Detroit Electro-Folk / new americana
Shattering your idea of "banjo music," Banjolectric’s Gregory Mulkern is shaking up expectations for America's original folk instrument. Combining modern beats, contemporary lyrics, and international sounds with undeniable banjo chops, Mulkern stays true to the roots of the 5-string banjo while reimagining "Americana" for our modern America.
Feb 5th: The Elbo room, Chicago, IL
Feb 6-7, 2019: Love+Radio Beginning|Middle|End, Chicago
Feb 8 2019: House Show, Grand Rapids, MI
Feb 9 2019: Rocky’s, Grand Rapids, MI
Feb 17 2019: McShane’s, Detroit, MI
Mar 8 2019: Hamtramck music festival, detroit, mi
Mar 28 2019: Eastern Market Brewing Company
april 3-13 2019: spring northeast tour
april 25 2019: TBa
may 11 2019: Halfway to harvest fest, Toledo, OH
Notable Past Shows
December 10th: Grizmas Local Mic @ DIME, Detroit
Nov 2018: futuretro Electro swing party, detroit
Aug-Sept 2018 European tour, so below album EU release
August 2018 Great Lakes Flow Festival
JUne 2018 Pyrofest
June 2018 Detroit Riverdays Festival
June 2018 Detroit Music Weekend
May 2018 cmap showcase, The Jam Handy, Detroit MI
April 2018 Innovate Detroit, capital park
march 2018 hamtramck music festival
October 12th, 2017 PJ's Lagerhouse, with bob log III
News & Updates
November 27th: “So Below” was named one of PopMatters’ 20 BEST FOLK ALBUMS OF 2018
November 26th 2018: Track, "Pope Lick Road” was featured on Americana Daily
November 20th: Nice write-up from Grateful Web calling Banjolectric “Fresh” “Original” “Innovative”
Great review of the So Below album by Jonathan Frahm of PopMatters! “Banjolectric Rebrands the Instrument As A Modern Pop Machine” Article: https://www.popmatters.com/banjolectric-so-below-album-premiere-2619597760.html
The album release tour in the EU was a blast! Thanks to everyone who stuck around after the shows to talk and pick up merch. Now I’m back in Detroit getting excited to release the album digitally on Nov 16th and physically in February, details TBA. Look for the album preview in PopMatters international magazine: popmatters.com !!
July 2019: Dates are all confirmed for the EU album release tour! 21st Century Americana crosses the pond this summer - check out the tour schedule and come say hi!
March 2018: Banjolectric was an official selection at the 2018 Detroit Performers Expo. Here are some comments from the jurors:
"So fresh! Banjolectric's originality leaves you wanting to hear more."
"It's amazing what Banjolectric can do."
"Banjolectric's blending of genres is great for summer festivals."