The Mulligan Brothers – Tickets – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC – March 22nd, 2017

The Mulligan Brothers

Always great MUSic at the Evening Muse..

The Mulligan Brothers

Tough Old Bird

Wed, March 22, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Evening Muse

Charlotte, NC

$6.00

The Mulligan Brothers
The Mulligan Brothers
The Mulligan Brothers is an Americana Folk-Rock band from Mobile, Alabama.

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 bass. Fiddler Melody Duncan recently joined the band, bringing a female voice and perspective.

The group’s latest single, “Divine Design,” is about being taken advantage of by the person you love. “The offender doesn’t see it as hurting someone else, but as helping himself or herself,”
says Newell. “It is a terrible feeling and I want the song to create an awareness of what it is like to be treated that way, whether it is intentional or not. I want the listener to think if this is a song about them or the people around them. If this is divine design, then divine design is behind the times.”

I feel like a suit of second-hand armor. It can protect you but may never wear a shine. Every time you see me you know I’ll be there when you need me, never thinking of the dead man left
inside. Pay no mind to the dead man left inside. - “Divine Design”

“Writing songs is one of my favorite things, but I take a while to write a song,” says Newell. “If a line seems forced or anything but honest, then I have to scrap it. I have to live through something or feel strongly about it to add authentic details. I have to sing these songs hundreds of times a year and it is important to me to identify with that song every time. Fortunately the songs take on a life of their own and people are willing to listen and read more into the lyrics that what was said.”

“We have to make music that stays true to ourselves.”

The Mulligan Brothers have released two albums, The Mulligan Brothers and Via Portland (recorded in Portland with Grammy-winning producer Steve Berlin) and will soon release a Live
from The Netherlands album, recorded during the recent tour that included shows at the famed Paradiso in Amsterdam and a spot on The Ramblin’ Roots Festival in Utrecht. They currently
have over three million plays on Spotify, including over 1 million of the song Lay Here.

The band kicks of 2017 with a return to the prestigious 30A Songwriter Festival in Florida ,an appearance on Music City Roots Nashville, a third appearance at New Orleans Jazz Fest and are excited to return to Ireland for January-February tour dates followed by a spot on Cayamo A journey Through Song a 7 day Roots Music Cruise in the company of such artists as Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell and Steve Earle.
Tough Old Bird
Tough Old Bird
Formed in the small community of Fillmore, New York by songwriting brothers Matthew and Nathan Corrigan, Tough Old Bird plays a potent blend of authentic folk and blues that reflects the rural landscape it comes from, a place where the last train just pulled out and the carnival is always on its way to the next town.

From its formation in early 2013, Tough Old Bird rose quickly from open mic nights and campfire circles to opening and headlining gigs at bars, festivals and music clubs across New York State and beyond. Tough Old Bird's debut album, entitled Never to Return, was released on April 29th 2014, and there may be more than a touch of irony to the record's title – Tough Old Bird is here to stay. A followup EP, entitled The Barn Sessions, was released in 2015, and the duo is currently booking shows and festivals for the spring of 2015 and beyond.

The core of Tough Old Bird's sound comes from Matthew Corrigan's intricate acoustic guitar work, and from the voice and nimble harmonica playing of Nathan Corrigan, who holds a degree in literature and brings a poetic sensibility to the duo's lyrics. Accents of accordion and waves of electric guitar give Tough Old Bird a sound that is at once modern and ancient.
Venue Information:
The Evening Muse
3227 N. Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC
http://www.eveningmuse.com/