– Paul Lyttle, Artistic Director, Moniaive Michaelmas Bluegrass Festival, Scotland.
Seth Mulder & Midnight Run
One of the most entertaining bluegrass acts on the scene today, Seth Mulder & Midnight Run was formed in early 2015. Comprising young like-minded musicians, all of whom are graduates of various college music programs, the band has spent the last 5-plus years honing its high-energy act of blazin’ solos, tight harmonies, and questionable jokes, mostly as long-standing resident performers at the Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Tied to the rich traditions of bluegrass music but yet willing to stretch boundaries, they aim to deliver a ‘fresh approach to the High Lonesome sound’; this is solid ‘old-style’ bluegrass that appeals to the purist. But it’s more than that. This is also bluegrass for the soon-to-be converted, an act that ensures the uninitiated sit up, take note, tap their feet, and call for an encore. As the Midnight Run official bio states, ‘it is about connecting with the audience and leaving them with a memory that will last a lifetime.’
– Little Roy Lewis and Lizzy Long
The media found herein was captured over the course of a couple of raucous Midnight Run standing-room-only performances at the 21st Annual Shannonside Winter Music Festival in Bunratty Castle. It was the first of three occasions that we caught the band on the Irish portion of their exhaustive UK & Ireland 2020 tour, 27 shows in 31 days exhaustive (at this level, this is a young man’s sport). We hadn’t planned on seeing three shows, but we did. We kept going back for more.
Midnight Run have completed a live project recorded at the Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. That, as well as a full-length studio album, is in the works with plans for both to be released prior to their next visit to this side of the Atlantic. Rumour has it that will be in early 2022, maybe sooner. Whenever it happens, we’re looking forward to working with the guys when the time comes. Watch this space.
You can find the Midnight Run posse, with all the goodies you’d expect (bios, schedule, links to social channels etc.), here >>> https://midnightrunbluegrass.com/