Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599
Blue Mullet will be performing traditional, contemporary and some original tunes in this great intimate, listening-friendly venue.
Steeped in classic first-generation, contemporary and Gospel bluegrass, Blue Mullet is a relatively new Bluegrass band on the Gulf Coast, forming in 2017. In addition to a few of their original tunes, they also cover standards from the early days of bluegrass and old time music by some of the greats like the Carter Family, Jimmy Rogers and the Father of Bluegrass Music, Bill Monroe. To keep things interesting for themselves and their audiences, they also pull from Western Swing, Folk, Blues and other musical influences and traditions.
Growing up near Knoxville, TN, Joel Reagan spent time learning from and playing with this father. Joel now lives with his family in Daphne, AL. Focusing on fiddle, Joel is a sought-after player locally and while capable of performing a variety of styles, his favorite, of course, is bluegrass. Joel also sings lead and harmony vocals with the band.
David Thier, from Baltimore, MD, grew up tuned into and being influenced by the vibrant Baltimore and Washington, DC area bluegrass scene. David plays dobro and also does some old time guitar flatpicking, a style not often heard on the Alabama coast. He now makes his home in Fairhope. David also sings harmony and is featured as lead vocalist on some of the band’s tunes.
Playing bass is one of the band’s principal vocalists, Cheryl Gilbert. She’ll also sings harmony on a lot of the band’s songs. Originally from the great bluegrass state of North Dakota, she has also lived in Minnesota and Washington State. Cheryl’s vocal stylings have made her a fan favorite.
Mark Gilbert, on guitar, drives the band’s up-tempo rhythm but also tastefully fills the slower ballads and tunes. In addition to his strong guitar work, Mark will also play a little banjo and mandolin with the Mullet. He and his wife Cheryl now make Fairhope their home.
Playing mandolin and guitar, John Young returned to the eastern shore of Mobile Bay three years ago after a 30-year absence. John handles the emcee work along with sharing in the lead and harmony vocal duties for the band. Additionally, he has also penned some original tunes. Growing up in Mobile, he now makes his home in Fairhope.
Having established a reputation for constructing sets with varying paces and drawn from different genres and styles, Blue Mullet has seemingly found the right combination of energy, engagement and musicianship that is sure to please the well-seasoned and novice bluegrass fan, alike.