The Mulligan Brothers, based out of Mobile, AL, are an emerging band known for their lyrical Americana folk songs. They first brought their unique blend of Americana and folk music to Wildwood in 2013, and now they’re back on April 2 at 7pm.
Via Portland is the second album from the band that met playing in bars in Mobile and took a name that means second chances. Expectations are high for the follow-up to The Mulligan Brothers, their popular debut album released in June 2013 that created passionate fans across the country and was in the Top Ten of CD Sales at the 2014 New Orleans Jazz Fest.
The lyrics in Via Portland are built on lead vocalist Ross Newell’s poetic imagery and storytelling in a warm, sincere voice that is full of feeling whether it is relaxed or strained. Touring the country and playing together most nights of the week sharpened harmony, background vocals, and dynamics in the instrumentation. New songs evolved in front of audiences, giving each musician time to develop his parts and how they fit together. “This album is honest and sincere from the ground up,” lead singer Ross Newell says. “We stayed true to ourselves.
During the concert, the lobbies of the the Cabe Festival Theatre will host a pop-up shop by Domestic Domestic, a local retailer specializing in goods only made in the United States.
Reserved seats are $20 and VIP seats are $50. For an additional $8 patrons may select an option dinner provided by the famous Gus’s Fried Chicken. The meal consists of two (2) pieces of chicken, beans, and slaw. For those patrons who purchase the dinner, it will be served at 6pm.
VIP tickets include the following:
- Guaranteed inside gate parking on the night of the concert
- Free dinner provided by Gus’s Fried Chicken
- An invitation to a private post-show reception with the band
- Premium seating in the Cabe Festival Theatre
- Access to the VIP lounge
- Free wine, beer, and snacks throughout the concert