For Immediate Release
The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa
Contact: Kevin Ledgewood
ACOUSTIC NIGHT WILL FEATURE THE MULLIGAN BROTHERS
(Tuscaloosa, Ala.) The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa will present The Mulligan Brothers in concert on Acoustic Night, April 14, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. The event will take place at the Bama Theatre’s Greensboro Room with doors opening at 7 p.m. Cover charge is $15.
The Mulligan Brothers consist of Ross Newell (lead vocals, guitar); Gram Rea (fiddle, mandolin, viola, harmonica and vocals); Ben Leininger (bass and vocals) and Greg DeLuca (drums and vocals). “Via Portland” is the second album for the band from Mobile and Baton Rouge that took a name that means second chances. When their first album, titled “The Mulligan Brothers”, was released, they were unaware that they were creating an album that would create so much passion among fans and pride among the band members.
“Via Portland” has been equally well received, debuting at #18 on I-Tunes singer songwriter chart, reaching #7 on the Relix/Jambands chart, #12 on Roots Music Report Alt. Folk Chart and making the Alternate Roots Top 50 Albums for the first half of 2015.
The band stands dead center at the crossroads generally defined as Americana, described as a blend of Folk Rock and Alternative Country. The easy flow of music uses traditional textures without falling into a fake rootsiness, balanced against lyrics that are often sharply contemporary. The Mulligan Brothers gently weave heartfelt tales of love and loss into a complex yet comforting combination that will leave listeners nostalgic for something or someone that is not easily described. They have performed at festivals including the New Orleans Jazz Fest, the renowned 30A Songwriter Festival in Florida plus those in Ireland, The Netherlands and Belgium.
For more information about the band, visit facebook.com/themulliganbrothers and themulliganbrothers.com.
The Bama Theatre is located at 600 Greensboro Avenue in downtown Tuscaloosa. For more information about The Arts Council 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.