Detroit Electro-Folk / new americana
Shattering your idea of "banjo music," Gregory Mulkern performs high-energy original songs built with a texture of tones and percussion produced live from his electric banjo. Passionate and driving vocals, intricate arrangements, and funky beats come together to deliver an exciting and fresh show: Americana, Updated for the 21st Century.
November 24th: futuretro Electro swing party, ARMAGEDDON beach party, detroit
December 6th: Eastern Market Brewing, Detroit
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 14th: Album Release party!! Details tba
Feb 17 2019: McShane’s, Detroit, MI
Notable Past Shows
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 14th 2018:
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 !!
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!
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."