Call Me Mildy
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Call Me Mildy

Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | INDIE

Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Blues Rock




"Call Me Mildy excited to play first AFU"

Fronted by singer/songwriter Greg Mildenberger, Call Me Mildy is a tough act to pin down. "I don't like to be pigeon-holed but I tell people we're a mix of blues, rock, reggae. Kind of bluesy like Big Sugar and Colin James, I'm more Black Keys than BB King." Beginning as a trio in 2013, the band has since expanded to a four-piece, and released their debut album 'It's About Time' in 2016. Making their music available in the digital marketplace has allowed the band to see just how far their music is spreading, even though they don't gig much outside of Saskatchewan. "I could see that people were checking us out from Australia, New Zealand, the U.S, and some South American countries", Mildenberger says. "I've even sold a few songs in India. I like to joke with my audience that I've only got a billion more (sales) to go!"

Mildenberger says he's looking forward to his first All Folked Up slot, and promises a high-engery set with something for everyone. "Festival gigs are my favourite kind of gigs", he says. "The audience is really engaged, they're there for the music. Playing your own songs and seeing people react to them is the highest high for me."

by Ryan Ellis - The Forum

"Call Me Mildy Offers Diverse Sound"

Call Me Mildy is a relatively new band but they are already garnering attention. The group is excited to perform at the Shake off the Winter Blues on Friday February 26.

Lead singer Greg Mildenberger is from Regina. He has been playing in bands around the province for nearly a decade, mostly in cover bands. Call Me Mildy was formed in 2013. "I used to be in cover bands but I wanted to create a band around my own original songs. We started as a trio the first year and a half or so, and then I decided to make it into a four piece and have a dedicated bass player" said Mildenberger. "That allowed me to expand the sound and play harmonica. That was a big deal for me because that is one of the main instruments that I play, and that allowed me to focus on that and weave it into our songs."

Call Me Mildy is not a typical blues band, incorporating elements of rockabilly, reggae, and southern rock into their sound. Mildenberger says he likes exploring other genres and ensuring each set list has variety.

"Some of my die-hard blues buddies don't call me blues, they say I am 'bluesy.' I would describe myself as blues in the same sense as Colin James, Ben Harper, George Thoroughgood or the Black Keys. Those are my influences. I am not B.B. King and I am not Buddy Guy and we are not playing guitar licks for 45 minutes," said Mildenberger. "I have been one of the organizers of the blues festival in Regina for about 10 years and so I have had the opportunity to see a lot of Grammy and Juno winners.. I have always found that the ones who appeal to me are the ones with a lot of variety in the structure of their songs and who aren't afraid to venture off."

Mildenberger enjoys playing the harmonica, describing it as his 'comfort instrument." He also plays the slide guitar. He says he is fortunate to play with such talented and experienced musicians. The makeup of the band is unique, as guitarist Dale Thomas uses an eight-string guitar, bassist Phil Nordin plays a six-string bass, and Gary Graham plays electonic drums. Mildenberger says that is simply the result of personal preference, but adds that it does give the band a modern sound. Every member of the band contributes to Call Me Mildy's sound.

"When I recruited the guys for Call Me Mildy, I made them a couple promises. One of those promises is that when I write songs, they get to add their own parts to it. That way, it's not like they're just playing someone else's bass line, or whatever. Along with that, I wanted them to be as creative as they can be...there is a lot more satisfaction for me... and I think it is also true for the guys, to play original songs because it is something that we created and that we built."

Call Me Mildy is currently putting the finishing touches on their first album. In the meantime, you can visit for more information. You can also find their song 'Highway 59' on Youtube.

Scott Hellings - Moose Jaw Express


Call Me Mildy - It's About Time   

Released 2016 via CD Baby

All Songs written: Greg Mildenberger

Recorded: Blue Door Studio Regina; Mastered: Big Label Sound Studio, Las Vegas

Call Me
Mildy's debut CD 'It's About Time' is based on a few simple premises. Its
creator, Regina Canada-based singer/songwriter Greg Mildenberger, says it's
his vision of creating an album of eclectic, interesting songs.
"Considering that rockin' blues is home base for me, there is a definite
flavour of that on the album. I love playing the blues harmonica, and I layer
it into a lot of my songs. But I like to stray far from home base, and this
album is a reflection of that." 

Indeed, 'It's About Time' goes through a
range of rock and blues genres, including the tex-mex vibe of 'I Don't Mind',
the southern rock ballad 'Missing You', slide guitar-fed '13 Bar Blues' and
'Good Dog Blues', and a bevy of rockin' blues like the title of his music video
and lead-off cut, 'Highway 59'. But there's more twists along the way. The
dreamy ballad 'She's My Woman' provides a visualization of lovers anticipating
their reunion at the end of the day, while the rockabilly cats will howl at the
antics of 'Two O'clock in the Morning'. Add in interesting vocal harmonies from
lead guitarist Dale Thomas, and you'll hear the distinctive melodies of Call Me
Mildy. In fact, melody and visualization are key elements of Call Me Mildy, and
a feature that he feels sets this album apart from typical rockin' blues

Not convinced? Check out his reggae song
'Call My Name'. "I wrote that song for a good friend who was battling a
serious illness, and reggae was fitting for a lot of reasons. I was getting
good feedback from people when we played it live, and I knew that I needed to
get this song on the album." Mix in reggae/pop 'Life is Funny' and 'Not My
Style' and you might agree that this is no ordinary rockin' blues album.

About Time is available at CD Baby, Itunes, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer, and other
fine music providers.



Set to release their second album in 2018, Regina's Call Me Mildy plays their original brand of blues rock and reggae, with flavours of tex mex, rockabilly, and southern rock weaving freely within. Playing festivals and events across Saskatchewan, Call Me Mildy has continued to grow its catalogue of original material, and released its first album 'It's About Time' in 2016. Garnering indie radio play and selling songs across North America, Europe, Australia, and into Asia, Call Me Mildy continues to aspire to bring its energetic stage show and alternative blues rock to the prairie landscape.

Call Me Mildy has performed in events including Montmartre's All Folk'd Up, Regina's Cathedral Village Arts Festival, Wakamow Valley Shake off the Winter Blues, Moose Jaw Prairie Beer Festival, and Casino Regina's Brighter Futures. And in March 2018, Call Me Mildy will open the Mid-Winter Blues Festival finale at Casino Regina in support of roots rock reggae band Big Sugar. 2018 also includes an appearance at the Bow Valley Festival in July, and several performances in Regina and Saskatoon.

Created by singer/songwriter Greg Mildenberger (Mildy), Mildenberger has recently entered into a music publishing contract with a Chicago music publisher for movie/synching for a new release 'Where You Goin', which will be featured on Mildy's 2018 album. Much of Mildy's music catalog was also included in the synch agreement. As a songwriter, Mildenberger also contributes his song writing ability to the Songs of Love Foundation in New York.

Call Me Mildy's four piece lineup includes singer/songwriter Greg Mildenberger (guitar, slide, harmonica), Dale Thomas (lead guitar), Phil Nordin (bass), and Roland Schulz (drums). Mildy has performed at events with performers such as Guitar Player Magazine Award winning Sonny Landreth from Louisiana, California's Tommy Castro Band, Juno nominee James Buddy Rogers, and Nashville's Scott Holt Band.

Call Me Mildy, a fresh alternative prairie band.

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