Indie folk band The Mulligan Brothers will return to the University of Findlay on March 24. As part of Music Bach’s Concert Series, they will perform in the Alumni Memorial Union’s Atrium from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Admission will be free and community members are invited to attend. Lunches ma be purchased in The Cave or individuals may pack a lunch.
The Mulligan Brothers, who last visited UF in 2015, perform meaningful music with resonating lyrics that tell great stories through solid songwriting, soft vocals, mournful fiddle playing and soothing guitar. One of their signature instruments is an upright bass made out of vintage suitcases.
They play an original mix of Americana, folk rock and country, and their sound is predominantly acoustic, reflecting old, timeless music with a contemporary twist. The Gulf Coast band strives to make their music enjoyable for album listeners and for those who are able to catch a live performance. Each song is a carefully crafted melody with an intricate story.
The Mobile, Alabama-based band features members Ross Newell, Greg DeLuca, Ben Leininger and Melody Duncan. Duncan replaced fiddle player Gram Rea.
The group’s first album, “The Mulligan Brothers,” was voted Alabama Album of 2013 by readers of Mod Mobilian. Their album, “Via Portland,” which addresses topics such as murder and longing, lends an additional depth to their melodies. Alabama.com named The Mulligan Brothers one of the 20 bands to watch (and listen to) in 2016, alongside the likes of Little Big Town, Emmylou Harris and Alabama Shakes.
In a 2016 Montgomery Advertiser story, Newell explained the band’s goal is to make “very honest” music. “I guess the goal with that honesty is to make people feel something,” he said.
Alabama.com named The Mulligan Brothers one of the 20 bands to watch (and listen to) in 2016, alongside the likes of Little Big Town, Emmylou Harris and Alabama Shakes.
To listen to a sampling of some of their songs, including their latest single, “Devine Design,” and to learn more information about the band, visit their website at www.mulliganbrothers.com.
The Mulligan Brothers’ performance is being presented by the University of Findlay’s Student Activity’s Board, an extension of the Office of Student Activities, Commuter Services and Leadership Development. Student Activities Board is a student board that strives to bring diverse entertainment to campus. Call 419-434-4606 for more information.