Muletide Perkins Trio
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Muletide Perkins Trio

Rome, Georgia, United States | SELF

Rome, Georgia, United States | SELF
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"For the restorative efforts promulgated by the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation, FUTUREBIRDS and MULETIDE PERKINS TRIO happily flock together."

Rome's own junkyard pranksters, the Muletide Perkins Trio (featuring locals Bryan Mullins, Matt McGinnis and Graham Duke), serviced as the night's opening act, preforming tunes from their 2010 release, Slop Right Out The Trough. - v3 publications, llc

"The Futurebirds headline DeSoto concert Muletide Perkins Trio to open"

Rock and blues and a little bit of soul — that’s what Rome residents will get when Athens based Futurebirds try to bring down the house with a little help from local band Muletide Perkins Trio on June 15 at the DeSoto Theatre.

Organizers hope the charm of the historic theater and the musical magic both bands bring to the stage will make for an exciting concert.

The Futurebirds — Payton Bradford, Thomas Johnson, Carter King, Dennis Love, Brannen Miles and Daniel Womack — have played Rome before and certainly have a large fanbase here. They’re coming off an exciting 2011 which saw them release two well-received EPs and criss-crossed the country with such bands as Widespread Panic, Drive-By Truckers, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals and the Grass Giraffes.

The also played big gigs such as Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits.

Bradford, the band’s drummer, grew up in Rome.

Opening for the Futurebirds is local band Muletide Perkins Trio. The group is made up of Bryan Mullins (aka Muletide) on guitar, Matt McGinnis (aka Hardup McGizzle) on bass, and Graham Duke (aka Old Burnt Turn Slick) on drums. While their songs can be light hearted and silly, they are serious about their craft and are working on releasing a second album this summer.

They play original music influenced by country, rock, punk and whatever else they can throw on the plate, which is why they like to call it slop rock. Their debut album, “Slop Right Out the Trough,” has gained them a small but tight regional fan base and has earned rotation on college radio in Athens, Atlanta, and Chattanooga.

“We’re looking forward to teaming up with Futurebirds again,” Mullins said. “We’ve played with them periodically over the last 4 or 5 years and it’s a blast every time. They really bring it to the stage and off the stage they are hilarious. They’re really packing them in now. They’ve been working really hard.”

Mullins said the trio is also excited about playing the DeSoto and partnering with the event’s producer, Appalachian Entertainment.

“We’ve had the opportunity to play there before and it’s such a great place. I love it,” Mullins said. “I’m also very excited about Appalachian Entertainment. They’re really excited about hosting some memorable events and I’m looking forward to finding out what they’ve got in store.”

The concert takes place June 15 at the DeSoto Theatre, 530 Broad St. Doors open at 7 p.m. and music begins at 8:45 with Muletide Perkins Trio taking the stage followed by the Futurebirds. The show is for those 18 years of age and up.

Tickets are $16 in advance and $21 at the door. Advance tickets are available at the DeSoto box office, Mellow Mushroom, Swift & Finch, and online at

Read more: - The Futurebirds headline DeSoto concert Muletide Perkins Trio to open - Rome News-Tribune

"Georgia Music News 04/11/11"

Creeping outta the Rome backwoods with retarded honk, twisted, mischievous predispositions and an icebox full of cold ones, the Muletide Perkins Trio are dumb as doo-doo and yet a lot weirder, funnier and cooler than you'd ever imagine. With handles like Hardup McGizzle and Old Burnt Turn Slick, the boys come off like bumpkin buffoons and their CD, Slop Right Out the Trough, sounds like it was recorded start-to-finish on a boombox during an increasingly intoxicated all-nighter, but there's a bizarre, unrefined undercurrent to their creaky Crazy Horse conflagrations, sorta like what might've happened if the Meat Puppets had been North Georgia rednecks instead of Arizona acid-heads. - Stomp and Stammer, Jeff Clark.


"Slop Right Out the Trough"
released September 2010

songs from this album have been played on the following radio programs:

Afternoon Music with Richard Winham
(WUTC 88.1 FM Chattanooga)

Evening Music with Tommy Cotter
(WUTC 88.1 FM Chattanooga)

What's the Frequency, Georgia with Jeff Clark
(WMLB 1690 AM Atlanta)

Georgia Music Show on Album 88 with Charlie and Claire (WRAS 88.5 Atlanta)

The songs that have been played are...
"Shadow of a Dog"
"Kitty Box"
"Everyday USA Blues"



The soft-spoken wildebeest appears in less parts of the nation’s geography than most, not unlike the Muletide Perkins Trio. Pure dabbling unfolds as three pleasantry-desiring song menders come together to relinquish the week’s stress by throwing sound splatters on the beautiful blank canvas of silence or barroom blather. The human spirit has an inquisitive nature. What unfolds is time, captured in recording and limitless in recital; drums, guitar, and bass the culprit.

Muletide Perkins, the vocal and guitar 1/3rd of the trio, rocks the mic like nobody's business. His uncanny ability as an MC to include the audience in the performance and keep them entertained both during and between songs makes otherwise wild and eclectic performances of originals accessible and interesting to a much wider variety of listener.It is this MC ability combined with unique guitar tone that is a signature of every Muletide Perkins Trio performance.

Hardup McGizzle, bass man since he was a preteen and until recently journeyman perfomer for any who would hire spent the last few years touring with near-legend status songwriter and Chickenshack Record's outlaw-country recording artist Willie Heath Neal. A long time on-and-off musical cohort of Muletide's, McGizzle started playing some of the current trio tunes with Muletide on off-weeks in early 2009 and quickly found that Muletide's songs were an ideal vehicle for his "whirlwind in a firestorm" bass style. At a Muletide Perkins Trio gig, the listener is bombarded with low-end growl and twang that is one-of-a-kind as only Hardup McGizzle can bring it.

Old Burnt Turn Slick is an accomplished songwriter and musician of many names, genres, and instruments, and he beats the drums for the Muletide Perkins Trio simply because he loves the songs that much. That's just plain fun for everyone involved.