26
Jun

Ramblin’ Fever

The newest, coolest, biggest little festival in the coolest, biggest little county in California has got to be the Redwood Ramble.  Nestled in the Redwoods of Mendocino County, this festy was born out of the literal ashes of Yosemite’s Rim Fire last year, as The Ramble was organized to be an alternative the Strawberry Music Festival (which has been on pause ever since.)  We’re thrilled to be part of the line up, and are joined by some great acts from far and wide.  Tix for this July 3-6 event are SOLD OUT, but visit their website for possible wait list or trades, hope to see you there!

02
Apr

Americarnival Unveiled

We’re thrilled to appearing on Saturday May 17 at Slim’s as part of the 1st Annual AmeriCarnival!  This is a multimedia Americana spectacular from Vaudville to the Barbary Coast to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, and we’ll be headlining this eclectic event.  Tickets are available NOW!

11
Jan

Big Love

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We had a blast during our debut at The Freight for a very special Valentine’s Day show on Friday Feb 14. Oysters were eaten, champagne was drunken, people were boogy’n… mission accomplished!

If you missed the show, here’s a 5min montage of some highlights from the evening.  Big thanks to The Freight, Events & Adventures, Tokyo Fish Market, and our film pals at Zone 26 for making this night AWESOME!

01
Jan

Year of the Mule

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Although 2013 is widely considered the Year of the Snake, it’s been a hell of a ride for ungulates too.  We’ve had a tremendous debut year with the release of a new EP, capacity shows at great Bay Area venues such as The Great American Music Hall and The Chapel, and a capstone performance at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park.  Be sure to check us out in 2014… it’s the Year of The Horse, close enough.  THANK YOU FANS, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

01
Nov

Public Nudity in S.F.

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Clothing optional party at Cafe Du Nord on Fri Nov 22, and by “clothing" we mean Bluegrass. Join SUPERMULE, Cahalen Morrison & Eli West, and The Barbary Ghosts for a night in the buff- no marauding behind some 10gal hat and a pair of Wrangler’s, we’re gonna let it all hang out. You like funk? Done. You like sea-shanties? Done. You like bluegrass? Uh, ok. You like old time music? Hey, if you’re into that kind of thing that’s cool, we’re very experienced. The important thing here is to have a good time, no judgements, and if a bra or two ends up on stage by the end of the night that’s all good. And by “bra” we mean bra.

09
Sep

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

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What a thrill to join so many amazing bands at this year’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival!  Thanks to all our stalwart and new fans for supporting our set on October 5, we had a blast!  If you didn’t catch our set, or want to relive the spectacle, here’s a 5min montage below.  Let’s feast our eyes on this moment of glory and in unison shout to the Heavens: “THANK YOU MR. HELLMAN!

09
Aug

Let’s Get Weird (part deux)

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Our evening of 3-part conjoined harmonies, fire breathing solos, and genetically modified Bluegrass was incredible- way to go Party People!  Our new best friends Arann Harris & The Farm Band, and  T Sisters broke hearts and melted faces… you know that’s a good thing, right?  We’ll be taking this Freak Show on the road in October, join the spectacle on Fri 10/25 at Hopmonk in Sebastopol, CA.  Tix available here.

31
May

Bluegrass and Beyond

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Thanks to everyone who came out for our debut appearance at The Great American Music Hall on Friday July 19, we had a great time!  If you weren’t there, we’ve got some nice footage of the show on our YouTube channel- simply click the YouTube link on the right sidebar of this page.

27
May

Brews, Beats, and Bivalves

We had a blast at Oysterpalooza 2013, which now ranks (in our estimation at least) as one of the most fun and funkiest little festivals in Nor Cal.  Rocker Oysterfeller’s and the Valley Ford Hotel are the mussle behind the shell, and have created a powerful trifecta of local music, gourmet food, and craft beer.  Featuring two stages and lots of goodtime-party-people, this event is one to put on your calendar for next year.

27
Apr

Wednesday Night Ramble @ Empress Theatre

We’re excited to be featured at the Wednesday Night Ramble on Wednesday May 29 at the Empress Theatre in Vallejo, CA.  This monthly event is modelled after the legendary jam sessions at Levon Helm’s Farm in Woodstock, NY, and features nationally touring acts in a spontaneous and collaborative environment.  See our “shows” page for more info- save the date, come celebrate Mike E’s birthday with us!

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Recent Press

“The Bay Area’s Supermule is a tough band to categorize, and that’s just one of the reasons its new self-produced EP, ‘Northern White Clouds,’ ought to be on your permanent playlist. The album is a savvy mix of covers (the title track by Bill Monroe, Bill Withers’ “Use Me”) and original material, including “Train Song” and “Blue Eyes” by guitarist-lead vocalist Yoseff Tucker and “Weatherman” by banjoist Jim Chayka. The roots sound runs deep throughout the album, as you’d expect from three-time Northern California Bluegrass guitarist of the year Tucker and band founder Chayka, a crazy-great banjoist. But clearly, Supermule is much more than a great bluegrass outfit. You also get the superb work by bassist Zach Sharpe; Michael Emerson on keyboards; fiddler Alisa Rose; Rich Armstrong, horns and vocals; and drummer Michael Carroll (notably on “Walk Away”).”
-San Francisco Chronicle, June 2013

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New EP: Northern White Clouds

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