Seth Mulder & Midnight Run – Johnny B Goode

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Seth Mulder & Midnite Run

Seth Mulder & Midnight Run Fans Have a Reason To Celebrate With Johnny B Goode.

Newly signed to Rebel Records, Seth Mulder & Midnight Run is making their label debut with a unique yet explosive take on Chuck Berry’s immortal classic, Johnny B. Goode.

Known for their innovative approach and exhilarating performances, the group ensures the new single stays true to form, reimagining this seminal rock and roll standard in a bluegrass style. It’s a sound this Gatlinburg Tennessee-based quintet has been known for since making its debut in 2015. Banjo, fiddle and mandolin take the lead, replicating the irrepressible riff that set the standard for practically every rock anthem that followed. Yet given this seamless mesh of past and present, it’s easy to imagine that the song was meant as a model for bluegrass as well.

Johnny B GoodeIt’s been nearly two years since the band released their last album In Dreams I Go Back.

The group features Seth Mulder on mandolin andl lead vocal; Chevy Watson on guitar and tenor vocal; Colton Powers on banjo and baritone and vocal; Max Silverstein on fiddle, and Tyler Griffith on upright bass.

The band and their legions of admirers have eagerly awaited the band’s next offering. That’s hardly surprising considering the fact that Seth Mulder & Midnight Run perform approximately 300 dates a year while touring extensively throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. Given that their rendition of Johnny B. Goode has become a staple of their live sets, the decision to record their take on the track was only natural.

Growing up, I was a huge Chuck Berry fan and always wanted to do a grass version of this. We started playing it live on our shows and never intended to record it, but it’s become such a hit live that we had to put it out. We lucked out the past few months and had a couple of our live videos of ‘Johnny B. Goode’ gain some traction on Instagram and garnered over half a million views on a couple of different videos. It’s helped us grow our audience and been a great barrier breaker for music fans who aren’t as familiar with bluegrass music – Seth Mulder.

Released to whet the appetite of fans excitedly awaiting a new release, Johnny B. Goode is available as a special stand-alone single that precedes the group’s full-length Rebel Records debut due out this fall.

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Download or Preview the new track here.

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About Seth Mulder & Midnight Run:

Seth Mulder & Midnight Run is traditional bluegrass music at its best! Hailing from the heart of the Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg, TN, Seth Mulder & Midnight Run present a high-energy show filled with nostalgic entertainment, tight harmonies, and skillful musicianship, all built around a curated set list of original material and lost covers.

Seth Mulder & Midnight Run released their latest album, “In Dreams I Go Back” in September 2022 on Mountain Fever Records. The album features S.P.B.G.M.A. 2023 Song of the Year, “My, My, My,” and other chart-topping songs such as “One More Night” and “Carolina Line.” In 2021, “One More Night” was the 4th most played song on bluegrass radio that year.

Incorporating elements of Bluegrass, country, folk, and roots music. Seth Mulder & Midnight Run aim to preserve the legacy of bluegrass music and carry that torch forward into the future with their music.

By definition, they are a traditional bluegrass band but progressive by writing their own material and presenting old material like no other in the genre.

In a day and age where authenticity is everything, Seth Mulder & Midnight Run are the real deal; as one of the most talked-about young bands on the circuit today, the future of bluegrass music is in good hands.

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