Hailing from the Gateway of the Great Smoky Mountains, Seth Mulder & Midnight Run began its journey in February 2015 at the Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Made up of 5 like-minded musicians and graduates of college music programs, this group of friends and musicians created a band tied to the rich traditions of bluegrass music, yet one that offers a fresh approach to that "High Lonesome" sound. Each member draws from various influences, including bluegrass, country, and rock and roll.
They present a high-energy show filled with nostalgic entertainment, tight harmonies, and skillful musicianship, all built around their curated set list of original material and lost covers.
Favorites among bluegrass enthusiasts and non-bluegrass audiences alike; they keep the energy high and the audience on their feet. The band knows when they are on stage; it is not only about the music; it is about connecting with the audience and leaving them with a memory that will last a lifetime.
2022 was a big year for them. They completed their first studio album on Mountain Fever Records, "In Dreams I Go Back," which debuted on the Billboard charts at number #7. In addition, their singles "My, My, My" ,"The Mountains are Calling", "Carolina Line" and "One More Night" spent multiple weeks on the top ten charts. "One More Night" was the named #4 most played song on bluegrass radio in 2021.
With over 300 dates a year, their high-energy style of music has taken them worldwide, including festivals across the United States, Canada, and multiple European tours.Together, Seth Mulder, Colton Powers, Ben Watlington, Max Etling and Max Silverstein create a powerhouse of music and a stage show you do not want to miss and that is why they are one of the most talked-about young bluegrass bands on the festival circuit today!
In a day and age where authenticity is everything, Seth Mulder & Midnight Run are the real deal.
• 2022: 30-day Europe Tour.
• 2022: Their debut Mountain Fever Records album "In Dreams I go back" debuted at #7 on the Billboard Bluegrass charts.
• 2022: their singles "My, My, My," "The Mountains are Calling," "Carolina Line," and "One More Night" spent multiple weeks on the top ten charts.
• 2021: Their original song "One More Night" was the #4 most-played song on bluegrass radio, according to the BluegrassToday.com charts.
• 2020: IBMA Momentum Band of the Year Nominee.
“This is a group that really cares about the music and about one another, They are infinitely entertaining when they perform. The vocals and musicianship are top notch, of course, but it’s that visible camaraderie that absolutely makes fans fall in love with Seth Mulder & Midnight Run. ”
— Jerry Salley: Billy Blue Records Creative and A&R Director
“We like entertainment and good music. Not often do you get to see and hear both. Seth Mulder & Midnight Run are one of the few bands we know that can play good music….. and entertain you. ”
— Little Roy Lewis and Lizzy Long
“Seth Mulder and Midnight Run has a dynamic show that keeps their audience attentive and entertained from start to finish. It’s more than “playing music” to this band. It’s about making sure their audience “feels” the music they play. Highly Recommended~ ”
— Milton Harkey: Event Producer, Bluegrass First Class
“As a bluegrass promoter, fan and musician for 40yrs I never get fooled by the tricks or “fluff” that so many bands add to their shows. I am always looking for the “Underdog” band. A band that does not have their hands tied by the big record companies or agents yet. Seth Mulder & Midnight Run are that band. These guys are bona fide in traditional bluegrass the right way. If I could buy stock in a bluegrass band, I’d buy as many shares as I could afford. These guys are 100 percenters. They get it! They bring a sweet spirit to my bluegrass cruises. I will continue to hire them for my land festivals and cruises. I’ve been telling my promoter friends to invest in them also. If you hire them for your event, you will know what I’m talking about.”
— Danny Stewart: Danny Stewart Productions
“"Seth Mulder & Midnight Run are one of the most entertaining bluegrass acts on the scene today. We're huge fans of these guys, and if you had but a single bluegrass-lovin’ bone in your whole body then you’d understand why. We hadn’t planned on seeing three shows of their exhaustive early 2020 Ireland & UK tour, but we did. We kept going back for more."”