Muleskinner Stomp was the perfect wedding band. Their music was relaxed yet lively, full of carefree energy. The music was just loud enough that it encouraged conversation to flow, rather than supplanting it. But it wasn’t merely background music -- a small and devoted group of guests sat in front of the band, with some grown-ups singing along. Tiny tots bounced up and down in time to the music. In addition to being great musicians, the band is very easy to work with. They were flexible in scheduling their start time, and were able to accommodate my wedding venue’s stringent noise requirements. They even dispensed some wise marriage advice!
Professionalism is paramount to this band. You will be hiring a band that shows up on time and dresses impeccably in their white shirts and black ties. They are serious about their music and this is clear in their craft. Their personnel reads like a who's who in Bay Area bluegrass: band members come from legendary bands such as Beauty Operators, Nobody From Nashville, Rusty Springfield, and Byron Station. They are not your father's bluegrass band. Their instrumentation includes guitar, bass, mandolin, and dobro. They perform in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. They play a mixture of traditional bluegrass songs, non-bluegrass songs, and original material. They perform work from artists such as Bill Monroe, Old Crow Medicine Show, Gillian Welch, Tim O'Brien, Justin Townes Earle, Billy Strings, 3 Tall Pines, Dwight Yokam, Jimmy Martin, and the Rolling Stones.
You will find their music is appealing to all ages and is family oriented. The band will set up their state of the art PA system with main speakers and monitors if needed. Sometimes the venue calls out for an acoustic set where the PA would not be needed. Other venues will call for setting up the PA when the audience starts to grow in size. Either way, they can work out the details.
Thank you for your interest in Muleskinner Stomp! We hope to hear from you soon!