In 1995 two young New Orleans musicians Mark Mullins and John Gros embarked to form a rock band like no other New Orleans has ever seen. Song oriented rock fronted by a trombone (Mullins), anchored with Gros B3 organ and with the addition of Jimmy Robinson on guitar and Mike Barras on drums, “MuleBone” quickly became one of the most recognizable bands in New Orleans rock. This year marks the 20th anniversary of MuleBone’s award winning debut album “5 Shakes, 7 Spirits”. The band went on to record two full albums although the birth and development of side projects “Papa Grows Funk” and “Bonerama” soon sidelined MuleBone. Until now.
“A kick-ass rock band...taking the trombone to places where few have ventured.”
"Best Rock Band in New Orleans" - Big Easy Awards 1999
"Best Rock Band" & “Best Rock Album" - Offbeat Music Awards 1999
“I’m a HUGE fan of MuleBone.”
-Kevin Griffin, Better Than Ezra
"In your face rock, -a daring musical exploration."
-Aspen Daily News
“MuleBone, a modern New Orleans trombone driven rock band with a focus on the tradition of what makes all New Orleans music special. Keyboardist John Gros ex plains, "MuleBone is New Orleans rock & roll. As New Orleans music in flu enced artists such as The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and Led Zeppelin, MuleBone brings it back home, re de fin ing New Orleans as the birthplace of rock music.”
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