For Immediate Release
The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa
Contact: Kevin Ledgewood
THE MULLIGAN BROTHERS RETURN FOR ACOUSTIC NIGHT AT THE BAMA
(Tuscaloosa, Ala.) The Mulligan Brothers will return for another amazing performance on Acoustic Night on Aug.. 21, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Presented by The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa, the project features both solo and ensemble performances of a wide range of acoustic music throughout the calendar year in the intimate setting of the Bama Theatre’s Greensboro Room. Cover charge is $10 with a full service bar available.
The Mulligan Brothers, an emerging band from Mobile, Ala., proves that good stories and lyrics still matter in music and well-written songs do not need a catchy chorus or happy ending to win over an audience or to be played over and over. The band's debut album, "The Mulligan Brothers," was voted the Alabama Album of 2013 by the readers of Mod Mobilian. It is filled with straightforward narratives, concise, original lines, and lead singer Ross Newell’s honest, sincere voice cutting to the heart in songs that seem as much to himself as to the listener. The rhythm of Greg DeLuca, the string melodies of Gram Rea and Ben Leininger's suitcase bass grab attention as The Mulligan Brothers' music crosses borders between folk rock, Americana and country. "There was a temptation to add more instruments during production of the album but we wanted to reproduce the songs on stage every night," says Rea. "If we can't play it live, we didn't play it on the album, and that shaped our sound."
The Bama Theatre is located at 600 Greensboro Ave. in downtown Tuscaloosa. For more information about The Arts Council, CAC or Bama Theatre, patrons should LIKE the Facebook page “The Arts Council – Bama Theatre – Cultural Arts Center” and follow tuscarts on Twitter. Call 205-758-5195 or visit tuscarts.org for further information.