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The Bucking Mules

by The Bucking Mules

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Cackling Hen 03:13
buck, Buck, BUUUCK !
Rebel Raid 01:59
Red Steer 02:22


Like the creature that inspires their name, The Bucking Mules buck, snort, and throw down some of the best traditional old time music coming out of the South today. Drawing on a deep study of old recordings and visits with the disappearing masters, the band distills the essence of tradition into driving performances that speak to contemporary audiences. Their music has won national awards and won over audiences at some of the biggest bluegrass and folk festivals around.

Each of the members are master musicians in their own right and bring their own unique approach, combined with the vitality and heart it takes to make this vintage music come alive. Together and individually, they
are experienced and engaging performers, who can delve deep into the nuances and stories behind the music.

On their self-titled debut, The Bucking Mules tear their way through blazing-fast square dance tunes and sing with great joy. They’re key members of the new old-time music revival, they know where every one of these songs and tunes came from originally, and in many instances learned them directly from the source, in the deep well of tradition.


released April 4, 2014

Joseph Decosimo: fiddle, banjo, vocals
Luke Richardson: banjo, harmonica
Karen Celia Heil: guitar, vocals
Joe Dejarnette: bass


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The Bucking Mules Durham, North Carolina

The Bucking Mules throw down some of the most exciting and engaging Old~Time music being made. Drawing from their deep study of old 78s and visits with older master musicians, the Mules distill the tradition into driving, heartfelt performances tailored for contemporary audiences. Brilliant instrumentalists and singers, they have initiated many festival goers into the wild world of Old-Time music. ... more

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