For Immediate Release
The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa
Contact: Kevin Ledgewood
MULLIGAN BROTHERS JANUARY PERFORMANCE AT THE BAMA THEATRE RELOCATED TO THE DINAH WASHINGTON CULTURAL ARTS CENTER
(Tuscaloosa, Ala.) The Mulligan Brothers will be the featured ensemble during Acoustic Night on Jan. 29, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. The concert was previously scheduled to take place at the Bama Theatre’s Greensboro Room but has now been moved to the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, 620 Greensboro Ave., at the opposite end of the block from the Bama. Cover charge is $10 with a full service bar available.
The venue was changed to facilitate a taping of the live performance by Alabama Public Television.
The Mulligan Brothers are Ross Newell (lead vocals, guitar, and songwriting); Gram Rea (fiddle, mandolin, viola, harmonica and vocals); Ben Leininger (bass and vocals) and Greg DeLuca (drums and vocals). Their debut album released in June 2013, “The Mulligan Brothers,” created passionate fans across the country and was in the Top Ten of CD Sales at the 2014 New Orleans Jazz Fest.
“Via Portland” is the follow-up recording for the ensemble. “The high expectations make this a bit terrifying,” says Newell. “When people say they want it to be as good as the first one, they mean that they want it to be the same as the first one.” The music is still a blend of alt-country, blues and folk that sounds like the Lumineers with a hot fiddle and the song writing of Townes Van Zandt, but “Via Portland” is a smoother album with more harmony and background vocals and dynamics in the instrumentation. The lyrics in “Via Portland” are once again built on Newell’s poetic imagery and storytelling in a warm, sincere voice that is full of feeling whether it is relaxed or strained.
For more information about the band, visit themulliganbrothers.com.
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