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The Mulligan Brothers Release New Album SONGS FOR THE LIVING AND OHERWISE

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The Mulligan Brothers third studio album "Songs for the Living and Otherwise," now available, marking an evolution in the creative process of the Alabama-based group. 

The band's name means second chances, but they took the biggest chance of their career and produced this album on their own, creating songs that are truest to them. 

Converting the upstairs of lead singer/ songwriter, Ross Newell's home in the heart of Mobile, AL, into a recording studio allowed them the freedom to get to the honesty of who they are as artists.

Mixed by Grammy-winning producer, Trina Shoemaker (Sheryl Crow, Blues Traveller, Emmy Lou Harris, Dixie Chicks) at Dauphin Street Sound in Mobile, Alabama, the album brings joy and pleasure from dark songs about life, loneliness, death and spirituality.

The broader arrangements are driven by the band’s signature harmonies and dramatic transitions from drummer Greg DeLuca with Ben Leininger, adding electric and upright bass and Melody Duncan on fiddle and piano. 

The band is evolving but the songs are still built around Newell's tight lyrics that stab you in the heart or define life in new ways. 

Songs of abuse and knowing a man like "the back of his hand" or coming home to a woman who makes him feel that "If you told me that heaven was just like tonight, then maybe I would start acting right." Lyric from the track, “The Deal.”
"Recording and producing this album ourselves gave us the luxury of seeing the vision all the way through to the end without outside influences making us second guess ourselves," Newell said. "There is a new confidence in this album and we are thankful for the great people who support us and gave us the courage to try something new."
The band’s prolific songwriting has been well received by audiences including The Boot, who premiered the first track, “The Deal” commenting, “[the song] captures the rapturous feeling of spending time with a soulmate. 

It’s the kind of feeling that makes even the most mundane days downright heavenly.” 

As well as Lagniappe Weekly, naming The Mulligan Brothers, “one of the Azalea City’s most precious musical commodities, with a rich brand of folk rock filled with lyrical emotion.”

The are currently touring across the U.S. Tour dates are listed below.

TOUR DATES
June 2 -- Ocean Springs, MS - Mary C. O’ Keefe Center for the Arts
June 3 -- New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Oyster Festival
June 6 -- Bluffton, SC - The Roasting Room
June 7 – Fayetteville NC - Cameo Art House
June 8 – Charlotte NC – Evening Muse
June 9 – Palmyra VA – Shed Song
June 10 – Richmond VA – Tin Pan
June 12 -- Athens, GA - The Foundry
June 15 – Greensboro GA – Pickin on the Greene
June 16 -- Atlanta, GA - Red Boots Roots
June 17 -- Dahlonega, GA - Over The Moon
June 22 - Tuscaloosa, AL - Live at The Plaza
June 23 - Dauphin Island, AL - Dority’s
June 28 - Sarasota, FL - Palmer Ranch
June 29 - Tampa, FL - The Attic at Rock Brothers
July 5 - Houston, TX - Mucky Duck
July 7 - El Prado, NM - Taos Mesa Brewing
July 11 - Wray, CO - 4th & Main
July 12 - Frisco, CO - Concerts in the Park
July 13 – Denver CO – Daniels Hall
July 14 – Bond CO – Rancho Del Rio
July 15 – Norman OK – Summer Breeze Festival
July 29 - Pittsburgh, PA - Vine Rewind
August 1 – Woodbridge NJ – Music on Main
August 2 – Herndon VA – Frying Pan Farm
August 3 – Lancaster PA – House Concert
August 4 – Bethlehem PA – Musikfest
August 5 - Williamsport, PA - Bullfrog Brewery
August 10 – Easton MD – Stoltz Listening Room
August 11 - Washington DC - Pearl Street Warehouse
August 18 - Keystone CO - Mountain Town Festival

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