TMULE's latest release "Worldless Lullabies" is a collection of songs that were recorded in 2016 with Justin Roth as producer. Mark Lavengood from Lindsay Lou & the Flatbelly's plays resophonic slide guitars, Ben Zito from The Crane Wives plays acoustic and electric bass, Dan Rickabus from The Crane Wives plays drums on the song "House."
"Worldless Lullabies" shines a light in TMULE's darkness. It focuses on a past rife with fear, personal failures, doubt, onerous relationships, and complex familial struggles with addiction. But the song "Six" is a an homage to TMULE's beloved wife for their sixth anniversary, the perfect complement to the disillusion and darkness revealed in the rest of the EP.
Known for his gritty vocals and rowdy rhythm guitar for the grungy Colorado folk rockers The Longest Day of the Year, TMULE brings together lyrical roots and folk stories like early Neil Young with the grunge of Pearl Jam and sonic celebrations of Wilco.
He has been playing shows, dreaming and drifting from Kalamazoo to Ann Arbor to Boston to Boulder, and finally finding a home in Fort Collins, Music City. His days are full of helping library patrons explore their interest and creating connections between people and the resources they need. These daily explorations of undirected intellectual journeys bring newly discovered treasures to share through songs and poem.
Though his songs have been used as the backbone of the band The Longest Day of the Year, his songwriting bleeds far beyond the full-frontal folk-rock of TLDOTY and also reaches into the smaller, tender, and quiet spaces of his heart and mind.
*Has shared the stage with Sturgill Simpson, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Blind Boys of Alabama, Billy Strings, Joshua Davis