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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. The band takes their name as a reason for their music. In golf terms, a ‘mulligan’ is a do-over. For The Mulligan Brothers, the four individual musicians feel that their coming together as a group is the chance they need to do things the right way. That decision gains positive proof on the band’s self-titled debut. 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 name names for some specific females, updating "Oh Susanna," using the original title and 'don't you cry for me' tag line in a story about a relationship hoping to mend itself and promises "Cecilia" that freedom in the love that is "stronger than these plantation walls." The Mulligan Brothers presents Ross Newell's warm-honey volcals 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").Album review from Alternate Root Magazine
“There is no better album that has been released this year, and I get albums from around the world every day,” says Tony Plosczynski, host of 92 New that introduces new music on 92 Zew in Mobile. “The Lumineers, Jake Bugg and The Mulligan Brothers are my top three albums of the year.”
“There is a synergy with The Mulligan Brothers,” says Catt Sirten who was the first to play The Mulligan Brothers on his Radio Avalon show in Mobile. “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.”