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Weekend: Take a ‘Mulligan’

THE MULLIGAN BROTHERS will bring their indie folk sound to the University of Findlay’s Alumni Memorial Union March 24. (Photo provided)

THE MULLIGAN BROTHERS will bring their indie folk sound to the University of Findlay’s Alumni Memorial Union March 24. (Photo provided)

The Mulligan Brothers’ indie folk music will return to the University of Findlay on Friday, March 24, as part of the Music Bach’s Concert Series. The band 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 may be purchased at The Cave, or individuals may pack a lunch.

The Mulligan Brothers, who last visited UF in 2015, perform music with resonating lyrics that tell stories through 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 with a predominantly acoustic sound, reflecting older music with a contemporary twist.

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.

To listen to a sampling of some of their songs, including their latest single, “Divine Design,” and to learn more information about the band, visit their website at www.themulliganbrothers.com.

The Mulligan Brothers’ performance is presented by the University of Findlay’s Student Activities 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.



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