Straight out of Mobile, The Mulligan Brothers are returning to our mainstage with Dylan LeBlanc playing alongside The Pollies on Friday, August 11th and we couldn’t be more excited!
Reminiscent of Old Crow Medicine Show and Mumford and Sons, The Mulligan Brothers blend Americana, folk, bluegrass and rock influences to create songs that promise to keep you moving as they pluck away at the strings of your heart. Dylan LeBlanc has been described as a “young Neil Young,” layering shimmering, arresting tunes beneath haunting vocals. This will be one show you just won’t want to end.
Mainstage Doors: 7PM // Music: 8PM
Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 the day of the show. No refunds or exchanges of ticket purchases. This show will be ages 21+ only.
Advance tickets will also be available in Tallahassee with NO FEES at Retrofit Records, Midtown Pies, Big Chief’s Smoke Shop, Finnegan’s Wake, and in Thomasville GA at Apollo Records.
The Mulligan Brothers is an Americana Folk-Rock band from Mobile, Alabama. In golfers’ terms, a “mulligan” is a second chance, and the band represents a second chance for each member of The Mulligan Brothers. Veterans of other bands, this is where they found the music they always wanted to play.
The songwriting and warm, honest, straight-to-the heart voice of lead singer of Ross Newell draws listeners into the group’s signature sound, where the harmonies of Greg DeLuca, Ben Leininger and Melody Duncan make the songs soar or haunt from the shadows. De Luca plays drums and Leininger is on the suitcase bass — which Newell made out of two suitcases, a smoke alarm and his grandmother’s walking stick. Fiddler Melody Duncan recently joined the band, bringing a female voice and perspective.
“Armed with a violin, acoustic guitar, drums and an upright bass fashioned from two old suitcases, the Mulligan Brothers, a quartet from Mobile, Ala., stand dead center at the crossroads generally defined as Americana. Folk, country and blues all factor into the sound, as Ross Newell’s nuanced, radio-ready voice brings the band’s story-songs to vivid life.”
– Keith Spera, NOLA.com
Overwhelmed by the speed at which his gift took him from Applebee’s server to “the new Neil Young” in a matter of months, Dylan LeBlanc once walked away from an unlikely major label deal after releasing two critically acclaimed albums. He slipped into a blur of self-doubt. Exhausted and damaged at just 23-years-old, Dylan came home to Muscle Shoals, Alabama to write a new life for himself.
In between the moments of clarity and a few familiar falls, he also wrote a new album, Cautionary Tale: a collection of shimmering, arresting songs with the same haunting vocals that caught the attention of Lucinda Williams and Bruce Springsteen, now with a sharpened edge honed by hastened maturity.
We’re excited to see him dominate our mainstage, backed by the Pollies, on August 11th.