Bluegrass comes to Middlesbrough – Seth Mulder & Midnight Run

Seth Mulder & Midnight Run

Following the successful launch of its new country and roots season in January, Middlesbrough Town Hall will once again be bringing some of the best authentic country music to the region.

Seth Mulder & Midnight Run will be stopping off in Middlesbrough on Tuesday 11th February, bringing with them their signature sound and fresh approach to Bluegrass music.

Known for their tight harmonies, humorous stage antics and high-energy live shows which have taken them across the world, the quartet have an uncanny ability to transport their audience to their homeland of the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee.

Speaking on the forthcoming show, band leader Seth Mulder commented:

“We’re really looking to forward to bringing our sound of traditional bluegrass to the fine folks in the UK.  The last time we played in the North of England was back in 2018 at the Grove Inn in Leeds to a packed house with a standing-only crowd.

“It was the last show of our tour and we were tired and worn out, but the crowd we played to were really excited by our sound and their energy was so infectious that the show flew by and goes down as one of our best shows of the entire tour!”

Being based in the birthplace of Country music, Mulder and his band know a thing or two about American folk music. Their deep understanding of the tradition combined with their rigorous training in college music programs produces a sound that is at once true to their musical roots whilst also stretching the boundaries of the genre.

This reverence for old-style bluegrass can be heard throughout their original tunes and passionate renditions of old-time favourites. Mulder continued: “Folks can expect a super high-energy bluegrass show that pulls out all the stops.

“From fast, barn-burning instrumentals, to high lonesome three-part harmonies, plus some original material peppered in for good measure; it’s entertainment that will leave them wanting more!”

Joining Midnight Run will be Leeds-based songsmith, Serious Sam Barrett, whose music draws on the traditions of British, Irish and American folk music. Sounds of Appalachian music and southern blues can be heard in Barrett’s banjo and 12-string guitar picking, but his flat cap and distinct West Yorkshire accent, along with his heartfelt tales of his hometown keeps him firmly rooted to the north of England.

This concert is co-promoted by Jumpin’ Hot Club who have been bringing roots and world music to the North East for over thirty years. To find out more about their upcoming events visit

Seth Mulder & Midnight Run (with support from Serious Sam Barrett) will perform at Middlesbrough Town Hall on Tuesday 11th February 2020. All under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets can be purchased for £12.50 (plus booking fee) and are available to buy online via the following link:

For more information about Middlesbrough Town Hall and their other events visit

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