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The Bucking Mules

A straight-shooting Old-time string band, the Bucking Mules deliver American Old-time music at its pure and joyous best. The band cut their teeth in Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia through extensive time spent with old 78s and elder master musicians from the region. The result is a group of well-studied musicians who know how to bust down on a fiddle tune, belt an old song, and move square dancers. The Mules traverse the traditional musical landscape of the Cumberland Plateau, the Tennessee River Valley, the Blue Ridge, and beyond. Favoring spirit and simplicity over pretense, the band distills a reverence of the past into a potent performances tailored for contemporary fans of folk, roots, bluegrass, and more. A blue ribbon winning band and a favorite on festival stages and in dance tents, the Bucking Mules create some of the most exciting, engaging, and rooted Old-Time music being made.

Bucking Mules are Joseph Decosimo (fiddle, banjo, and vocals), Luke Richardson (banjo, harmonica, and vocals), Karen Celia Heil (guitar and vocals), Joe ‘bass’ Dejarnette (bass and vocals)

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