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.
It’s a little known fact that mules tend to hibernate in winter. Well, these Mules at any rate. This year they’re taking advantage of the off-season to get busy recording their long-awaited third album. It’s tentatively titled “Romp in the Swamp,” and it’s shaping up to be a worthy successor to 2015’s acclaimed “Swampy Tonkin’.” Resident songwriters Geoff Mack and Dick Bay have been busy, and they’ve compiled twenty-some Mule-ish tunes that they’ll whittle down to a dozen or so. These include favorites from the current live repertoire such as “Delta Queen,” “Mule On,” “They Don’t Want No Train” and of course, “Romp in the Swamp.” The project is a not only a great way to tough out the winter, but also the perfect tribute to their tenth year. There’s still a lot of work to be done, but stay tuned for a release party this summer.
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.