Seth Mulder & Midnight Run, Main Guard, Bunratty Castle, Ireland. January 18, 2020.
Seth Mulder & Midnight Run. We’re huge fans of these guys, and if you had but a single bluegrass-lovin’ bone in your body then you’d understand why.

Seth Mulder & Midnight Run (l-r: Cody Bauer, fiddle; Colton Powers, banjo; Seth Mulder, mandolin; Ben Watlington, guitar; Max Etling, bass) performing in the Corn Barn of Bunratty Castle during the 2020 Shannonside Winter Music Festival in Bunratty, Co. Clare, Ireland. January 18, 2020.

Close your eyes and listen to these guys and they sound as if they have been playing together for the last thirty years… Unbelievably brilliant now I shudder to think what they will be like in thirty years!

– 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.’

We like entertainment and good music. Not often do you get to see and hear both. Seth Mulder & Midnight Run are one of the few bands we know that can play good music….. and entertain you.

– Little Roy Lewis and Lizzy Long

Seth Mulder & Midnight Run performing as part of the 2020 Shannonside Winter Music Festival in the Main Guard of the 15th-century Bunratty Castle, Co. Clare, Ireland. January 18, 2020.

Ireland & UK 2020 Marathon
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.

Seth Mulder & Midnight Run performing as part of the 2020 Shannonside Winter Music Festival in the Main Guard of the 15th-century Bunratty Castle, Co. Clare, Ireland. January 18, 2020.

New Music & Adventures
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.
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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/

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