Mule On Fire bring their own particular Northwest weave of acoustic blues, folk, and traditional music. Hailing from Portland and Corvallis, Oregon, they’ve played a variety of stages, barns, backyards, and campfires, and have deep musical and literary roots.
George Estreich plays guitar, mandolin, resonator, lap steel, keyboards, and a few more instruments he hasn’t quite invented yet. He's the author of a book of poems, Textbook Illustrations of the Human Body, and a memoir, The Shape of the Eye, which won the 2012 Oregon Book Award in Creative Nonfiction.
Marty Main grew up playing in the West Coast Trad Jazz scene in bands with his father. He was a jazz studies major with an award-winning college big band, and subsequently played ska and noise-pop in the San Francisco Bay Area. After many years in the recording studio as an engineer, producer, and part-time session musician, he moved to Corvallis and retired from music for 15 years. George found him in a wine-fueled jam session and dragged him off the musical retirement woodpile to play bass in his multitude of music endeavors, including Mule On Fire.
Matt Yurdana is a guitarist and vocalist who got his start singing in the shower. Matt’s book of poems, Public Gestures, was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. He’s received an NEA Fellowship in Poetry, a Pushcart Prize, and his poems have appeared in a variety of places, including Alaska Quarterly Review, The Massachusetts Review, The North American Review, Poetry Northwest, Prairie Schooner, and The Southern Review.