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.
Aug 14th 2019: Great Oak cohousing, Ann arbor, MI
Aug 21st 2019: Garden Bowl wsg aldo ceresa, Detroit
aug 29th 2019: Barter, Hamtramck (Sold Only As Curio)
Aug 31st 2019: Arts Beat & Eats Festival, royal oak
Sept 2nd 2019: Hamtramck Labor Day Festival (Sold Only As Curio)
Sept 5th 2019: Live from 89.3 whfr.fm
sept 7th 2019: Harvest Festival, Toledo
Sept 8th 2019: Dequindre Cut freight yard
sept 17th 2019: mcshane’s, detroit
Sept 19th: All About the Arts, WCCCD campus, belleville
sept 26th 2019: Barter, Hamtramck (Sold Only As Curio)
Nov 2019: “As Above” European release Tour
April 3rd 2020: Ferndale library, Metro-detroit
Notable Past Shows
June 2019: Rock’n’rides festival, Royal Oak, MI
March 2019: St Patrick’s Day weekend at mcshane’s, corktown.
February 2019 - Regional tour (Kalamazoo, Chicago, Grand Rapids, Detroit)
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."