Local garage rock band Mr. Mudd & Mr. Gold stand out with… a banjo
Mr. Mudd & Mr. Gold has everything a normal garage rock band needs: lead singer, drums, bass, guitar, banjo… Wait, banjo?
Lead vocalist Tyler Matock met banjo player Jesse Gray at a local open mic. After a few weeks of watching each other perform, the duo began performing together, eventually writing their own original songs.
After years of performing as a duo, Matock and Gray decided to find a drummer and bassist to become a full-fledged band. That’s where Connor Pritchard and Sam Bohlman came in.
Last month, Mr. Mudd & Mr. Gold were invited to open for indie rock band Peach Pit at the Van Buren. The tour openers were stuck in California. With only hours to put together a set, Mr. Mudd & Mr. Gold got together and played their very first sold-out show.
The group’s Spotify listeners quintupled within two weeks of the show and encouraged them to release a new single ahead of schedule.