What they say!
The Mulligan Brothers don’t just write songs and play music. They speak to the soul. The lyrics and the music gets inside your head and won’t leave. Via Porltand is not just a record. It is destined to become the soundtrack of your life.- John Archibald, AL.com
Under any circumstances, fans can hear more of what made The Mulligan Brothers so appealing in the first place: The easy Americana flow of music that uses traditional textures without falling into a fake rootsiness, balanced against lyrics that are often sharply contemporary. Where the previous album had "Cecilia," a tale of forbidden interracial love in the Old South, the new one has "Calomine," a haunting, inside-out murder ballad. Newell has a gift for phrases that pop out and grab you, even when you've set the album playing in the background.- Lawrence Specker, Mobile Press-Register
Via Portland - "Lovely stuff !" Late Night with Cherrie McIlwaine, BBC Radio Ulster.
The sonic depth of “Via Portland” is truly amazing. The first thing that listeners will note is the overall quality and clarity of the recording. In a time when technology has made do-it-yourself recording popular with many bands, “Via Portland” is a testament to the benefits of recording with professionals in a professional studio.
With The Mulligan Brothers’ heavy emphasis on acoustic instruments, Steve Berlin and Jeff Saltzman were able capture every strum and pluck with crystalline accuracy. In addition, each song exhibits a rich sound that has been honed by skilled ears. -Steve Centanni Lagniappe
An easy wind blows off the gulf coast and the light sway generated by the breeze is picked up by Mobile, Alabama’s The Mulligan Brothers... Bright acoustics flash with a quiet fire in the hands of The Mulligan Brothers. The tender string plucking of “Kaleidoscope” lets the notes tumble like the jumbled colors spin inside the song title as a fiddle offers a welcome to the “Red Dress Lady” as she makes a belated appearance....The Mulligan Brothers presents Ross Newell's warm-honey vocals finding inspiration in the words of a train-traveling transient ("Thrift Store Suitcase") and get their affairs in order, saving a big chunk of themselves for the woman who will always be in their hearts ("Momma Gets My Soul").-Alternate Root Magazine
The Mulligan Brothers have emerged as a serious up-and-coming talent. The Mulligan Brothers play a unique brand of folk music, oscillating between Americana and country western while incorporating elements of the blues. OffBeat Magazine
There is no better album that has been released this year, and I get albums from around the world every day. The Lumineers, Jake Bugg and The Mulligan Brothers are my top three albums of the year.-Tony Plosczynksi, host of 92 New on 92 Zew in Mobile, Alabama
"There is a synergy with The Mulligan Brothers. All of the musicians have played around town for years but somehow it came together for them in this band. I play them on the radio, but I also listen to them in my car. Knowing them makes you like their music even more. They are part of a unique sound that is developing in Mobile." -Catt Sirten, host of Radio Avalon in Mobile, Alabama
The Mulligan Brothers was voted "Alabama Album of 2013" by readers of the Mod Mobilian.
“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 | The Times-Picayune
"If you don’t know of The Mulligan Brothers yet, you will soon as this emerging Mobile, Alabama band makes its way to the Lagniappe Stage at the New Orleans Jazz Fest this May to show off their knack for writing fine Americana, folk songs and their comfort and talent as a band, even though they’ve been playing together for less than two years."- Kelly Neilson AXS Music
"You guys wowed me and I told you we would play you on KROK-FM. My program director loved 'Sensible Shoes' and will add it to the rotation." -Richard Barnickel, Station Manager for KROCK