mules song, The Bayou Delight).