The Mudbugz
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The Mudbugz

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The best kept secret in music


"Dance all nigt"

“In a region far from New Orleans, cuisine and traditional music, a Cajun and Zydeco flu-bug is spreading through the north, with symptoms that include euphoria and dancing.” - Petoskey News Review

"Nwalins sounds"

“It may be a stretch to think of Little Traverse Bay as “the bayou,” but one local band is bent on making that mental leap easier. The Mudbugz have recently gained attention as Northern Michigan’s closest thing to an authentic “Nwalins” sound north of Baton Rouge.” - The Graphic

"Letter of Recommendation"

325 E. Lake St. Petoskey, MI 49770


To Whom It May Concern:

I have had the pleasure of working with this talented group of musicians who are developing and performing their own interpretation of Cajun and Zydeco music here in northern Michigan. The Mudbugz band has performed for many Blissfest Music Organization functions as well as at our annual festival for the past several years. They have literally grown up with the Blissfest and their music has the influence of the broad diversity of roots elements that our festival brings to the area each year. They are a joy, great to work with, and are creating a great following here in the north. I highly recommend this band for presenters who are looking for a high energy, creative approach to Cajun and Zydeco music from a group who are taking roots music to the next level.


Jim Gillespie, Executive Director

Blissfest Music Organization’s mission is to preserve and promote cultural heritage and diversity with a focus on traditional music, dance, oral history and crafts from America and all cultures.
- Blissfest Music Organization


The Mudbugz frequently rotate streaming audio on their website. Content including the self produced debut album “In the Rut” as well as live recordings. A recent addition made available to fans is the chance to purchase live Mudbugz shows. Around the New Year, The band began recording every show releasing select dates. Plans are in the future to distribute soundboard recordings minutes after the set is played. Currently the band is refining its new original material. They plan on releasing their sophomore effort later this year.


Feeling a bit camera shy


This band gets the pleasure of doing their jobs for several reasons beyond what most people get out of playing in a band. The Mudbugz are currently educating the north with their blend of Cajun / Zydeco influenced music. Including elements of Rock, Reggae, and Soul, a typical mudbugz performance can keep you on your feet. The sets blend of traditional and contemporary Cajun / Zydeco material that includes singing in French and the talents of their original songwriting, this band is sure to please. Acts such as Buckwheat Zydeco and Donna the Buffalo paved the way for countless music fans to experience roots music. This including some styles and instrumentation never heard in commercial music. It is The Mudbugz goals to continue the education of roots music around the country in coming years. Through near constant touring and distribution of the roots music to the masses, the band is dead set on turning people on to this unique and beautiful music.