Karen is a member of this nationally and internationally  performing band, along with Tennesseans Joseph Decosimo and Luke Richardson, and Virginian Joe 'Bass' DeJarnette.

The Bucking Mules had some fun plans for 2020, including a tour in Australia, and performing/ teaching at festivals, however for us and everybody else, it was not to be. You can catch us as a band and as individuals, or 'pods', at internet events and postings that will be announced or unannounced on our facebook pages!

Railroad - The Bucking Mules
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~ A ROCKING STRING BAND ~

MADE FOR PUBLIC CONSUMPTION

The Bucking Mules throw down some of the most exciting and engaging Old~Time music being made. Drawing from their deep study of old 78s and visits with older master musicians, the Mules distill the tradition into driving, heartfelt performances tailored for contemporary audiences. 

Paddy Won't You Drink Some Cider - The Bucking Mules
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To hear all the tracks, download, or buy the CD, or vinyl of Smoke Behind the Clouds, or our 2014 self-titled release below, go to our BANDCAMP  page.

Girl On the Greenbriar Shore - The Bucking Mules
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Smoke Behind the Clouds - The Bucking Mules
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The above 2012 release, 'Sequatchie Valley', represents the blastoff point of The Bucking Mules.  The trio of Joseph, Luke, and Karen do the playing, with Joe DeJarnette wearing his recording engineer hat. Go to BANDCAMP to listen to the tracks and find out more.

photo by Lisa Berman

Jasper Jail - The Bucking Mules
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photo by Lisa Berman

© 2018 Karen Celia Heil.